The deadline for the Fall 2022 Accreditation submission is DECEMBER 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. local time. Late submissions will be penalized.

As part of the Fall 2022 Accreditation process, Chapters and Associate Chapters must submit their recruitment goals for the yearly/semester goals. Submitting these goals is necessary for a Chapter to be considered a one-star Chapter in Chapter Operations and submissions of Recruitment Goals are necessary to be considered a one-star Chapter in Recruitment and Growth.

For questions about the Accreditation program, please consult the Committee’s FAQ sheet or email accreditation@chiphi.org.

Chapters can submit their Accreditation materials via SmarterSelect HERE

Fall 2022 accreditation Requirements

Note:  Chapters and Associate Chapters will utilize the same Accreditation Checklist for Fall 2022. This is a change from prior years.

Forms and Sample Documents

All Chapters and Associate Chapters should utilize the following forms and sample documents for your Accreditation submission. These have been provided by the Accreditation Committee and will provide you with guidance for exactly what information to provide in your submission. Ritual related items will be made accessible to Chapter Officers via email.

Document Grading

Chapters receive a score within each Pillar, as well as an average score. To be awarded One Star in a Pillar, the Chapter must complete ALL requirements in the One Star section for that Pillar. Chapters cannot achieve Two Star or Three Star status in a Pillar without first completing the One Star requirements. For a Chapter to be awarded Two Stars or Three Stars in a given Pillar, the Chapter must then also complete a designated number of additional “best practice” objectives. In each Pillar, there are more of these objectives than needed to attain Three Star status (with the exception of Risk Management for Spring 2021).

A Chapter’s cumulative score is calculated using the average number of stars earned across each of the nine Pillars and the number of Pillars in which the Chapter receives Zero Stars.

Number of Zero Star Pillars Average of All Scores Final Chapter Designation
Zero ≥ 2.25 Three Star Chapter
One or less ≥ 1.50 Two Star Chapter
Two or less ≥ 0.75 One Star Chapter
More than two < 0.75 Zero Star Chapter

 

Number of Zero Star Pillars and Average of All Scores are limiting factors for each other when the calculations for Final Chapter Designation are performed.  This means that Chapters will receive the highest designation for which both corresponding achievements are met.  Take, for example, the results from hypothetical Chapters A through C below.

Chapter A Chapter B Chapter C
Number of Zero Star Pillars Zero Three One
Average of All Scores 2.11 1.55 2.65
Final Chapter Designation Two Star Chapter Zero Star Chapter Two Star Chapter

Deadline for Fall 2022 Chapter Submissions

The deadline for the Fall 2022 Accreditation submission is DECEMBER 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. local time. Late submissions will be penalized.

Accreditation Support

Office hours are by appointment only. Please email Accreditation@chiphi.org to schedule a time.

Accreditation FAQ

What are the Nine Pillars?

The Nine Pillars of Chi Phi’s Accreditation Program are:

  1. Recruitment and Growth
  2. Financial Management
  3. New Member Education
  4. Total Membership Education
  5. Ritual
  6. Alumni Relations
  7. Chapter Operations
  8. Scholarship
  9. Community Relations

More information about each Pillar can be found in the Accreditation Rubric.

How will my Chapter's Accreditation materials be reviewed?

Accreditation submissions are scored by an independent panel of volunteers recruited by the Accreditation Committee, which is also comprised of volunteers. The panels includes both Chi Phi Brothers and Friends of Chi Phi. They are able to take an independent, unbiased look at sections of each Accreditation submission which aligns with their areas of interest, expertise, or profession (for examples, we may ask an accountant to review the Financial Management Pillar or one of Chi Phi’s Goliards to review materials under the Ritual Pillar).

How are Accreditation submissions scored?

Chapters receive a score within each Pillar, as well as an average score. To be awarded One Star in a Pillar, the Chapter must complete ALL requirements in the One Star section for that Pillar. Chapters cannot achieve Two Star or Three Star status in a Pillar without first completing the One Star requirements. For a Chapter to be awarded Two Stars or Three Stars in a given Pillar, the Chapter must then also complete a designated number of additional “best practice” objectives. In each Pillar, there are more of these objectives than needed to attain Three Star status (with the exception of Risk Management for Spring 2021).

A Chapter’s cumulative score is calculated using the average number of stars earned across each of the nine Pillars and the number of Pillars in which the Chapter receives Zero Stars.

Number of Zero Star Pillars Average of All Scores Final Chapter Designation
Zero ≥ 2.25 Three Star Chapter
One or less ≥ 1.50 Two Star Chapter
Two or less ≥ 0.75 One Star Chapter
More than two < 0.75 Zero Star Chapter

 

Number of Zero Star Pillars and Average of All Scores are limiting factors for each other when the calculations for Final Chapter Designation are performed.  This means that Chapters will receive the highest designation for which both corresponding achievements are met.  Take, for example, the results from hypothetical Chapters A through C below.

Chapter A Chapter B Chapter C
Number of Zero Star Pillars Zero Three One
Average of All Scores 2.11 1.55 2.65
Final Chapter Designation Two Star Chapter Zero Star Chapter Two Star Chapter

When is the deadline for Accreditation?

The deadline for the Fall 2022 Accreditation submission is December 2, 2022, by 11:59 pm, local time. Late submissions will be penalized.