Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a national Greek Honor Society for the top 3% of fraternity men and sorority women based on the tenets of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Order of Omega’s purposes are to recognize students who have attained a high standard of leadership within the community, to bring together those members who will help shape the community and the University, and to join faculty, alumni, and students with the intent of helping and understanding one another.
Rho Lambda is a National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society. Rho Lambda seeks to honor those women within the sorority community who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to their Greek community and their sorority. They are women who have furthered the ideals and principles of the Greek community throughout their years of sorority affiliation. Rho Lambda is only comprised of the top 10% of campus sorority women.
FSL Leadership Class
FSL Leadership Class meets each spring semester. Our Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff teach a three credit leadership class for fraternity and sorority students. Discussion topics and assignments are geared specifically toward leaders within the Fraternity and Sorority Community.
Greek Weekis a week-long celebration of everything fraternity/ sorority at Iowa! Fraternity and sorority members work together to plan a week of educational programs, friendly competitions and service activities. In spring 2019, chapters participated in the talent show, partnered with Table to Table, held annual blood drive for the DeGowin Blood Center & Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, held a carnival to benefit table to table, and many more influential events.
Circle of Sisterhood
Circle of Sisterhood is supported by all four councils through annual fundraising programs. The Circle of Sisterhood is a foundation focused on leveraging the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression. To date, UIowa FSL has donated over $8000 to the Circle of Sisterhood and looks forward to continuing their annual fundraisers for such an important cause!
FSL Hawkeye Service Team (Alternative Spring Break)
The University of Iowa's Hawkeye Service Teams are supported and coordinated by Leadership & Engagement. Our Fraternity & Sorority Life community has sponsored a trip for the past four years to Indianapolis, IN.
During the 2019 ASB we partnered with Midwest Foodbank, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, INC. and Wheeler Mission. In addition to service, we had the opportunity to visit Alpha Gamma Delta Headquarters whose national philanthropic cause is Food Justice.
This opportunity focuses on a social justice, service learning, community building, and a fraternal experience. The Fraternity & Sorority Life trip fosters cross council relationships and encompasses all four of our community pillars, service, scholarship, friendship, and leadership. In addition to an alternative trip, members in an academic credit course, "Alternative Break Service Learning" (LS: 1024:0AAA).
UI Fraternity & Sorority Life Participation in Dance Marathon
Each year, many fraternities and sororities participate in the annual UI Dance Marathon "Big Event." Chapters raise money and dance for 24 hours "For the Kids." Fraternity & Sorority Life leaders can be found on the Executive Team, as Morale/Assistant Morale Captains, and as regular dancers. For the 2019 DM Big Event, UI Fraternity & Sorority Life members raised over $660,000 for the UI Children's Hospitals & Clinics!