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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.

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 5 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

These chapter designations are made based on submissions for the 2019 ACE Program. A team of four reviewers reviewed each chapter submission.

Alpha Gamma Delta (CPA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Kappa Kappa Gamma (CPA)

Pi Beta Phi (CPA)

Alpha Chi Omega (CPA)

Alpha Xi Delta (CPA)

Delta Delta Delta (CPA)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Delta Zeta (CPA)

Gamma Phi Beta (CPA)

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Phi Gamma Delta (IFC)

Phi Kappa Tau (IFC)

Phi Mu (CPA)

Sigma Phi Epsilon (IFC)

Zeta Tau Alpha (CPA)

Alpha Delta Pi (CPA)

Alpha Epsilon Pi (IFC)

Chi Omega (CPA)

Chi Psi (IFC)

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Phi Delta Theta (IFC)

Phi Sigma Kappa (IFC)

Theta Chi (IFC)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Delta Upsilon (IFC)

Kappa Alpha Order (IFC)

Kappa Delta (CPA)

Kappa Sigma (IFC)

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Pi Kappa Alpha (IFC)

Pi Kappa Phi (IFC)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (IFC)

Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Beta Theta Pi (IFC)

Delta Kappa Epsilon (IFC)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (MGC)

Phi Kappa Sigma (IFC)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Sigma Nu (IFC)

Theta Delta Chi (IFC)

Due to their new or re-establishing chapter status, Delta Tau Delta (IFC), Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. (MGC), and Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc. (MGC) were not required to submit the 2019 ACE Program. They will receive their first chapter designation in January 2021.

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