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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Leadership, Education 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.

 

During the EmpowHER Conference (previously known as the Women’s Leadership Conference), sorority women will engage in interactive presentations and activities, and participate in personal reflection related to: mental health; relationships; advocacy; diversity and inclusion; leadership and career; and other topical issues. Registration is open to all sorority members, including new and general members.

The next EmpowHER Conference will take place in fall 2020.

During the MoMENtum Conference (previously known as the Men’s Leadership Conference), fraternity men will engage in interactive presentations and activities, and participate in personal reflection related to: mental health; relationships; advocacy; diversity and inclusion; leadership and career; and other topical issues. Registration is open to all fraternity members, including new and general members.

The next MoMENtum Conference will take place in fall 2020.

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 fall 2020 date will be announced in August.

The FSL Leadership Retreat is an annual event where chapter presidents and council executive boards come together for community building, leadership development and operational training.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 | Capstone Campus Room

Interested in attending? Register today!

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, Jan. 26, 2020

The 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 20, 2020

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 the Office of Off-Campus Living & Neighborhood Relations or volunteering at a local organization in the greater Columbia area. Registration is required.

  • Thursday, Jan. 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Belser Arboretum
  • Thursday, Feb. 6 | PruittHealth of Blythewood | Cancelled due to inclement weather
  • Tuesday, March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | PruittHealth of Blythwood
  • Friday, Apr. 3 | 10 a.m. - Noon | Harvest Hope
  • Thursday, Apr. 16 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Sustainable Carolina

Registration

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

Thursday, Jan. 30 | 6 p.m. | RH 303 | Hosting a More Effective Chapter or Council Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 3 p.m. | RH 305 | Supporting a Struggling Brother or Sister

Tuesday, Feb. 25 | 3 p.m. | RH 305 | Engagement Post-Graduation: Next Steps of Alumni Involvement

Tuesday, March 30 | 3 p.m. | RH 305 | Preparing for Finals

Tuesday, Apr. 7 | 3 p.m. | RH 305 | Mindfulness 101

Fraternities and sororities are committed to their members having a fun, memorable, and safe Greek experience. Included in the Annual Chapter Expectations Program (ACE),  are educational opportunities for chapters to host conversations with their members on topics related to risk management and harm reduction.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 3:30 p.m. | RH 205 | Drinking Culture

Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 4 p.m. | RH 305 | Sober Monitors

Tuesday, Feb. 11 | 3 p.m. | RH 205 | Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Resources 

Wednesday, March 4 | 4:30 p.m. | RH 305 | Spring Break and Safe Traveling Tips

Thursday, April 9 | 4 p.m. | RH 305 | How to Support a Survivor

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 Elizabeth Longmire.

Greeks Get Hired is a new program from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Specifically designed for our graduating members in mind, Greeks Get Hired is a comprehensive, career-readiness program that seeks to prepare fraternity and sorority members for life beyond college.

The Greeks Get Hired program will offer a series of workshops and those that attend eight (8) different workshops throughout the year will graduate from the program, receive a graduation certificate and incentive, and be able to add the certification to your resume! Topics may include preparing your resume and cover letter, networking with alumni, personal branding, negotiations, job search strategies, diversity in the workplace, and more.

Interested in more information about the Greeks Get Hired program? Complete the interest form

 

 

 


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