Learning Domains

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has developed learning domains, in conjunction with the established learning domains for the university and student affairs, for many of the major programs and for major leadership positions. Chapter presidents and council officers are required to participate in a pre- and post-assessment to further establish the development of their leadership skills. The assessments are available on the Resources page.

Learning Outcomes for Fraternity and Sorority Life

(As established by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), in conjunction with Educational Benchmarking)

  • Sense of Belonging
  • Diverse Interactions
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Interpersonal Competence
  • Leadership Skills
  • Personal Development Skills
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Self-Worth
  • Intrapersonal Competence
  • Collaboration
  • Principled Dissent
  • Effective Chapter Leadership

Chapter Presidents

  1. Develop a sense of purpose for themselves and the fraternity and sorority community.
  2. Strengthen self-awareness, understand and manage personal emotions, communicate effectively with others, and develop and maintain meaningful relationships.
  3. Increase intercultural/multicultural competence and knowledge
  4. Learn, live, and teach the values of the Northwestern fraternity and sorority community.
  5. Develop a vision for their chapter based on knowledge of self and act to create change.
  6. Engage in healthy living: identify positive behaviors, make sound decisions, and practice those behaviors.
  7. Learn to be responsible and independent.
  8. Exhibit appropriate and proper communication skills to students, staff and faculty.
  9. Develop partnerships with peers to address issues facing fraternity/sorority community.
  10. Work together with others in an atmosphere of teamwork.

Council Officers

  1. Develop a sense of purpose for themselves and the fraternity and sorority community.
  2. Strengthen self-awareness, understand and manage personal emotions, communicate effectively with others, and develop and maintain meaningful relationships.
  3. Increase intercultural/multicultural competence and knowledge
  4. Learn, live, and teach the values of the Northwestern fraternity and sorority community.
  5. Develop a vision for their position based on knowledge of self and act to create change.
  6. Engage in healthy living: identify positive behaviors, make sound decisions, and practice those behaviors.
  7. Learn to be responsible and independent.
  8. Exhibit appropriate and proper communication skills to students, staff, and faculty.
  9. Develop partnerships with peers to address issues facing fraternity/sorority community.
  10. Work together with others in an atmosphere of teamwork.