Student Groups of Excellence

Become a Student Group of Excellence

Once groups are registered and recognized, they can go on to be awarded a Group of Excellence.

Student Groups will be evaluated on meeting the minimum requirements under CAPs Four Pillars of Excellence:

  1. Leadership: Student groups are breeding grounds for leaders. CAP believes that leadership skills acquired should be used to not only better oneself, but better their peers. Student groups who excel in the leadership pillar use their platform to lead fellow Spartans, contain leaders who move their group forward, and regularly engage in leader development.

    Minimum Requirement: Attend the Spartans LINC conference held by the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement

  2. Service: CAP strives to ensure those within student groups are developing as “active citizens” or someone who engages within their community. Student groups who excel in this pillar actively engage within the Guilford County and Greensboro community, seek opportunities to serve alongside community members, and provide opportunities to explore their values, passions, and interests.

    Minimum Requirement: Engage in at least 2 community service projects per academic year

  3. Scholarship: Co-curricular involvement compliments a strong academic career. It is proven that involvement in activities outside of the classroom helps students do better academically. Student groups who excel in this pillar are successful in the classroom and actively support their peers and greater community in the area of academic success.

    Minimum Requirement: Average group GPA of 3.0

  4. Community: Collaboration is an important skill that all successful student groups must have. Working alongside peers to create meaningful experiences provides vibrancy to our entire campus community. Student groups who excel in this pillar often collaborate on events and seek to support other groups.

    Minimum Requirement: Collaborate with 2 or more student groups on an event or special project

Once a student group has achieved all 4 recognition pillars, they will be rewarded with their name on a visible plaque in the student organization cubicles, website recognition, and Groups of Excellence will be announced at the annual UNCG Excellence Awards Banquet in the Spring.

Student Groups will have the opportunity to apply for Group of Excellence status during the 2020 – 2021 re-registration period beginning on March 30. Contact Kynnith Francis-Vaughan, kjfranc2@uncg.edu, with any questions


Congratulations to the 2018-19 Student Groups of Excellence!:

  • Hillel
  • Multicultural Nursing Student Association
  • Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

As a reminder…

The minimum level to maintain registration includes:

  • Send representative to ONE Registration Kick Off meeting.  These meetings are generally held in the Spring semester.
  • Submit Annual Registration Form via Spartan Connect by the deadline given in the registration kick off meeting.
  • Maintain accurate roster including officers/leadership positions on Spartan Connect
  • Complete End of Year Survey during the annual registration period.

End of the Year Survey:

  • It is the responsibility of the STUDENT GROUP to report, not the student group advisor or CAP staff member

Interested in starting a new student group on campus? We can help you with that! Your first step should be to take a look at the groups that already exist on campus. If you’re not seeing one that meets your needs, you can start one that does. This flowchart will be helpful as you determine the necessary steps for the type of group you seek to start.

Students wishing to establish first-time recognition with a group OR wishing to reactivate a group that has lost recognition must complete the following procedures before they can begin to function as a student group.

  1. Visit Spartan Connect and click on “Organizations” at the top.  Confirm that there is not another group that is similar to your own.  
  2. Review the regulations on becoming a group in the Student Group Manual.
  3. Find five (5) UNCG students interested in your group, each with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  4. Find a full time UNCG faculty or staff member to serve as your advisor
  5. Wrist a Constitution using the “How to Write a Student Group Constitution” information at the end of the Student Group Manual.
  6. Login to Spartan Connect using your iSpartan username. Click on “Organizations” at the top, then the “Register” button under “Register A New Organization”
  7. Submit your paperwork by hand or through the online submission process to the CAP office for approval.  The approval process may take up to 4 weeks, though we endeavor to complete approval as soon as possible.
  8. Meet with the Assistant Director for Programs after your paperwork has been approved
  9. All sports groups must be affiliated with the Club Sports Council and meet with the Assistant Director for Intramurals and Club Sports in the Department of Campus Recreation

All social Greek-letter groups must be meet the criteria for establishing those groups (see the student group manual for detailed requirements)



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