Below you will find a brief description for the programs and services provided by the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff.
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Four governing councils serve as a voice and provide support to their corresponding chapters. These leaders are tasked with making difficult decisions, finding solutions, and pushing the fraternity and sorority community to new heights. Our staff supports the councils by providing regular advising to council officers and to the councils as a whole.
During council officer transitions, the Fraternity and Sorority Life team plans and coordinates retreats that focus on education: policies, procedures and best practices, as well as, goal setting and overall leadership development.
To support our chapters directly, our staff is available to meet with chapter leadership or any members of the community to provide advice and guidance. We expect to meet with each chapter president at least once per semester to check-in on chapter operations, challenges, and successes. Chapter leadership are encouraged to seek out additional meetings to address specific problems or advice on a range of topics, including, but not limited to:
- Member education
- Risk management
- Chapter Operations
Chapter President Institute
Near the start of the fall and spring academic terms, the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff host a Chapter President Institute. The purpose of this Institute is to actively engage the chapter presidents through educational and developmental offerings, continue to edit the vision for fraternities and sororities at UW-Madison, and to build strong relationships among the chapter presidents and Fraternity and Sorority Life staff through authentic conversations. Topics discussed include, but are not limited to:
- Operations and requirements
- Leadership development
- Risk management & harm reduction
- Responding to crisis
- Mental Health
- Sexual Assault
- Alcohol & other drugs
To meet the needs of the other important officers that support our fraternities and sororities, we host officer workshops on a variety of topics. These workshops provide opportunities for officers from different chapters to connect with each other and learn new skills and best practices surrounding their particular area of focus. Additionally, officers are able to ask questions, get feedback, and problem solve as a group. The workshops focus on the following:
- New Member Education
- Service & Philanthropy
- Public Relations & Marketing
- Recruitment & Intake
- Member Development & Programming
Social Justice Workshops
The Social Justice Facilitators offer workshops and programs on a range of social justice topics with an emphasis on creating an inclusive fraternity and sorority community by exploring privilege, identity development, and more. Working with the Multicultural Student Center as well as the Center for Leadership and Involvement, they are able to engage in education and dialogue on social justice issues in fraternity & sorority.
All Greek Awards
The All Greek Awards program is intended to recognize the chapters and councils that excel in various aspects of the fraternity and sorority experience. Individual leaders and community partners are also recognized for their contributions and accomplishments.
This program is will not happen during the spring 2018 term as the community is working to create a program that will replace the current structure to be implemented in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.