What is Fraterity & Sorority Life?
Joining a Fraternity or Sorority is much more than making friends. From the very inception of fraternities and sororities, service and philanthropy have become the center of membership and providing leadership experience. While each chapter sponsors its own philanthropy events, the Fraternity/Sorority Life (FSL) community is quick to support them all because community service contributes to the greater good.
Becoming a member of a FSL organization can provide its members various opportunities for academic excellence. From academic workshops to scholarship programs, each chapter expects members to be students first and provides recognition to top scholars and those who improve their academic standing.
Brotherhood & Sisterhood
A tradition of family is something that each chapter shares. By making the decision to join a FSL chapter, you instantly become a part of a worldwide network of men and women, available to you for the rest of your life. Brotherhood and Sisterhood goes beyond the bonds of friendship. It creates a family that can help and guide you through the many stages you will experience during your college days and well after you graduate.
At Utah State, there are a variety of ways to get involved in clubs, organizations, student activities, and honor societies. Membership in a FSL chapter will provide you with the foundation necessary to become a leader and a driving force for positive change on campus and in the community. Each fraternity and sorority strive to create well-rounded individuals through leadership training, innovative programming and life-skill development.
Why go FSL?
Panhellenic and Interfraternal Councils
These councils serve as the governing bodies for their respective chapters, Panhellenic Council for sororities and Interfraternal Council for Fraternities. Both councils elect executive board members to oversee various operations. These elected positions teach students various skills including, but not limited to: organization, communication, collaboration, problem solving, community relations and programming.
FSL Leadership Class
Academics are a priority in USU’s FSL Community and enhances the sorority and fraternity experience. This class focuses on the current state of the FSL community while discussing the history, purpose, rules and university relations of the community. Students must actively participate in this class to enhance leadership skills.
Greek Leadership Weekend (GLW)
GLW is a leadership retreat where FSL students come together to strengthen USU’s FSL community and get quality leadership training. The retreat consists of activities and workshops focusing on: team building, values, conflict and communication, proactive behaviors and unity.
Leadership is an important part of student growth and development. Through leadership opportunities, students develop skills, knowledge and understanding to become an effective leader. What students learn through leadership positions will last throughout their life and will prepare them for future successes.
FSL take’s pride in community service and philanthropy. Each chapter has a foundation or charity they sponsor through philanthropic events. Sororities and fraternities sponsor many different activities each year to impact the local community and raise money for their specific philanthropies. Members of the FSL community contribute and support each other’s philanthropic events with time, donations and support.
FSL members also have the opportunity to get involved with campus-wide service by participating in campus activities such as Stuff A Bus, The Howl, blood drives, and Homecoming. The opportunities members have to serve and give back to the community are endless.