The Greek Student Experience Survey (GES)
The Greek Student Experience Survey Originally developed in 1986 at the University of Minnesota. The survey measures factors influencing chapter and Greek community support of intellectual and leadership development, values integration, and positive relationships. It has been noted as the premiere assessment tool for the University President’s Call for Values Congruence (Schendel, 2005).

This 300-plus item survey covers areas such as recruitment, chapter affairs, chapter house academics, chapter advising, alcohol, personal growth and development, personal involvement, and demographics. CSCF offers the guide “How to Conduct the Greek Experience Survey on your Campus”, which guides the campus administrator through the process of administering the survey.

The Fraternity and Sorority Experience Survey (FSES) 3.0

Adapted from the Greek Experience Survey, the FSES provides an overview of perceptions about and satisfaction with the fraternity and sorority experience. The FSES contains 37 questions and is organized into 5 Constructs: Learning, Values, Alcohol/Social Issues, Operations, and Community. You can access a sample of the 2015 survey.


CSCFhosts the FSES for institutions and inter/national organizations to distribute to their membership online. The data collected and presented in the summary report represents a small fraction of the entire data and is selected on what may be useful for higher education practitioners. For more information about CSCF and the FSES, please access CSCF-FSES 2013.

AFA/CSCF Fraternity and Sorority Advising Profession/Community Status Survey

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) and the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity(CSCF) have combined efforts to capture data about fraternity and sorority communities and the advising profession. This partnership will allow information about campus-based fraternity/sorority advising and information about trends within the fraternal movement to be combined in one report, offering new insights into the state of fraternities and sororities today and the effectiveness of the fraternity/sorority advising profession.

The Center has captured campus trends for the following years: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1997, and 2000. These reports are available to Center members.