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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Chapter Expectations

The Annual Chapter Expectations Program (ACE) was developed to improve the management of, inspire the growth and development of, and evaluate the quality of fraternity and sorority chapters at the University of South Carolina. The ACE Program allows the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to evaluate chapter performance as it relates to our minimum expectations of UofSC fraternal organizations, and gives potential members additional information about our chapters, prior to them joining.

2019 ACE Packet

The 2019 ACE Program submissions were due Monday, Dec. 2; late submissions are still being accepted, but chapters will receive a 5-point deduction each day the packet is late.

Questions? Contact Bethany Yost, Assistant Director for Greek Leadership and Development.


2020 ACE Packet

The 2020 ACE Program details the minimum expectations for our fraternal organizations, as well as the evaluation system. The 2020 ACE Program submissions will be due via an online form by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The submission form will be made available late Oct. 2020.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Longmire, Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life.



The ACE Program evaluates chapters in the areas of: Leadership and Member Development; Safety and Accountability; Community Engagement; Academic Excellence; and Accomplishments and Challenges. Based on their ability and dedication to meeting minimum expectations, chapters will receive one of the following designations:

90% or higher of possible points: Exceeds Expectations with Distinction
80% - 89% of possible points: Exceeds Expectations
70% - 79% of possible points: Meets Expectations
60% - 69% of possible points: Approaching Expectations
Below 60% of possible points: Does Not Meet Expectations


Some end of the year awards will also be determined by this expectations program. The highest-scoring fraternities and sororities will be in the running for the Chapter of the Year awards. Additionally, “Excellence in …” awards in Leadership and Member Development, Safety and Accountability, Community Engagement, and Academic Excellence will be determined based on submissions and scores.

Chapter Information

As this is the first year the ACE Program has been implemented, chapter designations will be made available starting January 2020.

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