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Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life
4 K-State Student Union
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

785-532-5546
785-532-5341 fax
fsl@k-state.edu

Fraternity and Sorority Life Mission

The K-State Fraternity and Sorority community is dedicated to the personal and professional development of members through a wide range of activities and experiences. We are committed to promoting life-long involvement in individual organizations, as well as our collective community to positively impact the lives of both undergraduate and alumni members while building and maintaining a fraternity and sorority community worthy enough to serve the University and the people of Manhattan.

Office Resources

Administrative Functions

  • Maintain a database of Greek membership through chapter-submitted roster information.
  • Maintain Greek website (www.k-state.edu/greek).
  • Distribute billing invoices and collect payments each semester for council dues.
  • Produce publications for incoming students and parents, which are utilized at recruitment events.
  • Collect, maintain, and distribute accurate and comprehensive records on membership statistics, scholarship achievement, facility and financial information, disciplinary matters, philanthropic efforts, and community service.
  • Maintain accurate and current contact information for chapter officers and advisors.
  • Supervise and oversee student, professional, and/or volunteer staff members.
  • Complete assessments of programs to examine trends, areas of improvement and strengths.
  • Create budgets and facilitate financial activities.
  • Facilitate the execution of the strategic plan and K-State 2025.

 Advisory Responsibilities

  • Guide the work of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC) through advising and mentoring the Board of Directors and memberships of the councils.
  • Develop the student leaders on IFC and PHC through leadership workshops and retreats. 
  • Serve as liaisons to the national governing organizations including the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).
  • Serve as a resource to alumni groups and house directors.
  • Oversee all aspects of Greek community recruitment programs, including recruitment registration and event execution, Greek Ambassadors, involvement with campus visit days, summer orientation, marketing and publications.
  • Advise student leaders in Greek Ambassadors, Greek Core, Greek Week, Greek Scholarship Advancement Committee (GSAC), and Order of Omega.

 Leadership, Education, and Development

  • Present lectures, workshops, presentations, and retreats on a number of topics at chapter events and for the community.
  • Assist in facilitating educational and leadership development programs.
  • Refer chapter leaders to appropriate campus resources.
  • Educate chapter members on trends in the Greek community, crisis management issues, judicial maters, and more.
  • Assist chapter leaders in improving their existing educational programs and scholarship plans, as well as identify new ways to educate about emerging trends or issues.
  • Maintain strong community relations with all Greek community stakeholders.

 Chapter Liaisons

  • Serve as a liaison to individual chapter presidents. Each chapter is assigned a staff member.
  • Meet at least once a semester with liaison chapters.
  • Meet with chapter advisors and other officers when needed.
  • Correspond with inter/national fraternity and sorority headquarters, as needed.

Chapter Consultant/National Officer Visits

  • Meet with visitors from your organization. We encourage you to schedule a meeting with a staff member as soon as you know that they are coming. You should budget 30 minutes to one hour depending on the request of the consultant and Fraternity and Sorority Life staff.
  • Provide insight to visitors about your chapter’s current operations from the perspective of the office. Identify areas for improvement and ideas for future partnerships.

 Assessment

  • Compile individual grade reports and community rankings each semester.
  • Mail reports to chapter presidents and chapter advisors. Other authorized individuals may receive the report if requested.
  • Analyze the strategic plan for the Greek community and K-State 2025.
  • Survey Greek community members annually and after programs and services are executed.
  • Produce an annual report of Fraternity and Sorority Life activities.