Southeast designs Greek accreditation process


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Southeast designs Greek accreditation process

  1. 1. Â 1 ARROW • week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2013 SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE. PAGE 3 + ​ Softball team prepares. Read more on page 2 + ​ FACULTY CHOICE EXHIBIT. PAGE 4 + ​ SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT PUBLICATION BRIEFS JAN. 30 - FEB. 5, 2013 Director Student run since 1911 Southeast still is searching for aSoutheast designs Greek accreditation process director of Recreation Services The search for a new director of RecreationANDREA GILS Services has not yet begun, according to Dr.COPY EDITOR Bruce Skinner, assistant vice president for Areas of evaluation for the accreditation process Student Success and the director of theSoutheast Missouri State University is Academic achievement Office of Residence Life.implementing a new mandatory Greek Troy Vaughn, director of Recreationaccreditation process to better evaluate and Chapter operations and management Services for seven and a half years, resignedmonitor organizations on campus. from his position on Aug. 31, 2012, which Greek chapters have a national accredita- Membership education and development left the department of Recreation Servicestion process that assures national standardsare followed, but Southeast officials are only Recruitment and sustainability without a director last year. Mike Buck stepped in as interim director on Sept. 3.given detailed information about sororities or Philanthropy and service “It has been very rewarding for me,”fraternities if a chapter applies for a President’s Buck said. “I have enjoyed every second of it.Award given to one or two outstanding student Stakeholder relationships We have a great staff, both professional andorganizations each year. student, who have made the transition a Because of this, director of Residence Life Risk management very smooth one.”Bruce Skinner, former assistant director of Skinner said typically searches to fillfraternities and sororities Teena Reasoner and multiple Greek leaders said they knew little make the reputation,” Casen said. positions in Student Affairs, which includesMichele Irby, the director of Campus Life and about the process last week. Cason said that having academics as part Student Recreation Services, begin in mid toEvent Services, designed a new mandatory Amber Cason, a sophomore majoring in of the accreditation is important to her, and late spring. Once a position is available,accreditation process last year to ensure that mass media and history, is the new president her chapter takes pride in having a good Skinner said a hiring committee is selectedchapters meet Southeast’s standards, of Alpha Chi Omega. Cason, who has been in academic standing within her own chapter that is made up of a variety of faculty, staffaccording to Christine Loy, the interim office just two weeks, said she had little and within the university. and students.assistant director of fraternities and sororities. information about the new accreditation Cason agreed that the new accreditation Read the full story at southeastArrow. Skinner, Loy and Irby will assess the process. would affect recruitment because when it com. standards on a score-based system. The “I haven’t talked to anybody from the head comes to any organization or program, if astandards include academic achievement, of Southeast Greek organizations about program is accredited, it is good and people Chartwellschapter operations and management and accreditation,” Cason said. “Everything I’ve want to be involved in it.philanthropy and service, among others heard has been kind of word of mouth, that “I don’t think the end result will be Subway opens on campus Jan. 25things. might happen, might not, so honestly I don’t negative,” Cason said. “Some organizations Subway opened on Jan. 25 in Scully All 18 Greek chapters must show they know. But I feel that they won’t be outrageous might realize that they are not as organized or Building. Students can use their meals plansmeet at least the minimum standards each standards that we won’t be able to meet.” doing as much as they thought they were. But to buy Subway.year to earn acceditation. Cason added that she has talked about the I feel accreditation would help them reach “We Proudly Brew” also opened on Jan. Loy said the new accreditation process will new accreditation process with her sorority’s their potential, help them get more organized 25 in Scully Building and students can usegive Southeast a snapshot of how Greeks executive board but, since she had not heard and help them realize the things they need to their meal plans and flex dollars to purchaseorganizations are doing and can motivate from Loy, did not announce it to the other do. … It might show some problems within Starbucks coffee served at “We ProudlyGreeks to apply for awards. Accredited members. the organization, but I think it would Brew.”chapters will receive the awards, but Loy said “When someone comes to me and says definitely help.”she did not want to speculate as to which type ‘This is what we are doing’, then I’ll be happy Alpha Xi Delta president Jamie Teague said Donateof awards there will be since it depends on the to announce it to my chapter,” Cason said. in an email that her chapter would be in favorkind and amount of information the Loy said accreditation will be especially of applying for accreditation, although she Faculty hosts blood drive Feb. 13applicants submit. helpful during recruitment, when students also said she was not very aware of the Members of the CTS Council, Professional According to Loy, Reasoner developed the interested in joining a sorority or fraternity process. Staff Council and Faculty Senate areidea of the new accreditation process last year will see some organizations are accredited “I think the new accreditation process is a organizing a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2with Irby before Loy took over the accredita- and some are not, inclining them to apply for good thing because [it] exemplifies the Greek p.m. Feb. 13 in the University Center’stion process and informed Greek organiza- those accredited. She also said that the system and shows others that we really are a Ballroom B.tions’ presidents about the new process at the reputation of non-accredited organizations strong community on campus,” Teague said. Anyone can give blood. People canbeginning of the fall semester. could be hurt. “It’s not just having fun,” Loy said. “It schedule an appointment by visiting The deadline for fraternities and sororities Cason didn’t agree that accreditation will shows at levels we’ve got at stake, and how or contact Marge Phillipsto submit the application with information affect Greek organizations’ reputations. they’re doing, make sure they’re doing what at 573-651-2460 or to 2012 was set for Jan. 30, but “I think the people of an organization they should be doing.” A Partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741