Managing day-to-day chapter operations is no easy feat! The below policies and procedures help chapters govern and manage their operations, and maintain compliance with university and organizational expectations:
Raptor Accreditation Program (RAP)
The annual Raptor Accreditation Program is used by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs to measure, support, and advance the development of fraternity and sorority chapters. The program strives to provide a clear standard for chapter operations, programming, and engagement in the community at large. Meeting minimum chapter accreditation standards ensures the chapter remains in good standing with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, and allows chapters to enjoy University benefits such as access to facilities and campus center resources. Reaching higher levels of accreditation status rewards chapters with opportunities for funding, awards, and prestige in the campus community.
Planning for RAP
Chapters are encouraged to create their semester calendar and plan their academic year around the accreditation scoring metrics to ensure all goals are met for the year. A good place to start is with the RAP Rubric, a scoring sheet to identify what your total possible score is, and what is left to be accomplished.
Accreditation is a chapter-wide responsibility! From attendance records to membership goals, achieving a strong accreditation score is only possible with the support of all members. Any chapter officer has the ability to submit forms on behalf of the chapter for accreditation recording. The Accrediation Manual includes the submission method for each scoring category, however below are a few quick links to access for reporting: