The McCune Metrics is Sigma Tau Gamma’s assessment and goal setting tool for chapters. It measures a chapter’s “vital signs.” Not every activity of a chapter is measured, but if a chapter completes each of the items on the McCune, called the Chapter Standards, it is likely to be successfully completing all of the excellent activities of a great chapter.

Chapter Standards

1. Recruitment

Great chapters recruit at least 50% of their opening membership.

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2. Retention

Great chapters initiate at least 90% of their associates.

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3. Chapter GPA

Great chapters have at least a 2.75 semester GPA.

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4. Associate GPA

Great chapters only recruit men with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

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5. Meeting Attendance

Great chapters send their president to Webb Academy; at least 3 members to Grand Chapter/SLC; and at least 5 members to Regional Conclave.

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6. Campus Involvement

Great chapters have 10% of members as officers or captains of student organizations and teams.

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7. Path of Principles

Great chapters have fully implemented the Path of Principles program.

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8. Philanthropy & Service

Great chapters support the Special Olympics; support a local chapter charitable partner; and support the charitable event of another fraternity or sorority.

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9. Accounts Receivable

Great chapters have all bills paid by December 31 and May 15.

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10. Risk Management

Great chapters have no risk management policy violations.

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  • Chapter Standards PDF

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    Chapter Standards come from the McCune Metrics. The McCune Metrics is a combination of requirements set out by the Fraternity Strategic Plan and the NIC Standards.

    Strategic Plan
    Sigma Tau Gamma's Strategic Plan was crafted by the Board of Directors using the Principles to provide direction to our members, chapters, and leaders. Download the Strategic Plan: (pdf)

    NIC Standards
    Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Inc. is a proud member fraternity of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). The NIC Standards are the mutual expectations agreed to by all NIC member organizations. Sigma Tau Gamma is fully committed to upholding these standards. Learn more about the NIC Standards: (link)

    McCune Metrics
    The program the Fraternity uses to measure chapter success in the Chapter Standards that are taken from the Strategic Plan and NIC Standards. McCune Metrics are due from each chapter on May 15.