Our Approach

The standard role of staff advisors in our office is to actively support fraternity and sorority life through advising, advocacy, and education efforts. We define and develop our efforts utilizing the Council for the Advancement of Standards Guidelines for Fraternity and Sorority Advising Programs (CAS Standards), the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Core Competencies for Excellence in the Profession (AFA Core Competencies), and institute-based, as well as Board of Regents system-wide, policies, procedures and guidelines for student organizations and activities.

Fraternities and sororities can be powerful forums for learning and development. It is the responsibility of those who work with these organizations to apply practices that, and engage stakeholders who, enable success at the student and organizational level, while supporting the holistic development of fraternity and sorority members and promoting the positive and enduring principles of fraternities and sororities in higher education.

Our advising efforts include...
  1. Guiding and facilitating the work of chapter officers, their alumni advisors, and governing councils, as well as their respective national organization leadership in striving for student and chapter excellence.

As a unit, our office maintains accurate and comprehensive records on membership statistics, scholarship achievement, and matters of conduct in partnership with the Office of Student Integrity. This information is utilized to encourage and influence positive change and promote recognition of accomplishments by fraternity and sorority members within the Georgia Tech Greek community. 

  1. Challenging and supporting organizations and individual members.

The staff advisors in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life communicate regularly and clarify the Institute's high expectations for chapters as values based organizations hosted by Georgia Tech and challenge members and organizations to be accountable for their actions. This includes advising fraternity and sorority members regarding adherence to organizational and campus-based policies and community relations in general. 

  1. Advocating for the advancement and support of the Georgia Tech fraternity and sorority experience within the campus community.

The Fraternity and Sorority Life staff implement educational programs that will benefit members and positively impact their fraternal experience. They also conduct program evaluation and learning outcomes assessment to guide future best practices.

 

Anyone wishing to discuss issues related to the advisement of fraternities and sororities, or to voice concerns or grievances in this regard are encouraged to contact Assistant Dean and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dr. Jamison Keller at jamison.keller@studentlife.gatech.edu; all concerns will be handled respectfully and responded to in a timely manner.