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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Leadership, Education and Service

Joining a fraternity or sorority is about more than just friendships and social opportunities. Members are encouraged to get involved in their organizations, the university, and the broader community. Our office hosts different events throughout the year to encourage members to focus on their own personal, professional, and leadership development.

As a result of participating in our programs, students:

  • Are more knowledgeable about on-campus resources
  • Are more self-aware of their own identities
  • Feel more prepared to take on a leadership position or excel in a position they currently hold
  • Feel more confident in their ability to manage peer-to-peer accountability efforts
  • Have developed other essential soft-skills that help prepare them for professional aspirations

This event aims to provide new members an overview of the history and significance of the USC fraternal community, the four councils represented on campus, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, and to encourage new members to consider personal responsibility with social engagement.

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, cornhole, and more to entertain children.

Date: October 22, 2024

This eight-week workshop series helps emerging leaders discover and explore their strengths, develop authentic leadership, and learn how to lead others.

Fraternities and sororities are committed to their members having a fun, memorable, and safe Greek experience. Chapter leaders responsible for any social or large-scale event planning are encouraged to attend an Event Planning Workshop to guide them through the steps of planning a safe and fun event for their members and guests. Topics covered are related risk management, harm reduction, contract review, managing guests, etc.

This overnight retreat is designed to on-board new officers to their roles, to provide them context of the larger community incorporating all four councils, to provide an opportunity for them to begin developing relationships with their counterparts from other chapters, and to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the community.

This half-day conference provides small-group opportunities for chapter officers to engage with one another, share strategies, and receive training around topics relevant for their positions. Topics have included healthy team building, bystander intervention, crisis management, wellness wheel, high impact community involvement, and many more.

This program helps members learn about the history of different fraternal organizations and understand their own identities within their chapters and councils. It also teaches the importance of working together across different councils to appreciate diversity and collaborate effectively.



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