Greek Life

Achievement Expectations Program

Greek Life at the University of Michigan is dedicated to upholding the values and principles of our respective fraternities and sororities, along with the standards of the greater campus community. These values include: unity, academic success, human dignity and respect for all, responsible behavior, service and philanthropy, accountability, integrity, and lifelong commitment.  ​The Achievement Expectations (AE) Program (launched in 2013) outlines a set of expectations that chapters are responsible for meeting each semester.

There are seven expectation categories

  • Administrative
  • Academic (Programmatic and GPA)
  • Community Service & Philanthropy
  • Chapter Development
  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Community Building and Campus Engagement
  • Risk Management (General and Compliance)

Chapters are expected to submit or complete expectations by the set date. Each semester will be tabulated separately and a report will be distributed. The report will indicate the percentage of completion for every chapter in the respective categories and the associated expectation status (see definitions below).

2014-2015 Results (by year)

2015-2016 Resuts

Fall 2016 Results

Winter 2017 Results

M = Met Expectations – a chapter that met expectations turned in all the appropriate documents, filled out forms regarding their chapter’s activities, and participated in community programming.

E = Exceeded Expectations – a chapter that exceeded both met the general expectations and hit higher targets in the respective category.

D = Did Not Meet Expectations – a chapter that did not meet expectations, submitted paperwork for evaluation but did not meet the specific targets for the respective category.

X = Not Evaluated – a chapter with this designation did not submit information for evaluation.

See the checklist for a list by due date and for submission instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Greek Life (734) 936-3686 or email AEQuestions@umich.edu.

Fall Semester Chapter Expectations

Participation Rate Definition - There are two ways to meet the required percentage participation rate for certain expectations.  Student A and student B each attend an event and are counted as two members towards participation rate OR  Student A attends two events and is counted as two members toward the participation rate. Either way the total members counted must be equal to or above the required percentage of a chapter’s total membership number. (Official numbers for Fall will be calculated as of November 1st and for Winter, they will be calculated as of March 1st). Example:  For a 100 person chapter to meet a 50% participation rate, 50 members can attend one event, 25 members can each attend two events, or even the same 10 members can each attend five events. 

Administrative Category

As a community, we embody the values of accountability and integrity. The expectations in this category showcase a mutual respect for our fellow members and all stakeholders within the Greek Life community.

Administrative Expectations:

  • Submit Chapter Information Form (including officer, alumni and finance information) by the first day of classes.
  • Submit Chapter Roster by Council specified deadline.
  • Complete the Student Organization Advancement & Recognition (SOAR) registration process including having authorized signers for chapter SOAS account by September 30th.
  • NPHC & MGC chapters submit Intake Paperwork by Council specified deadline.
  • IFC & Panhellenic chapters submit Initiation Information Form by October 20th.
  • Pay Council Dues by Council specified deadline.
  • Presidents submit the Officer Anti-Hazing Agreement by the first day of classes.
  • Membership Information Cards must be turned in for all members within one week of bid acceptance (IFC & Panhel) or by specified deadline (MGC & NPHC)

Academic Category (Programmatic and GPA)

As a community, we embody the value of academic success. The expectations in this category foster academic excellence in Greek Life and the greater University of Michigan community. 

Academic GPA Expectations:

  • Each chapter shall maintain a previous semester chapter GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Below 2.75, does not meet expectations
  • From 2.75 and 3.20 meets expectations
  • Above 3.20 exceeds expectations

Academic Programmatic Expectations:

  • Submit the Academic Program/Policy Form by September 30th.

To Exceed Programmatic Expectations (complete one or more)

  • Host or co-host an academic program.
  • Have one or more faculty members serve as an academic advisor(s).

Community Service & Philanthropy Category

As a community, we embody the value of respect for all. The expectations in this category promote the efforts of serving the community in which we are in.  

Definitions

  • Community Service projects identify issues and needs within the community, and they address them through direct, hands-on activities, programs or interventions.  Examples include serving food at a soup kitchen, tutoring or reading to children at an after school program, leading a Boy Scout troop and cleaning up a local park. 
  • Philanthropic projects gather resources needed to address an issue or need within the community.  Resources are not limited to just fundraising for dollars but also includes material goods.  Examples include conducting clothing or canned food drives, coordinating a collection of school supplies for students in Ann Arbor, and walking/running in a marathon to raise money for a charity.  A philanthropic project does not include fundraising for the chapter’s own needs.

Community Service Expectations:

  • Plan one or more Community Service projects with 50% participation rate.  See Participation Rate definition above.  Participation is noted on Program/Event/Project Form.  Service projects for academic credit or pay and hours spent planning a service project cannot be included on this form.
  • Submit the Individual Member Tracking Form with community service hours for each member of the entire chapter by the last day of classes.

To Exceed Community Service Expectations (submit photo and complete one or more of the other two listed)

  • Submit photo of chapter members participating in a community service event.  Photo must be at least 400kb and must be accompanied by the Photo Release Form. Make sure to have permission from the charity to take photographs during the event.
  • Host or co-host a community service project with at least one other chapter or registered student organization.
  • 75% of chapter members participate in chapter sponsored community service event(s).See Participation Rate definition above.

 

Philanthropic Expectations:

  • Plan and execute one or more Philanthropy projects.

To Exceed Philanthropic Expectations (submit photo and complete one or more of the other two listed)

  • Submit photo of chapter members participating in a philanthropic event.  Photo must be at least 400kb and must be accompanied by the Photo Release Form.
  • Host or co-host a philanthropic project with at least one other chapter or registered student organization.
  • 50% of chapter members participate in chapter sponsored philanthropic project(s).See Participation Rate definition above.

 

Chapter Development Category

As a community, we embody the value of lifelong commitment. The expectations in this category encourage chapters to develop and maintain a healthy status and healthy relationships.

Chapter Development Expectations:

  • Submit Chapter Development Form to advisor during designated monthly meeting.
  • Submit National New Member Program or Membership Intake Process by September 30th.
  • New members shall complete the New Member Module by Council specified deadline.
  • Chapter hosts alcohol-free sisterhood or brotherhood events by end of semester.

To Exceed Chapter Development Expectations (complete one or more by the end of semester)

  • Create and implement a program or an exit-interview process for graduating members.
  • Chapter hosts an internal retreat for all of its members.
  • Create and implement one or more alumni outreach initiatives by end of semester (newsletter, alcohol-free social event, formal banquet, etc.).

 

Leadership & Personal Development Category

As a community, we embody the value of human dignity. The expectations in this category promote the growth and development of one’s self.

Leadership & Personal Development Expectations:

  • Chapter shall send council designated number of member(s) to the Emerging Leaders Conference on November 3 (Date Subject to Change).
  • Chapter officers shall attend the following as they apply to their councils: Women Leading Women, IFC Leadership Event, NPHC Retreat and MGC Retreat.  Attendance requirement will be determined by Council. (May occur Fall and/or Winter Semester)
  • Each chapter shall submit a list of their members who hold volunteer leadership positions with a University sponsored or recognized organization outside of Greek Life.  Submit information on Campus Involvement Form. 
  • Host or co-sponsor at least one seminar, guest speaker, and/or presentation on a leadership or personal development topic.

 

To Exceed Leadership & Personal Development Expectations

  • 50% of chapter members will attend a leadership program or guest speaker during the semester. See Participation Rate definition above.
  • Submit a list of volunteer leadership positions that members hold outside of the University of Michigan at the end of the semester. Please include name, organization and title

 

Community Building & Campus Engagement Category

As a community, we embody the value of unity. The expectations in this category build understanding and relationships within the diverse University of Michigan campus.

Community Building & Campus Engagement Expectations:

  • Chapters must collaborate with at least one other registered student organization or Greek organization to plan and implement a program during the semester. The co-sponsored program may be educational, service/philanthropic, or social (alcohol-free) in nature.
  • 50% of a chapter’s members shall be involved in at least one University sponsored or recognized organization outside of Greek Life (such an IM team, Student Government, Res Hall Council, Varsity Sport, or Student Organization). Submit information on Campus Involvement Form by end of semester. See Participation Rate definition above.

To Exceed Community Building & Campus Engagement Expectations (complete one or more)

  • Chapter plans a chapter outing to attend at least one campus-based multicultural/intercultural/diversity educational program by end of semester.  
  • Host or co-host a multicultural/intercultural/diversity program. Submit via program/event/project submission form by end of semester.
  • 50% of chapter members attend at least one multicultural/intercultural/diversity program during the semester. Submit information on Individual Member Tracking Form.  See Participation Rate definition above.

 

Risk Management Category (General and Policy Compliance)

As a community, we embody the value of responsible behavior. The expectations in this category ensure the safety of both those within the Greek Life community and the greater University of Michigan community.

General Risk Management Expectations:

  • Chapters shall participate in ALL hazing prevention programs as decided/planned by each council and according to each council’s decision on attendance requirements.
  • Chapter shall submit their National Risk Management Policy by September 30th.
  • Chapters shall submit their national or local Crisis Management Plan by September 30th.
  • IFC New Members shall attend Sober Monitor Training by the council specified deadline.
  • Panhellenic New Members shall participate in the Secure in Sisterhood Educational Program as specified by the council.
  • All designated officers must attend council mandated social risk-management meetings/workshops.
  • Panhellenic chapter members shall attend the Social Liaison Training as designated by the executive board.
  • Chapters with facilities whose addresses are on the OGL website shall submit the Fire Safety Worksheet by September 30th.

To Exceed Risk Management Expectations (complete one or more)

  • Chapter plans and executes an educational program on a Risk Management topic for its members. Submit via program/event/project submission form by end of semester.
  • Chapter hosts or co-hosts an alcohol-free social event. Submit via program/event/project submission form by end of semester.

Policy Compliance Expectations:

  • Panhellenic and IFC chapters must comply with the Social Environment Management Policy (SEMP).  For a chapter that violates the SEMP, it is possible to conditionally meet the Policy Compliance Expectation if the chapter is under a governing body approved improvement plan.
  • All chapters must comply with the Hazing Policy for the Greek Community. For a chapter that violates the Hazing Policy, it is possible to conditionally meet the Policy Compliance Expectation if the chapter is under a governing body approved improvement plan.

 

 

Winter Semester Chapter Expectations

Participation Rate Definition - There are two ways to meet the required percentage participation rate for certain expectations.  Student A and student B each attend an event and are counted as two members towards participation rate OR  Student A attends two events and is counted as two members toward the participation rate. Either way the total members counted must be equal to or above the required percentage of a chapter’s total membership number. (Official numbers for Fall will be calculated as of November 1st and for Winter, they will be calculated as of March 1st). Example:  For a 100 person chapter to meet a 50% participation rate, 50 members can attend one event, 25 members can each attend two events, or even the same 10 members can each attend five events. 

Administrative Category

As a community, we embody the values of accountability and integrity. The expectations in this category showcase a mutual respect for our fellow members and all stakeholders within the Greek Life community.

Administrative Expectations:

  • Submit Chapter Information Form (including officer, alumni and finance information) by the first day of classes.
  • Submit Chapter Roster by Council specified deadline.
  • Update the chapter’s Student Organization Advancement & Recognition (SOAR) contact information and SOAS signers if applicable by the first day of classes.
  • NPHC & MGC chapters submit Intake Paperwork by Council specified deadline.
  • IFC & Panhellenic chapters submit Initiation Information Form by February 20th.
  • Pay Council Dues by Council specified deadline.
  • Presidents submit the Officer Anti-Hazing Agreement by the first day of classes.
  • Membership Information Cards must be turned in for all members within one week of bid acceptance (IFC & Panhel) or by specified deadline (MGC & NPHC)

Academic Category (Programmatic and GPA)  

As a community, we embody the value of academic success. The expectations in this category foster academic excellence in Greek Life and the greater University of Michigan community. 

Academic GPA Expectations:

  • Each chapter shall maintain a previous semester chapter GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Below 2.75, does not meet expectations
  • From 2.75 and 3.20 meets expectations
  • Above 3.20 exceeds expectations

Academic Programmatic Expectations:

  • Host or co-host one or more academic programs.

To Exceed Programmatic Expectations (complete one or more)

  • Host or co-host an second academic program.
  • Have one or more faculty members serve as an academic advisor(s).

Community Service & Philanthropy Category

As a community, we embody the value of respect for all. The expectations in this category promote the efforts of serving the community in which we are in.  

Definitions

  • Community Service projects identify issues and needs within the community, and they address them through direct, hands-on activities, programs or interventions.  Examples include serving food at a soup kitchen, tutoring or reading to children at an after school program, leading a Boy Scout troop and cleaning up a local park. 
  • Philanthropic projects gather resources needed to address an issue or need within the community.  Resources are not limited to just fundraising for dollars but also includes material goods.  Examples include conducting clothing or canned food drives, coordinating a collection of school supplies for students in Ann Arbor, and walking/running in a marathon to raise money for a charity.  A philanthropic project does not include fundraising for the chapter’s own needs.

Community Service Expectations:

  • Plan one or more Community Service projects with 50% participation rate. See Participation Rate definition above.  Participation is noted on Program/Event/Project Form.  Service projects for academic credit or pay and hours spent planning a service project cannot be included on this form.
  • Submit the Individual Member Tracking Form with community service hours for each member of the entire chapter by the last day of classes.

To Exceed Community Service Expectations (submit photo and complete one or more of the other two listed)

  • Submit photo of chapter members participating in a community service event.  Photo must be at least 400kb and must be accompanied by the Photo Release Form. Make sure to have permission from the charity to take photographs during the event.
  • Host or co-host a community service project with at least one other chapter or registered student organization.
  • 75% of chapter members participate in chapter sponsored community service event(s). See Participation Rate definition above.

Philanthropic Expectations:

  • Plan and execute one or more Philanthropy projects.

To Exceed Philanthropic Expectations (submit photo and complete one or more of the other two listed)

  • Submit photo of chapter members participating in a philanthropic event.  Photo must be at least 400kb and must be accompanied by the Photo Release Form.
  • Host or co-host a philanthropic project with at least one other chapter or registered student organization.
  • 50% of chapter members participate in chapter sponsored philanthropic project(s). See Participation Rate definition above.

 

Chapter Development Category

As a community, we embody the value of lifelong commitment. The expectations in this category encourage chapters to develop and maintain a healthy status and healthy relationships.

Chapter Development Expectations:

  • Discuss Chapter Development Form during designated monthly advisor meeting.
  • Discuss National New Member Program or Membership Intake Process during designated monthly advisor meeting.
  • New members shall complete the New Member Module by Council specified deadline.
  • Create and implement one or more alumni outreach initiatives by end of semester (newsletter, alcohol-free social event, formal banquet, etc.).

To Exceed Chapter Development Expectations (complete one or more)

  • Create and implement a program or an exit-interview process for graduating members.
  • Chapter hosts an internal retreat for all of its members.
  • Chapter hosts alcohol-free sisterhood or brotherhood events by end of semester.

Leadership & Personal Development Category

As a community, we embody the value of human dignity. The expectations in this category promote the growth and development of one’s self.

Leadership & Personal Development Expectations:

  • Chapter leadership shall attend MGLI Presidents weekend.
  • Chapter officers shall attend the following as they apply to their councils: Women Leading Women, IFC Leadership Event, NPHC Retreat and MGC Retreat.  Attendance requirement will be determined by Council. (May occur Fall and/or Winter Semester)
  • Host or co-sponsor at least one seminar, guest speaker, and/or presentation on a leadership topic.
  • Each chapter shall submit a list of their members who hold volunteer leadership positions with a University sponsored or recognized organization outside of Greek Life.  Submit information on Campus Involvement Form.

To Exceed Leadership & Personal Development Expectations

  • 50% of chapter members will attend a leadership program or guest speaker each academic year. See Participation Rate definition above.
  • 75% of chapter members attend a leadership program, guest speaker, and/or presentation. See Participation Rate definition above.
  • Submit a list of volunteer leadership positions that members hold outside of the University of Michigan. Please include name, organization and title.

Community Building & Campus Engagement Category

As a community, we embody the value of unity. The expectations in this category build understanding and relationships within the diverse University of Michigan campus.

Community Building & Campus Engagement Expectations:

  • Chapter must plan a chapter outing to attend at least one campus-based multicultural/intercultural/diversity educational program by end of semester.
  • 50% of a chapter’s members shall be involved in at least one University sponsored or recognized organization outside of Greek Life (such an IM team, Student Government, Res Hall Council, Varsity Sport, or Student Organization). Submit information on Campus Involvement Form by end of semester. See Participation Rate definition above.

To Exceed Community Building & Campus Engagement Expectations (complete one or more)

  • Chapters must collaborate with at least one other registered student organization or Greek organization to plan and implement a program during the semester.  The co-sponsored program may be educational, service/philanthropic, or social (alcohol-free) in nature. 
  • Host or co-host a multicultural/intercultural/diversity program. Submit via program/event/project submission form by end of semester.
  • 50% of chapter members attend at least one multicultural/intercultural/diversity program per year. Submit information on Individual Member Tracking Form. See Participation Rate definition above.

 

Risk Management Category (General and Policy Compliance)

As a community, we embody the value of responsible behavior. The expectations in this category ensure the safety of both those within the Greek Life community and the greater University of Michigan community.

General Risk Management Expectations:

  • Chapters shall participate in ALL hazing prevention programs as decided/planned by each council and according to each council’s decision on attendance requirements.
  • Chapter shall review their National Risk Management Policy with advisor.
  • IFC New Members shall attend Sober Monitor Training by the council specified deadline.
  • All designated officers must attend council mandated social risk-management meetings/workshops.
  • Panhellenic chapter members shall attend the Social Liaison Training as designated by the executive board.
  • Chapters with facilities whose addresses are on the OGL website shall review the Fire Safety Worksheet with advisor.

To Exceed General Risk Management Expectations (complete one or more)

  • Chapter plans and executes an educational program on a Risk Management topic for its members. Submit via program/event/project submission form by the end of the semester.
  • Chapter hosts or co-hosts an alcohol-free social event. Submit via program/event/project submission form by the end of the semester.

 

Policy Compliance Expectations:

  • Panhellenic and IFC chapters must comply with the Social Environment Management Policy (SEMP).  For a chapter that violates the SEMP, it is possible to conditionally meet the Policy Compliance Expectation if the chapter is under a governing body approved improvement plan.
  • All chapters must comply with the Hazing Policy for the Greek Community. For a chapter that violates the Hazing Policy, it is possible to conditionally meet the Policy Compliance Expectation if the chapter is under a governing body approved improvement plan.

 

 

 

 

Council Executive Board Expectations

The executive boards of IFC, MGC, NPHC, and Panhellenic are expected to assist chapters with completing the above expectations by providing the following below:

Administrative (General) Category

  • Each Council is responsible for setting specific deadlines and notifying member chapters of administrative deadlines in a timely manner.         

Academic Category (Programmatic and GPA)  

  • Notify chapters on how to get academic information each semester.
  • Identify academic resources.
  • Share best practices of academic programs.

Community Service & Philanthropy Category

  • Councils shall provide a list of service and philanthropic opportunities in the community including those offered within the Greek community.

Chapter Development Category

  • All four councils shall inform chapter members of mandatory programs or online modules and determine the attendance percentage according to the timeline established in their bylaws.
  • Provide programs and plan events that support chapter development.

Leadership & Personal Development Category

  • The councils shall keep chapters aware of the leadership programs and opportunities that are taking place on campus and in the Ann Arbor Community.
  • Plan leadership development events and notify chapters in a timely fashion.

Community Building & Campus Engagement Category

  • The councils shall keep chapters aware of diversity programs that are taking place on campus and in the Ann Arbor Community.
  • All four councils shall come together to plan one event that addresses building intercultural maturity within the Greek Community.
  • All four councils shall plan and execute Greek Awards Night.

Risk Management Category (General and Policy Compliance)

  • Each Council shall sponsor or co-sponsor a hazing prevention program(s) each semester.
  • Each Council shall plan one or more council mandated social risk-management meeting/program each semester.