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Pursuit of Excellence

The Pursuit of Excellence Program (PEP) is Sigma Nu Fraternity’s chapter assessment, standards, and improvement program. Unlike traditional “minimum standards” programs, the Pursuit of Excellence Program is designed to be year-round planning, evaluation, and improvement program.

To accommodate the shift in all chapters experienced to virtual-based operations towards the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, several adjustments were made to the PEP assessment and review process. Those adjustments are detailed in the below resource.

2019-2020 PEP Evaluation Guidelines Accommodations

Unique for the 2020-2021 academic year, there are two versions of PEP – one for chapters operating mostly in-person and one for chapters operating mostly virtually. The criteria for Acceptable through Excellence have been adjusted to reflect the limitations of either operating in-person with social distancing restrictions or operating mostly virtually. A library of resources and support strategies have been developed to help chapters in meeting those criteria for each mode of operation.

Accessing the PEP criteria and relevant resources begins with selecting your chapter’s current mode of operations using the definition provided below.

In-Person –the host institution is conducting most, if not all, classes in-person and chapter operations are at, or near, 100% in-person based.

Virtual –the host institution is conducting most, if not all, classes entirely online and chapter operations are at, or near, 100% virtual based.

If you have any questions or confusion about which mode applies to your chapter, please contact your Leadership Consultant.

Resources and guidance on COVID-19 provided by the General Fraternity are intended to support collegiate chapters, alumni volunteers, and alumni governed entities in navigating unique challenges presented by the pandemic. Above all, collegiate and alumni members should prioritize their personal health and wellbeing.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) at CDC.gov the COVID-19 virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Protecting yourself and others involve continual personal decisions and actions. The information available at CDC.gov provides that everyone should cover their mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others, wash their hands often, avoid close contact (staying at least 6 feet away from other people), cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, and monitor their health daily. Keep yourself informed on local, state, and CDC guidance.

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