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Good Standing and Achieved Excellence

Program Description

Sorority and Fraternity Life created the Good Standing and Achieved Excellence Program to clearly communicate expectations as well as provide a platform for organizations to track their events and achievements throughout the year. This program was designed after benchmarking similar SFL community's expectations, surveying National Organizations requirements, and analyzing existing Good Standing and Minimum Standards programs at various institutions.

Benefits of Good Standing

  • A copy of the current good standing letter mailed to your organization's national office
  • Recognition in the Sorority and Fraternity Life Information Guide
  • Eligibility for the Sorority and Fraternity Life Funding Program
  • Recognition on the Sorority and Fraternity Life website
  • Eligibility for Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards
  • A physical address to receive mail on campus (this does not include packages)
  • Eligible to apply for departmental sponsorship for programmatic activities

Elements of Good Standing – Fall Semesters

  • Verification and Participation
    • Submit updated roster with Sorority and Fraternity Life by Fall Roster Day
    • Remain registered with Student Activities in the Office of the Dean of Students
    • Submit grade release forms for new members/transfer members (if applicable)
    • Complete the chapter leadership and dues information quiz
    • Complete the facility information quiz (if applicable)
  • Academics
    • Chapter will achieve a minimum average GPA of 2.5
  • Advisor Support
    • Complete the chapter advisor information quiz so the advisor information is on file with Sorority and Fraternity Life
  • Council or Affiliate Involvement
    • Maintain good standing with council
    • Attend 80% of council's regular meetings
    • Complete the Office of the Dean of Students Safety Education Program
    • Have all new members attend Sorority and Fraternity Life's New Member Orientation
  • Leadership, Service Philanthropy
    • Sponsor/Co-sponsor: 1 community service event, 1 philanthropic event, or 1 educational event
    • Chapter President or authorized representative attends at least one Sorority and Fraternity Life chapter coaching meeting
    • Chapter President or authorized representative attends 2/3 of Gavel Club meetings
    • Have 1 member apply and if selected attend Catalyst

Elements of Good Standing – Spring Semesters

  • Verification and Participation
    • Submit updated roster with Sorority and Fraternity Life by Spring Roster Day
    • Re-register and be in good standing with Student Activities in the Office of the Dean of Students
    • Submit grade release forms for new members/transfer members (if applicable)
    • Complete the chapter leadership and dues information quiz
    • Complete the facility information quiz (if applicable)
    • Have required representatives attend Ladder of Risk
  • Academic Excellence
    • Chapter will achieve a minimum average GPA of 2.5
  • Advisor Support
    • Complete the chapter advisor information quiz so the advisor information is on file with Sorority and Fraternity Life
  • Council or Affiliate Involvement
    • Maintain good standing with council
    • Attend 80% of council's regular meetings
  • Leadership, Service and Philanthropy
    • Sponsor/Co-sponsor: 1 community service event, 1 philanthropic event, or 1 educational event
    • Chapter President or authorized representative attends at least one Sorority and Fraternity Life chapter coaching meeting
    • Chapter President or authorized representative attends 2/3 of Gavel Club meetings
    • Have 1 member apply and if selected attend the IMPACT retreat

Accountability

If an organization does not meet the requirements of Good Standing the following accountability measures will be put into place:

  • Notification of bad standing sent to chapter leadership, advisors, and respective National/International organizations
  • Listing on SFL Website and publications with current standing
  • Will be required to work in conjunction with an SFL staff person to create a Performance Improvement Plan
  • Council membership will be placed under review

See a list of all chapters' Good Standing status for Fall 2017.