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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Chapter Expectations

The Annual Chapter Expectations Program (ACE) was developed to improve the management of, inspire the growth and development of, and evaluate the quality of fraternity and sorority chapters at the University of South Carolina. The ACE Program allows the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to evaluate chapter performance as it relates to our minimum expectations of USC fraternal organizations, and gives potential members additional information about our chapters, prior to them joining.

2022 ACE Packet

The ACE Program details the minimum expectations for our fraternal organizations, as well as the evaluation system. 

The 2022 ACE submission form is now open!

Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.


Questions? Contact Josh Schuman, Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life



The ACE Program evaluates chapters in the areas of: Leadership and Member Development; Safety and Accountability; Community Engagement; Academic Excellence; and Accomplishments and Challenges. Based on their ability and dedication to meeting minimum expectations, chapters will receive one of the following designations:

90% or higher of possible points: Exceeds Expectations with Distinction
80% - 89% of possible points: Exceeds Expectations
70% - 79% of possible points: Meets Expectations
60% - 69% of possible points: Approaching Expectations
Below 60% of possible points: Does Not Meet Expectations


Some end of the year awards will also be determined by this expectations program. The highest-scoring fraternities and sororities will be in the running for the Chapter of the Year awards. Additionally, “Excellence in …” awards in Leadership and Member Development, Safety and Accountability, Community Engagement, and Academic Excellence will be determined based on submissions and scores.

Chapter Information

These chapter designations are made based on submissions for the 2021 ACE Program. A team of four reviewers reviewed each chapter submission.

Alpha Delta Pi (CPA)

Alpha Epsilon Pi (IFC)

Alpha Gamma Delta (CPA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Beta Theta Pi (IFC)

Chi Omega (CPA)

Delta Tau Delta (IFC)

Delta Zeta (CPA)

Kappa Delta (CPA)

Zeta Tau Alpha (CPA)

Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Alpha Xi Delta (CPA)

Delta Delta Delta (CPA)

Delta Kappa Epsilon (IFC)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Gamma Phi Beta (CPA)

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Kappa Kappa Gamma (CPA)

Phi Gamma Delta (IFC)

Phi Kappa Tau (IFC)

Pi Beta Phi (CPA)

Alpha Chi Omega (CPA)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Kappa Alpha Order (IFC)

Phi Delta Theta (IFC)

Phi Sigma Kappa (IFC)

Sigma Phi Epsilon (IFC)

Theta Chi (IFC)

Theta Delta Chi (IFC)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Chi Psi (IFC)

Delta Upsilon (IFC)

Kappa Sigma (IFC)

Phi Mu (CPA)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (IFC)

Alpha Sigma Phi (IFC)

Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. (MGC)

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC)

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (MGC)

Phi Kappa Sigma (IFC)

Pi Kappa Alpha (IFC)

Pi Kappa Phi (IFC)

Sigma Chi (IFC)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (NPHC)

Sigma Nu (IFC)

Due to their new or re-establishing chapter status, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (NPHC) and Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity, Inc. (MGC), were not required to submit the 2021 ACE Program. They will receive their first chapter designation in January 2023.


Educational Opportunities Manual

The purpose of this manual is to assist chapters in providing quality programs and opportunities to its members. While this manual is not exhaustive of what USC offers as educational opportunities, the manual does highlight a few options for students and student organizations. This manual covers a variety of topics that may be useful for chapters, members, and leadership. This manual is also aligned with the Annual Chapter Expectations Program (ACE) expectations that are outlined. Highlighted portions are directly linked to a variety of the ACE expectations. 

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