GAP Academics

Academics -- 22% of Total Value
(150 points possible)

It is JSU’s position that a good chapter places a strong emphasis on academics. It is the obligation and expectation of a sorority or fraternity to provide an environment which will be conducive and supportive of the strong academic performance of its members.

Chapters below the all men’s or all women’s average will need to continue to improve in order to avoid sanctions. Chapters at or above the all men’s or all women’s average will need to maintain semester GPA’s at or above the all men’s or all women’s average in order to receive the full 94 points in this category. Chapters can move up or down each semester.

GPA category point awards have been adjusted to allow for chapters to implement programming and address low scholarship performance.

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    GPA ~ 94 Points

    1. The chapter grade point average exceeds the University’s all undergraduate women’s or all undergraduate men’s average. All Undergraduate Women’s GPA: Spring 2014: 2.78 Fall 2014: 2.77 All Undergraduate Men’s GPA: Spring 2014: 2.48 Fall 2014: 2.47 * These GPAs will be verified with your chapter’s University Grade Report.
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    Bonus Opportunity

    Chapters who exceed their respective councils required grade point average for either fall or spring semester will receive an additional 20 points added to their overall total. Interfraternity Council: 2.6 or higher National Pan-Hellenic Council: 2.4 or higher Panhellenic Council: 2.78 or higher

    Scoring

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    Scholarship Chairperson ~ 6 Points

    2. The chapter has an appointed scholarship chairperson all year who is responsible for monitoring members’ academic performance and arranging special programs to meet the chapter’s and individual member’s needs in this area. Each chapter must elect a scholarship chair. This individual’s name, email address, and telephone number must be included in the evaluation report. The scholarship chair will also be required to share any information on scholarship requirements or programming that is provided by the chapter’s national organization.
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    Chapter Scholarship Program ~ 12 Points

    3. The chapter has developed and implemented a chapter scholarship program that includes a scholarship mission statement, a statement on academic policies, information on programs and resources, and a rewards program. This chapter scholarship program should be outlined and included in the evaluation report. Complete Appendix A (Academic Program) to include underlined items above. Program must have been in effect and utilized for this year.

    Good Standing ~ 8 Points

    4. The chapter has a GPA requirement for members to remain in good standing (have voice, vote and social privileges within the chapter).
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    Bid Requirements ~ 8 Points

    5. The chapter has a minimum GPA requirement for extending bids or inclusion in Membership Intake.
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    Proper Documentation ~ 4 Points (2 per semester)

    6. The chapter has had all members sign grade release cards or the appropriate bid cards in order to determine scholastic status within 48 hours of joining and turns in all required forms for the term. A grade release card (NPHC Chapters) or bid card (IFC and Panhellenic Chapters) with member’s signature will be turned in within 48 hours of person joining to the Office of Student Life. All forms and paperwork required by the Office of Student Life (Officer List, Hazing Compliance Form, and Roster Updates) was turned in by the required date for the term.

    Minimum Standard ~ 8 Points (4 per semester)

    7. At least 80 percent of all members are above a 2.0 GPA each semester. This information will be verified at the conclusion of each academic semester from the grade report. Example: Name Fall GPA Spring GPA Ann Bennett 3.00 3.00

    Chapter Officer GPA ~ 2 Points (1 per semester)

    8. At least 50 percent of chapter officers have above a 2.3 GPA per semester. From your chapter’s grade report, list all chapter officers and their term GPA per semester. Example: Spring 2014 Name Office/Position GPA Ann Bennett Marshal 3.00 Fall 2014 Name Office/Position GPA Ann Bennett Marshal 3.00
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    Faculty Advisor ~ 4 Points (2 per semester)

    9. Faculty Advisor assists chapter each semester with reaching their scholarship goals. Please have faculty advisor submit letter briefly explaining his/her involvement with chapter and attach to this section. One letter may cover his/her involvement for both semesters. Please upload to dropbox.

    Academic Honors ~ 4 Points (2 per semester)

    9. 30% of membership is on the Dean’s List, President’s List, and/or are members of academic honoraries for the 2014 year. A list of members with honorary memberships should be included in the evaluation report according to semester honorary membership occurred. Please list by the member’s name, not by the honorary. Dean's List and President's List will be verified through the University Grade Report. Example: Name Honoraries 1. Ann Bennett Dean’s List, Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honorary 2. Beth King President’s List, Psi Chi Psychology Honorary LIST ACADEMIC RELATED HONORARIES ONLY Definition of Academic Honoraries Dean’s List – any undergraduate student with a course load of twelve (12) or more hours who obtain a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99 for that semester Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Honor Society – honors students with a 3.5 GPA or higher Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honorary – Honors students with outstanding academic achievements in the freshman year as evidenced by a minimum 3.5 GPA while taking 12 or more hours in either semester Phi Kappa Phi – Honors students with outstanding academic achievements President’s List – any undergraduate student with a course load of twelve (12) or more hours who obtain a 4.0 grade point average for that semester
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