Standards of Excellence

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Purpose Statement

There is a common set of principles to which all Fraternity and Sorority members ascribe. The Standards of Excellence at Midwestern State University aims to challenge the Fraternity and Sorority community to live up to the high principles and ideals upon which the respective chapters were founded. By providing a set of standards which reflect common principles, The Standards of Excellence at MSU provide a level of accountability for Fraternity and Sorority chapters with opportunities for recognition and distinction at the University level.

The Standards of Excellence is structured around six areas of chapter operations: scholarship, leadership, recruitment/intake & retention, philanthropy & community service, risk management & self-governance, and chapter management. Chapters will be evaluated on each area and provided with valuable feedback to assist their chapter grow and develop over time.

Chapters will be able to measure growth in relation to the specific areas of operations and receive recognition for their outstanding accomplishments. Moreover, the purpose of the Standards of Excellence is not to create competition between chapters or to judge one chapter against another, but rather to create a consistent method of evaluation and accountability.

 

Methods of Evaluation

The Standards of Excellence process is based on reporting by each chapter during a calendar year. Evaluation will occur for each chapter in the following areas: scholarship, leadership, recruitment/intake & retention, philanthropy & community service, risk management & self-governance, and chapter management. The annual evaluation will be based upon activities from the twelve month period beginning January 1 and ending on December 31.

 

Rating and Recognition

Chapters will be provided with a rating level and recognition based on the total score earned overall and in each category.

Scores from all categories will be combined and chapters will receive recognition based upon the following percentages:

  • Chapter of Excellence will be awarded to chapters who achieve at least 95% of the total points. 
  • Gold Achievement will be awarded to any chapters achieving 90-94% of total points.
  • Silver Achievement will be awarded to any chapters achieving 85-89% of total points. 
  • Bronze Achievement will be awarded to any chapters achieving 75-84% of total points.

Each chapter will receive written feedback from the Standards of Excellence committee to be used as additional evaluation of chapter programs.  


 Standards of Excellence Applications

2019 SOE Packet 

Note: This is a hard copy for resource purposes only. Please submit your SOE information in the SOE form on MustangsLink.

2018 Standards of Excellence Recognition

Gold Achievement - Sigma Nu
Silver Achievement - Sigma Lambda Alpha
Bronze Achievement - Alpha Kappa Alpha, Gamma Phi Beta, & Kappa Alpha Order

2017 Standards of Excellence Recognition

Chapter of Excellence - Sigma Lambda Alpha
Silver Achievement - Chi Omega, Tau Kappa Epsilon, & Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Bronze Achievement - Kappa Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma, Omega Delta Phi,
Sigma Kappa, & Sigma Nu

2016 Standards of Excellence Recognition

Chapter of Excellence - Sigma Lambda Alpha
Silver Achievement - Chi Omega
Bronze Achievement - Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta Chi, & Sigma Kappa

2015 Standards of Excellence Recognition

Gold Achievement - Sigma Lambda Alpha
Silver Achievement - Kappa Delta Chi
Bronze Achievement - Chi Omega & Gamma Phi Beta