The Six Principles
The Six Principles of Greek Life were decided upon by the Greek Life Steering Committee in 2000-2001. The Greek Life Steering Committee Report, published on June 27, 2001, describes the formation of the committee as well as these principles.
"At the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Office of Residential Life formed a Greek Life Steering Committee early in the fall term of 2000 to develop new practices and standards that would result in a significantly improved Greek Letter system at Dartmouth. Throughout seven months of debate and deliberations, the thirty-one-member committee worked collaboratively to develop an over-arching vision and a set of operational principles."
The committee was made up of faculty, staff members, and students, some who were members of the Greek community and some who were not. The Six Principles were decided upon unanimously and are a "composite of the Dartmouth College mission statement; the five value statements from the Committee on Student Life Initiative Report...; and individual chapters' mission statements or statements of purpose."
The Dartmouth College Greek community exist to complement the educational mission of the institution, to enhance the quality of campus life, and to provide opportunities for social interaction that result in personal growth. As members of the Dartmouth community, Greek letter organizations and their members agree to uphold the following principles.