Beyond being involved as a member of a fraternity or sorority, there are multiple leadership programs and opportunities to get involved in the Greek community. Below are some of the educational programs and Greek auxiliary groups made available to members of the community.
This overnight retreat held in January is held to bring chapter presidents and council executive officers from the IFC, MGC, NPHC, and PHA communities together for leadership training and community building. Programs from bystander behavior education to situational leadership help to provide a foundation for the community’s newest elected leaders for their year ahead.
Annually Fraternity Sorority life provides a Fraternity Sorority life social justice leadership retreat that brings fraternity and sorority members in IFC/PHA and NPHC/MGC together but in separate tracks of education. Students learn about leadership, social justice, and Greek life history. The retreat is hosted with the assistance of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and FSL staff. Participants who attend the retreat build new connections across the FSL community, challenge their current perspective of what it means to be a Greek member, and discuss how the intersections of leadership, social justice, and Fraternity/Sorority values play a role in their experience. This retreat is open to all initiated fraternity and sorority members, including, but not limited to, chapter/council officers, emerging leaders, and other members who wish to role model fraternal values in their community. The ultimate aim is to create advocates for change in the KU Greek community.
Sorority & Fraternity Auxiliary Groups
The purpose of the Junior Greek Council, is to provide a stimulating environment for new members of the University of Kansas Greek community. The council works in conjunction with the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils to build a strong foundation for future involvement by encouraging the development of leadership skills, citizenship, character, and camaraderie. Council serves as a stepping stone for future involvement both throughout the Greek community and the campus as a whole. Each chapter is expected to have a new member representative attend all Junior Greek Council Events.
Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. 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 Greek, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. The University of Kansas Chapter (Eta Epsilon) of Order of Omega was founded 4/28/1986 and has remained active since then. Each chapter shares the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their host institution. To learn more about Order of Omega visit their rock chalk central page here.