Fraternity and Sorority Life Assessment and Strategic Planning
With the hopes of creating a Fraternity and Sorority Life Strategic Plan at The University of Tampa, the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement contacted Dr. Tom Jelke of t.jelke solutions to evaluate and assess UT's Greek community. UT was seeking a consultant to a) assess the fraternity and sorority community; b) provide recommendations as to how to help that community become more high performing; and c) identify ways in which the University could have a stronger relationship with the fraternities and sororities on campus.
The evaluation consisted of interviews (both formal and informal) with more than 88 Greek and other UT students, University administrators, University alumni, chapter advisors and other members of the University community. In addition, pertinent documents including policies and procedures, promotional materials, constitutions and statistical data about the Greek community were analyzed. Dr. Jelke suggested forming a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff to review each recommendation and discuss if, when and how they would like to proceed with implementation. This was the first step toward creating a five-year Fraternity and Sorority Strategic Plan for The University of Tampa.
The second step involved the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Committee presenting a draft of their plan to key stakeholders to solicit their feedback. This was accomplished by pulling 80 key stakeholders together for a two-and-a-half day period. The interactive process provided the community with an opportunity to actively shape its future. At the end of the weekend, the Fraternity and Sorority Strategic Plan was finalized and committees were established to begin implementation.
Comments, questions and/or suggestions can be sent to Brent Grunig, coordinator of fraternity and sorority life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 253-6233.