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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Greek Ambassadors

Greek Ambassadors serve as the official representatives of the University of South Carolina’s fraternal community. They stand to positively promote a comprehensive and accurate view of the Greek experience to prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, and the greater Columbia area.

Overview

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Greek Ambassador. Below you will find the position description, qualifications, and expectations of the role, followed by some personal information and a couple of application questions.

Please complete the form below and submit it by FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 at Noon. Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth Longmire, Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant. 

Please note that this is an opportunity to serve the Fraternity/Sorority Community and it is not expected that you have any prior knowledge of the community as a whole, but rather that you have an interest in learning. Our office will ensure that you have appropriate training before beginning in this leadership role, so do not let limited knowledge of other Greek organizations or the community at large hinder you from applying for this great opportunity!

Greek Ambassadors serve as the official representatives of the University of South Carolina’s fraternal community. They stand to positively promote a comprehensive and accurate view of the Greek experience to prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, and the greater Columbia area. Through their activities and responsibilities, they work with a particular focus on the four core values of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Carolina: friendship, scholarship, leadership, and service.
Serving as a Greek Ambassador is a unique leadership opportunity for fraternity/sorority members at the University of South Carolina. This team of students represents the entire Carolina fraternal community through participation in Admissions events, GreekSERVE, new student orientation, and other leadership programming. Monthly team meetings will focus on personal leadership development and provide opportunities for discussions about relevant issues facing fraternal organizations on our campus and across the country.Ambassadors will do the following:
  • Interact with prospective students and families during select University Admissions events.
  • Assist with the monthly GREEKServe service outings to foster positive community relations and engage with our core value of service.
  • Participate in the recording of online webinars and Q&As on various topics that will be posted to the FSL website as an additional resource for interested students and their families.
  • Assist FSL staff with leadership programming initiatives (Greek Leadership Conference, Men’s Leadership Conference, Women’s Leadership Conference, etc.) as needed.
  • For a handful of interested ambassadors that remain in Columbia for the summer: Lead the Fraternity and Sorority Life presentations during new student orientation.
  • Initiated member of a University of South Carolina fraternity/sorority within CPA, IFC, MGC, or NPHC
  • In good standing with your respective chapter and the Office of Student Conduct
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA, which must be maintained while serving in this leadership role
  • Effective speaking and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of professionalism and friendliness 
  • Motivated and passionate about serving the Carolina fraternal community
  • Attend all monthly meetings
  • Have availability to serve during Admissions and GreekSERVE events
    • Total at least 10 hours of Greek Ambassador-related commitments (Open House, GreekSERVE, webinars, assisting at an FSL event, etc.) including:
      • Work a minimum of one Admissions event/semester
      • Attend a minimum of two GreekSERVE events/semester
    • Attend all events for which you volunteer or are assigned
  • Be a positive role model within the fraternity and sorority community
  • Display an interest in representing all of Carolina Fraternity and Sorority Life and a willingness to learn about the entire fraternity and sorority community
  • Maintain good relationships with other organizations within the fraternity and sorority community
Training
Sunday, Sept. 15 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
University Admissions Events
Saturday, Sept. 21
Saturday, Oct. 5
Saturday, Feb. 8
Saturday, March 28
Saturday, Apr. 18
Saturday, Apr. 25
Monthly Meetings
Monthly meetings will be scheduled at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester.
GREEKServe
Thursday, Sept. 5
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Thursday, Oct. 24
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Spring 2020 dates will be announced in the fall 2019 semester.
FSL Leadership Programming
Wednesday, Sept. 18 | Women's Leadership Conference
Thursday, Sept. 26 | National Hazing Prevention Week Community Program
Wednesday, Oct. 2 | Men's Leadership Conference
Thursday, Oct. 31 | NPHC Homecoming Step Show
Friday, Nov. 15 | Greek New Member Experience
Spring 2020 dates will be announced in the fall 2019 semester.

 

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