Programs and Events
The follow programs are sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and/or the governing councils.
Greek Emerging Leaders
A class is held during the Fall and Spring quarter for fraternity and sorority newer members, who have been identified as future leaders within their chapter and the Northwestern community. Students have the opportunity to learn about themselves and their leadership styles and make connections with other rising leaders. Up to two nominated members from each chapter can take part in the class. Interested students can register for the fall class by completing the registration form.
Greek Leadership Retreat
Each April, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life sponsors a weekend retreat that brings together fraternity/sorority leaders from both the council and chapter levels. The retreat serves as a forum to build relationships and have open discussions about the fraternity and sorority experience at Northwestern.
This program series is developed specifically for seniors. It serves as a capstone fraternity/sorority experience and prepares students for the transition from being a Northwestern undergraduate to an active alumnus. Specific events include a young alumni panel, dinner with the university President, and individual assistance from the Career Center.
Winter Leadership Conference
The Winter Leadership Conference is held in January for all new members of the fraternity and sorority community. The Winter Leadership Conference consists of a speaker and several small-group sessions on developmental issues such as alcohol abuse, sexual assault prevention, and hazing awareness.
Greek Awards is an annual celebration of the success of the fraternity and sorority community at Northwestern. Chapters are encouraged to apply for awards based on their performance throughout the academic year.
Greek Eats! is a collaboration of the IFC, MGC, NPHC and PHA communities to build fraternity and sorority pride, stimulate the local economy since food service is not provided on the weekends at housed chapters and finally, celebrate the chapters hard work at a centralized location. The event is held once per quarter at various restaurants.
Greek Week is an annual celebration of greek life on campus, typically occurring during the third week of class in the fall quarter. Participants from all four councils participate in service events, compete in games, and perform in shows. This week serves as a great opportunity for students from different chapters to build relationships with each other.
Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS), founded in 2009, is an all-male peer education group affiliated with Northwestern University Health Service and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. MARS' purpose is to engage and educate men about the issues of rape and sexual assault. Members of MARS receive training from current MARS educators, counselors, and other experts in the field of sexual assault prevention and response. For more information on MARS, please visit their web site.
May Sing is a lip-sync, song and dance variety show in which chapters from all four councils form teams and compete. This event takes places in Spring quarter.
Northwesern Greek Allies
Northwestern Greek Allies was created to serve as a longstanding fraternity/sorority organization that promotes educational programming and diversity with regard to to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students and their allies. More than 25 students have identified as allies and are working to make our community a safer space. For more information, visit their web site: http://northwesterngreekallies.weebly.com/
Greek Build is an event for the entire community, that includes sponsoring, fundraising and construction of a Habitat for Humanity house to be built in tandem with a deserving family and presented to the family members upon completion. Furthermore, the project served to unite the Northwestern Greek Community in a combined service and philanthropic endeavor to knock down silent barriers within the community.