The Office of Greek Life sponsors the following programs throughout the year to support the growth and development of both the community and the student leaders. Additionally, these programs provide education and opportunity for discussion on how Greek students on Auburn’s campus can continue to excel.
Greek Leadership Summit
Each January, the newly elected chapter presidents, council executive officers, and Office of Greek Life staff participate in a training day where the goals of the Summit are to: 1) Build relationships between our Greek leaders; 2) Provide a forum for discussion between student leaders that allows them to explore issues affecting the Auburn Greek community; 3) Provide information necessary for students to grow and develop as leaders; and 4) Allow time for councils to set goals and develop a vision for the Auburn Greek community. Often, presenters are brought in from outside consultant organizations.
Food for Thought
Food for Thought is the newest program from the office of Greek Life! It is designed to provide chapter leaders with information that can be brought back to their chapters and benefit their members and organization. Food for Thought is held on alternating Wednesdays. Each session is from noon to 1:00 pm at the Village Dining Hall in the Tiger Zone. This program is designed to introduce chapter leaders to the amazing programming that is available to them and their chapters through our affiliate organizations on campus.
President’s Round Table Discussion
Multiple times during each semester, the chapter presidents and council executive officers gather for fellowship over a meal and a leadership development program. The Round Tables are held in order to maintain the development of friendships among the Greek community leaders, assist in leadership skills development, and provide updates on the progress each council is making on its established goals.
New Member Education Programs
Each Greek Council hosts educational programs to support the development of its new members.
Panhellenic holds two New Member Convocations. One program is focused on personal safety and vigilance education. The second program is focused on alcohol education and awareness. Both programs aim to increase the knowledge students possess regarding health, wellness, and safety and complement the new member education program of each sorority.
IFC holds a six-part educational series, titled the Auburn Man Program. For six consecutive Mondays, the fraternity new members attend sessions on topics that have been identified by the student leaders as the expected characteristics of a fraternity man. The topics include: responsibility, involvement, respect, scholarship, making good decisions, and what it means to be a fraternity man.
NPHC hosts a new member orientation program each semester. This program educates members about the history of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. and its 9 member organizations. In addition to the orientation program, NPHC hosts topic forum discussions and community service events that support the programmatic thrusts of the NPHC. These programs provide new members with an understanding of what is expected of members.
Greek Installation Banquet
Every November, the Office of Greek Life hosts the Greek Installation Banquet in the Student Center Ballroom. This program features all three Greek governing councils and provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the Greek community during the past year. During the program each council recognizes the out-going officers, installs new officers, and gives out awards and recognition. The event is highly anticipated by the Auburn community each year.
Community Service and Philanthropy
Service to the community and support of philanthropic endeavors is a pillar of Greek organizations. The Auburn Greek community works hard to support the local community and national initiatives through both hours of hands-on service and monetary donations.
During 2016, Auburn’s Greek community donated over $700,000 to philanthropic efforts and performed 91,000 hours of service.