The Indiana University Fraternity and Sorority Community began an initiative in 2004 focused on the integration of our core principles into an assessment process that would unify the goals and values of the all fraternities and sororities. These core values represent not only the learning goals of the chapters and each individual member but also of the university and its commitment of providing meaningful experiences outside the classroom. The five parts of the Pillars of Excellence outline what a successful chapter should look like and give each member a foundation in striving to be the best member. These principles, to which our chapters were founded upon many years ago, are still an integral part of our chapters today.
These are the core values that represent not only the learning goals of the chapters and each individual member, but also of the Greek community and Indiana University as a whole. These pillars outline what a successful chapter promotes:
Chapter teaches and upholds the values of their organization, Fraternity and Sorority community, and Indiana University
Intellectual Development and Academic Support: Chapter develops and maintains a scholarship program for its members that will enhance their academic success.
Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Chapter respects the dignity of people while embracing the free exchange of ideas and beliefs.
Intellectual Development and Academic Support
Chapter develops and maintains a scholarship program for its members that will enhance their academic success and contribute to the academic mission of the university.
Chapters engage in meaningful, comprehensive civic engagement and community partnerships.
Chapter encourages leadership development and promotes leadership opportunities for its members.