Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Standards of Excellence

The Standards of Excellence, along with its goals, were developed by the Greek Life Task Force who, in 1998, was asked by the Office of Student Life to assess and recommend improvements for Ohio State’s Greek Community. The Greek Life Task Force set the Standards of Excellence, which went into effect March 9, 2001, as a plan to improve the condition of the Greek community. Since inception, chapters are required to establish a Chapter Plan and each year must provide written reports detailing their progress in a Chapter Annual Report.

In effort to improve the quality of life for students within the Greek community, the Standards of Excellence strives to achieve the following goals:

  • Strive to achieve an academic standard, with a minimum GPA of 2.50, for all chapters and new members and to make, on a chapter basis, the all-undergraduate average.
  • Continue in member and organizational growth, including diversity education, risk management education, and community service opportunities. Member
  • Provide safe and healthy organization environments through structural improvement in chapter facilities and improved risk management procedures.
  • Maintain a strong and connected Greek community.
  • Recruit a wide variety of advisors from the university and community, ensuring they have completed the Advisor Certification Program.
  • Continue improving the relationship between the university and the Greek community.

If any of these goals are not met, the chapter may be called before the Greek Progress Review Board.

Please contact Alaina Peters, Graduate Administrative Associate for Sorority & Fraternity Life, at peters.859s@osu.edu with any questions or comments regarding the Standards of Excellence.

Standards of Excellence Annual Checklist

Autumn Semester

  • Rosters and Officer updates online – due Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Intake Paperwork (NPHC and MCGC only) – due Friday, September 7, 2018
  • New Member Calendar  - due Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Semester Recruitment/Intake Report – due Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Semester Safety Health and Wellness Report – due Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Semester Diversity Report – due Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Online New Member grade checks must be completed prior to extending a bid to check for eligibility. 
  • Online New Member registrations AND calendars must be submitted within 10 days of New Members accepting a bid.
  • Online calendars must be submitted and approved prior to starting your new member process or new member education program.

Spring Semester

  • Online Rosters and Officer updates - due Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • New Member Calendar – due Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Intake Paperwork (NPHC and MCGC only) – due Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Annual Chapter Report – due  Sunday, January 13, 2019 by 11:59 pm
  • Annual Chapter Plan for 2019 calendar year – due Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Semester Recruitment/Intake Report – due Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Semester Safety, Health, & Wellness Report – due Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Semester Diversity Report – due Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Online New Member grade checks must be completed prior to extending a bid to check for eligibility. 
  • Online New Member registrations must be submitted within 10 days of New Members accepting a bid.
  • Online calendars must be submitted and approved prior to starting your new member process or new member education program.

Annual Items

  • Yearly Anti-Hazing Form – due Monday, January 21, 2019 or before your chapter starts new member education*
    • *Which ever date is earlier
  • Yearly Housing Report – due Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Citizenship Report – due Monday, April 22, 2019
  • You can continue to update your rosters and officer contact lists with any additional changes throughout the semester, however you must submit the initial changes by the dates listed above for each semester for our records.

SOE Opportunities

OSU Partnerships

Partner with these Ohio State departments and organizations to register for their approved programs.

Safety, Health and Wellness

Diversity

Housing

  • Hands-Only CPR (Provided by OSU EMS)
    • This workshop also counts for the Safety, Health and Wellness SOE requirement, but your chapter cannot use it to fulfill both requirements simultaneously. For instance, if you count it for your Safety/Health/Wellness requirement, you cannot also count it for the Housing requirement, or vice versa.
  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) (Provided by OSU Department of Public Safety)
    • For women only
    • This workshop also counts for the Safety, Health and Wellness SOE requirement, but your chapter cannot use it to fulfill both requirements simultaneously. For instance, if you count it for your Safety/Health/Wellness requirement, you cannot also count it for the Housing requirement, or vice versa.

Approved SOE Opportunities

Please check here throughout the semester for more SOE opportunities.

Safety, Health and Wellness

  • "In It To End It": Survival Panel (co-hosted by Sigma Lambda Gamma and the Stefanie Spielman Center) - October 17th, 3:30-6pm in Hale Hall MLK Lounge
    • "Breast Cancer is one of the leading cancers killing populations younger populations, come learn the risk factors and preventative measures in order to secure your health!"
    • No RSVP is needed. Contact osuslgentity@gmail.com with any questions.
  • "Then Tiffany Called" (hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha) - October 28, 11:00am-1:00pm in Hitchcock Hall 035
    • *Open to women from any councils*
    • "Eating disorders affect more than 30 million Americans, which means that most of us know someone who struggles with an eating disorder. That person might even be yourself. As a recovering anorexic and a friend to others who struggle, Meredith Braselman shares her journey and helps you to have conversations about eating disorders. More importantly, she connects with those struggling with eating disorders to help them move past the shame and towards a path to recovery."
    • RSVP here and contact Osuzta.panhellenic@gmail.com with any questions.
  • Holistic Happiness (co-hosted by Alpha Gamma Delta, Schottenstein Chabad House, and CHAARG) - November 4th, 6-7pm in the Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room in the Ohio Union
    • *Open to women from any councils*
    • "Looking for ways to improve your overall wellness? Come learn about holistic happiness and how to achieve it! The Schottenstein Chabad House is partnering up with Chaarg to hear Katie Dalebout, an amazing speaker, talk about mental health, physical wellness and positivity."
    • Contact edelstein.37@osu.edu; no RSVP required.
  • Real Talk: How I Got Here Interview (co-hosted by Sigma Chi and GreekCru) - November 13th, 7:30-9pm in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Rooms
    • "We invite you to an Interview and Q&A with David Hazard, who is a distinguished and successful VP of a medical sales company, Anthrex. We'll be interviewing him about the best and worst of his Greek experience and the personal and professional stories that got him to where he is now. Topics covered: time management, conflict resolution, character development, finance, and an overall inside look into the medical and business fields." 
    • Contact quin.strouse@cru.org with any questions; no RSVP required.

Diversity

  • OUABreaking the Ice with Adam Rippon (co-hosted by Ohio Union Activities Board and Multicultural Center) - October 17th, 8-9pm (doors open at 7:30) in the Ohio Union Ballroom
    • "The Ohio Union Activities Board is excited to be collaborating with the Multicultural Center at Ohio State to bring a very special keynote speaker for their LGBTQ+ History Month: Adam Rippon! He made history as the first openly gay athlete to win a Winter Olympic medal and continued to shine as America's sweetheart when he took home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing With The Stars: Athletes. He is on the Time100 Most Influential People List and he's looking forward to speaking with Ohio State students on October 17th about his work as an LGTBQ+ advocate, athlete and rising star!"
    • No RSVP is needed, but you must pick up a free ticket from the Ohio Union ticket desk (BuckID required). Contact slavik.23@osu.edu with any questions.
  • Iron Chef (hosted by Kappa Phi Lambda) - November 17th, 5-8pm in the Ohio Union Instructional Kitchen
    • "The sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. will be hosting Iron Chef, based off of the Food Network’s TV show “Iron Chef” that will include cultural dishes from 6 different student organizations. Come learn more about each student organization and eat free food!"
    • No RSVP is needed. Contact osukplcultural3@gmail.com with any questions.

Housing

Additional SOE Opportunities (NOT Automatically Approved)

Check out these additional resources for ideas to create your own SOE event. Please note that you must still fill out an SOE approval form (located at the top of this page) for any of these events. They are not automatically approved.

Safety, Health and Wellness

Diversity

Housing

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