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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1,701 – 1,900 points 1,501 – 1,700 points 1,300 – 1,500 points

 

Important Standards of Excellence Information

 

Additional Awards

  • Awards submissions for will be due by 5pm on Monday, March 5, 2018.
  • It is encouraged that chapters complete award nomination forms to recognize members of the Greek community, but it is not required.
  • These awards are supplemental to those such as “Best in Council,” “Most Improved Chapter,” etc.

 

Fraternity & Sorority Member(s) 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 Fraternity and Sorority member(s) of the Year. Individuals that are nominated will be evaluated based on information provided specifically describing their character, scholastic performance, chapter, Greek Life, 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.


Fraternity and Sorority Advisor of the Year:

The Fraternity and Sorority Advisor of the Year Award recognizes 2 advisors that go above and beyond to motivate, challenge, and support the undergraduate officers and members. These people demonstrate 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.


Outstanding Fraternity & Sorority President(s) of the Year:

New to 2017, one Fraternity President and one Sorority President who demonstrated exemplary leadership during their term as chapter president, will be selected as the Outstanding Fraternity and Sorority Presidents(s) of the Year. Individuals that are nominated will be evaluated based on information provided specifically describing their character, leadership, resilience, and overall performance as president.