Each fraternity and sorority will come under review a minimum of one time every four years. Chapter’s failing to meet the 70% requirement for the Educational Tracks for Accreditation (ETA) will automatically be placed under review during the following academic year. Chapters are assessed by a panel of faculty, staff, and students, selected by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and assigned in the first semester of a chapter’s review year. They assist in the accreditation process and encourage chapter-wide reflection opportunities for individual and organizational success.
The Panel will select chapter development questions for each track in ETA. The chapter will then work with their Panel members to focus their efforts on the questions and how they will demonstrate strength in that area. Panel members will review chapter development questions, assist students in making connections with the Fraternity & Sorority Life Accreditation program, and most importantly serve as a facilitator of reflection for the chapter.
The panel observes the chapter throughout the year of review and examines the completion of ETA for the organization. They also examine all relevant statistical documents related to the chapter (ex. grade reports, awards/accolades received, conduct reports, etc.). Each panel assigns an initial recommendation immediately following a chapter’s initial meeting with the panel. A final rating is assigned after committee deliberations have been finalized, and all statistical information regarding chapters is finalized.
In reviewing chapters who, in the previous year, did not meet minimum standards in one or more category, the panel will recommend corrective action. Corrective action for a chapter may include, but is not limited to, one on one meetings with the Fraternity & Sorority Life staff, restricted social privileges, increased community service requirements, prohibition from participating in Greek Week, etc.