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The Chapter Presidents' Leadership Academy (CPLA) is an educational program which provides all fraternity and sorority presidents with valuable information, leadership training, and networking opportunities. Participants will meet the presidents from all fraternities and sororities at Illinois along with Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff members who support the community.

CPLA typically takes place in late January or early February. An email communication will be sent to all chapters regarding registration toward the end of the fall semester.

It is an expectation of the office for all chapter presidents to attend the academy. Only chapter presidents will be allowed to attend. No substitutes will be allowed as this is an opportunity for chapter presidents to interact with one another.

For questions regarding the Chapter Presidents' Leadership Academy, please contact Andrew Hohn, Associate Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

The Council Officer Installation began as a new addition to our programs in the fall of 2015. The program consists of a reception for council officers, chapter presidents, chapter advisors and university administrators followed by a formal installation ceremony where the new council officers are sworn into their positions.

For questions regarding the Council Officer Installation, please contact Michelle Hart, Office Manager for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

The Council Officer Retreat is a program for elected officers of the:

  • Black Greek Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council
  • United Greek Council
  • Order of Omega

Since its separation from the Chapter Presidents' Retreat in 2011, the retreat has been redeveloped to better enhance the education officered to council officers and their specific roles.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the Council Officer Retreat, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  2. Express the purpose of fraternity and sorority life.
  3. Engage in peer-to-peer collaboration.
  4. Recognize and discuss personal identities and backgrounds and how they can contribute to their role as a council officer.

The retreat traditionally takes place overnight in late January outside of Champaign/Urbana.

For questions regarding the Council Officer Retreat, please contact Angeline Jones, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

Emerging leaders, a student-run, day-long mini leadership retreat, provides current student leaders in the fraternity and sorority community the opportunity to implement theory to practices while educating leaders of tomorrow. Combining the work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner with personal experiences, Emerging Leaders helps young members of our fraternity and sorority community to understand how they function as a leader in a safe and supportive environment.

The program involves best practices as well as provides participants with examples of activities which can be used to explore leadership within their fellow chapter brothers/sisters.

Sponsored by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils, all fraternity and sorority members are welcome and encouraged to register and participate. Information regarding the program is shared with chapters through their respective councils during the fall semester.

For questions regarding Emerging Leaders, please contact Ali Miller, Graduate Assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

Fraternity & Sorority Fire Safety Education is a program coordinated through a partnership between the Champaign Fire Department, Urbana Fire Department, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, and Private Certified Housing.

The program consists of an online and in person (chapters with certified houses only) educational components. All chapters will be required to have a representative (see below) complete the online training course. In addition, chapters with certified houses will be required to schedule a fire safety presentation and conduct a fire drill in coordination with their respective fire department/city officials.

Below is a description of each expectation based on the type of housing.

  • Certified HouseThe chapter maintains a facility that has been granted as a Certified status through Private Certified Housing.
    • Online Education: The House Manager is required to complete the online education module. The deadline for completion will be November 16.
    • In-Person Education: The chapter will be required to host a Fire Safety Education Session coordinated and presented by their respective city’s fire department. For Champaign properties, Neighborhood Services will directly contact chapter presidents, and for Urbana properties, the Urbana Fire Department will directly contact chapter presidents to setup the training sessions.
  • No Certified HouseThe chapter does not have a certified chapter house.
    • Online Education Only: A member of the chapter will be required to complete the online education module. The deadline for the completion will be November 16.

For questions regarding Fraternity & Sorority Fire Safety Education, please contact Michelle Hart, Office Manager for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

Fit. Resilient. Education. Strong. Healthy. (otherwise known as F.R.E.S.H. Greeks) is a brand adopted to represent the fresh new choices our healthy fraternity and sorority members choose every day. Whether it be healthy nutritional choices, healthy relationships, responsible alcohol use or even active involvement within their chapter, we provide proactive education for our members to make good choices. We are proud of our members who choose to leave a F.R.E.S.H. legacy in our community.

Currently, there are three programs which fall under the F.R.E.S.H. Greeks brand:

To learn more about each respective program, simply click on the corresponding link.

For questions regarding F.R.E.S.H. Greeks or the suite of programs associated with the initiative, please contact Amanda Wahba, Assistant Director, at

The Fusion Stroll Competition is a program aimed to educate the campus community on the history of strolling, stepping, and saluting as an art form unique to culturally-based fraternal organizations. In collaboration with the Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) and La Casa Cultural Latina (La Casa), Fraternity & Sorority Affairs works with a variety of staff and students to host this annual event.

The competition consists of three rounds: an individual stroll or salute, a fusion stroll, and a showdown stroll from the organizations with the top three point totals. Each round consists of a winner.

For questions regarding Fusion Stroll, please contact Michelle Hart, Office Manager for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

Greek Oscars
Greeks Support Homecoming
GUARD: Consent & Sexual Assault Prevention for Fraternities & Sororities
Illinois Body Project
Imprint: Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Session
Intramurals Greek Cup

The New Chapter President Orientation is a workshop coordinated by Fraternity & Sorority Affairs. This workshop provides newly elected chapter presidents an opportunity to learn more about the role and expectations of our office, an online database (roster system) demonstration, information and expectations around crisis management, general policies and guidelines for fraternal organizations, the Fraternity & Sorority Discipline Structure, and important dates and contacts.

Attendance at the New Chapter President Orientation is a requirement of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs.

For questions regarding the New Chapter President Orientation, please contact Ashley Dye, Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs/Senior Assistant Dean of Students at

The New Member Educator Forum is an educational workshop designed to provide all fraternity and sorority new members educators with tools to create and elevate their education programs. The Forum is held once a year, typically in the spring semester, with a refresher offered at the beginning of the fall semester.

For questions regarding the New Member Educator Forum, please contact Amanda Wahba, Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

A long standing tradition on the Urbana-Champaign campus of Illinois, Quad Day exposes students to the diverse opportunities available for involvement in the campus community, particularly through student organizations. As Registered Student Organizations, our fraternities and sororities are encouraged to participate in this fun event. With such a large number of fraternal organizations participating each year, our chapters can be found on the South Quad between Foellinger Auditorium and the Undergraduate Library.

The 2020 Quad Day date is to be announced.

For questions regarding Quad Day (specific to social fraternities and sororities), please contact Andrew Hohn, Associate Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs at

Stride for Survivors is an event designed to raise awareness within the fraternity and sorority community on the topic of gender violence and sexual assault. The program takes place in two phases. The first part, an educational program, takes place in a classroom setting on campus. Immediately following the educational program is a walk which occurs on the Main Quad of campus. While there may be limited seating during the educational program due to space limitations, the walk is open to any and all students.

Stride for Survivors is a program which coincides with the campus-wide events offered during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, is open to all students and is coordinated by representatives from the Black Greek, Interfraternity, Panhellenic and United Greek Councils.

Stride for Survivors 2020 will take place on Tuesday, April 7.

For questions regarding Stride for Survivors: A Solidarity Walk to End Sexual Violence on Campus, please contact Angeline Jones, Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, at


Academic Grade Reports

The Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff dedicates time to work with all of our organizations. It is an expectation each chapter president meet with their Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Staff Liaison once a semester to check-in regarding chapter administration and operations.

Chapter Presidents are encouraged to use this time as an opportunity to gain advice in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Leadership Development
  • Operations
  • Recruitment
  • Service (Community Service & Philanthropy)

See which staff member has been assigned to serve as your Staff Liaison (pdf) for the year.

The Fraternity & Sorority Affairs staff works closely with inter/national staff and volunteers to support the operation and administration of its chapters. We welcome any and all consultant and national officer visits.

During a consultant visit, we are more than happy to discuss items pertaining to the council in which the chapter maintains membership and the university. More specifically, we will typically review academics, membership/recruitment.

Should the consultant or national officer request any documentation not traditionally provided during a visit, we ask you please contact the individual staff member with whom you plan to visit to ensure amble time is provided to pull the documentation together.

To schedule a visit with a staff member, please contact Michelle Hart at or call (217) 333-7062. To best accommodate all schedules, we request at least two weeks notice prior to any visit.

Not sure who you should schedule a time to meet with while on campus? See which staff member advises each chapter by getting the complete staff liaison list (pdf).

Each of the four governing councils: Black Greek Council, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and the United Greek Council have a member of the staff within Fraternity & Sorority Affairs who works with the elected officers as their council advisor.

The role of the council advisor is to provide guidance on council operations, administration and planning. While the management and operations of the council are the responsibility of the elected/appointed officers for the respective council, the advisor plays a key role in guiding those decisions based on best practice, knowledge of policies and laws that govern the councils and organizational purpose. Advisors also provide historical perspectives which many undergraduates may not have. The advisor will meet individually and as a group with the council officers and may attend relevant business meetings or programs in support of the organization.

Below is a listing of council advisors:

Black Greek Council
  • Spring 2020: Angeline Jones
Interfraternity Council
  • Spring 2020: Amanda Wahba
Panhellenic Council
  • Spring 2020: Angeline Jones
United Greek Council
  • Spring 2020: Amanda Wahba
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