Being a member of a fraternity or sorority provides numerous opportunities for leadership development. Members not only have the opportunity to serve as officers and chairpersons within their own chapters, but also can become leaders for the entire fraternity and sorority community through the Interfraternity Council, Colliegate Panhellenic Council, GAMMA, and Order or Omega. You will also find Fraternity/Sorority members in leadership positions in many campus organizations and activities!
In addition, the Office of Greek Life provides several other leadership opportunities each year. These include:
Fraternal Leadership Society
The Fraternal Leadership Society is a collaboration between the Office of Greek Life and Student Leadership Programs. The program is designed to compliment the fraternal experience at Baldwin Wallace, by providing opportunities for the development of self-awareness, interdependence, civic engagement, and fraternal leadership.
Fraternity/Sorority Life Company
Each fall, the Fraternity/Sorority Life (FSL) Moving Company helps students move into the residence halls. Everything from hauling in mini fridges to pillows, the fraternity and sorority members who make up the FSL Moving company are there to help!
Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a national Greek honor society made of the top 3% of the campus Fraternity and Sorority population. Members are selected on the basis of character, leadership skills, academic achievement, and campus and fraternity or sorority involvement. Each year, members are tapped into membership at a spring semester program. Order of Omega serves to recognize and promote the greatness that the fraternity and sorority community has to offer.
Greek 101: New Member Workshop
During the fall and spring semesters, the Office of Greek Life sponsors Fraternity/Sorority Life 101 (FSL101) : New Member Workshop for new members of fraternities and sororities. Required for all new members, FSL101 is a chance for them to learn more about what the Fraternity/Sorority community has to offer, as well as an opportunity to meet new members from other chapters.
Greek Leadership Institute (GLI)
The Greek Leadership Institute is for emerging leaders in the fraternity and sorority community, and is a two-day retreat that focuses on values-based education. Fraternity and sorority members not only have the opportunity to attend GLI as a participant, but may return in future years as a GLI Facilitator.
New Officer Leadership Retreat
The New Officer Leadership Retreat (NOLR) for incoming chapter and council leaders. It provides an opportunity for new leaders to develop a vision for their chapter or council, as well provides opportunities to network with leaders from other chapters on campus.
Regional and National Conferences
Each year the Office of Greek Life (with support from Student Senate) sends students to various regional and national leadership conferences, including the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) Conference and the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). At these conferences, BW fraternity and sorority leaders have the opportunity to interact and network with other Greeks from around the country.