Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Achievement Expectations (AE) Program is approaching its fifth year since its launch 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 Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) 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, we review each organization ion ten subcategories. 

Key points and a baseline summary of the findings for Winter 2018 are as follows:

Winter 2018 Summary:

  • Four chapters (Alpha Kappa Alpha, alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Kappa Phi Lambda, Sigma Sigma Rho) met expectations in all seven categories compared to three chapters in Winter 2017.

  • 12 chapters met or exceeded expectations in at least eight of the ten subcategories.
  • There was an increase of 36 submissions of the online Program/Event/Project Form from Fall 2017 (340 submissions) compared to Winter 2018 (376 submissions).

  • 56 of 60 chapters met the expectation of a chapter GPA of 2.75 or better with 46 chapters exceeding expectations with a chapter GPA of 3.20 or better.

  • Only 6 chapters met expectations in Community Building and Campus Engagement compared to 19 chapters in Winter 2017.

Key points:

  • The average participation for the Community in majority of the subcategories increased overall this semester compared to Winter 2017 semester.

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

  • The two categories of highest participation are Administrative and Risk Management Programming, which consists of records pertaining to each organization and membership and participating in offerings and reviewing documentation that promote responsible behavior, respectively.

  • Participation varied by council affiliation with Panhellenic Association (Panhel) chapters most consistently participating and meeting or exceeding expectations.

  • We are requesting that organizations continue to 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 halfway 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

86%

78%

82%

85%

98%

Academic Programming

49%

12%

50%

50%

82%

Academic GPA Requirement

GPAs are acquired by FSL so submissions are not required

Community Service

46%

22%

45%

31%

85%

Philanthropy

60%

28%

50%

63%

100%

Chapter Development

60%

71%

53%

29%

86%

Leadership

61%

44%

63%

50%

85%

Community Building and Engagement

37%

12%

40%

44%

53%

Risk Management Programming

78%

79%

80%

63%

88%

Risk Management Compliance

Policy compliance is regulated by FSL so submissions are not required

 

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

Subcategory

Community

60 orgs

IFC

25 orgs

MGC

10 orgs

NPHC

8 orgs

Panhel

17 orgs

Administrative

26

5

3

2

16

Academic Programming

26

3

5

4

14

Academic GPA Requirement

56

25

8

6

17

Community Service

19

3

4

1

11

Philanthropy

34

7

5

5

17

Chapter Development

18

3

4

1

10

Leadership

15

1

4

1

9

Community Building and Engagement

6

0

4

1

1

Risk Management Programming

26

9

6

2

9

Risk Management Compliance

39

9

10

7

13

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