• Scholarship Committee Goals

    1. Enforcing academic probation rules and rewards in a nature that will help the brothers on probation improve their GPA.
    2. Enforcing new initiates academic probation in such a manner that they will have good study skills throughout college.
    3. Arrange the chapters test file so that all the brothers will benefit in agriculture as well as general classes.
    4. Maintain quiet hours throughout the chapter house so that each brother is not disturbed while attempting to study.
    5. Obtain influencial speakers to present motivational speeches that will help the chapter's educational habits.
    6. Have frequent committee meetings to further improve on the existing scholarship plan.
    7. Post a board on which the probation brothers will put their classes and the grades that they earn.
    8. Most important maintain the chapter moral so that the chapter will be motivated to obtain the goal.
    9. Chapter GPA of 3.0 at the end of the semester.

  • AGR Alpha Upsilon Academic Achievement Program

    A Brother goes on Academic Probation if his GPA is below a 2.25. Academic Probation consists of mandatory study hours from 6:00 to 7:00p.m Sunday through Thursday. Also no television, video games, or computer use that is not for educational reasons from 7:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited from Sunday through Friday after the probationary brother's last class or 3 p.m., whichever is latest.

    This program would consist of brothers on probation following the above rules plus one mandatory study hour of tutoring per week on top of study hours. The hour of tutoring could be completed by going to the Math Lab, Writing Center, by brothers on the academic tutor list, Supplemental Instructional sessions, Help Sessions, or departmental tutors. If the probationary brother does not complete this hour of tutoring there will be a fine of $10. For every week after the first that the tutoring hour is not completed the fine will be doubled consecutively.

    If a brother is on probation he will further be required to meet with an older brother (of the VNR-Scholarship choosing) with a high GPA once a week. During these meetings the probationary brother is required to present all of his grades that have been returned over the past week to the older brother. If the older brother is not satisfied with the grades that the probationary brother is bringing in and believes that further action needs to be taken to help the probationary brother he can talk with the VNR-Scholarship and the Executive Council.

    If a probationary brother has above a 3.0 GPA at mid-term he is rewarded with one night off and is no longer required to do tutoring hours. If a probationary brother has a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 at mid-term his tutoring will be reduced to 30 minutes a week. If a probationary brother has a GPA between 1.5 and 2.5 at mid-term the tutoring and study hours will remain as they were at one hour. If a probationary brother has a GPA between 1.0 and 1.5 at mid-term his study hours and tutoring are raised to 1 hour and 30 minutes. If a probationary brother has a GPA below a 1.0 at mid-term or the end of a semester all of the study hours and tutoring hours double to 2 hours.