The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is pleased to present the community with a brand-new accreditation program, Elevation. Below you will find all the resources necessary to complete the Elevation accreditation process, which the FSL community’s year-long pursuit for fraternal excellence.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life believes each chapter has the opportunity to elevate their organization and collectively elevate the entire fraternity and sorority community through the continuous process of improvement. The Elevation accreditation program allows chapters the opportunity to determine the best pathway for their success. The program is not a “one size fits all” model but instead encourages CSU chapters to assess their current reality, determine goals to fit their individual needs, develop action plans to meet their established goals, and reflect on successes and opportunities for improvement. Chapters have the opportunity to continually grow and improve; achieving the goals they set for themselves in each of seven priority areas created to provide congruence with the commonly shared values of fraternities and sororities.
Click here for the academic year Elevation program.
Click here for the calendar year Elevation program.
Forms for Elevation
Chapter Contact Form
Chapter Facility Form
Community Service & Philanthropy Report
Fraternity/Sorority 101 for New Members Form
Hazing Compliance Form
Leadership Development Form
Liability Insurance Form
Notice of Intake/ Recruitment Form
Priority Plan Form (Assessments, Action Plans, Action Plan Revisions, Reflections)
Risk Management & Emergency Procedures Form
Scholarship Plan Form
Web Update Form
– Student organization re-registration and management can be accessed through RamLink.
Academic Year Program
Program Runs September to May
Calendar Year Program
Program Runs January to December
September 2, 2016:
September 23, 2016
September 30, 2016:
October 14, 2016:
November 18, 2016:
December 9, 2016:
January 27, 2017:
March 10, 2017:
April 21, 2017:
May 3- 4, 2017:
May 5, 2017:
January 27, 2017:
February 17, 2017:
By February 28, 2017:
March 10, 2017:
April 21, 2017:
May 5, 2017:
September 1, 2017:
October 13, 2017:
November 17, 2017:
December 4- 7, 2017:
December 8, 2017:
Roster Update Instructions
Here are some instructions to assist in updating rosters. Before the roster update is due, your chapter liaison will send you a .pdf version of your roster. It is your responsibility to email your chapter liaison back with individual changes indicated. A few things to keep in mind regarding roster updates:
- Please do not send back this pdf document edited or a separate chapter roster. Please only email changes to be made to this direct roster.
- Please make sure the number of new and active members on this roster is accurate. Any active members with a changed status should be noted in this roster update using the following format:Individual’s Name and one of the following statuses: (e.g. Joe Smith- Resigned Initiated)
- New Member
- Neophyte (New Member)
- Neophyte (Associate Member)
- Inactive – Semester
- Inactive – Year
- Resigned – Initiated
- Resigned – Not Initiated
- Dismissed – Initiated
- Dismissed – Not Initiated
- Transferred – Initiated
- Transferred – Not Initiated
- Any members that do not appear on this roster need to complete the online membership information form and grade waiver (found here on our website). This is the only way a member can be added to your roster. All new members must complete this form within 72 hours of officially beginning an intake or new member process.
If any information is highlighted in yellow, it means that the information in that cell is incorrect and therefore should be verified and corrected when you send your roster update. Please let me know if you have any questions related to roster updates.
If the roster update is the last one of the semester, please be advised that the final roster updates you submit will be what we use to create the chapter’s grade report. Please double check to ensure that all new members from this semester appear on this roster and that the list of active members is complete. You will remove graduate seniors on the first roster update of next semester after they are no longer students. They should remain on this last roster update since they were a student and member of your chapter throughout the semester.
Elevation Video: The video should be 5-7 minutes in length. The video is designed to be a synthesized version of your formal Elevation written reflections. You should address each of the seven priority areas in Elevation, citing success and areas for future improvement as you see fit.
The format of the video allows for your chapter’s creativity and unique identity to be presented; meaning that you can deliver that content any way you like. You as chapter president could be the only chapter member in the video, your executive board could be in the video, or your entire chapter could be in the video. You can sing it, you can dance it, or you can read it. The only thing you are evaluated on is the content.
Here are two examples of Elevation Reflection Videos:
Elevation Panels: You will have roughly 10 minutes to share the information you would like to present to the panel, followed by roughly 15 minutes of dialogue with the panelists. You may present information in any way you feel comfortable. The panel is meant to be your opportunity to make meaning of your past year through conversation with panelists.
You may do this: by simply sitting across from the panel talking through your experience, by bringing physical artifacts or examples to share, or by creating a PowerPoint or similar presentation (AV will be available, but please let us know if you plan to use it so we can be ready). No extra points will be given for the formality or polish of a presentation. We are looking for depth of content and your ability to explain your experience. We don’t want this to be a stressful experience – we want it to be your opportunity to brag about your organization and reflect on areas for improvement!
Here is an example of what a walkthrough of a panel could look like:
– In advance of panel, judges will watch your elevation reflection video.
– For the first ten minutes or so of the panel, provide a presentation and overview of your chapter’s participation in Elevation.
– The remainder of the time spent will be questions and answers and a dialog with the panelists about your chapter.
Elevation Panels Criteria: The judges will be look for specific criteria in your panel, which are:
– Chapter can articulate their experience completing the Elevation program.
– Chapter is able to describe how they utilized the Elevation program to set and achieve goals connected to organizational values and initiatives.
– Chapter is able to reflect on areas of improvement as a result of completing the Elevation program.
– Chapter is able to reflect on areas of success as a result of completing the Elevation program.
– Chapter is able to articulate what they will do differently in the future when completing the Elevation program.
A sample rubric is available here.
Awards Panels: These are panels held uniquely from the Elevation panels. Each chapter has the opportunity to opt in to any of the awards they would like. More information can be found in the Awards and Recognition page under the Programs tab.