The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life works closely with chapter leaders, advisors, and alumni as well as governing council officers, University faculty and staff, and community partners to ensure that members of the Greek community have a meaningful learning experience at Florida State that compliments their academic experience and better prepares them to be global citizens. In addition to our day to day advising work, we are proud to offer the following educational programs:
Emerging Leaders Course
The Emerging Leaders Course is a three credit-hour course taught each spring semester by staff from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. This highly selective leadership development course is open to newer members of the Greek community who are selected through an application and interview process. Blending academic and cocurricular content, the course helps students identify and formulate personal values in the context of their Greek experience, develop relationship skills through interactive dialogue and presentations, and demonstrate cognitive development through self-evaluation and the creation of leadership action plan.
Greek Leadership Summit
Greek Leadership Summit is a leadership retreat offered in August and January of each year for chapter presidents and officers of governing councils. The January Summit is a two-night, weekend retreat held outside of Tallahassee that focuses on leadership development, community-building, and risk management.
The August Summit is a half-day event held in Tallahassee that seeks to reconnect the community as they are beginning the fall semester. Both retreats are designed to bring leaders in the Greek community together, working towards common goals of helping the community at large and ensuring the future success of leaders in the Greek community.
New Member Educators’ Meeting
The New Member Educators’ Meeting, held at the start of each semester, gives chapter new member educators (officers who are responsible for the education and new member development process for each organization) an opportunity to learn about other organizations in the Greek community, relevant University policies, and general ideas on how to better their membership development programs. The program uses large group presentations and small group conversations to challenge students to think deeper about their roles and ways they can be intentional in creating a new member education program that prepares new members to become more successful chapter and community leaders.
Order of Omega
Order of Omega Greek Honor Society was founded in 1959 to honor leaders within the Greek community who excel in academics and leadership.
The Omega Epsilon chapter of Order of Omega was established at Florida State University in 1998. Our chapter dedicates itself especially to recognizing a need for continued leadership, scholarship, action in programming, increased communication and cohesion among the members of the Greek Community. The Omega Epsilon chapter of Order of Omega unites Greek Life at Florida State University by holding representation from all four Greek councils. We use our common bond as Greek leaders to better our campus, our community, and ourselves.