Minimum Annual Chapter Expectations
Last Updated – June 2012
Annual Chapter Expectations are a set of minimum standards that each fraternity and sorority at Florida Atlantic University is expected to, at minimum, achieve or surpass each academic year and each standard is connected to one or more core areas of our organizations. These minimum standards serve as a basic measurement to determine the foundational effectiveness of chapter – though it may not directly impact a chapter’s status on campus, chapters that do not meet the minimum standard will be considered non-compliant. At the end of each academic year each chapter’s progress toward meeting/surpassing these standards will be shared with their respective Inter/National Headquarters, chapter advisors, administrators at FAU, and on the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life website.
- Chapter will achieve a cumulative University GPA that meets the all-men’s (for men’s groups), all-women’s (for women’s groups), or all undergraduate cumulative (for co-ed groups) University GPA, respectively.
- Chapter will achieve, through its new member class, a semester University GPA of a 2.5 during the semester in which the new member period takes place.
- Chapter will have a minimum GPA standard for potential members to join.
- Chapter will have a minimum cumulative University GPA standard for current members to remain in good standing within the organization/chapter.
- Chapter will be in good standing with their inter/national organization.
- Chapter will be in good disciplinary standing with Florida Atlantic University.
- Chapter will send expected representatives to all Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life sponsored programs, events, or meetings. Whenever possible, expected attendance will be shared at least 4 weeks prior to each program.
- Chapter will be in compliance with all policies and procedures associated with being a registered student organization, through the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership.
- Chapter will submit a complete Standards of Excellence packet, through the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
- Chapter, through their Chapter President, will hold monthly meetings with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
- Chapter will have an active advisory team or sponsoring graduate chapter of at least 5 non-student volunteers. A member from this advisory team/graduate chapter will represent the organization at all advisor meetings, scheduled by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.
- Chapter will conduct membership recruitment/membership intake each academic year .
- Chapter will initiate 75% of new members who started the new member process.
- Chapter will hold Ritual education for all members within 72 hours of every initiation or at least once a semester.
- Chapter will send expected representatives to governing council (CPA, IFC, MGC, NPHC) sponsored programs, events, and meetings.
- Chapter will have a minimum of 75% of all members successfully complete the UniLOA Survey.
- Chapter will participate in Up ‘til Dawn (charitable fundraising event), sponsored by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership.
- Chapter will have at least one (1) chapter officer attend an inter/national leadership/membership development program (regional conference, national convention, national leadership programs, UIFI, LeaderShape, etc.) annually.
- Chapters will engage in a minimum of one (1) HANDS-ON community service project each semester. If applicable, it is recommended that the service efforts are done toward the national philanthropy of the organization.
- In addition to Up ‘til Dawn, chapter will engage in a minimum of one (1) charitable fundraising initiative each semester. If applicable, it is recommended that the fundraising efforts are raised toward the national philanthropy of the organization.
- Chapter will engage in at least two (2) university-wide events (sponsored outside of Fraternity & Sorority Life) each semester. These programs may include, but are not limited to: Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming, LEAD, Parent & Family Weekend, etc.
- Chapter will maintain an official website and/or social media site that includes, at minimum, the following:
- Updated contact information
- Detailed information on the membership process, including the complete membership requirements
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