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Current legalities (and legislation) in Greek Life and where it could all head.. . SACSA 2012. Disclaimers. Geared as an “update” I am not a legal expert, making educated assumptions about some items We’ll cover legal and legislation that could be impactful We will likely miss something.

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disclaimers
Disclaimers
  • Geared as an “update”
  • I am not a legal expert, making educated assumptions about some items
  • We’ll cover legal and legislation that could be impactful
  • We will likely miss something
order of business
Order of Business
  • National Scope
  • State issues
  • Hot Topics
federal legislation
Federal Legislation

Halting Hazing Act of 2012Fredericka Wilson (D) F-17th

  • Contains provisions for campus by campus determination, burden of proof is different from campus to campus
  • Loss of Federal Financial aid for both the hazer and the person being hazed
  • Likely not to move forward because of the election, question marks currently in the bill
  • Same classification as drug trafficing
collegiate housing and infrastructure act hr 1547 s781
Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (HR 1547/S781)

Sponsors continue to add, however the election has all but put this on hold and there have been signals that it will have to be attached to a tax bill of some kind.

cleary act
Cleary Act

*high level of discussion about “Campus Security Authorities” (CSA)*Volunteer Alumni Chapter Advisors being discussed as a potential CSA for campuses

all comers policies
All comers policies

*First explored by Vanderbilit regarding religious student groups

* Greeks granted an exemption to be able to maintain selectivity* Currently monitoring

miaka
MiAKA

*Homosexual men who have allegedly sough a lawsuit against AKA for discrimination

* Significant, anecdotal evidence but there is no lawyer or actual member who has stepped forward.

state based topics
State based topics
  • Hazing (GA); similar to Cong. Wilson’s legislation
  • Carry/Conceal Weapons laws (Arizona, MS)
  • Increases in on line learning (FAU)

*Auxilliary Groups continue to be a challenge

*Day to Day issues still continuing

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Denny Bubrig, Director of Greek Life

Samford University

800 Lakeshore DriveBirmingham, AL 35229

dbubrig@samford.edu