University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Student Organization Lodges and Centers
Policy Number: LR 504.9
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (Review Date)
Generally, policies for fraternity or sorority lodges are applicable to other student organizations or groups contemplating leasing, renting, or purchasing a house or buying property to build a lodge or center. For more information regarding housing policies, contact the dean of students, vice chancellor for educational and student services, and the vice chancellor for finance and administration.
Sorority and Fraternity Lodges General Policies
- The university is interested in coordinating its master campus development plan with those of its sororities and fraternities contemplating leasing or purchasing a house or lodge, or buying property to build a house or lodge. The university administration works and coordinates with the NPC, NPHC, and NIC housing committees, national headquarters, and local alumni chapters for exchange of ideas to formulate satisfactory housing, programs, and a wise housing plan where fraternity chapters are concerned. Plans include type or plan of housing, some degree of conformity to eliminate competition on a material basis, and housing that will contribute to a useful, healthy, and happy living or sharing experience for the fraternity chapters. For more information regarding housing policies and agreements, contact Office of Campus Life (OCL).
- The type of housing at the university, for Greek groups, is the sorority or fraternity lodge. The lodge is defined as a place for meetings, activities, and events sponsored by the organization but in which no students reside. A lodge shall contain no living quarters except for an approved adult, non-student host or hostess, or approved graduate student within the purpose(s) or needs of the group.
- The group must agree to abide by all interpretations and stipulations which will make the use of the lodge consistent with the policies of the university.
- Events scheduled at the lodge are to be closed by 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights and by 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights. Generally, this regulation is interpreted to mean no one is to be in the lodge after an event (2 a.m. on weekends and 11 p.m. on weeknights) except that officers or designated members will be permitted to stay up to thirty (30) minutes after the event to close the lodge, check for security purposes, etc. Failure to adhere to designated closing times may result in the denial of future activities by the approving official.
- The group is expected to follow the university’s established procedures for handling disturbances at events on sorority or fraternity premises. Procedures and guidelines can be obtained at OCL.
- Members and invited guests of the group are expected to be in compliance with UA Little Rock’s Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Behavior; university policies, rules, and regulations; and federal, state, and local laws.
- Fraternities and sororities are expected to provide ample off-street parking space for members.
- Groups planning an event on premises with large numbers of invited guests will consult with the dean of students or designee regarding the group’s plans for parking, security, restroom facilities, etc. (Also refer to the Policy on Alcohol.)
- Complaints from neighbors made to the dean of students or designee, or to the DPS concerning excessive noise coming from the premises, disorderly conduct, or disregard of private property or the rights of others will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.
Source: UALR Student Handbook 2009
Approved By: VCESS, April 1, 2010
Custodian: Office of Campus Life