Ideal Chapter

The Ideal Chapter Model sets a framework for what each Zeta Psi chapter should strive to achieve. Some of these are simple steps that any chapter can take, some may take years to achieve or may be completely out of reach given the current situation. The key is to have a cogent plan that focuses on continuous improvement. This list is the basis of the IHQ’s system of chapter evaluation and is considered by the Awards Committee in determining chapter awards.

  1. The ideal chapter has a clear and written process for recruitment, member education, comprehensive risk management and succession planning.
  2. The ideal chapter collects 100% of its assigned dues, protects its assets, and pays all debts within stated terms.
  3. The ideal chapter is in strict compliance with all aspects of Zeta Psi’s Risk Management Policy.
  4. The ideal chapter operates most effectively and efficiently with 40+ undergraduates.
  5. The ideal chapter consistently has a GPA higher than the All Men’s GPA on campus.
  6. The ideal chapter utilizes selective recruitment and an engaging member program which results in no more than a 5% attrition rate between prospective new members (bids signed) and initiates.
  7. The ideal chapter follows the honor campaign in all of its interactions with prospective new members.
  8. The ideal chapter has a 0% attrition rate of actives leaving the chapter before graduation.
  9. The ideal chapter graduates 100% of its undergraduates.
  10. The ideal chapter leads at least two community service endeavors each school year.
  11. The ideal chapter participates in most relevant campus activities/organizations and takes a leadership role in many.
  12. The ideal chapter lives in a house owned by the Elders and is always full.
  13. The ideal chapter embraces the Ritual of the Zeta Psi Fraternity.