Standards of Excellence & Awards

Standards of Excellence

The Standards of Excellence have been designed to indicate what San José State University expects from each chapter. In addition, the standards show what sets fraternities and sororities apart from other student organizations. It is required that each chapter meets these minimum standards in order to be considered in good standing with the University, and to maintain recognition.

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1,880 – 2,130 points 1,630 – 1,879 points 1,400 – 1,629 points


Important Standards of Excellence Information

  • Standards of Excellence submissions for the 2017 year are due TBD.
  • 2017 Standards of Excellence Packet
  • Philanthropy Project/Event Form
  • Direct Community Service Form
  • Event Confirmation Form


Additional Awards

Fraternity & Sorority Member of the Year

One Fraternity member and one Sorority member who best exemplify the values of Greek Life at San Jose State University, will be selected as the Greek Man and Greek Woman of the Year. Individuals that are nominated will be evaluated based on information provided specifically describing their character, scholastic performance, chapter involvement, Greek life involvement, University & greater community involvement, public service, etc. throughout their undergraduate career.

Emerging Sorority/Fraternity Leader of the Year

One Fraternity and one Sorority member who is identified as having demonstrated taking initiative or action, and showed an ability to inspire and lead within their fraternity/sorority and/or the Greek community. Individuals that are nominated will be judged on the information provided on how they exemplified chapter values, took action/got involved regardless of a title or position, and served as a role model for other members within the organization. This award is intended for younger members within the Fraternity & Sorority community; looking to highlight those members that have made an impact in the short time in which they've been active.

Advisor of the Year

The Advisor of the Year Award recognizes an advisor that goes above and beyond to motivate, challenge, and support the undergraduate officers and members. This person demonstrates their commitment by being present at relevant Chapter events and meetings, assists with organizational goal setting and transitions, serves as a role model to the members, mentors individual students, and more.