Fraternity & Sorority Life Signature Programs
Family, academics, service, leadership
United in the values of family, academics, service and leadership, fraternities and sororities build leaders for a better world. Make friends, make a difference, and make memories! At the heart of Student Involvement’s support for the fraternity and sorority community are signature programs that support the aforementioned values.
Fraternal Values Summit
Strengthening the fraternity and sorority community, this intensive three day retreat provides student leaders with the knowledge and tools to effectively lead change, while also uniting the community through understanding and acknowledgement of shared values and ideals. Attendees include Presidents and New Member Educators for each chapter, as well as Council Presidents and other select leaders.
Greek Active Personal Development (GREAT) Workshops
The engagement of students in learning and personal development is an integral focus of the University, and GREAT was created to achieve the same end. Chapters of the SJSU fraternity and sorority community use the GREAT program series to better prepare members for life and leadership both in and beyond college. Follow this link for more information on the GREAT program.
SJSU is home to a vibrant and diverse fraternity and sorority community. Members, leaders and chapters as a whole accomplish many things during the course of an academic year. Every year, the community and staff of Student Involvement come together to celebrate the contributions of the fraternity and sorority community. Program and chapter awards are given at the annual Sparta Awards in late April, and individual member and leader awards are given at the annual Greek Awards in mid-May. Awards packets, as well as criteria for the awards, will be available on this webpage mid Spring.
The 2012 Student Leadership Gala was held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 in Morris Dailey Auditorium. Follow this link for a complete list of awards recipients.
The 2012-11 Fraternity and Sorority Values Dinner was held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown San José. Learn more about the awards honorees and recipients.
New Member Experience
The New Member Experiences a tradition that serves to introduce new members to the foundations of fraternal life and to equip them with the knowledge and connections they need to be successful, proud, and well prepared for the experience of a lifetime. As such, participants will learn about the history of the fraternal movement, our common values, strategies for success as a new member, and the ability to begin bonding with the other members of the new member classes.
The Fall 2012 New Member Experience will be held on Saturday, October 6. The program is part of the larger, Student Organizations Leadership Conference. Review the 2011 itinerary of the program (PDF) to learn more.
The Spring 2013 New Member Experience has yet to be scheduled. Please check back mid Fall 2012 for more information.