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Greek Accreditation

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Overview

The Greek Accreditation program at San Diego State University was implemented at the beginning of Fall 2012. Since then, the program has evolved to better assist chapters, councils and the entire Greek community in an effort to uphold standards and enact the values of Fraternity & Sorority Life at SDSU. 

We believe the experiences members will have participating in Greek Accreditation will develop a variety of different skills and broaden their knowledge - ultimately giving them a more well-rounded Greek experience while at SDSU!

During summer 2015, the program was reviewed and revised to include additional categories, streamline the organization of the program and improve the process for documentation. Additional updates have occurred each summer since. 

Greek Accreditation focuses on eight key areas of Fraternity & Sorority Life, which we espouse as our Greek community's values! Efforts and experiences are all directly aligned with the following areas: 

Academic Achievement  Community Wellness
Alumni & Family Relations  Diversity Education & Inclusion  
Chapter Management  Leadership Education & Development 
Community Relations  Philanthropy & Service 

Highlights & Trends

All chapters are expected to participate in Greek Accreditation which is evaluated at the end of each fall and spring semester.

Greek Community Reports & Trends

2017-18

Fall 2017 results are pending and will be posted soon with the Accredited, Achieving, Excelling, and Not Accredited chapters detailed. 

2016-17

2016-17 Greek Accreditation Results Overview
2016-17 Greek Accreditation by Council 
 

2015-16  

College Panhellenic Association  National Pan-Hellenic Council
Interfraternity Council  United Sorority & Fraternity Council


Chapter Accreditation Chairs

Greek Life recommends designating at least 2 individual chapter members to be in charge of Greek Accreditation. 

It is highly recommended that chapter accreditation chairs learn about the program, documentation, best practices, and more by attending an Information Session! Details are at left on this webpage.

NOTE: Attendance to at least 1 Information Session is required if the chapter received "Not Accredited" on their accreditation evaluation report from previous semester.

Efforts & Experiences

All chapters in the Greek community participate in Greek Accreditation to varying degrees! Chapters are expected to meet "Accredited" status, however, some chapters may be in "Achieving" or even "Excelling"!

Chapters should appropriately challenge themselves! The updated Greek Accreditation Overview document outlines what efforts and experiences it takes to reach each level. Additionally, the Greek Accreditation Evaluation Score Bell Curve provides an visual on how a chapter's overall cumulative score places them in the following accreditation levels:

  • Not Accredited (-8 points to 3 points)
  • Goal: Accredited (4 points to 12 points)
  • Goal: Achieving (13 points to 20 points)
  • Goal: Excelling (20 points to 24 points)

Documentation

Each effort and experience has proper documentation that must be submitted or compiled in order for the chapter to earn credit. Documentation corresponding to each effort and experience will be outlined in the Greek Accreditation Overview. Additionally, the following are templates that are required to be utilized for proper documentation, as applicable.

"Google Form" documentation are listed below. If multiple of the same form are submitted for a chapter and only one form submission is required, the form dated most recent will be used to evaluate. 

AFR-E: Option B Alumni/ae Database report 

CM-A-3: Chapter Membership report 
CM-C: Standards Board Accountability form
CM-E-1: Chapter Financial report 
CM-E-2: Chapter Incident report 
CM-E-3: Alumni/ae Advisory Board form(submit 1 form per advisor)
 
LED-A-1: Interest/New Member Education form
LED-A-3: Chapter Officer Goals form (submit 1 form per officer)
LED-A-4: Semester in Review form* (submit 1 form per advisor)
LED-E-1: Chapter Involvement report 
 
*To be completed by chapter alumni/ae and faculty/staff advisors.

Due Dates

All documentation must be submitted/saved no later than the deadlines listed below for the current academic year:
 
Fall 2015 - 11:59 pm Sunday, December 6, 2015
Spring 2016 - 11:59 pm Sunday, May 1, 2016
 
Fall 2016 - 11:59 pm Sunday, December 4, 2016
Spring 2017 - 11:59 pm Sunday, April 30, 2017 
 
Fall 2017 - 11:59 pm Sunday, December 10, 2017 
Spring 2018 - 11:59 pm Sunday, April 29, 2018 
 
 Fall 2018 - 11:59 pm Sunday, December 9, 2018 
Spring 2019 - 11:59 pm Sunday, May 9, 2019  

 

Information Sessions

Chapters may request Greek Accreditation workshops to further explain the Greek Accreditation program to those the chapter has assigned the responsibility of compiling Greek Accreditation reports.  To request a Greek Accreditation workshop, email the FSL Advisory Team at sllfraternitysororitylife@sdsu.edu with the subject line "Greek Accreditation Workshop Request."