Member Development Events

Involvement in Fraternity and Sorority Life helps to facilitate personal and professional growth in all of its members. As part of the Standards of Excellence Program, chapters should encourage members to attend on-campus or off-campus events representative of the following five Office of Student Involvement learning areas: Intercultural Competence, Attitude of Inquiry, Civic & Global Engagement, Ethical Leadership & Moral Responsibility, and Healthy Living.

Chapter members are expected to attend at least one on-campus or off-campus event/area each academic year, and submit the appropriate post-event assessment form within seven (7) days of the event in order to receive "credit" for attendance. Although individual member attendance is by no means mandated, the following Standards of Excellence expectations apply and will be reflected in each chapter's "Member Development" rating and overall final accreditation evaluation at the end of the academic year.

Instructions for members can be found in the "Resources" tab or on VU Groups here.

Accredited with Excellence Accredited Unaccredited Unacceptable
80 - 100 percent of chapter members attend five or more member development events/academic year (at least one per each of the five areas noted in the Standards of Excellence Program) and appropriately submit their credit request forms via VU Groups in a timely manner
60 - 80 percent of chapter members attend at least five member development events/academic year (at least one per each of the five areas noted in the Standards of Excellence Program) and appropriately submit their credit request forms via VU Groups in a timely manner
Less than half of chapter members attend at least five member development events/academic year (at least one per each of the five areas noted within the Standards of Excellence Program); many members do not submit credit request forms via VU Groups in a timely manner
Minimal chapter members attend member development events/academic year that fall within the five areas noted in the Standards of Excellence Program and fail to submit credit request forms via VU Groups

Event Recognition & Credit

On-campus and off-campus events recognized by the Standards of Excellence Program will be updated on a weekly basis below. Chapter members should check this website regularly to see what events they can receive "Member Development" credit for attending.

Students, staff, and faculty interested in having an event included in the "Member Development" section of the Standards of Excellence Program should email Brooke Goodman, Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life (brooke.goodman@villanova.edu) with the name and brief description of the event at least a week prior to the event's occurrence. Following the event, sponsoring students, faculty, and/or staff will receive student feedback, as provided, by chapter members that attended the event via the post-event credit request form.

Students will demonstrate knowledge about cultural issues, a sensitive awareness to the norms and values of cultures other than their own, and a willingness to adapt their behaviors to the demands of diverse intercultural situations.

After attending a "Member Development" event in this categorty, please submit the 2017 - 2018 Post-Assessment Form: Intercultural Competence within seven (7) days of attending the event.

The following events will be recognized as Member Development: Intercultural Competence events for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Check back each week, as this list is constantly updated!

Fall 2017

Students will engage in critical reflection and thoughtful interaction about issues relevant to themselves, their families, their community, their country, and their world.

After attending a "Member Development" event in this category, please submit the 2017 - 2018 Post-Assessment Form: Attitude of Inquiry within seven (7) days of attending the event.

The following events will be reognized as Member Development: Attitude of Inquiry events for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Check back each week, as this list is constantly updated!

Fall 2017

Students will apply their knowledge and skills to improve the well-being of others. Students will become engaged with campus, local, national, and international issues. Students demonstrate a commitment to the common good and a responsibility to others.

After attending a "Member Development" event in this category, please submit the 2017 - 2018 Post-Assessment Form: Civic & Global Engagement within seven (7) days of attending the event.

The following events are recognized as Member Development: Civic & Global Engagement events for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Check back each week, as this list is constantly updated!

Fall 2017

Guided by Catholic and Augustinian values, students will be empowered to take control of their own lives and take responsibility for creating and maintaining the campus community. Students will develop the capacity and skills to become effective agents of change.

After attending a "Member Development" event in this category, please submit the 2017 - 2018 Post-Assessment Form: Ethical Leadership & Moral Responsibility within seven (7) days of attending the event.

The following events are recognized as Member Development: Ethical Leadership & Moral Responsibility events for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Check back each week, as this list is constantly updated!

Fall 2017

  • 8/31, 7 PM, Villanova Room: Student Organization Leadership Conference
  • 9/19, 8 PM, Connelly Cinema: "Wait, What is Hazing?" A panel discussion hosted by IFC and SGA
  • 9/22, 12:30 PM, West Lounge: NovaBro: Decoded Lunch, sponsored by the Interfraternity Council
  • 9/22, 12:30 PM, Bartley 3001: "No More Tiers," sponsored by the Panhellenic Council
  • 10/19 - 10/21: Emerging Leaders Institute
  • 11/9, 6 PM, Bartley Hall 1011: A Family Affair: Lessons in Leadership and Empathy
  • 11/10, 1 PM, SAC 300: On Being Part of the Solution: An Interactive Workshop on Activism, Allyship, and Advocacy
  • 11/16, 5:30 PM, Villanova Room: 39th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series: Values Shape Nursing's Future
  • 11/17, 2 PM, Villanova Room: Mendel Medal Lecture - Genomic Landscape of Breast Cancer in Diverse Populations

Students take an active, holistic approach to living a balanced life, engaging in behaviors that promote health and reduce risk, and contribute to the health of their communities.

After attending a "Member Development" event in this category, please submit the 2017 - 2018 Post-Assessment Form: Healthy Living within seven (7) days of attending the event.

The following events are recognized as Member Development: Healthy Living events for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Check back each week, as this list is constantly updated!

Fall 2017