Standards and Accountability
Temple University is committed to hosting values-based fraternities and sororities. In that tradition, we will continue to welcome Greek-letter organizations that support the values and mission of our University, while promoting the health and safety of Temple students.
Temple University expects Greek-letter organizations to “foster an environment conducive to continued intellectual and educational stimulation within the university free from unlawful harassment by other members of the community; Foster academic honesty and an environment that encourages intellectual growth and the development of independent thought; foster the maintenance of physical and mental health, the safety and welfare of each member of the community; and respect the rights of others.”
View our community reports, Diamond Accreditation program, and the Student Code of Conduct to review expectations for chapter performance standards.
Fraternity/Sorority Community Reports
Diamond Accreditation Program
The purpose of the Diamond Accreditation Program is to provide a comprehensive quality assessment of the fraternities and sororities at Temple University while allowing the organizations to demonstrate the value they provide to campus. This process is designed to ensure fraternities and sororities are committed to providing the highest quality experience to its members.
The Diamond Accreditation Program serves as a process through which campus recognition of a fraternity or sorority is determined. By clarifying a minimum set of standards, organizations can work to ensure they are performing to expectation. Each recognized fraternity and sorority must annually complete the Diamond Accreditation to maintain its status as a recognized organization at Temple University. Review our Diamond Accreditation program in detail here.
While headlines might indicate that hazing is exclusively a fraternity and sorority problem, research shows that hazing is a growing societal issue that can also occur in high schools, churches, athletic teams, marching bands, military organizations, and professional clubs. Temple University has zero tolerance for hazing.
A. Hazing: A person commits the offense of hazing if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly, for the purpose of initiating, admitting, or affiliating a minor or student into or with an organization, or for the purpose of continuing or enhancing a minor or student’s membership or status in an organization, causes, coerces, or forces a minor or student to engage in activities, including, but not limited to consuming any food, liquid, alcoholic liquid, drug, or other substance; brutality of a physical nature, including whipping, beating, branding, calisthenics, forced exercise or exposure to the elements; brutality of a mental nature, including activity adversely affecting the mental health or dignity of the individual, sleep deprivation, exclusion from social contact or conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment; or brutality of a sexual nature.
B. Aggravated Hazing: A person commits the offense of aggravated hazing if the subject commits a violation of Hazing that results in serious bodily injury or death to the minor or student.
C. Organizational Hazing: An organization commits the offense of Organizational Hazing if the organization intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly promotes or facilitates a violation of Hazing or Aggravated Hazing.
Review the Student Code of Conduct for additional information on hazing.
If hazing is occurring, it must be reported. All reported incidents of hazing will be investigated given available and credible information. Individuals and/or organizations involved in hazing activities are subject to both criminal and/or university judicial proceedings.
A hazing incident may be reported by anyone; a person who the activity directly affected, a person who was involved in the incident; faculty/staff, parents, friends, or community members. If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a possible hazing incident, please report the incident to one of the following departments.
|Dean of Students Office||(215) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Activities||(215) email@example.com|
|Campus Safety Services||(215) 204-7900|
|Student Conduct & Community Standards||(215) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuttleman Counseling Services||(215) 204-7276|
State & National Hazing Resources
Fraternity and Sorority Awards
2022 Award Winners
2021 Award Winners
|Fraternity & Sorority Advisor of The Year||Puja A. Patel||Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.|
|New Member of the Year||Praneel Trivedy||Kappa Delta Rho|
|New Member of the Year||Ivan E. Thomas||Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.|
|New Member of the Year||Aurora Budson||Alpha Epsilon Phi|
|New Member of the Year||Tristan Jennings||Delta Chi Psi Fraternity, Inc.|
|Sorority Woman of the Year||Natalie Chadwell||Delta Delta Delta|
|Fraternity Man of the Year||Nicolas Stowell||Alpha Kappa Lambda|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Kyle Lawrence||Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Jordan Campbell||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Evelyn Zoleta||Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Saajan Patel||Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Akshaya Ramaswamy||Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Mayank Surti||Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Michael Paraschak||Alpha Tau Omega|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Brian Nowosielski||Pi Kappa Phi|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Emily Barron||Delta Phi Epsilon|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Crystal Teoh||Alpha Epsilon Phi|
|The Charlotte Silversteen 'Living The Ritual' Award||Alysha E. Francois||Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.|
2020 Award Winners
|NPHC New Member of the Year||Jethro Claude||Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.|
|IFC New Member of the Year||Nicolas Stowell||Alpha Kappa Lambda|
|MGC New Member of the Year||Saajan Patel||Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.|
|Panhellenic New Member of the Year||Maddy Okkerse||Delta Delta Delta|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Charlotte Fields Silversteen||Delta Zeta|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||JP Fleming||Pi Lambda Phi|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Chris Cirvello||Alpha Kappa Lambda|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Eric Yoder||Alpha Tau Omega|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||John Coronati||Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Franky Acosta||Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Beneshia Mathew||Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Kim Vo||Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Bridie Anne MacCrory||Delta Delta Delta|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Jamie Gustas||Alpha Epsilon Phi|
|The Charlotte Fields Silversteen Living the Ritual Award||Rachel Smuts||Phi Sigma Sigma|
|Sorority Woman of the Year||Abby Benner||Alpha Xi Delta|
|Fraternity Man of the Year||Pete McGinnis||Alpha Tau Omega|
2019 Award Winners
|Advisor of the Year||Leonard Wakefield||Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.|
|New Member of the Year||Dianne Falcon||Alpha Sigma Rho Sorrority Inc.|
|Living the Ritual Award||Georgia Owusu||Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.|
|Living the Ritual Award||Sarah Bauer||Alpha Epsilon Phi|
|Living the Ritual Award||Alex Derbyshire||Pi Lambda Phi|
|Living the Ritual Award||Giovanny Zapata,||Pi Kappa Phi|
|Living the Ritual Award||Nuzhat Chowdhury||Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.|
|Living the Ritual Award||Dan Lei||Delta Chi Psi Fraternity, Inc.|
|Living the Ritual Award||Jordynne Turpie||Alpha Xi Delta|
|Sorority Woman of the Year||Raegan Blue||Alpha Xi Delta|
|Fraternity Man of the Year||Dominic Amalfitano||Sigma Alpha Mu|