STEP UP! CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The STEP UP! Certification Program allows organizations to become certified in the STEP UP! program.

There are three different levels: Green, Silver, and Gold.

Apply HERE

When applying, you must provide an organization roster with full names and university emails.

Each July, organizations will default one level lower than their current standing (Gold -> Silver, Silver -> Green, Green -> no certification).
Organizations are required to meet specific requirements and apply again to retain their certification level year-to-year.

Green Level Certification

STEP UP! green logo

To qualify for Green Level Certification:

  • An organization only needs to take the initiative in applying for this certification

Perks of being Green Level Certified:

  • Great resume addition
  • Good way to attract prospective organization members
  • Campus-wide recognition

Silver Level Certification

STEP UP! silver logo

To qualify for Silver Level Certification:

  • Must be Green Level Certified
  • Must take at least one training of the following options: Mental Well-Being, Safer Drinking, Diversity & Inclusion, or Sexualized Violence Prevention
  • Must have at least 50% organization attendance rate for said training
    • For Greek Life, this % only applies to in-house members
  • Must have at least 50% post-test completions for said training
  • Must have an average score of at least 50% for said training

Perks of being Silver Level Certified:

  • Great resume addition
  • Good way to attract prospective organization members
  • Campus-wide recognition
  • Email signature graphic for each member
  • Printed award certificate and frame

Gold Level Certification

STE UP! gold logo

To qualify for Gold Level Certification:

  • Must be Silver Level Certified
  • Must take at least one more training of the following options: Mental Well-Being, Safer Drinking, Diversity & Inclusion, or Sexualized Violence Prevention
  • Must have at least 75% organization attendance rate for said training
    • For Greek Life, this % only applies to in-house members
  • Must have at least 75% post-test completions for said training
  • Must have an average score of at least 75% for said training
  • Must have at least one organization member be in Joe's PEERS or a Mental Well-Being Ambassador

Perks of being Gold Level Certified:

  • Great resume addition
  • Good way to attract prospective organization members
  • Campus-wide recognition
  • Email signature graphic for each member
  • Printed award certificate and frame
  • Choice of dinner banquet, t-shirts, or hats at the end of the semester

Current Certified Groups

Delta Sigma Phi (Gold)

St. Pat's Board (Gold)

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Graduate Teaching Assistants (Silver)

IFC (Silver)

Pi Kappa Alpha (Silver)

Residential Life (Silver)

Sigma Nu (Silver)

Sigma Phi Epsilon (Silver)

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Alpha Epsilon Pi (Green)

Beta Sigma Psi (Green)

Delta Omicron Lambda (Green)

Sigma Chi (Green)

Sigma Tau Gamma Alpha Omega Chapter (Green)

Triangle Fraternity (Green)