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Standards of Excellence

Download the Standards of Excellence Packet here. (PDF)


Fraternity & Sorority Life believes that each chapter has the ability to enhance their own organization and the collective Northwestern community. The Standards of Excellence program enables chapters to identify the best pathways to their success while maintaining minimum expectations of compliance and efficiency. This program does not assume every chapter at Northwestern is the same; instead the program encourages chapters to assess, plan, and execute goals that fit into their own strategy for success. Through this program, chapters have the ability to create sustainable positive change within the scope of Fraternity & Sorority Life vision, mission, and core values for the community.


The purpose of Standards of Excellence is to ensure that every Northwestern fraternity and sorority chapter is fully committed to the highest quality experience for each of its members, with particular emphasis on upholding the core principles of Northwestern Fraternity & Sorority Life (Wellness, Accountability, Chapter Development, Social Justice, and Campus & Community Partnership)

Chapter Coaching

Fraternity & Sorority Life is committed to supporting our chapters through consistent, intentional conversations about their growth. We believe this should be a process in which chapters continually explore and develop better ways to serve their own purposes and those of the greater community.