Documents and Policies

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Rensselaer Documents and Policies

The Statement of Relationship between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Social Fraternities and Sororities at Rensselaer
Rensselaer acknowledges the contributions of the Greek system to the development of its students and the role it plays in enhancing positive relations with the community at large. The Greek community acknowledges the encouragement and support it receives from Rensselaer. Both entities recognize the importance of fostering, supporting, and initiating programs to perpetuate this mutually beneficial tradition. Therefore, we have forged this document as an expression of our resolve to achieve greater excellence and new strength in this relationship, while preserving the rights, independence, and integrity of Rensselaer and the Greek community.


The Greek Life Commons Agreement
The Greek Life Commons Agreement is designed to extend to Greek Life the opportunity to be part of the innovative CLASS Initiative at Rensselaer. To actively engage students in their Sophomore-Year Experience, this agreement between the Institute and member organizations ensures that those students who reside in Greek housing during their sophomore year will engage in the same quality experience as their peers in the residential commons.


The Social Event Management Manual (SEMM)
The Social Event Management Manual (SEMM) exists to provide chapters, alumni, and staff with resources, education, and compliance expectations for chapters of the Greek Life Commons at Rensselaer who wish to host a social event with alcohol safely for their members and guests.


Greek Life 5 Star Accreditation and Awards
The Rensselaer Greek Life Commons annually recognizes outstanding chapters at the Greek Awards of Excellence. All chapters are required to submit a 5 Star Standards Accreditation and Awards of Excellence packet which will help them apply for awards and provide assistance with identifying areas of strength and improvement.

Individual Chapter Accreditation Reports

5 Star Performance Comparison

5 Star Scoring Rubrics:


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Student Governing Council Documents

Interfraternity Council Bylaws
This is the main governing document of the Interfraternity Council at Rensselaer, a student organization that governs men’s fraternities and co-ed groups. The intent of the Interfraternity Council is to provide support and advocacy for the fraternity experience at Rensselaer. Additional resources may be found at:


Panhellenic Council Bylaws and Standing Rules
This is the main governing document of the Panhellenic Council at Rensselaer, a student organization that governs women’s sororities and fraternities. The intent of the Panhellenic Council is to provide support and help strengthen and empower women and women’s organizations on campus. Additional resources may be found at:


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National Organization Documents and Links

The links below are a resource and guide to national organizations that provide oversight and support for the chapters at Rensselaer. Each organization serves as a larger reporting body and resource for our student governing councils and individual student organizations within the community.

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Manual of Information

North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Standards 

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) Shared Standards

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Documents

National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) Documents