7 Points of Emphasis

Advancing Intellectual Growth

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence (IE) is the recognition that a community or institution's success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity or students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni constituents.

More than a short-term project or single chapter initiative, this comprehensive approach requires a fundamental transformation of the community by embedding and practicing IE in every effort, aspect, and level of a fraternity and sorority community.

Academic Achievement

Fraternities and sororities should strive to assist members in their academic efforts.

All chapters should actively work to support members in their academic efforts, promote lifelong learning, and create opportunities for growth and improvement related to academic excellence.

Promoting Well-Being

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is an important component of the fraternity and sorority experience.

Chapters should promote a healthy lifestyle, establish clear membership expectations, and have accountability measures associated with failure to meet them.

Chapter Management

A high-performing chapter is one that is attentive to detail in all areas of chapter operations on campus. Some of these areas include external relations, social media, internal & external communications, constitution & bylaw alignment and following relevant policies and procedures.

A chapter that excels in the area of chapter management is organized, efficient, communicative and timely.

Exploring Character

Member Development

Developing members throughout their membership experience is a hallmark of fraternity and sorority involvement.

Chapters should be working to identify ways to keep members engaged throughout their time in the chapter as well as develop leadership and skills through programming and education

Community Service & Philanthropy

Community Service and philanthropy are important components of the fraternity and sorority experience.

Incorporating one's organization into the greater local community shows the investment of that organization into the well being of others around them.

Pursuing Careers & Lives of Purpose

Intake/Recruitment & Retention

The selection of new members and the ways in which fraternities and sororities educate and prepare these new members for a lifetime of involvement in a fraternity and sorority is the lifeblood of fraternal organizations.

Chapters should diligently examine when and how intake or recruitment is conducted as well as the practices by which interested members are prepared for membership.