In February 2011, Dr. Tom Jelke, of t.jelke solutions, visited SUNY Geneseo to conduct a thorough assessment of fraternity & sorority life. The charge was to a) comprehensively
evaluate the fraternity/sorority community; b) comprehensively evaluate the
fraternity/sorority community's relationship with the College and the College
community; c) provide recommendations as to how to help the fraternity/sorority
community become more high performing; and d) identify ways in which the college
could have a stronger relationship with and provide greater support for the
fraternities and sororities on campus.
His evaluation consisted of individual
and group interviews (both formal and informal) with 108 students, 21 College
administrators, 2 faculty members, and 3 College alumni/chapter advisors.He also analyzed 15 pertinent documents
ranging from council constitutions to College policies and procedures.Finally, some time was spent observing the
campus culture, with emphasis on the fraternity/sorority community.
The resulting final report will be collaboratively used by administrators, alumni,
and, most importantly fraternity and sorority leaders, to create a strategic
plan (one that is in line with the College’s values, mission and plan) for
individual chapters and the fraternity and sorority community as a whole.
A copy of the final report can be accessed by contacting Wendi Kinney, Coordinator of Greek Affairs/Off-Campus Living, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-245-5968.