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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.

2022 ACE Packet

The ACE Program details the minimum expectations for our fraternal organizations, as well as the evaluation system. 

2022 ACE submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.

Questions? Contact Josh Schuman, Associate Director of 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

These chapter designations are made based on submissions for the 2020 ACE Program. A team of four reviewers reviewed each chapter submission.

Alpha Gamma Delta (CPA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Delta Delta Delta (CPA)

Delta Zeta (CPA)

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Phi Kappa Tau (IFC)

Zeta Tau Alpha (CPA)

Alpha Chi Omega (CPA)

Alpha Delta Pi (CPA)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Alpha Xi Delta (CPA)

Chi Omega (CPA)

Delta Kappa Epsilon (IFC)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Gamma Phi Beta (CPA)

Phi Gamma Delta (IFC)

Phi Mu (CPA)

Pi Beta Phi (CPA)

Sigma Phi Epsilon (IFC)

Alpha Epsilon Pi (IFC)

Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Delta Tau Delta (IFC)

Delta Upsilon (IFC)

Kappa Kappa Gamma (CPA)

Pi Kappa Phi (IFC)

Theta Delta Chi (IFC)


Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Kappa Delta (CPA)

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Phi Delta Theta (IFC)

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (MGC)

Phi Kappa Sigma (IFC)

Pi Kappa Alpha (IFC)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (IFC)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Beta Theta Pi (IFC)

Chi Psi (IFC)

Kappa Alpha Order (IFC)

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Kappa Sigma (IFC)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Phi Sigma Kappa (IFC)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. (MGC)

Sigma Nu (IFC)

Theta Chi (IFC)

Due to their new or re-establishing chapter status, Alpha Sigma Phi (IFC) and Sigma Chi (IFC), were not required to submit the 2020 ACE Program. They will receive their first chapter designation in January 2022.

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