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Greek Community Standards

Purpose

The purpose of the College of Charleston Greek Community Standards is to improve management and quality of fraternity and sorority chapters at the College of Charleston. The Greek Life Office has implemented the following recognition and standards program to motivate chapters to strive for excellence not only on campus, but nationally. Also, this program will be utilized to recognize chapters’ outstanding achievements. This program will serve as a self-evaluation for the fraternity and sorority chapters, providing a framework for activities and successes to be documented. It will also serve as an assessment of chapter performance for the Greek Life Office.

Use of Results

The College of Charleston Greek Community Standards program will be evaluated through a peer review process. Chapter members who have completed the Greek Emerging Leaders (GEL) program will be appointed by the Greek Life Office to evaluate the College of Charleston Greek Community Standards packets. It is an expectation that every chapter be represented. Each reviewer will be expected to review a maximum of six different packets, none of which will be the individual’s chapter. Each packet will have a minimum of three reviewers with a minimum of two councils represented. Chapters scores will be a composite of the rubric scores given by the peer reviewers.

Fraternities and sororities who have achieved Gold status will be recognized at the Borelli Awards. All chapter statuses will be provided to the chapter leadership and advisors. All chapters should use their award level as a goal-setting tool to improve areas where the chapter may have some challenges. All chapters should strive for excellence and to achieve Gold status each year. The College of Charleston Greek Community Standards program is not intended as a competition among Greek organizations, but as a proactive and motivational program.

Chapters that have not met the minimum standard will be required to work with the Greek Life Office to develop an Action Plan to improve chapter function.

This program will be evaluated and revised annually.

Program Outline

The College of Charleston Greek Community Standards program will evaluate all fraternities and sororities on campus using the following criteria:

  1. Academics (16% of the total point value)
  2. College and Community Relations/Service (16% of the total point value)
  3. Membership Intake and Education (20% of the total point value)
  4. Chapter Management (32% of the total point value)
  5. Campus Involvement (10% of the total point value)
  6. Financial Management (6% of the total point value)

Submission Guidelines

There are six sections of the College of Charleston Greek Community Standards program to be completed. Read each item carefully, answering each question fully and attaching any necessary documents to the section they support. The information should be organized and easily understood by the reviewers.

Each chapter will have access to a Dropbox folder for the purpose of submitting packets. All information should be put in the Dropbox with any supplemental information titled with the section name and the date so reviewers can easily find all packet information.

Completed packets are due by Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5pm.

Packet

The packet to be submitted can be found by clicking this link. To ensure that chapters are submitting properly they can review the rubric that will be used to score packets as well as the score sheet that they will recieve after review occurs.

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