Stephen F. Austin State University

STAR Standards of Excellence

STAR Standards of Excellence

Greek organizations provide a unique balance of opportunities in leadership, service and philanthropy, academics, and social activities. The Standards of Excellence program was designed to encourage such opportunities for the overall improvement of individual chapters, and to advance the Greek community at SFA. We believe that in order for these standards to have an impact, chapters must value the timeliness and quality of completion for each task. Each year, each organization will be evaluated and recognized based upon points received per task.

Based upon points received, Greek organizations will be able to recognize areas in which they are excelling and areas in which they can continue to improve. There are 500 points possible broken down into 5 categories of standards: Scholarship, Service, Organization Involvement & Leadership Development, New Member Program, and Organizational Management and Member Development.

This packet outlines, in detail, the requirements and expectations for the Greek Standards of Excellence program. It was created for the use of chapters to manage the completion of required tasks. This packet is subject to change by the Office of Student Engagement. It is highly recommended that the responsibilities outlined in the packet should be delegated among chapter leadership.

Any questions and concerns regarding this program should be directed to the Graduate Assistant of Greek Life, Connor Clark at greeklife@sfasu.edu or the Assistant Director of Greek Life, Saville Harris at harrisss@sfasu.edu.

STAR Chapters

5 STAR Chapters

A 5-STAR Chapter is considered to be in Excellent Standing by SFA Greek Life's STAR Standards of Excellence packet representing academics, service, leadership development, new member development and organizational management. The chapters below are within the 90th percentile or higher for the 2018-2019 academic year. You can view the 2018-2019 academic year STAR Report on the right side of the screen for further information.

  • Pi Kappa Alpha (IFC)
  • Sigma Chi (IFC)
  • Theta Chi (IFC)
  • Delta Delta Delta (NPC)
  • Zeta Tau Alpha (NPC)
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. (MGC)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)
4 STAR Chapters

A 4-STAR Chapter is considered to be in Good Standing by SFA Greek Life's STAR Standards of Excellence packet representing academics, service, leadership development, new member development and organizational management. The chapters below are within the 80-89th percentile for the 2018-2019 academic year. You can view the 2018-2019 academic year STAR Report on the right side of the screen for further information.

  • Alpha Gamma Rho (IFC)
  • Delta Tau Delta (IFC)
  • Phi Delta Theta (IFC)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon (IFC)
  • Delta Zeta (NPC)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)
3 STAR Chapters

A 3-STAR Chapter is considered to be in a Needs Improvement Standing by SFA Greek Life's STAR Standards of Excellence packet representing academics, service, leadership development, new member development and organizational management. The chapters below are within the 70-79th percentile for the 2018-2019 academic year. You can view the 2018-2019 academic year STAR Report on the right side of the screen for further information.

  • Phi Kappa Psi (IFC)
  • Sigma Tau Gamma (IFC)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon (IFC)
  • Alpha Chi Omega (NPC)
  • Chi Omega (NPC)
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. (MGC)
  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. (MGC)
  • Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc. (MGC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)
2 STAR Chapters

A 2-STAR Chapter is considered to be in a Probation Standing by SFA Greek Life's STAR Standards of Excellence packet representing academics, service, leadership development, new member development and organizational management. The chapters below are within the 60-69th percentile for the 2018-2019 academic year. Chapters at a 2-STAR level are not able to participate in intramural Greek League or hold any social events on or off-campus.

You can view the 2018-2019 academic year STAR Report on the right side of the screen for further information.

  • Pi Kappa Phi (IFC)
  • Sigma Nu (IFC)
1 STAR Chapters

A 1-STAR Chapter is considered to be in a Probation Standing by SFA Greek Life's STAR Standards of Excellence packet representing academics, service, leadership development, new member development and organizational management. The chapters below are within the 59th percentile or lower for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Chapters at a 1-STAR level are not able to participate in intramural Greek League or hold any social events on or off-campus. Two consecutive semesters at 1-STAR level will result in the inability to hold socials and participate in intake. Three consecutive semesters at 1-STAR level will result in becoming an unrecognized chapter with SFA Greek Life Programs.

You can view the 2018-2019 academic year STAR Report on the right side of the screen for further information.

  • Kappa Sigma (IFC)
  • Sigma Alpha Mu (IFC)

Unrecognized Chapters

We would like to advise all students and parents/guardians that there are groups that are not recognized by the University. For your own well-being, we discourage you from attending events and from affiliating yourself with these organizations.

What does it mean to be an inactive chapter?

Inactive status means that a chapter is not currently on campus due to reasons such as low membership numbers, low campus interest, or the chapter chose to leave on their own.

Inactive Chapters

Phi Beta Sigma

Iota Phi Theta

Sigma Iota Alpha

Sigma Gamma Rho

What does it mean to be a suspended chapter?

Suspended status means that the chapter is not permitted to be an active organization on campus; whether that is mandated by the University or the organization's National Headquarters. In most cases, there is a significant reason for the suspension, and there is a certain date when they will be reactivated as a student organization.

Suspended Chapters

Alpha Phi Alpha

Sigma Lambda Gamma

Delta Chi

Students with Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by Room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-6401, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services. To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process.