The Annual Evaluation is a calendar year review of fraternity and sorority performance, achievements, and areas of improvement. Chapters are evaluated within the six domains of Fraternity and Sorority Life at New York University:
- Academic success
- Wellness and risk reduction
- Interpersonal relationships
- Social justice
- Chapter operations and development
The purpose of the evaluation is threefold: institutional accreditation, awards and recognition, and potential housing eligibility. As a result, the Center for Student Life will be able to analyze chapter performance, assist in improving operations, and critically examine and enhance the FSL membership experience.
Organizations are scored on a five-level rubric.
90% to 100%
The chapter has met and exceeded all standards and expectations.
80% to 89.9%
The chapter has gone above minimal expectations at a satisfactory level.
70% to 79.9%
The chapter has met minimum expectations and standards.
60% to 69.99%
The chapter has not met minimum standards and is placed on probation.
50% or lower to 59.99%
The chapter’s rating is unacceptable and placed on immediate suspension. (For the inaugural year of evaluations, chapters that receive one star are placed on probation.)
All chapters receiving a one or two star rating are placed on probation and required to develop a comprehensive improvement plan with FSL staff and their (inter)national headquarters. In addition, any chapter with a one-star rating is not permitted to participate in Fall Formal Recruitment or Intake programs. The plan(s) will have checkpoints throughout the year to hold the chapter accountable in their goals.