University and Fraternity/Sorority Life Policies

Alcohol

As a community of scholars and learners, UAlbany expects those within its community to be responsible with the use of alcohol. This policy shall guide the role of alcohol everywhere on the university’s campus and at all events sponsored by UAlbany organizations, schools, or administrative units. Students, staff, and faculty members are encouraged to learn about the social, physiological, and psychological consequences of drinking and alcohol abuse. Excessive and high‐risk drinking can lead to negative consequences for the UAlbany community, including assault, illness, injury, litter, noise, property damage, and driving under the influence. All members of the UAlbany community share responsibility for creating an environment that limits dangerous drinking behaviors and, therefore, reduces the likelihood of these negative outcomes.

Click here for the University Alcohol Policy

FIPG Risk Management Policy
The Risk Management Policy of FIPG, Inc. includes the provisions, which follow and shall apply to all fraternity entities and all levels of fraternity membership.

Click here for the FIPG Management Policy

Expansion

All organizations wishing to seek recognition from the University at Albany must have a national representative complete and submit the UAlbany Fraternity and Sorority Life Chapter Expansion Interest Form.

Click here for the Expansion Check List
 **Please note expansion is currently on hold until further notice.

Hazing

Hazing is a serious infraction of university regulations. The potential for hazing typically arises as part of a student’s introduction to or initiation in a university organization (fraternity, sorority, athletic team, or other group) in which there is often a perceived or real power differential between members of the organization and those newly joining it.

Acts or potential acts of hazing may be reported to the Office of Student Involvement (518-442-5566) or Community Standards (518-442-5501). If this matter is an emergency or time-sensitive, please call 911 or the University Police (518-442-3131) immediately.

  • Report Hazing Concern
  • University’s Hazing Policy  
  • Hazing Prevention Course - Hazing Prevention: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility is an evidence-based online course, reflecting best practices established by leading academics studying hazing.  This one-hour awareness and prevention based course teaches students, faculty, and staff how to recognize, prevent and report hazing. Log in with your university NetID and password.
  • More about Hazing
  • Click here for a letter to all students - coming soon!