2019 

Standards for Success

Greek Standards for Success are comprised of four (4) areas of Standards: Academics, Operations, Education, and Civic/Campus Engagement. Chapters are required to meet the standards in all four areas in order to be Accredited for the next calendar year. Chapters who fail to achieve Accreditation will have 30 days to address deficiencies (if applicable). Failure to achieve Accreditation will result in the chapter being placed on Conditional Status for the following calendar year.

Conditional Status

Conditional Status is defined as "registered with the University with limited rights and responsibilities of a student organization." (2018-19 Greek Life Operational Policy)

A chapter on Conditional Status shall only be eligible to sponsor programs and activities that support the recruitment/intake efforts of the organization. Thus, all other on-campus and off-campus events will not be permitted. Recruitment/Intake paperwork must be received and approved by Greek Life, according to office policy, prior to any programs or activities being approved.

During this Conditional period, the chapter is responsible for meeting the standards of Accreditation. In the event a chapter on Conditional Status does not achieve Accreditation the following calendar year, chapter registration will be rescinded.

Academics

To achieve accreditation for this Standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Maintain an active GPA at or above a 2.5 every semester
  • Maintain a new member GPA at or above a 2.5 every semester

New member GPA will be calculated every semester Recruitment/Intake is facilitated. Chapters will receive midterm and final grade reports from Greek Life to assess the chapter’s academic success.

Operations

To achieve accreditation for this Standard, the chapter and its members shall:

  • Require each chapter to have a written new member education plan (including specific activities planned, intended outcomes, and schedule/program length) for those plans to be certified by the chapter president, new member education director, and advisory board chairs annually. Require annual submission of new member education plans to the Greek Life Office for review and approval
  • Require all chapter advisory boards to have full oversight and accountability for the new member recruitment and education process with at least one board member present at new member meetings and activities
  • Verify annually that each chapter has a functioning, active Judicial Board with chapter advisory board oversight
  • Require each chapter to develop a comprehensive program for chapter and member accountability and reporting, which will include appropriate oversight by the University and chapter advisory boards
  • Require each chapter to have a "membership contract" to be signed by every member each year which includes a code of conduct, explicit agreement to comply with all University and chapter policies, other behavioral expectations, and consequences for related infractions at a minimum and have a copy of each chapter's contract on file at the Greek Life Office
  • Require each chapter to have a drug-free policy for chapter houses and chapter events with enforcement mechanisms and consequences for non-compliance
  • Provide timely submission of materials to the Greek Life Office (maximum three (3) late submissions)
  • Attend Presidents Cabinet, IFC, NPHC, or PHC meetings (maximum two (2) absences)
  • Maintain good financial standing with LSU, governing council, and HQ

Education

To achieve accreditation for this Standard, the chapter and its members shall require:

  • 100% of chapter to complete the Greek Life Compliance Statement
  • 80% of chapter attend the Greek Life Fall Policy Education Workshop
  • 80% of new members attend TigerBITes Training
  • One advisor from each chapter attend Advisor Training each year
  • 80% of chapter attend an Academic, Wellness, Leadership or Career Workshop*
  • 80% of chapter attend a Sexual Misconduct Program*
  • 80% of chapter attend a Diversity lnclusion Program*

Workshop attendance must be submitted within two weeks of workshop date.

Number of required attendees will be determined by Greek Life for the following:

  • Attendance at Tri-Council Leadership Retreat
  • Attendance at Risk Management Education Workshop - We're Committed Workshop
  • Attendance at EMPOWER Leadership Weekend
  • Attendance at Chapter Event Registration Training
  • Attendance at Chapter New Member Educator Training
  • Attendance at Chapter Judicial Board Training

Civic/Campus Engagement

To achieve accreditation for this Standard, the chapter and its members shall require:

  • One chapter organized service or philanthropy event each year
  • 95% of chapter to perform four (4) service hours each semester
  • 20% of chapter to participate in Greek Week
  • 80% of members to write one letter for Greek Week fundraising projects
  • Faculty/staff advisor to attend one chapter meeting each semester

Outstanding Order of Omega Chapter Criteria:

  • Sorority must be above all women’s average each semester
  • Fraternity must be above all men’s average each semester
  • Two chapter organized service or philanthropy events each year (Annual)
  • 95% of chapter to perform six (6) service hours each semester (Each Semester)
  • 90% of members to write one letter for Greek Week fundraising projects (Annual)
  • Chapter host one non-alcoholic event with another chapter (Annual)

Extenuating circumstances will be considered by the Greek Life Office.