Standards of Excellence
Each year the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life conducts the Standards of Excellence process. This process is set up to recognize and award those chapters that are operating at high level and exceeding expectations as well as providing an opportunity for a chapter to be reflective on the past year.
There are eight core areas of achievement that are awarded on an annual basis, as well as an overall award for excellence in all areas.
Each chapter will be reviewed and scored in each area on a 1-5 star scale. Each chapter that achieves five-star status will be recognized at the Standards of Excellence Ceremony.
The eight core areas to be awarded for chapter standards of excellence are:
We were all founded upon principles that guide the actions of our organization. These principles are why we have continued to exist for over 100 years and what makes us different than other groups on campus. This is really what fraternity and sorority is all about leading a principled life.
[Community Expectation and High Standards]
Committing to our organizations’ guiding principles means that we are expected to live up to the high ideals associated with membership. Along with individual expectation, our chapters and community as a whole are held to a higher standard. We will lead by example.
[Social and Personal Development]
Fraternities and sororities are more meaningful than any other experience on campus. They provide us with an outlet to develop as individuals through personal experiences and shared interactions.
[Responsibility to Self and Others]
Brotherhood and sisterhood are an inherent benefit and foundation of our membership. Taking care of ourselves and taking care of others is at the heart of this experience.
[Intellectual Growth and Genuine Learning]
We are here to learn. Fraternities and sororities provide us with an opportunity to enhance that process through our focus on academic achievement and intellectual development insides and outside of the classroom.
[Global Citizenship and Engagement]
In today’s world it’s essential to be an active member of our community. We are committed to engaging in our campus, local, national, and global communities. The process of giving back and being involved is a priority throughout this experience.
Well-built relationships create our lifelong benefits. Through relationships that we work hard to develop and maintain, we are better able to accomplish our personal and organizational goals because we are surrounded by those who support us in our endeavors.
[Innovative Thought and Action]
There is no road-map for becoming a high performing individual or organization. Fraternities and sororities provide us with an opportunity to challenge the status quo, think differently, and turn ideas into action.
You can access the 2013 Standards of Excellence information packet HERE! To apply for individual awards click HERE. For further questions regarding the Standards of Excellence packet contact Tania Paini at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to set up an appointment or come in during SOE office hours Thursdays from 12-2pm. The Standards of Excellence Ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7pm in the Grand Palm room.