Longwood paving the path to the future

Longwood can address the problem of inequality between off campus fraternities and on campus fraternities. By trying to reform these organizations. I used the word reforming, because if they were on-campus organizations, they could be regulated and mandated to follow certain restrictions, to avoid ever being off campus again. The first suggestion I have is analyze the Fraternities and Sororities in question. Make a set of requirements that they have to achieve in order for them to be accepted to be on-campus.Find out the history of the events that put them in that situation. Find out if the people that put the organization in jeopardy, are still active with the organization and finally talk to them, and ask them if they are interested in being back on campus. If they say they are then go back to the history, events and members and classify them. Classify them in one of five categories: Low risk, med-low risk, med-risk, med-high risk and high risk. Then define each one of them, my suggested definitions are as follow. The organization has strong leaders, and members are active on campus while maintaining a decent GPA (decent GPA can be defined later but for me it’s 2.33) and do community service and have risk management procedures, Also┬áreason for being off campus is close to non existent. Medium low risk, organization lacks strong leadership, but members are active on campus and contribute to the community and reason for being off campus is close to non existent. Medium risk, GPA is good, lacks leadership, and don’t do much for the community but has risk management procedures, history of why they are off campus, has to have to extra repercussions. Medium high GPA is low, and don’t do much for the community, cops get called occasionally because of them, and reason that they were kicked off is fairly recent, and have not dealt with the members correctly. High risk, GPA is low, members don’t do anything for the community, cops get called a decent amount of times and members are known to cause alterations, and issue still occur. Depending on which category they fall in, procedures should be put in place for them to be allowed to be on campus, this is only effective if they want to be an on campus organization. Low risk organizations, should be allowed in as long as they follow standard procedures like the other on campus organizations. This means having insurance for the fraternity, paying the dues to the school etc. On top of that they should have a semester probation period. Low-medium the same should be done as the above but add community service hours to be expected to meet. Medium organizations should have a semester probation period off campus, this would entail no cops called on them, not having members causing problems but more especially dealing with those members in an appropriate fashion. The probation period off-campus would help to prove their dedication to become on campus, after that they should be treated as a low-med risk organization. Medium high almost the same just a year probation with the addition of community service and GPA requirements during that year, this is a lot of work. I think it should be sufficient work that the organization would not ever risk being off campus again. High risk should be dealt with on absolutely individual bases, if an organization is high risk they should probably not be allowed to be back in. The idea of having these organizations on campus is to reduce harms to themselves and other, and produce citizen leaders. If they are high risk it means that there’s little to none chance of that, that is why I think it should be dealt on individual basis, reconsider all the members, their actions while enrolled and reconsider if the are medium high risk. If after this they are still High risk they should not be allowed in and not allowed to be considered to bring back on until all current members have graduated. Also probation for med to mid-high should restrict some of the rights, like requesting money from SGA but not from holding positions. If this plan of action is enacted, the future of it would be an application process for future off-campus, organizations. Hopefully this application process would discourage organizations to ever being off campus. By enacting this Longwood would have strict guidelines on how to deal with organizations. Organizations would be aware and I think would deter them from wrong actions, even if they are off-campus and want to be back on. Also I think Longwood should encourage and help low-risk organizations succeed. They could be an extension of Longwood’s citizen leader ideal, and that’s something Longwood can be proud of.

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