Leadership Initiatives

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life value personal and professional growth through leadership initiatives and provides multiple leadership training opportunities throughout the year.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Leadership Initiatives

As a member of the fraternity and sorority life community, you have access to the following opportunities:

Opportunities

This is a one-day leadership retreat designed to educate and develop the leaders of the fraternity and sorority life community while building relationships across chapters and councils.  

Greek 101 is held once every term for new members of the fraternity and sorority community. The purpose of this program is to introduce new members to the wider Greek community and educate them on the policies and procedures of the university. Additionally, these new members are also offered programming on sexual assault prevention, hazing prevention, diversity and cultural awareness and bystander intervention training.

The Towson University Greek Emerging Leaders Program is designed for underclassmen members of fraternities and sororities who are seeking to learn more about themselves as leaders and are interested in increasing their involvement within the Greek community and beyond. Six sessions will be held throughout the fall term on a variety of topics including fraternity and sorority history, self-awareness, values-based leadership, diversity, bystander intervention and how to develop a leadership plan.

In order to earn a certificate of completion, participants must complete all the requirements of this program, actively participating in 5 of 6 workshops.

For more information contact Taylor Sevik, the coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life,

Similar to Greek Emerging Leaders, this is a series of workshops over six weeks but targeted for more seasoned leaders in the organization. This program is designed for current executive board members to fine-tune their leadership skills, get to know and gather resources from other chapter leaders and set goals for their fraternity or sorority. Topics will include motivating your chapter members, delegation skills, conflict management, strengths quest, etc.

To register for the program, please fill out the following form:  

For more information contact , the director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. 

“Hazing Prevention Week” is an opportunity for Towson University and its affiliate organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem, educate others and promote the prevention of hazing. This week typically occurs during the third week of September in conjunction with “National Hazing Prevention Week.”

Training for Intervention ProcedureS (T.I.P.S.) is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking and drunk driving. 

Training focuses on: 

  • decision-making skills that help students weigh the consequences of their actions and those of their peers
  • moderating behavior to avoid problems with alcohol
  • confidence to intervene to prevent alcohol-related incidents on campus such as property damage, injury, underage drinking and drunk driving
  • interpersonal skills that increase students’ ability to intervene in difficult alcohol-related situations
  • respect and concern for others leading to a more positive campus environment
  • leadership qualities that help students influence their peers to avoid problem behaviors

The Greek Ambassadors Program is a new leadership opportunity for involved, outstanding, seasoned and motivated students, launched in fall 2015. This opportunity is being provided to help our students in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life understand how to operate in a healthy, safe, educational and fun environment. The Towson Greek Ambassadors Program will be comprised of a select group of Towson Greek leaders, chosen through an application process.

Duties include:

  • attending induction, orientation, retreat(s) and meetings
  • representing the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at special events for alumni, national offices and guest speakers
  • planning and participating in activities that promote student health, wellness and appropriate risk management behaviors
  • acting as a Greek Emerging Leaders Mentor, TIPS Trainer, Anti-Hazing Trainer and Risk Management Trainer
  • acting as a primary recruiter/promoter for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Each council and chapter must have a diversity chair position that will provide resources for students, plan programming and educate members on different topics. 

Each academic term, the top 3% of scholars and leaders within the TU Greek community are inducted into the Rho Alpha Chapter of the Order of Omega. 

Purpose

To recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment;
To bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs.

To bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness;
To help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.

Applications

The Fall 2020 application will be posted when it becomes available.

For more information please contact Jada Bruce, , Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life.