Listed below are general answers to CCLD’s most frequently asked questions while University Operational Postures are in effect.
Current Operational Posture Pittsburgh Campus: Guarded (starting Monday, October 19th 2020)
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CCLD Frequently Asked Questions (last updated: October 15th, 2020)
A: At this time, CCLD is open in a virtual setting only, but once Guarded begins on Monday the 19th, public spaces will be available to sign up to use in 90 minute intervals. Staff are available via email, phone, and meetings utilizing Zoom/Skype/Microsoft Teams.
A: The 6th floor is open in the guarded posture. Student organization leaders can request access to their offices in groups of 2 per office at a time. Meetings should still be held virtually.
A: All student organization office spaces will be locked while the 6th floor physical space is closed. When the office is open, spaces will be accessed only via pre-approved student organization members with an activity pass.
A: Yes. If the 6th floor is open, a face covering, which may be cloth or disposable and may be self-supplied and re-used, is to be worn in campus buildings, except while eating or in an enclosed private, single occupancy space (e.g., private study room or private office). Please refer to University’s COVID-19 Standards and Guidelines: Face Coverings, Personal Protective Equipment, and Personal Hygiene for more information.
A: At this time, regardless of posture, all CCLD staff will be meeting on a virtual basis.
A: All communal points of access and spaces on the 6th floor with the exception of the printer (microwave, refrigerator) are unavailable. See https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu/operational-postures for further details.
A: Attend a Fraternity and Sorority Life 101 to learn an overview of our community, how to join, and expectations for members. These sessions will occur online. Find a date to attend and register here. You can also look for information about recruitment and intake on our Instagram, Twitter, and GoGreek.Pitt.edu.
A: Yes-All chapters must complete the Cathedral Standards of Excellence. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is encouraging chapters to use this assessment as a tool to ensure every chapter is providing a worthwhile experience for their members.
A: Recruitment will be taking place, it will just look different this year. Our Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Collegiate Panhellenic Association (Panhel) chapters and councils have worked hard to create virtual recruitment and continue to provide meaningful experiences for all fraternity and sorority members, even in a socially-distanced world. Many chapter members have expressed how grateful they are to have the support of their fraternity or sorority amidst this time of uncertainty and social distancing. Even over zoom or other digital platforms, recruitment is a chance to meet people who share your values and will provide the environment and experience you are looking for as a potential new member. There is no reason to wait to begin your experience in a fraternity or sorority.
A: No, intake for the National Pan-Hellenic Council can still be held during the semester. Chapters are working with their national organizations to design and edit how their intake schedules will be for this semester. Chapters who will be holding intake, will communicate the intake format on their chapter social media pages. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life also will communicate to students interested. Intake will be held virtually and look very different for each chapters. Intake will be in accordance to the safety posture set by the University.
A: Yes. While fraternities and sororities are traditionally gendered organizations, some chapters are open to students who identify outside of the gender binary. Please schedule a meeting with a staff member from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.