UNF Fraternity/Sorority Life Community Standards
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
GPA < 2.5 for 4 consecutive semesters
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Sigma Theta
GPA < 2.5 for Spring 2016 semester
No active undergraduates
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Order
GPA < 2.5 for Spring 2016 semester
Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Theta
Omega Psi Phi
GPA < 2.5 for two consecutive semesters
Expired liability insurance policy
Phi Beta Sigma
No active undergraduate members.
Pi Kappa Phi
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
Sigma Beta Rho
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Tau Alpha
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