Community Standards Section IV: Programming
Fraternity and Sorority Life Mission StatementUT Dallas Fraternity and Sorority Life provide students with a quality fraternal experience, which includes scholarship, service, and social awareness.
Community Standards Purpose StatementIn order for the UT Dallas Fraternity and Sorority community to reach its vision in the future, Fraternity and Sorority Life believes that individual chapters will be most successful if they fulfill the Community Standards that support the values and principles upon which their organizations were founded. The University of Texas at Dallas Fraternity and Sorority Life advocates a Community Standards program to promote a high quality level of performance among all Fraternities and Sororities on campus. The Community Standards have been designed with several goals in mind: to assess chapter performance, to provide avenues to recognize progressing and/or excelling chapters, to serve as an equalizer for chapters of all councils, cultures, sizes, etc., and to elevate the quality of education and student involvement experience at UT Dallas. While the Community Standards serve as a benchmark to illustrate the successes of individual chapters, the Fraternity and Sorority Life office will continue to actively assist with and develop chapter strategies for organizations and their members. In addition to the Community Standards, chapters are, at minimum, expected to comply with all local, inter/national organization policies, all appropriate council governing documents, the UT Dallas Student Code of Conduct, as well as any other additional requirements set forth by the Student Organization Office and Fraternity and Sorority Life office. It is the goal of the Fraternity and Sorority Life that the chapters will not only meet but exceed the criteria outlined in the Community Standards. Fraternity and Sorority Life’s goal is to complement the University’s mission to prepare members of our organizations for life, work and leadership in a constantly changing world, while supporting them in educational and research programs, and transforming their ideas into ideas that directly benefit the personal, economic, social, and cultural lives of the citizens of Texas. To accomplish this goal, we will promote the maintenance of a healthy relationship between the Greek community and the University by following the guidelines outlined in this document.
•The Community Standards are based upon a 100 point scale.
•There are bonus points in each section which enable an organization to earn more than 100 points in their total score.
•There are four main sections within the Community Standards. Each section is worth 25 points.
•An organization needs to earn 80 points or more to be in “Good Standing” with the Fraternity and Sorority Life. Failure to achieve a “Good Standing” with Fraternity and Sorority Life the chapter will meet with their respective advisor for support, guidance, and possible sanctions.