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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 2019 and Spring 2020

  • Verification and Participation
    • Submit a completed roster to Sorority and Fraternity Life each semester
    • Complete new member release forms for new members or transfer members each semester
    • Register with Student Activities by the last Friday in April and remain registered for the Fall semester
    • Complete or update the Chapter Leadership, Facility and Dues information form each semester.
    • Complete New Member Paperwork and Forms (if applicable)
    • Complete the Office of the Dean of Student's Safety Education training (Fall)
  • Academics
    • Chapter will achieve a minimum average GPA of 2.5
  • Council or Affiliate Involvement
    • Maintain good standing with your council or affiliate group each semester (i.e. current on payment of council dues, attendance at meetings, engagement in events if applicable)
  • Leadership, Service Philanthropy
    • Executive board attends the SFL Ladder of Risk Program (Spring)
    • Send 1 officer that oversees New Member Education to SFL's New Member Educator Training (Fall)
    • Send all new members to SFL office's New Member Orientation (Fall)
    • Sponsor/Co-sponsor one of the following each semester
    • 1 community service event (hands-on), 1 Philanthropic fundraising event, OR 1 educational event or workshop
    • Chapter has 1 emerging leader register and attend Emerging Leaders Institute (Fall)
    • Chapter President attends the Chapter President's Symposium (Spring)
    • Chapter President attends at least two-chapter coaching meetings with SFL staff each semester
    • Chapter President or authorized representative attend 2 of 3 Gavel Club Meetings each semester

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 Spring 2019.