The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides multiple leadership training opportunities throughout the year for members of the Greek community.
The Chapter Assessment Program (CAP) is an assessment tool that has been implemented in the Fraternity and Sorority community at Towson University*. The assessment examines each organization's involvement and performance in four areas including academics, chapter management, member development and community involvement.
At the conclusion of every semester, each organization's CAP portfolio is graded based on a point system. Based on total points, chapters are awarded a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Needs Improvement status. Gold cups for top CAP scores for each semester will be given at the annual Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards Ceremony for both a Fraternity and a Sorority. Any chapter awarded Gold “status” will also be eligible for the President's Cup Award (named the Dr. Teresa L. Hall Award for Chapter Excellence) for the previous calendar year. The President’s Cup Award will be selected by a committee run by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Any chapter currently holding a conduct sanction from the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education will not be eligible for awards. However, individual members from those chapters may be eligible.
A new section of the Chapter Assessment Program was added in the 2013-2014 school year. Each chapter will have to do a 15 minute presentation of the initiatives they participated in over the course of the semester. Presentations are open to the public.
*The Chapter Assessment Program was originally developed at the University of Delaware and borrowed with permission in 2008.
Greek 101 is held once every semester program for new members of the fraternity and sorority community. The purpose of this program is to introduce new member 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, LGBT issues, hazing prevention, diversity and cultural awareness, and bystander intervention training.
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 semester 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 Carly Heasley at cheasley AT_TOWSON
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 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.
- Attending Induction, Orientation, Retreat(s) and monthly 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 Fraternity and Sorority Life