Update Regarding Spring 2020 Accreditation and COVID-19

Due to University closures related to COVID-19, we recognize that Chapters will not be able to fulfill many of the Chi Phi Accreditation requirements. Please refer to the announcements below sorted by your group’s designation.

Chapters: Accreditation is postponed until Fall 2020. A submission with documents pertaining to the Fall 2020 semester only will not be required until November 2020. Chapters which have not been Accredited will not be required to submit until Fall 2020 but may have other developmental measures that are still due. These measures are referenced in the letter you received earlier this semester.

Colonies: An Accreditation grade will still be given to Colonies to keep groups on track for Chartering. Visit reports created by your Leadership Consultant, along with Colony documents, will be graded using the current semesterly grading system. No document submissions are required. You will be contacted by Chris Fernandez (fernandez@chiphi.org) if supporting documents are needed.

The Accreditation Program

Designed specifically with the Fraternity’s primary strategic plan objectives in mind, this program examines our Chapters’ operations in ten areas using the Chi Phi Standards of Chapter Excellence as its foundation. Over the past several years the Grand Council’s Accreditation Committee has met in person and via teleconference, conferred with professionals in other organizations and officials at Emory, Bucknell, and Lehigh Universities, and piloted an Accreditation program in survey form with a sample of 43 of our active Chapters and Colonies. The Accreditation program has thus continued to grow and develop with the needs of our Chapters.

Part of this growth has been its evolution into a year-long program, as established by a Motion at the 152nd Congress. Beginning with the Fall 2017 submission, Chapters which are Accredited only need to submit their materials once per year, in the Fall. Chapters failing to meet Accreditation standards will be required to submit their materials again in the Spring. All Colonies are required to submit each semester.

Specific instructions for your submission can be found linked below.

If you are a Chapter, click here
If you are a Colony, click here

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