Community Standards & Awards

UNF Fraternity/Sorority Life Community Standards

Standards of Excellence 

 

The University of North Florida maintains standards that state expectations for fraternities and sororities.  These standards were established between UNF and the fraternity and sorority community to foster a healthy, constructive, and successful undergraduate experience for students.  Each standard area identifies aspects of chapter operations necessary to ensure a quality experience for fraternity and sorority members.  Standards are separated into five categories reflective of community values:

  • Scholarship
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Community Engagement

Each value-based area of excellence will have a series of questions and success points, in which fraternities and sororities should use as a guide for implementing activities throughout the year.  The list is generated to help characters get ideas for what excellence looks like in each category, but should not serve as a checklist.  Judges will not use the success points when determining winners.

 

Minimum standards for awards eligibility have been established in each area.  These minimum standards must be achieved to receive an awards interview.  They can be found below.

2016 Greek Awards 

 

Fraternities and sororities at UNF pride themselves on having high standards of participation and membership. We excel in many areas on the campus, including community involvement, leadership participation, and philanthropic/service endeavors. To recognize chapters that go above and beyond in these categories and more, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and the Sigma Mu chapter of Order of Omega host the Greek Awards every spring.

 

Chapter Profile - This document is required to be filled out by each active organization.  Information in the Chapter Profile is a part of the Chapter of the Year interview process.

 

Applications for the 2016 Greek Awards will open on November 2.  Chapter awards deadline is Tuesday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m.  Individual awards deadline is Friday, January 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Chapter interviews will be conducted the first week of February.  Fraternity interviews will be on February 2.  Sorority interviews will be February 4.  Top 10 Greek Interviews will be February 5.

Award

Process

Who?

Outstanding Advisor of the Year

Online application, 
judged by a committee

Awarded to a faculty/staff or off-campus advisor (one for a fraternity and one for a sorority)


Volunteer of the Year

Online application, 
judged by a committee

Can be awarded to up to three people who have demonstrated a commitment to the fraternity/sorority, UNF, and/or Jacksonville community through dedicating their time, energy, and talent.  
A person does not have to be a member of the fraternity/sorority community to receive this award.


Top 10 Greek

Online application, 
interview, 
judged by a committee

Awarded to the 10 Greek men and women (no defined breakdown) who are affecting their chapters or councils on a high level through making a difference and creating positive lasting change.

Chapter President of the Year

Varies for each Council

Each Council selects the Chapter President of the Year based on the Council's own criteria and selection process.  Each Council can choose only one person to receive this award.

Academic Excellence

Automatic

Any student who was on Dean's List (3.5 semester GPA or higher) or received a 4.0 GPA for any semester in the awards year are automatically recognized at Greek Awards for their academic accomplishments.

 

These awards cover all activity during the calendar year: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

Minimum Standards to be eligible for Chapter Award Interviews 

  • Scholarship (chapter GPA average over the course of the year)
    • 2016: men ≥ 2.85 semester GPA; women ≥ 2.95 semester GPA 
  • Integrity
    • Chapter is not placed on probation or any other form of status with UNF, OFSL, or Headquarters during the course of the year.
  • Leadership
    • 2016: 40% of chapter is in one of the following
      • In a leadership position with a registered student organization on campus
      • Is registered in the Community-Based Leadership Minor with the Taylor Leadership Institute
      • Completed the STAR Program through Career Services
      • Participated in an outside facilitated leadership program (UIFI, UNF Student Leadership Summit)
  • Personal Growth
    • 2016: Chapter provides evidence of hosting an internal program that supports personal growth of individual members once per semester.  75% of all members must be in attendance, and a list of names of participants must be submitted.  Other evidence must include a description, date, location, and any handouts or presentation materials.  Contact information for guest speakers must be provided. - Personal growth program refers to a chapter hosted program that enriches the personal lives of members.  Examples: healthy eating, how to construct a resumé, social justice, etc...
  • Community Engagement
    • Chapter has average of 20 service hours per member per year (on or off campus, logged in TracDat).

Chapter Standings 

 

 

 Chapter

 Good

  Standing

 Category

 Reason

Alpha Chi Omega

Yes

 

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Yes

 

 

Alpha Phi

Yes

 

 

Alpha Phi Alpha

No

Academic

GPA < 2.5 for 4 consecutive semesters

Alpha Tau Omega

Yes

 

 

Chi Phi

Yes

 

 

Delta Gamma

Yes

 

 

Delta Sigma Theta

No

Academic

GPA < 2.5 for Spring 2016 semester  

Delta Upsilon

Yes

 

 

Gamma Eta

Yes

 

No active undergraduates

Iota Phi Theta

Yes

 

 

Kappa Alpha Order

No

Academic

GPA < 2.5 for Spring 2016 semester

Kappa Alpha Psi

Yes

 

No active undergraduates

Kappa Alpha Theta

Yes

 

 

Kappa Delta

Yes

 

 

Kappa Sigma

Yes

 

 

Omega Psi Phi

No

Academic

Insurance

GPA < 2.5 for two consecutive semesters

Expired liability insurance policy

Phi Beta Sigma

Yes

 

No active undergraduate members. 

Pi Kappa Phi

No

 Behavioral 

Fraternity Headquarters agreed to a voluntary suspension
of the charter for a period of 4 years.  Look to start process to
seek recognition again in January 2018.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Yes

 

 

Sigma Beta Rho

No

Academic

GPA < 2.5 for Spring 2016 semester

Sigma Chi

Yes

 

 

Sigma Gamma Rho

No

Academic

GPA < 2.5 for Spring 2016 semester

Sigma Lambda Gamma

Yes

 

 

Theta Chi

Yes

 

 

Zeta Phi Beta

Yes

 

 

Zeta Tau Alpha

Yes