Over the past decade, the UA fraternity and sorority community has experienced significant changes — increase in membership, integration of membership, shift to majority out-of-state membership, growth in the number of chapters, and construction of new chapter houses. Overall, our chapters and community have thrived, but we know there is always room to continue to assist our students in pursuing even greater success.
The University of Alabama strives for excellence in all endeavors, and the fraternity and sorority community is no different. To that end, UA has created the Quest for Excellence initiative. This initiative will build upon the many strengths and positive, rich traditions of the UA fraternity and sorority community, and with the strong and guiding input of students, advisors, and other stakeholders will create a roadmap for sustained excellence.
The Quest for Excellence initiative began in Fall 2017, focusing on the desire for each fraternity and sorority member’s fraternal involvement to be high quality and positive—one that provides an unparalleled experience that is congruent with the values found in the individual organizations’ rituals.
To assist with this transformational process, UA has engaged Ken Grodner of the Grodner Group. Along with the Grodner Group, the Quest for Excellence has established an advisory board, consisting of students, faculty, advisors, and alumni/ae. The advisory board will be instrumental in this process. While the advisory board will help shape and guide the process, all members of our fraternity and sorority community will have the opportunity to contribute to the initiative.