RELATIONSHIP STATEMENTS ARKANSAS STYLE -- NO WOMEN NEEDED

Timothy M. Burke, Manley Burke, tburke@manleyburke.com Relationship statements or expectation documents developed by universities are frequently a mixed bag. Many of the standards these documents seek to implement are in and of themselves innocuous and do not necessarily place major...
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COUNTERPOINT: RELATIONSHIP STATEMENTS AS AN EFFORT TO USURP CONTROL

James C. Harvey The November 2002 issue of Fraternal Law featured an article by Holiday Hart McKiernan of Alpha Chi Omega on the subject of relationship statements. Ms. McKiernan recommended that Greek-letter groups cooperate with their host universities in developing...
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IMPORTANCE OF PHILANTHROPY

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Greek organizations have a long history of extensive charitable endeavors. Such philanthropic activity helps define the involved fraternity or sorority as an expressive association subject to First Amendment Freedom of Association rights. One unique...
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CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY $100,000,000 LAWSUIT

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke On September 9, 2002, at an oceanfront state park near Playa del Rey, California, two young women - one the mother of a two-year old who was engaged to be married - were swept out...
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RELATIONSHIP STATEMENTS: AN EFFORT TO FACILITATE A RELATIONSHIP?

Holiday Hart McKiernan Ms. McKiernan is the Executive Director and General Counsel of Alpha Chi Omega. She recently served on a four-member  committee created by the Fraternity Executives Association (FEA) to study efforts to define the relationship between the Greek...
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ENFORCEMENT OF TRADEMARKS

Robert E. Manley, Manley & Burke Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity filed suit against the members of a former Phi Delta Theta chapter that broke away and began operating under the name Phi Delta Alpha. Aside from their Greek letters,...
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STUDENT RECORDS -- PRIVATE OR NOT?

Theresa M. Zawacki Student records are private records - but students cannot use federal law to sue a university that releases their private records to the public. Federal law requires colleges  and universities to keep much information about students confidential...
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The Most Frequently Asked Questions Concerning New IRS Guidelines on Fraternity Foundation Funding of Educational Areas In Fraternity Chapter Houses

Barbara S. Bromberg, Dinsmore & Shohl Introduction: This article is a follow up to my article in the November 2001 issue of Fraternal Law which described the new IRS guidelines issued in July, 2001, concerning the subject of fraternity foundation...
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IN KANSAS - NO SOCIAL HOST LIABILITY

Matthew Prime was a 19-year old pledge of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at the University of Kansas. On Pledge Dad night, Prime consumed alcohol to the point that he lost consciousness. He was taken to the hospital where he was...
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ALFRED BANS FRATERNITIES

Timothy M. Burke, Manley & Burke Benjamin Klein, an Alfred University junior, was found dead in a creek behind the Zeta Beta Tau House on February 12, 2002. Three and a half months later, Alfred University's Board of Trustees had...
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