#1 Seeking Purpose

Living with purpose through understanding and being guided by our values as taught by our Rituals. We believe in having organizations that provide an experience which promotes individual growth and development toward authentic lives and purpose.

#4 Responsible Citizenship

 Giving of ourselves through engagement in the community, serving others, being socially responsible and providing the means for the advancement of others.

#2 Leadership Development

 The development of positive leadership skills, practices and beliefs grounded in the ability to make a difference in the world

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#3 Intellectual Advancement

 The development of the intellect inside and outside the classroom, with students engaging in their academic pursuits as well as intellectually stimulating conversations and actions to achieve a passion for lifelong learning.

#5 Community Building

 Contributing to the multiple communities that exist in our world. We believe in authentically respecting others, engaging in cross-cultural conversations and activities, removing barriers and creating an environment where all kinds of people are welcomed and embraced.


Development & Process

Franklin & Marshall College's President Dan Porterfield hosted a series of student leader forums starting in December of 2014 focusing on what excellence looks like for a healthy, safe, and secure Fraternity & Sorority Community. A series of Forums were hosted by President Dan Porterfield, Dean of the College Margaret Hazlett, Sr. Associate Dean of the College Maria Flores-Mills, and the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Stuart Umberger. On December 6th, 2014 the F&M Fraternity & Sorority Community Leadership committed to Five Areas of Excellence and the ongoing development of Accreditation Standards. 

  • Defining Excellence & Standards Development: FS Leaders Forum, September 20th, 2015 - LSP Druker Commons
  • Defining Excellence & Standards Development: FS Leaders Forum,  April 7th, 2015 - ASFC Woods Room 
  • Defining Excellence & Standards Development: FS Leaders Forum, December 6th, 2014 - Ware College House Great Room