Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break is an annual service trip each spring semester. A group of fraternity and sorority members travels to Indianapolis, IN to engage in a service immersion experience. This trip coincides with a three credit hour course focused on service-learning and social justice. While in Indianapolis, the students get the opportunity to engage with community members first hand and visit inter/national fraternity/sorority headquarters.
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.
Fraternal Activities Committee (FAC)
Fraternal Activities Committee(FAC) is a programming board that creates exciting, enticing, and free late night and weekend programming for Iowa’s Fraternity and Sorority community. It’s a weekly commitment and a leadership opportunity. It’s your chance to “make plans” with 3,600 of your closest friends.
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 2016, chapters participated in the long-standing tradition of the singing and dancing show “Follies,” competed in Greek Olympics, attended a program of a nationally renowned speaker, raised money through “Penny Wars” for the Circle of Sisterhood, and many more fun events.
Fraternal Values Society (FVS)
Fraternal Values Society (FVS) is a national values-based leadership society for fraternity and sorority members. The mission of “The Society” is to illuminate the central values that guided the historical founding of fraternities and sororities and to incorporate these values into the contemporary fraternity and sorority experience. The society is here to challenge members of fraternities and sororities to make their values known to the entire community.
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 the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL). Our Fraternity & Sorority Life community has sponsored a trip for the past two years to Indianapolis, IN.
During the 2015 ASB we partnered with UI Food For Thought, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, INC., Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Indianapolis I-Club (University of Iowa Alumni Organization), Shepherd Center, and Metro Baptist Center. In addition to service, we had the opportunity to visit 3 of the 19 Headquarter Offices in the Indianapolis area including, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Lambda Chi Alpha.
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).
If you have questions about the trips, please contact Paul Mintner in the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 2014 DM Big Event, UI Fraternity & Sorority Life members raised over $400,000 for the UI Children's Hospitals & Clinics!