The Circle Back Initiative was developed with the purpose of providing an intensive, tailored follow-up review and ongoing partner support to past Coalition clients.
Institutions that hosted a Coalition Project visit three or more years ago can request a second, more tailored review of the campus and fraternity/sorority community. To "circle back" means to revisit or re-examine, and this new service allows our valued past clients to have a team of highly qualified industry experts assess specific target areas.
This is NOT just another Coalition visit. In a Circle Back visit, the institution self-selects three "targets" or focus areas for the team to address through the on-campus visit. For each target, the host also provides three "key questions" that drill down their most pressing needs or concerns in each area. Addressing each key question, through observations, best practices, and standards-based recommendations, is the task of the team in the final report.
Why would a Circle Back visit be helpful? In some cases, new or additional issues have emerged since the initial Coalition visit, and the campus desires an updated review by our experts. Perhaps staff turnover means a refreshed perspective is needed to support new or existing staff. There might also be a need to change campus or council policy, add new programs, or change the structure of the community... for those reasons and many others, the Coalition can provide a new level of support through the Circle Back Initiative.
The cost of a Circle Back visit depends on the depth of the targets you select and the size of the fraternity/sorority community. A flat fee ranges from $2500-$4000. The institution is also responsible for team expenses (travel, meals, and lodging). The fee can be paid or subsidized by various constituents relevant to the target area, although we discourage chapters and councils contributing toward the cost. However, for example, an alumni board, association, or department could contribute toward a target of “Alumni Relations” or “Alumni/Advisory Support.”