Expectations for Excellence
If you have any questions about Expectations for Excellence, please feel free to contact the Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant.
REMINDER: Documents are due through email to excellenceGA@rochester.edu by November 9, 2017 at 11:59pm.
101-D Ruth Merrill Center, Wilson Commons
Phone: (585) 275-9375
Office Hours: TBA
About Expectations for Excellence (EE)
The Expectations for Excellence is an initiative at the University of Rochester to create college-centered fraternity and sorority chapters on campus. The program follows a success driven model that encourages the chapters to become a larger part of the campus community rather than exist as insular groups on the periphery of the college. The program encourages co-sponsorship of events with other fraternities, sororities, and non-fraternity/sorority student groups on campus as well as greater interaction with college offices and increased use of college resources.
For the Expectations for Excellence Process, each fraternity/sorority chapter creates a distinctive plan with proposed events and strategies for the calendar year, submitted in January. The chapter is then responsible for completing the goals set forth in the plan, with the support of the FSA staff, Chapter Advocate (a staff or faculty member), and their Alumni Advisor. In November, each fraternity/sorority completes a written Annual Report and formally presents the Annual Report, in person, to the Standards Subcommittee Review Panel. After the Standards Subcommittee has reviewed a chapter’s submitted materials and the Annual Report Presentation reviews, the Standards Subcommittee decides whether or not to accredit a group. Many positive changes have been made in the fraternity and sorority system due to the impact of the Expectations for Excellence.
- Expectations for Excellence document : The document for each chapter can be found in a shared Google Drive folder. Each chapter should have the documents from 2014 to the current year. If you have trouble accessing the document, please email excellenceGA@rochester.edu.
- Accreditation Information
Expectations for Excellence Crash Course
EE Crash Course is designed for those chapter members with little experience with the Expectations for Excellence process. This session will provide basic information on the structure of the Expectations for Excellence process, tips for compiling and organizing information, and foundations for writing the document.
To schedule an EE Crash Course session email Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant at excellenceGA@rochester.edu. In your email please include the name of your chapter, the names and positions (if applicable) of members attending the session, and indicate possible dates and times of availability. Please allow at least 1 week after a request is submitted for scheduling and preparation purposes.
Expectations for Excellence Consultations
EE Consultations are meant to be voluntary, in-depth brainstorming sessions between chapter members and leaders, with the assistance of the Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant. These sessions will involve facilitated conversations about specific things to be included in each standard of the Expectations for Excellence document. Chapter members should come prepared with information about all programs and initiatives hosted by the chapter in the previous year, and will discuss how to appropriately incorporate such information in to the document.
To schedule an EE Consultation email Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant at excellenceGA@rochester.edu. In your email please include the name of your chapter, specify which consultation is being requested, the names and positions (if applicable) of members attend the session, and indicate possible dates and times of availability. Please allow at least 1 week after a request is submitted for scheduling and preparation purposes.
Expectations for Excellence Document Review
Document review sessions can be requested once a draft document has been completed. This session is meant for editing purposes by the Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant. Once documents are submitted for review, chapters should allow at least 5 days for feedback to be generated and returned. To schedule an EE Document Review email Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant at excellenceGA@rochester.edu.
Any chapter can request to get detailed feedback from an FSA staff member or member of the Standards Subcommittee. The deadline for this request is October 26, 2017.
** The last day for in depth assistance from the Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant regarding final documents is October 31st.**
See our Calendar for Upcoming EE Open Fora & Training Dates.