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Fraternity and Sorority Life


Leadership and Service

Joining a fraternity or sorority is about more than just friendship! Members are encouraged to give back to the community through service initiatives, which may be organized by the office, the governing council and the individual chapter. The office also provides different events throughout the year that encourages members to focus on their own personal and professional development.

 

Women’s Leadership Conference (Fall)

The Women’s Leadership Conference is designed to enhance the personal wellness and development of our UofSC sorority women. The keynote session and breakout sessions will seek to support the holistic wellness of attendees by providing education and facilitated opportunities to engage with the six dimensions of wellness: physical; spiritual; social; mental/emotional; professional/academic; and financial. This event is open and free to sorority-affiliated women.

The 2019 date will be announced in the Spring 2019 semester.
2018 Schedule:  Download [pdf]

Men’s Leadership Conference (Fall)

The Men’s Leadership Conference is designed to enhance the personal wellness and development of our UofSC fraternity men. The keynote session and breakout sessions will seek to support the holistic wellness of attendees by providing education and facilitated opportunities to engage with the six dimensions of wellness: physical; spiritual; social; mental/emotional; professional/academic; and financial. This event is open and free to fraternity-affiliated men.

The 2019 date will be announced in the Spring 2019 semester.
2018 Schedule: Download [pdf]

Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks (Fall)

Every year, Greek Village opens to children from the university family and the greater Columbia community for trick-or-treating. Chapters put together carnival games such as face painting, cake walks, balloon darts, bounce houses and more to entertain children.

The 2019 date will be announced in the Spring 2019 semester.

Greek Leadership Conference (Spring)

 Once a year, our chapter and council leaders dedicate themselves to a day of networking, leadership development, and officer-specific training. The Greek Leadership Conference has 10+ tracks to help chapters and community leaders make the most of their formalized leadership position, learn about campus and community policy, and network with other similar officers.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

Greek New Member Experience (Fall & Spring)

The inaugural Greek New Member Experience aims to help the newly initiated members of our community build connections with other affiliated-students, learn more about our overall fraternal community, and participate in an immersive community-building experience!

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

GREEKServe (ongoing)

Every organization requires a minimum service hour requirement for their chapter members, so GREEKServe is a monthly service opportunity open to all members of our fraternal community. Service initiatives vary between neighborhood clean-ups with our Office of Off-Campus Living & Neighborhood Relations or volunteering at a local organization in the greater Columbia area. Registration is required.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 29
  • Thursday, Feb. 7
  • Thursday, Mar. 7
  • Wednesday, Mar. 20
  • Thursday, Apr. 11

Registration

Officer Roundtables (ongoing)

We hope to provide small-group opportunities for chapter officers to engage with one another, share strategies, and receive informal training and support for their specific officer position. Roundtable topics vary and advanced registration is not required.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16: Event Management for Social Chairs, Risk Managers, and Event Planners
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22: Academics for Academic Chairs
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23: Building a New Member Education Plan for IFC New Member Educators
  • Thursday, Jan. 24: How to Run an Effective Meeting for any officer/member
  • Monday, Jan. 28: Programming Collaboration for any officer/member
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5: Accountability for Judicial Board Chairs
  • Monday, Feb. 11: Student Success Center Resources for Academic Chairs
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27: Off-Campus Event Management for Social Chairs, Risk Managers, and Event Planners
  • Tuesday, Mar. 19: Personal Finances for any member
  • Wednesday, Mar. 20: Out-of-Town Event Management for Social Chairs, Risk Managers, and Event Planners
  • Friday, Mar. 22: Career Services for any member
  • Tuesday, Mar. 26: CPA NME and Recruitment for CPA New Member Educators and Recruitment Chairs

Greek Ambassadors (ongoing)

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. Responsibilities include participation in Admissions events, GreekSERVE, new student orientation, and other leadership programming.

Interested in becoming a Greek Ambassador?
Email Alyssa Rollins at alyssavr@mailbox.sc.edu.