Accreditation and Awards

Greek Five Star Chapter Program

The fraternity and sorority community at the Southeast Missouri State University has had a long and rich history. Dating back more than seventy years fraternities and sororities have continued to be an active part of the Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Girardeau community.

The Five Star Chapter Program provides organizations the opportunity to be recognized with “star standing” in five key areas of chapter operations 1) Academic Success, 2) Chapter Management 3) Membership Development and Education, 4) Civic and Community Engagement, and 5) Harm Reduction/Risk Management.

Chapter Five Star Summary

Academic Achievement: 3 Stars
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 3 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 2 Stars
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 3 Stars
Overall: 3 Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: 4 Stars
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 3 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 2 Stars
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: Four Star Chapter
Non-Conforming Chapter – Did not submit five star award materials
Academic Achievement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 1 Star
Civic & Campus Engagement: 1 Star
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: Two Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 1 Star
Civic & Campus Engagement: 1 Star
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: Two Star Chapter
Chapter was not active during the 2017 calendar year
Academic Achievement: 4 Stars
Chapter Management: 5 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 4 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 3 Stars
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: Four Star Chapter
Non-Conforming Chapter – Did not submit five star award materials
Academic Achievement: 2 Stars
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 2 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 1 Star
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: Three Star Chapter
Chapter was not active during the 2017 calendar year
Academic Achievement: 2 Stars
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 2 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 3 Stars
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 1 Star
Overall: Two Star Chapter
Non-Conforming Chapter – Did not submit five star award materials
Chapter was not active during the 2017 calendar year
Academic Achievement: 4 Stars
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 2 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 1 Star
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: Three Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Chapter Management: 3 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 2 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: One Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: 1 Star
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 2 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 3 Stars
Overall: Two Star Chapter
Non-Conforming Chapter – Did not submit five star award materials
Academic Achievement: 3 Stars
Chapter Management: 5 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 3 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 2 Stars
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 1 Star
Overall: Three Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: 4 Stars
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 2 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 3 Stars
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 3 Stars
Overall: Three Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: 3 Stars
Chapter Management: 5 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 3 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: 4 Stars
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 4 Stars
Overall: Four Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Chapter Management: 3 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 1 Star
Civic & Campus Engagement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 3 Stars
Overall: Zero Star Chapter
Academic Achievement: 1 Star
Chapter Management: 4 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 2 Stars
Civic & Campus Engagement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 3 Stars
Overall: Two Star Chapter
Chapter was not active during the entire 2017 calendar year
Academic Achievement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Chapter Management: 2 Stars
Membership Education & Development: 1 Star
Civic & Campus Engagement: Chapter Non-Conforming
Risk Management/Harm Reduction: 2 Stars
Overall: Chapter Non-Conforming

Use of Five Star Chapter Program

The Five Star Chapter Program, which includes the past Greek Accreditation program, focuses on the actions chapters take and the structure they have in place to support their organization. Chapters are required to submit data for the Five Star Chapter Program or to formally notify the Office of Greek Life they do not intend to participate.

Star standing in each of the areas is based upon a set of pertinent criteria. The star standings will be determined by the following point value:

  • Five Star Chapters - Chapters attaining 90% or more of possible points
  • Four Star Chapters – Chapters attaining 70% - 89% of possible points
  • Three Star Chapters – Chapters attaining 55% - 69% of possible points
  • Two Star Chapters – Chapters attaining 41% - 54% of possible points
  • One Star Chapters – Chapters attaining 26% – 40% of possible points
  • Chapter Non-Conforming - Chapters scoring less than 25% of the eligible points or failing to submit any information for the Five Star Chapter Program

Evaluation
The submitted materials are reviewed by a panel of faculty and professional staff at Southeast Missouri State University or invited professionals with experience in Greek Life and/or who work with student organizations at a college or university. Each submission is reviewed by three panelists and the average of the three scores will be the score for each item/section. Reviewers are asked to provide written feedback in relation to their score. Any dispute between panelists will be resolved by the Office of Greek Life.

Accreditation

From 2013-2016 the University provided an “Accreditation process” that asked chapters to respond to 69 questions that included areas such as academics, participating in minimum standards, and chapter operations. Chapters that achieved a set score were “accredited” and those not meeting this standard were “Not Accredited.” The “Accreditation” program was replaced during the 2017 calendar year for the University’s Five Star Program.

Accredited

Alpha Chi Omega
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Alpha Delta Pi
Sigma Chi
Alpha Xi Delta
Phi Delta Theta
Delta Delta Delta
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Gamma Phi Beta
Sigma Tau Gamma
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Lambda Chi Alpha

Not Accredited

Alpha Phi Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Gamma Rho
Sigma Nu
Theta Xi
Zeta Phi Beta

Pending Accreditation Status (Groups were not established for an entire 2016 calendar year on campus)

Alpha Phi

Accredited Chapters

Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Lambda Chi Alpha
Alpha Chi Omega
Gamma Phi Beta
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Delta Chi
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Tau kappa Epsilon
Phi Delta Theta
Sigma Chi

Not Accredited

Sigma Nu
Alpha Phi Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta
Zeta Phi Beta
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Gamma Rho
Theta Xi
Sigma Tau Gamma

Accredited Chapters

Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi
Delta Delta Delta
Alpha Xi Delta
Gamma Phi Beta
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Delta Sigma Theta
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
Lambda Chi Alpha
Sigma Tau Gamma
Delta Chi
Phi Delta Theta
Pi Kappa Alpha

Not Accredited

Theta Xi
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Alpha Phi Alpha

Pending Accreditation Status (Groups were not established for an entire 2014 calendar year on campus)

Tau Kappa Epsilon
Zeta Phi Beta
Sigma Gamma Rho
Iota Phi Theta

Accredited Chapters

Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Gamma Phi Beta
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Lambda Chi Alpha
Delta Chi
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Pi Kappa Alpha
Sigma Chi
Phi Delta Theta

Not Accredited

Alpha Phi Alpha
Phi Beta Sigma
Delta Sigma Theta
Sigma Tau Gamma
Theta Xi

Awards

From 2013-2016 the University provided an “Accreditation process” that asked chapters to respond to 69 questions that included areas such as academics, participating in minimum standards, and chapter operations. Chapters that achieved the highest score in the different areas of the Accreditation program were selected for the overall award for each sub-section.

Risk Management Award
Alpha Chi Omega

Stakeholder Relationships Award
Alpha Delta Pi

Philanthropy and Community Service Award
Sigma Sigma Sigma

Recruitment and Sustainability Award
Alpha Chi Omega

Membership Education and Development Award
Gamma Phi Beta

Chapter Operations and Management Award
Delta Delta Delta

Academic Achievement Award
Alpha Xi Delta

President's Award
Fraternity Presdient's Award goes to Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sorority Presdient's Award goes to Delta Delta Delta

President’s Award

Lambda Chi Alpha (Fraternity)
Alpha Delta Pi (Sorority)

Academic Achievement Award
Alpha Delta Pi

Chapter Operations and Management Award
Gamma Phi Beta

Membership Education and Development Award
Alpha Delta Pi

Recruitment & Sustainability Award
Alpha Xi Delta

Philanthropy and Community Service Award
Delta Chi

Stakeholder Relationships Award
Sigma Phi Epsilon

Risk Management Award
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Academic Achievement:
Alpha Delta Pi

Chapter Operations & Management:
Gamma Phi Beta

Membership Education & Development:
Alpha Delta Pi

Recruitment & Sustainability:
Alpha Xi Delta

Philanthropy & Community Service:
Alpha Xi Delta

Stakeholder Relationships:
Delta Chi

Risk Management:
Lambda Chi Alpha

IFC Chapter of the Year:
Delta Chi
Panhellenic Chapter of the Year: Alpha Delta Pi

President’s Award

Sigma Phi Epsilon (Fraternity)
Alpha Delta Pi (Sorority)

Academic Achievement Award
Alpha Delta Pi

Chapter Operations and Management Award
Sigma Phi Epsilon

Membership Education and Development Award
Gamma Phi Beta

Recruitment & Sustainability Award
Alpha Xi Delta

Philanthropy and Community Service Award
Delta Delta Delta

Stakeholder Relationships Award
Alpha Delta Pi

Risk Management Award
Lambda Chi Alpha

Contact

(573) 986-7301
greeklife@semo.edu


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