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FIND YOUR PLACE & MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Our Four Pillars Scholarship Leadership Service Friendship OUR PROMISE I.Involvement outside of the classroom will connect you with new people and experiences. II. Leadership skills developed in college will prepare you for the real world. III. SILC is committed to helping students become the best they can be.
Our Four Pillars Scholarship Leadership Service Friendship WHAT WE OFFER Programs _____ Student Clubs & Organizations _____ Non-traditional Student Services _____ Leadership Education & Development (LEAD) _____ Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (LGBTQ+) _____ Greek Life (Fraternities & Sororities) Services _____ Danforth Chapel _____ University Events Committee _____ Optional Campus Fees
GETTING INVOLVED Connect with 600+ student groups through Rock Chalk Central _____ 14 categories of students groups available _____ Student groups exist for non-traditional students, and students of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations _____ 45+ Social Fraternities & Sororities _____ If you can’t find what you’re looking for, start a new group!
BECOME A LEADER LEAD Programs Include: _____ Ascend KU _____ Blueprints _____ Freshman Leadership Council _____ LeaderShape _____ Leadership Certificate _____ Leadership Minor _____ Sophomore Leadership Challenge
BECOME YOUR BEST Join at least one student group in your first year _____ Take on leadership positions in a student group, Greek life, or Student Senate before you graduate _____ Learn More about yourself and others through the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity _____ Win awards and receive recognition through Jayhawk Choice Awards
GREEK LIFE Fraternities and Sororities at the University of Kansas
OUR COMMUNITY First fraternity founded 140+ years ago in 1873 _____ 46 fraternities and sororities _____ 4 Greek governing councils oversee all Greek organizations _____ 18 percent of KU undergraduate students are fraternity & sorority members _____ More than 3,600 members
Our Four Pillars Scholarship Leadership Service Friendship OUR PILLARS Scholarship Greek GPA – 3.13 Above university GPA for over 35 years 92 percent retention rate after first year Leadership 5 consecutive student senate presidents 60 percent of last year’s ExCEL nominees 74 percent involved in outside student organization Friendship Brotherhood/sisterhood will ease transition to college Create a tight-knit community within larger KU community Develop lifelong personal & professional network Service 85,000 hrs. of community service (2013) Raised $220,000 for charitable causes (2013) More than $1 Million raised through Rock Chalk Revue
Community Service: The donation of time and services in the form of volunteering to benefit individuals or groups within a community or the community as a whole. It will always be a hands-on activity where you are directly helping people in some capacity. Those providing service are considered volunteers and will not be paid for their efforts. Philanthropy: An event or program where participants raise awareness, money, and/or goods to directly benefit an organization or group of people. None of the resources collected will be used to cover the cost of the event in any way. Nor will those who planned the event use the resources collected for personal disposal. Philanthropy is meant for humanitarian purposes to promote recognition of those receiving the resources, not of the people planning the event. DEFINITIONS
GREEK GOVERNING COUNCILS SERVICE CONTACTS Interfraternity Council 24 men’s social fraternities (17 of 24 housed) Director of Community Service & Philanthropy Multicultural Greek Council Four culturally-based fraternities and sororities President Panhellenic Association 12 women’s social sororities (all 12 housed) Director of Community Service & Philanthropy National Pan-Hellenic Council Seven historically-Black fraternities and sororities NPHC 1 st Vice President
Things to consider: Many chapters have inter/national philanthropic and/or service partnerships However, chapters are regularly seeking partnerships with local community organizations and agencies Chapters offer group and individual opportunities to their members To contact individual chapters through Rock Chalk Central, go to: CONTACTING CHAPTERS
Things to consider: Chapters are constantly getting request for help. Taking time to meet with officers and educating them on your opportunity is vital! Participants should be educated on how they are giving back to the community. Communitywide projects take time to cultivate. Consider partnering with one or two organizations to start. What you consider community service may not meet their definition or requirements. CREATING PARTNERSHIPS
Student Involvement & Leadership Center silc.ku.edu Rueben Perez, Director Greek life Programs Amy Long, Associate Director Dustin Struble, Assistant Director IFC Advisor NPHC Advisor Erin McHale, Graduate Assistant PHA Advisor Abby McCollom, Graduate Assistant MGC Advisor QUUESTOINS?