Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Achievement Expectations (AE) Program is approaching its fifth year since being launched in August of 2013.  The primary goal of this program is to evaluate the performance of all our chapters, and provide a community-wide picture of what is occurring in Greek Life in order to offer guidance for areas of potential improvement.  The program has seven categories: Administrative, Academic, Community Service & Philanthropy, Chapter Development, Leadership, Community Building & Campus Engagement, and Risk Management. In each category we expect all organizations to meet specific targets by completing and submitting documents regarding their chapter’s activities and by participating in community programming.  Within the seven categories, there are ten subcategories on which each organization is reviewed. 

Key points and a baseline summary of the findings for Fall 2017 are as follows:

Fall 2017 Summary:

  • Seven chapters (Alpha Kappa Alpha, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Lambda Theta Alpha, Pi Alpha Phi, Sigma Gamma Rho) met expectations in all seven categories compared to two chapters in Fall 2016.

  • 19 chapters met or exceeded expectations in at least eight of the ten subcategories.
  • There was an increase of 110% in submissions of the online Program/Event/Project Form from Fall 2016 (162 submissions) compared to Fall 2017 (340 submissions).

  • 56 of 62 chapters met the expectation of a chapter GPA of 2.75 or better with 45 chapters exceeding expectations with a chapter GPA of 3.20 or better.

  • Only 16 chapters met expectations in Chapter Development compared to 17 chapters in Fall 2016.

Key points:

  • The average participation for the Community in each subcategory increased overall this semester compared to Fall 2016 semester with the exception of Chapter Development, which remained relatively the same.

  • Academically (GPA), our chapters are very successful.

  • The two categories of highest participation are Administrative and Academic Programming, which consists of records pertaining to each organization and membership and documentation of activities offered that are academic in nature, respectively.

  • Participation varied by council affiliation with National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) chapters most consistently participating and meeting or exceeding expectations.

  • We are requesting that organizations talk often about the importance of the Achievement Expectations Program, in order to increase participation and promote the continuing establishment of healthy chapters.

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The evaluation period for the AE Program occurs at the end of the Fall and Winter Semester. A list of previous reports can be found here.  Each chapter was asked to document their participation by the end of each semester. This has allowed for more effective tracking of trends half-way through the year and provided a framework for discussion and guidance when meeting with chapter leaders.

 

 

 

Average participation in each subcategory by Council

Subcategory

Community

IFC

MGC

NPHC

Panhel

Administrative

95%

85%

96%

100%

99%

Academic Programming

87%

58%

90%

100%

100%

Academic GPA Requirement

GPAs are acquired by OGL so submissions are not required

Community Service

68%

27%

75%

94%

74%

Philanthropy

62%

31%

50%

100%

65%

Chapter Development

63%

31%

63%

84%

75%

Leadership

65%

29%

70%

88%

74%

Community Building and Engagement

62%

23%

70%

94%

62%

Risk Management Programming

86%

68%

93%

100%

82%

Risk Management Compliance

Policy compliance is regulated by OGL so submissions are not required

 

Number of chapters meeting or exceeding expectations in each subcategory by Council

Subcategory

Community

62 orgs

IFC

27 orgs

MGC

10 orgs

NPHC

8 orgs

Panhel

17 orgs

Administrative

38

5

9

8

16

Academic Programming

49

15

9

8

17

Academic GPA Requirement

56

27

8

4

17

Community Service

25

3

6

7

9

Philanthropy

32

8

5

8

11

Chapter Development

16

1

4

4

7

Leadership

24

3

6

6

9

Community Building and Engagement

20

2

6

7

5

Risk Management Programming

29

9

9

8

3

Risk Management Compliance

36

6

9

8

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*For a complete version of the report that includes specific chapters participation by council, please email greek.info@umich.edu.