The “Greek Pride: A Return To Glory” Initiative
The Pennsylvania State University is proud to host one of the largest fraternity and sorority community in the United States today. The fraternity and sorority community has been recognized as the founder of several of the University’s current programs such as Homecoming and the IFC-Panhellenic Dance Marathon, the largest student-operated philanthropy in the country today.
The objective of the Greek Pride: A Return to Glory initiative is to foster a vibrant, growing and diverse fraternity and sorority community at The Pennsylvania State University. The annual Chapter Accreditation Process is component of the initiative. The evaluation process encourages the success of the fraternity and sorority community by developing and demonstrating best practices in each chapter.
The annual Chapter Accreditation evaluation serves as a foundation for recognizing differences among the Penn State fraternity and sorority chapters, governing councils, and inter/national organizations. Working with such a large, diverse, and complex fraternity and sorority community allows for growth and awareness among our students. However, it may provide some challenges when developing a unified process for fraternities and sororities within four governing councils. The ultimate goal of this process is to improve chapter strategic planning and event implementation each year.
The forms required to complete the Accreditation Process are available below. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has developed a Chapter Accreditation Application for fraternities and sororities in each of the four governing councils:
Annual Chapter Accreditation Applications
Current Academic Summary Reports
The information collected during the Chapter Accreditation evaluation is shared with the chapter president, chapter adviser, and the inter/national fraternity and sorority headquarters. The data collected also provides a valuable tool for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as plans are made to address the needs of the entire fraternity and sorority community and individual constituent chapters.