Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

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Leadership Opportunities

One of the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority is the continuous leadership opportunities provided by the national organization, the local chapter and the fraternity and sorority life community. When we say leadership opportunities we don't mean officer positions or titles, because "leadership is a choice, not a rank". Instead, we are referring to programs and trainings open to all members, regardless if they are a President or a new member who just received an invitation of membership. 

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Leadership Engagement

These are organizations where students can apply and practice their leadership knowledge, skills, and values.

Order of Omega

Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 5% of fraternity and sorority members.

This organization provides additional leadership and transitional trainings for our older membership as they look to transition to life after college. Some programs Order of Omega has hosted for their members includes resume workshops, translating your leadership experience into relevant work experience, conversation skills, and so much more. 

For more information about Order of Omega, visit their website HERE

Fraternity and Sorority Programming Board

The Fraternity and Sorority Programming Board provides community-wide educational programs and activities for all fraternity and sorority members. These programs align with the core pillars of the Fraternity and Sorority community: Scholarship, Service/Philanthropy, Brotherhood/Sisterhood and Leadership. The Programming Board is comprised of seven officers many of whom oversee various committees to assist in the development and implementation of programs such as Greek Week, Talent Show, National Hazing Prevention Week, leadership trainings and fundraising. 

 

Leadership Training

These are short opportunities where students can learn leadership skills.

Clifton StrengthsFinder

The Clifton StrengthsFinder is the culmination of more than 50 years of Dr. Donald O. Clifton's lifelong work: leading millions of people around the world to discover their strengths. The simple online assessment and accompanying resources and materials are your portal to discovering your Strengths - making success in life and leadership within your grasp.

The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement hosts several opportunities for students to learn their Strengths throughout the semester and offer organizations the opportunity to request private sessions for their Chapter or Executive Board. Custom facilitated workshop experiences can be designed to best fit your group. 

For more information about StrengthsFinder, visit our program page HERE

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Workshop Series

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (EIL) is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating others, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. These workshops explore various skills and practices related to EIL. Participants of this series will develop their EIL skills and apply those skills to their leadership practice.

Any student can participate in the series by attending open sessions offered throughout the year. Participants are recognized as they complete varying levels of the series. Organizations may also request a private EIL session for their members that is designed to meet the organizations needs.

For more information about Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, visit our program page HERE

Presidents Retreat

This annual retreat allow our Chapter and Council Presidents develop relationships and set goals for themselves and for the community. The conversations that occur during previous retreats has lead to an increase in visibility on campus, a concerted effort to build relationships with various University staff and a better and stronger fraternity and sorority community.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Leadership Meetings

 These monthly meetings, lead by the Council Presidents, focus on relationship building and training for our chapter leadership. Each meeting focuses on a different issue that our chapters face, whether it be membership apathy, communication, University relations and developing members into stronger leaders. 

Council Kick-Off

 This semiannual program occurs at the beginning of each long semester and is focused on council commraderie. This event serves a dual purpose, it provides real, hands-on training for our council officers while also allowing them to come together to discuss the issues within their respective groups and the community. 

Roundtable Discussions

Health & Safety

 Each semester, we host a Health & Safety Roundtable attended by any chapter officer who's position is tied to health & safety concerns. These roundtable discussions allow for chapter leadership to have real and honest conversations about what is happening within their organizations, problems they are facing and sharing ideas on how to address those problems. We also use this time to review any relevant information tied to health and safety issues such as new research, national trends and any updates to either national or local policies.

New Member Education

Similar to our Health & Safety roundtables, the New Member Education roundtable is a semesterly discussion attended by any chapter officer who is involved in the new member education process. The discussion allows for chapter officers to share issues and ideas they may be having with their current new members. We also use this time to talk about how to create a dynamic and engaging educational program, how to address behavioral issues with members who are still learning and how to instill chapter values in a way that is received. 

 

Leadership Education

This is an opportunity to learn leadership both inside and outside the classroom. 

Leadership Studies Minor

Effective leadership is vital to growth and success in a democratic society. The minor in Leadership Studies is a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the study of leadership from various perspectives and contexts. It is designed to provide you with learning opportunities to develop your leadership potential.

Many of our fraternity and sorority members are enrolled in the Leadership Studies Minor and have gained skills and knowledge that have helped them become stronger, more knowledgeable leaders on campus. To learn more about the Leadership Studies Minor, please visit the program website HERE.  

 

Leadership Development

Opportunities when students are able to reflect and integrate their leadership knowledge, skills and values.

Social Excellence Academy

The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement is developing a six week long leadership development program designed around the book Social Excellence: We DARE You. Our vision is this program will be available to members who recently joined their organization and are looking for ways to develop their leadership skills before running for an officer position. This program is still under development but we hope to launch it soon.