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 December 1st, 2014 at 5pm. Please submit your document in .DOC or .DOCX format.
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 February. 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. On December 1st, each fraternity/sorority completes a written Annual Report and formally presents the Annual Report, in person, to the Standards Sub-Committee Review Panel. After the Standards Sub-Committee has reviewed a chapter’s submitted materials and the Annual Report Presentation reviews, the Standards Sub-Committee 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 101
EE 101 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 101 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.
- Scholarship (recommended October 13th – October 19th)
- Community Building and Programming (recommended October 20th – October 26th)
- Character and Values (recommended October 27th – November 2nd)
- Leadership and Organizational Management (recommended November 3rd – November 9th)
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. The recommended time frame for document reviews is November 10th – November 23rd. To schedule an EE Document Review email Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant at excellenceGA@rochester.edu.
** The last day for assistance from the Expectations for Excellence Graduate Assistant regarding 2014 documents is Monday, November 24th.**
See our Calendar for Upcoming EE Open Fora & Training Dates.