Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
Operational Standards Obligations – 2021 Annual Report
The Annual Report outlines a set of basic expectations that chapters are responsible for meeting each academic year. Throughout the year, chapters submit documentation that verifies completion of each expectation. Chapters must achieve 80% to be deemed Chapters in Good Standing.
Chapters in Good Standing
Chapters that achieve a Good Standing rating are deemed to have met the university’s minimum expectations for recognition. Chapters must achieve 80% of the points to earn the Good Standing status.
- Document only events that occurred between July 1, 2020 and May 17, 2021.
- Chapters will complete the Annual Report on Canvas.
- Verified by OFSA – the OFSA staff is responsible for verifying your chapter’s completion of these questions.
- Submit here – the chapter is responsible for providing documentation to verify completion of these questions.
- Supporting documentation should clearly show proof the chapter completed the question. Supporting documentation can come in many forms: meeting minutes, photos, printed programs, email messages, flyers, etc. Be creative, but not inventive.
- Attendance – chapters are required to utilize getInvolved Event Pass to create and submit attendance lists.
Evaluation and Scoring
- Each question is worth 5 points
- Questions will be evaluated with full, half or no credit
- Chapters that achieve 80% of the total points are deemed chapters in Good Standing
- Failure to achieve 80% will result in a change in the chapter’s status
- First year: AR Plan of Action
- Second year: AR Probation
- Third year: Evaluation of the chapter’s recognition status
Final Submission Dates (unless otherwise dates):
- Fall semester – Monday, December 28, 2020
- Spring semester – Monday, May 17, 2021
Annual Report Outline: Questions Documented by the Chapter
- The Chapter is in Good Standing with the national fraternity/sorority (fall/spring)
- The chapter annually distributes/reviews the following policies and procedures
- Chapter minutes are recorded properly and distributed in a timely manner. (fall/spring)
- The New Member program is conducted as outlined by the national fraternity/sorority.
- The chapter advisor attends (virtually or in-person) at least one executive board meeting and one chapter meeting per month (fall/spring).
- The chapter (50%) holds at least two Brother/Sisterhood events each semester (fall/spring)
- The chapter holds at least one (1) recruitment event in each full month of the academic year (September, October, November, February, March, April).
- The New Member (80%) class participates in the Dignity U program no later than the third (3rd) week of the New Member Program
Annual Report Outline: Questions Verified by OFSA
- The Total Chapter GPA is at or above a 2.50 (fall/spring)
- The New Member class GPA is at or above a 2.50 (fall/spring)
- Academic eligibility is verified before bids are issued to potential new members (fall/spring)
- The chapter’s dues/fees are posted to social media by the designated date.
- The Chapter President meets monthly with their OFSA Liaison.
- The Chapter President attends 80% of monthly Presidents Webinars
- The newly elected Chapter Presidents attends the OFSA Chapter Presidents Orientation
- The chapter advisor participates in the annual Advisors Academy.
- The chapter advisor attends at least 50% of monthly Advisor Webinars.
- The New Member class (100%) participates in the New Member Orientation program.
- Chapter members are Dance Marathon participants (CPT, Captains, RU4Kids, Champions).
- The chapter participates in four (4) virtual Greek Programming Board events (annually)
- The chapter does not appear on the Past Due List for more than three weeks each semester.
- The Chapter has not been found responsible for national/OFSA/University policy violations.