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Standards of Excellence

Standards of Excellence measures the strength and progress of chapters/colonies in a variety of areas. Standards of Excellence is ZBT’s chapter/colony assessment program that the Fraternity uses to determine the recipients of International Awards.  Participation is required.

Learn more about Chapter Awards,  Individual Award winners and Special Award honors and past recipients.

The importance of assessment

Zeta Beta Tau’s Standards of Excellence program is designed to be a chapter/colony self-evaluation modeled off basic markers for success. It provides each chapter/colony a way to evaluate its strengths, documents its successes and determine areas for improvement to inform your future goal setting.

It is important to understand that the Standards of Excellence program does not exist to create uniform chapters and colonies across the country, rather to help groups realize the basic set of operations they should be employing in their day-to-day operations. Many chapters and colonies typically go above and beyond the minimum expectations set out in the current form of the program. Staff use the information provided in the Standards of Excellence application to create chapter report cards that are reviewed with the groups annually.

How to apply

Annually the application opens in spring and closes in May. This is a required application for every chapter and colony.