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Expectations for Excellence

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 organizations 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 campus organizations as well as greater interaction with College faculty/staff and use of College resources.

Through the Expectations for Excellence process, each fraternity or sorority chapter creates a distinctive plan with proposed events and strategies for the calendar year. The chapter is then responsible for completing the goals set forth in the plan, with the support of the Fraternity and Sorority Association (FSA) staff, chapter advocate (a staff or faculty member), and the chapter’s alumni advisor.

In November, each fraternity or 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 determines a final accreditation status for that organization, and provides feedback through the review process for improved chapter operations.

Support and Resources

The Fraternity and Sorority Affairs graduate assistant can provide the following support to organizations as they complete this process:

  • Grant access to your Google Drive, where your organization’s current and past EE documents are stored
  • Help a new officer understand the basics of the EE process from start to finish
  • Review the status of your current document and provide feedback on your progress
  • Conduct a complete document review, providing your organization with feedback prior to your final submission

Please reach out to for any of these resources.

2019–20 Events and Deadlines
September 9Expectations for Excellence (EE) Training
October 24EE Report Early Submission Deadline
November 6–7Volunteer Reviewer Training
November 7Final EE Report Submission Deadline
November 14–15EE Presentations
January 14EE Strategic Planning Day
January 28EE Plan Submission Deadline

Please email with questions about these events and deadlines.


If you have any questions about Expectations for Excellence, contact the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs graduate assistant.

Gavriela Sanders

101-D Ruth Merrill Center, Wilson Commons
Phone: (585) 275-9375
Office Hours: By appointment