Information for Parents: OFSL Spring 2018 Formal Recruitment

The spring semester is upon us, which means formal recruitment for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) is about to commence. It is our mission to provide a framework for a community of values-centered, social fraternal organizations, and their collegiate members, in the pursuit of values congruence, by fostering collaborative relationships, creating meaningful opportunity for engagement, and inspiring excellence in academic and community endeavors. OFSL achieves this mission by encouraging members to lead with integrity and conduct their activities in a healthy, safe, and fun manner, while making sound academic and personal choices.

OFSL wants to ensure we provide our students, and their parents, with information pertaining to the recruitment process. We want to ensure that all stakeholders are fully aware of the chapters that are eligible to accept new members, and direct you to any pertinent information and resources that may assist you as parents, as you discuss with your student what organization(s) they have the opportunity to join.

If you as a parent have questions, please check out the Information for Parents section on our website. This page will assist in answering some of your frequently asked questions as the parent of a student interested in a social fraternal organization. Additionally, information that may be important to discuss with your student is the spring 2018 Recruitment Schedule for the chapters eligible for recruitment and the Chapter Conduct & Disciplinary Status of the organization(s) they are interested in joining. On the Chapter Conduct & Disciplinary Status page you will also be able to make yourself familiar with the Suspended and Underground Organizations and the University’s stance on students who choose to engage with underground organizations and how that may affect you as a parent.

Finally, OFSL emphasizes with our students that they conduct their activities and behavior in a manner that is consistent with the values of Johns Hopkins University, their respective organizations, and their family’s expectations. While rare, we understand this does not always happen. OFSL encourages you and your student to familiarize yourselves with the University Student Policies. If you feel your student, while engaging in their new member on-boarding experience, may be engaged in activities not consistent with the mission of the University, please do not hesitate to utilize the following resources to report: