FOUNDATIONS: New Member Experience

FOUNDATIONS, a mandatory program designed specifically for new members based on the Four Pillars, exists to equip all new members with the essential information, knowledge and skills for personal success during the new member semester and beyond. FOUNDATIONS uses a common curriculum that integrates Essential Learning Outcomes, further encouraging new members to find connections between their fraternity/sorority experience and other aspects of their lives. Trained fraternity and sorority peer mentors facilitate the FOUNDATIONS curriculum each year.

Greek Leadership Series

Throughout the year, members of fraternities and sororities are offered opportunities to attend additional training to strengthen their leadership and organizational management skills. Programs offered as a part of the Greek Leadership Series can range from career-oriented events about personal branding to in-depth discussions about the role of race, diversity, and identity on campus. These programs develop the leaders, thinkers and responsible professionals of the future and specific programs offered each year are tailored to address the evolving needs of Quinnipiac students.

Council Officers Training

To help student leaders serving on the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils prepare for their roles and to positively impact their community, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life provides them with various interactive training. The Council Officers Training program allow students to identify their personal strengths and leadership styles, build relationships with other council members and gain a better understanding of the role they would play during their term. Each officer creates an action plan for the semester, identifying goals for their term.

Officer Training Academy

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is committed to providing both leadership and practical skills-based training to all elected leaders of the chapters and governing councils. At the beginning of the calendar year, chapter and council officers are required to attend a comprehensive leadership conference that explores topics such as policies and procedures, maximizing membership involvement, organizational branding, accountability techniques, advanced leadership skills, and more. OFSL staff, university faculty and administrators, fraternity/sorority alumni and industry experts develop and facilitate workshops and presentations keeping the Essential Learning Outcomes in mind.

Social Event Manager Training

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life offers Social Event Manager Training several times each semester. This comprehensive workshop provides training to event coordinators and social event managers for events involving alcohol and equips participants with the knowledge and skills to create a safe and responsible environment for members and their guests. All students serving as a social event manager at an event involving alcohol are required to attend training prior to serving. Participants increase their skills in risk assessment, event management, alcohol education and bystander response.

Order of Omega

The Order of Omega is a national honor society that recognizes junior and senior members of the fraternity and sorority community. The fraternity men and sorority women in the Order of Omega have achieved a GPA at or above the all-fraternity/sorority average and have exemplified high standards of leadership, scholarship, service and community engagement. Membership is open each semester by application process and new members are chosen by their peers.

Rho Lambda

Rho Lambda is a national honor society, the purpose of which is to honor those members within the sorority community who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to their Greek community and their sorority. Membership is open via nomination process to active junior and senior sorority members who have earned a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, have been initiated into their organization for at least two semesters, and have furthered the ideals and principles of the Greek community throughout their years of sorority affiliation.

Gamma Sigma Alpha 

Gamma Sigma Alpha is a national honor society that recognizes fraternity/sorority members for academic excellence. Membership is open to junior and senior fraternity/sorority members who have earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Students meeting the criteria are emailed each semester and must accept their invitation to join and pay membership fees in full to be initiated. 

Greek Week

Greek Week is an interactive week of programming held each spring that highlights the Four Pillars of the fraternity and sorority community. Greek Week is led by co-chairs from each governing council who plan, design and execute all Greek Week programs under the advisement of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.

OFSL Intern Program

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life undergraduate interns plays an integral role in ensuring successful delivery of the services and programs offered to members of the fraternity and sorority community. These roles require roughly 8-10 hours a week of availability and flexibility to work some nights and weekends. Successful candidates will be able to balance both short-term day-to-day tasks alongside larger projects that span the course of an academic semester or year. The ideal intern will be trustworthy and values-driven in word and action and will serve as a positive representation of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.