Wichita State University National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council Three-Year Benchmark Plan

Fraternity and Sorority Life is excited to engage in planning and conversations with MGC Chapter Leadership, Advisors, Alumni, GWNHPC, Headquarters/National/Regional staff and more to begin re-evaluating and setting standards for the development of an independent National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council at Wichita State University.

 In order to complete this by August 2021, together we will establish the following three-year benchmark for implementation beginning January 2019. This three-year benchmark assessment was established by FSL staff in connection to the FSL Growth Plan in order to meet the Growth Area of re-evaluating council structure of MGC.

FSL Staff will begin working with chapter leadership, advisors, alumni and other interested parties in the spring 2019 semester to develop action items to meet the below objectives in ways to establish progress and evaluation of each section; with a final S.M.A.R.T plan begin developed by the beginning of February 2019. The conversation will be geared around the following questions:

  1. What will the role of Wichita State University FSL be?
  2. What will the role of the MGC chapters be? Alumni? Advisors?
  3. Who will play what part? Who all needs to invest in the process?
  4. How do we meet the ultimate goal of having two standalone councils?

It should be noted that year by year each goal/objective must be met in order to proceed to the next year. Any delay in meeting the goal/objective by NPHC or MGC may delay the three-year plan until all benchmarks per year are met. Additionally, during 2021, FSL may limit expansions within the Multicultural Greek Council in order to devote our attention and time to the progress and plan.

 Over-arching Objective: The formation of the National Pan-Hellenic Council governing over our Divine Nine chapters at Wichita State University and the Multicultural Greek Council governing our culturally-based chapters at Wichita State University.

Benchmark Document

Benchmark Powerpoint

National Pan-Hellenic Council Three-Year Plan and Benchmarks

     
Year Timeline Benchmarks
Year 1 January - December 2019
  • By August 2019, all current active NPHC Chapters will select one (1) representative from respective chapter to serve on the Greek Alumni Advisory Board
  • By December 2019, all current active NPHC Chapters will have increased the total membership of the NHPC community by 20%
  • By December 2019, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will (potentially) return to campus
  • All active and current NPHC chapters will have the University required five (5) member minimum; while new chapters have three (3) semesters to obtain the minimum requirement
  • NPHC shall maintain all active chapters (fix this)
  • A year evaluation is conducted to evaluate the progress from year 1
Year 2 January - December, 2020  
  • By December 2020, all current active NPHC Chapters will have increased the total membership of the NHPC community by 30%
  • It should be noted that after the evaluation from the previous year, this number may change.
  • All active and current NPHC chapters will have the University required five (5) member minimum, while new chapters have three (3) semesters to obtain the minimum requirement
  • NPHC shall maintain all active chapters (fix this)
  • A year evaluation is conducted to evaluate the progress from year 2
Year 3 January - December, 2021  
  • During the Spring semester, FSL will contract a consultant to assist FSL staff in WSU-NPHC Council development
  • All active and current NPHC chapters will have the University required five (5) member minimum, while new chapters have three (3) semesters to obtain the minimum requirement
  • NPHC shall maintain all active chapters (fix this)
  • By Fall 2021, WSU will have the possibility of a full NPHC standalone council

Multicultural Greek Council Three-Year Plan

     
Year Timeline Benchmarks
Year 1  January - December, 2019  
  • By August 2019, all active MGC Chapters shall have one (1) representative from the respective chapter to serve on the Greek Alumni Advisory Board
  • By December 2019, all current active MGC Chapters will have increased the total membership of the MGC community by 20%
  • FSL staff will complete the M4C Expansion
  • All active and current MGC chapters will have the University required five (5) member minimum, while new chapters have three (3) semesters to obtain the minimum requirement
  • MGC shall maintain all active chapters
  • A year evaluation is conducted to evaluate the progress from year 1
Year 2 January - December, 2020  
  • By December 2020, all current active MGC Chapters shall have a total membership increase of 30%
  • FSL staff will conduct expansion depending on interest (LGBTQ+, etc.)
  • All active and current MGC chapters will have the University required five (5) member minimum, while new chapters have three (3) semesters to obtain the minimum requirement
  • MGC shall maintain all active chapters
  • A year evaluation is conducted to evaluate the progress from year 2
Year 3 January - December, 2021  
  • During the Spring semester, FSL will contract a consultant to assist in FSL staff in WSU-MGC Council re-development
  • All active and current MGC chapters will have the University required five (5) member minimum, while new chapters have three (3) semesters to obtain the minimum requirement
  • MGC shall maintain all active chapters
  • By Fall 2021, WSU will have an full MGC standalone council

Frequently Asked Questions

Why was this decision made?

Fraternity and Sorority Life started exploring this idea of two independent councils in Spring 2018.  After an initial idea was presented in April 2018, heavy research was done in Summer 2018 on Peer and Aspirational Instutions with Wichita State University, as well as having conversations with colleagues.  We came to the conclusion that we were in a good place to put a plan together.  

The over-arching objective is to give our NPHC organizations a set home council within Fraternity and Sorority Life, while re-evaluating our current Multicultural Greek Council to house our culturally-based and special interest fraternities and sororities.  

Why is the plan divided out into three years?

We wanted to give our community plenty of time to prepare for them to work on improving overall recruitment/membership intake strategies and plans, while also focusing on membership retention.

Does the university support this initiative? 

Yes!  Fraternity and Sorority Life is located within the Office of Student Involvement, which is housed under the Division of Student Affairs.  Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Teri Hall, and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. Aaron Austin, have all reviewed the benchmark plan and have offered their full support to this endeavor.  

What will funding look like for the two councils?

The current account for the Multicultural Greek Council will be divided in half and split between the two new councils.  Student Involvement and Student Affairs is currently evaluating funding options for both of the new councils.  The councils will also be expected to fundraise and collect alumni contributions.

What about specific events hosted by MGC currently?

The status of the Shock the Yard Step Show will be reviewed in 2020.  At that time, it will be determined by the students and Fraternity and Sorority Life staff which council will take over planning the step show for 2022.

The MGC Yard Show will remain an event involving a collaboration between both councils.

Both new councils will have the opportunity and the creative freedom to create new events that their community is passionate about.