Fraternity & Sorority Life

The Achievement Expectations (AE) Program is approaching its sixth 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 Fraternity & Sorority Life to offer guidance for areas of potential improvement.  The program has seven categories: Administrative, Academic, Community Service & Philanthropy, Chapter Development, Leadership and Personal Development, 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 Winter 2019 are as follows:

Winter 2019 Summary:

  • Four chapters (Kappa Phi Lambda, Lambda Theta Alpha, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Theta Delta Chi) met expectations in all seven categories, marking the first-time in program history that a chapter from all four councils participated in the program 100% either in the Fall and/or Winter Semester.

  • 12 chapters met or exceeded expectations in at least eight of the ten subcategories, which remained the same compared to Winter 2018.
  • 49 of 56 chapters met the expectation of a chapter GPA of 2.75 or better with 43 chapters exceeding expectations with a chapter GPA of 3.20 or better.

  • Community Building and Campus Engagement was the subcategory with the least number of chapters meeting or exceeding expectations (12) for the Community.

Key Points:

  • The two categories of highest participation are Administrative and Leadership & Personal Development. To achieve the meet expectations in these categories, chapters must maintain accurate memberships, participate in council and office offerings, and submit documentation that the chapter is engaging in activities that promote the growth and development of one's self, respectively. 

  • Academically (GPA), overall chapters are very successful.
  • Participation varied by council affiliation with Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and Panhellenic Association (Panhel) chapters on average most consistently participating and meeting or exceeding expectations.

  • We are requesting that organizations (headquarters, advisors, etc.) 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. The Monthly Checklist is a beneficial resource that we encourage is used while planning to participate in the AE Program.

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

91%

80%

97%

86%

99%

Academic Programming

38%

6%

58%

25%

61%

Academic GPA Requirement

GPAs are acquired by FSL so submissions are not required

Community Service

47%

14%

63%

25%

86%

Philanthropy

46%

17%

58%

13%

94%

Chapter Development

61%

56%

61%

38%

87%

Leadership

64%

44%

75%

54%

81%

Community Building and Engagement

38%

14%

58%

19%

61%

Risk Management Programming

51%

72%

50%

13%

68%

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

56 orgs

IFC

18 orgs

MGC

12 orgs

NPHC

8 orgs

Panhel

18 orgs

Administrative

33

4

9

4

16

Academic Programming

21

1

7

2

11

Academic GPA Requirement

49

18

10

3

18

Community Service

23

2

6

1

14

Philanthropy

28

3

7

1

17

Chapter Development

17

1

4

1

11

Leadership

18

1

7

1

9

Community Building and Engagement

12

1

6

0

5

Risk Management Programming

17

7

6

1

3

Risk Management Compliance

41

10

12

8

11