Fraternity & Sorority of Excellence
Fraternities and sororities have special privileges and responsibilities, above and beyond the privileges and responsibilities of other student organizations. The Universities commmitment to providing support and progmatic ......
Assessment is a year round process in which the Fraternity/Sorority evaluates its values, programs, participation, and place within the F/S Community
"Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do."
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."
Rationale for the Fraternity/Sorority of Excellence Program
College and university presidents, the presidents of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), and inter/national Greek organization executive directors joined together to develop a presidential initiative to transform the collegiate Greek environment. (http://www.naspa.org/communities/kc/community.cfm?kcid=6, February 20, 2004)
A Call For Values Congruence document developed out of this meeting and highlights five recommendations to support the strength and betterment of our Greek communities through aligning behaviors and practices with the founding values of our organizations. There is great value in our tradition and it is recognized that “a thriving Greek community can enhance student learning and leadership, build strong ties between the institution and its future alumni, and develop well-rounded students who value community and citizenship” (A Call For Values Congruence, http://www.naspa.org/communities/kc/community.cfm?kcid=6, February 20, 2004).
The F/S of Excellence criteria at SCSU, is based on the five recommendations expressed in the Call for Values Congruence document and serves as a model of recognizing and celebrating our community expectations, standards and achievement.
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Fraternity & Sorority OF Excellence Awards Descriptions
There are three awards for the specified areas as well as an overall award for excellence in all areas.
The Founders Award
Recognizes a Fraternity/Sorority for their commitment to the values set forth by their founders, their (inter)national organization, and university community.
The Coat of Arms Awards (2)
Recognizes Fraternities/Sororities for the achievement in the areas of (1) intellectual and (2) leadership development.
The Lighthouse Award
Recognizes Fraternities/Sororities that promote and achieve positive relationships and citizenship Ideals.
The Fraternity/Sorority of Excellence Award
Recognizes each Fraternity/Sorority that exceed expectations in all areas.