Beginning with the 2014 awards process (reflecting activities in 2013), the annual FSL Awards process has been incorporated into the Annual Chapter Progress Report. For those criteria that include Minimum Expectations, chapters will be recognized for their achievements above and beyond the FSL minimum expectations.
The purpose of the Annual Chapter Progress Report process is to promote positive chapter develop and to recognize achievements. The assessment process allows the University to better support fraternities and sororities by encouraging chapters to identify areas in which they need more assistance.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will provide each chapter with an Assessment Report based on their reports. In future years, this report will be able to help chapters determine their progress as an organization. Completed assessment reports will be confidential and used for educational purposes. The report may be shared with the following constituents: Inter/national Headquarters, University Administrators, chapter advisors and others who are approved by the chapter. Following receiving the review process, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life will review the results and recommendations with the chapter president during regular one on one meetings.
All chapters are required to complete the Annual Chapter Progress Report which includes written documentation as to how the chapter fulfills each criterion and has met the encompassed minimum expectations for that area, if applicable. Chapters are responsible for tracking their own activities throughout the year. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will continue to maintain a Minimum Expectations Report that is web-based for chapters to utilize as a reporting location if they would like to do so, but the chapter is responsible for keeping track of what is reported through the confirmation email from each entry.
Winners will be announced at the Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Hansen Student Center.
Chapters shall provide typed, documentation as to how it provides and upholds each of the criteria listed on the Annual Chapter Progress Report. If the chapter has met criteria, the chapter should clearly explain how each of these is addressed within the chapter. Criteria indicated with a (*) correlates to a Minimum Expectation. Written documentation should be both narrative (explain how your chapter meets the criteria) and documentary,(provide a copy of the certificate given, or calendar of events, etc.) If the chapter has not met criteria, the chapter they must provide a narrative rationale explaining their decision. Documentation should include only events from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. If you have questions regarding whether or not certain documentation is acceptable, please contact the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The completed Annual Chapter Progress Report is due in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life by 4:30 pm on Friday, March 7,2014.
The Annual Chapter Progress Report will be evaluated and given awards based on a chapter’s achievement in each area. Chapters may be recognized in one of three levels of excellence as outlined below. All chapters displaying excellence at these levels will be recognized.
Chapters achieving at least 60% of the total points for an individual category will be given a Certificate of Achievement in that area.
New for the 2014 Awards, the Most Improved Chapter of the Year will be awarded as a peer nominated and peer selected award. This means that chapters will be able to nominate another chapter that they feel has improved the most during the 2013 year. Chapter presidents will then be able to vote for which chapter they feel has improved the most based on the nominees. Chapters may not nominate themselves or vote for themselves.
All chapters receiving recognition will have a letter set to their inter/national headquarters letting them know about the achievement.
Please note that the applications designated with a (*) are nomination forms. Your nominee will receive notification that he/she has been nominated and will need to complete the application link that is included with the notification email.