Events and Programs
Each year the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life offer programs that are consistent with the mission and vision of the office. Through these programs, we continue to work towards becoming the premiere Greek community in the nation and encouraging our students to live their values on a daily basis.
Chapter Officer Training
Chapter officer training is available per request or recommendation of council advisor. Chapter leaders are encouraged to attend these 30-60 minutes workshops that cover a variety of topics associated with fraternity/sorority life. Topics include: Academic Success, Risk Management, Leadership Development, New Member Education, Diversity, Public Relations, Ritual, Enhancing Brotherhood/Sisterhood and Alumni Relations.
U-Talk is an opportunity for peer-to-peer education. This presentation will feature Greek students and/or distinguished alumni discussing different topics impacting Greek Life.
The Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) Central Conference, including the National Black Greek Leadership Conference, is a leadership conference for fraternity and sorority leaders. UCF sends a delegation of students from all five councils to participate with more than 3,000 participants, creating the ideal setting for networking and idea sharing. This is the largest gathering of undergraduate fraternity and sorority leaders from councils and chapters in the United States. The conference features joint workshops and presentations, as well as a curriculum that addresses specific issues facing the many councils within our fraternal communities. This exciting opportunity allows for inclusive programming and collaboration between campus administrators, national organizations, and students to address issues like risk management, intake, intra-council relationships, and liability issues. Also included is specific information about current events and issues that impact the fraternity/sorority community on campus. AFLV Central typically runs from a Thursday to a Sunday in mid-February, and has historically taken place at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN.
Greek Forum is held each semester in order to allow students and administration to address concerns and opportunities of our community. Students can ask questions and propose changes directly to a panel that consists of OFSL staff, campus partners, and UCF administration. The panel can also provide insight on the decisions being made as well as how we can better work to provide for our students.
OFSL Greek Ambassadors are current members of the community that serve to promote the true purpose of values based fraternities and sororities at the University of Central Florida. The program is designed to create awareness, positively promote, stimulate interest and represent the UCF Greek community. Greek Ambassadors will communicate a comprehensive view of student life at UCF while focusing on various aspects of the Greek community to inform prospective students, non-affiliated students, faculty/staff, parents, and the Orlando community on the accurate benefits and contributions of fraternity and sorority life. They will provide leadership development training and resources through peer education on relevant issues and community/university polices.
Greek Awards Luncheon is a celebration of the successes our community has had in the past year. A variety of awards, both for chapters and individuals, are given out at Greek Awards Luncheon to recognize their hard work and dedication to their respective organization and/or community.
Greek Leadership Challenge
Considered the flagship program of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UCF, GLC is a two-day retreat for current and emerging leaders. Held at a camp away from UCF, GLC focuses on building community relations, discussing difficult topics, holding one another accountable, educating students on various issues, and having fun! Students leave GLC with the skills to improve their own leadership abilities and positively affect their chapter, council, and UCF community.
Greek Leadership Class
The mission of the LDR 2001 Greek Leadership Class is to educate and instill Greek unity among our emerging leaders by fostering relationships, developing leadership skills and inspiring future involvement in our community. By the end of this course through self- reflection, class discussions, service projects, and graded assessments, students will be able to:
- Understand leadership philosophies/styles and define the relationship of service to leadership
- Encourage and develop a better understanding of personal and group accountability
- Develop a sense of respect and responsibility; as a result, members demonstrate genuine care and concern for others.
- Make explicit connections between what they have experienced and how it has impacted their learning.
Held every spring semester, Greek Week is a week-long, community-wide slate of events in which fraternities and sororities from the various councils collaborate to host events for students, staff and faculty to attend. Please check our UCF Events calendar for this year's date.
National Hazing Prevention Week
National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is typically observed on campuses and within organizations each year during the last week of September. The UCF Greek community along with the four councils works to coordinate and participate in various activities that will bring attention to the issue of hazing. Typically, activities are planned to educate faculty and staff, students, community members, local and campus police and others so they can more easily recognize hazing - and more importantly - have the skills to intervene, when hazing occurs. The ultimate goal of these efforts, however, is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place. That goal will only be accomplished through strong educational efforts, diligent policy enforcement and comprehensive and on-going efforts on each campus and within all organizations. Hazing is not tolerated at UCF and is not welcome in our Greek community.
Trick-or-Treat on Greek Street
Held around the same time as Halloween, Trick-or-Treat on Greek Street (TOTOGS) is a community-wide event in which fraternities and sororities host a variety of Halloween events for students, staff and families in the central Orlando area. Please check our UCF Events calendar for this year's date.