One of the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority is the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life sponsors many leadership development opportunities for the fraternity and sorority community and encourages students to get involved in the various leadership programs offered by other campus departments and each organization’s headquarters. Whether you take on a formal role or lead by example, Greek life gives you the opportunity to develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
The Greek Leadership Summit is an over night experience that takes place each January at YMCA Camp Jewell. All council officers and chapter presidents are expected to participate. The curriculum for the retreat is created and facilitated by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life advising staff with input from the student interns.
During the retreat, leaders of the Greek community will participate in team building exercises, small group facilitation discussions as well as participate in large group conversations. The goal of the retreat is to get community members to better understand the current state of the Greek community and begin to understand how they can create change and become better values based leaders.
The annual Greek Emerging Leaders Conference is a program designed to help newer members of the Greek community get a jump start on their leadership development and to network with their peers while participating in a variety of educational sessions led by graduate students, staff, and “veteran” undergraduate members of the community who volunteer as presenters. The conference is held each spring and includes workshops that are aligned with the selected theme.
The Greek Leadership Institute (GLI) is held the weekend before the spring semester begins each year. GLI is designed for chapter presidents and all council executive board members to come together and engage in leadership development. Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff facilitate a variety of sessions for students on topics including: motivating members, dealing with conflict, and leading with your values.
The Greek Collab is a competition held in early February each year. Participants in The Greek Collab must be newly initiated member(s) from the previous calendar year. Through participation in The Greek Collab, participants will work together in groups to create a community development program based on a mystery topic each year. All groups are comprised of members from multiple chapters and councils.
L.E.A.D. Certificate Series
The Learn, Educate, Appreciate, Develop certificate series.
In addition to the above programs, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life often supports students participation at the: