Coalition Assessment Project
Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA)
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
The Fraternity & Sorority Coalition Assessment Project is designed to advance the fraternity and sorority movement within colleges and universities across North America. Its purpose is to objectively assess and communicate the overall health of a fraternity and sorority community, and this is accomplished via:
- The collection of key target area information and data in advance of an on-campus site visit;
- A site visit conducted by a trained team of campus and fraternity/sorority leaders representative of the community being visited;
- A final assessment report, which includes campus-specific strengths, limitations, and especially recommendations, from the team based on pre-visit data and information gained from the site visit.
The assessment project focuses on five target areas within a fraternity and sorority community, which represent five core commonalities among Partners' standards. The project seeks to thoroughly understand, and report to the university community, its successes and limitations in:
- Developing Positive Interpersonal Relationships
- Advancing Current Leadership Development
- Strengthening Social IQ, Citizenship, and Service Learning
- Advancing Academic Interests/Assessing Graduation Rates of Members
- Determining Effectiveness of Campus Interface with and Support of the Fraternity and Sorority Community
The assessment process, as well as the final report, is a collaborative effort with the host institution. The assessment will include input from a variety of sources who are involved with, and who can impact the health and viability of, the local fraternity and sorority community.
Outcomes of each assessment will identify the strengths, limitations and progress of the campus fraternal community, allowing for benchmarking internally and with peer institutions, and assist stakeholders in dealing with critical issues facing their fraternity and sorority communities including, but not limited to, dysfunctional behaviors, alcohol misuse and future viability.
The assessment project takes into consideration the special needs and unique circumstances of each campus and community, and the process is effective in all types of campus settings - in fraternity/sorority communities large and small, and from large state universities as well as small liberal arts campuses.
The length and cost of each assessment visit varies with the size of the fraternity and sorority community involved. For more information, please contact Kristin Fouts, Director of the Coalition Assessment Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 876-4691.