In order to perpetuate the high reputation of Delta Sigma Phi, the membership has asked that chapters be evaluated on a comprehensive set of standards. All chapters are required to submit an Accreditation Application which highlights their compliance with the standards of the Fraternity. This ensures that each chapter maintains a high level of progress and achievement Accreditation Applications are due to headquarters by June 1, groups who miss the June 1 deadline will be subject to a $500 fine.
Accreditation points are earned for chapter activities that demonstrate commitment to the standards of Delta Sigma Phi. The 25 Minimum Standards are separated into six distinct categories:
- Academic & Personal Success
- Membership Growth & Retention
- Advisory Support and Management
- Responsibility & Accountability
- Campus and Community Involvement
- Financial and Administrative Management
Your chapter must meet the minimum standards annually. No partial credit can be earned. Either the standard is met in full or it is not met at all. Starting August 1, 2011, failure to meet the minimum standards will result in a chapter/colony being placed on immediate probation.
Each of the 25 standards is worth four points. A total of 100 points are possible. Scoring at least 80/100 constitutes meeting the minimum standards. A required source of documentation is listed for most standards. The Fraternity reserves the right to determine whether sufficient documentation has been provided. Failure to sufficiently document any item will lead to loss of standard being met.
Contenders for the Fraternity's top chapter awards stem from the annual accreditation application process. Don't miss an opportunity for your chapter to be recognized this summer at Convention, submit your chapter's Accreditation Application