The Chapter Assessment Program (CAP)* is an assessment tool that has been implemented
in the fraternity and sorority community at Towson University. The assessment examines
each organization’s involvement and performance in four areas including academics,
chapter management, member development and community involvement.
At the conclusion of every term, each organization’s CAP portfolio is graded based
on a point system. Based on total points, chapters are awarded a gold, silver, bronze
or needs improvement status.
Top CAP scores for each term will be given at the annual Office of Fraternity and
Sorority Life Awards Ceremony for the top CAP score from each council (gold status
minimum). Any chapter awarded gold “status” will also be eligible for the Dr. Teresa
L. Hall Award Chapter of the Year Award. Any chapter currently holding a conduct sanction
from the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices will not be eligible for awards. However, individual members from those chapters
may be eligible.
A new section of the chapter assessment program was added in the 2013-2014 school
year. Each chapter will have to do a 15 minute presentation of the initiatives they
participated in over the course of the term. Presentations are open to the public.
* The Chapter Assessment Program was originally developed at the University of Delaware
and borrowed with permission in 2008.