Gettysburg College’s Greek community has participated in bi-annual review process at the conclusion of each semester since the 2007-2008 academic year. Additionally, there were previous iterations of an evaluation, reports and recommendations for a comprehensive review process dating back as far as 1998. In the spring of 2013, a charge was issued by Dean of Students, Julie Ramsey, to convene a committee representative of all campus constituencies to work towards the creation of an effective process to measure the success of fraternities and sororities at Gettysburg College. The goal of this committee was to create a shared definition of success for Greek organizations that could be accepted by the entire Gettysburg community, and simultaneously empower the College to take action against organizations that fail to meet those standards.
The Greek Evaluation Steering Committee convened during from February 2013 to August 2013 as it developed a draft of the standards, a grading rubric and process for completing the evaluation. This document is the result of their efforts. It is through their continuous efforts that this new evaluation process is in place. In the fall 2013 semester, students and alumni advisors from the active fraternities and sororities on campus were given the draft of the evaluation process and asked to provide feedback. In November, the committee will compile that feedback and finalize the document for implementation. [excerpt]