Students involved in Sorority Life at Carolina have consistently achieved higher Grade Point Averages than non-affiliated students and graduate at a significantly higher rate than non-Greeks. The Greek community offers many opportunities in the hopes of helping its members achieve academic success.
- Greek Life Chapter Academic Support
Provide training and resources for scholarship chairs to assist chapter and members with their academic endeavors
- Recognition of Chapters with Outstanding Academics
Sorority Council and Greek Programming Board plan receptions, distribute awards, and recognize chapters with great academics throughout the community.
- Support for Struggling Chapters
Those chapters below a 2.0 GPA are provided extra resources and incentives to address specific student and chapter academic goals
Involvement in a Greek organization provides a valuable opportunity to develop leadership skills within individual chapters and throughout the entire campus. 75% the fraternity and sorority members are involved in some other organization at Carolina. Leadership opportunities within the Fraternity and Sorority community include Fraternity Council, Sorority Council, NPHC Board, Greek Programming Board and Greek Judicial Board. In order to facilitate the growth and development of our leaders, our community offers several signature programs centered around leadership development:
- Greek Camp
All chapters select 2 new members each semester to send as their representatives to Greek Camp. This off-site, all day retreat is a chance for our newest community members to learn about the fraternity and sorority community at Carolina, meet new members from other organizations, and learn their role as members of the community.
- Greek Leadership Retreat
Once a year our community’s top leaders are brought together for a weekend of networking and leadership development. Greek Leadership Retreat is held before classes start each spring for council officers and presidents to get to know one another and build relationships. Chapter and council leaders learn about being a Greek leader at USC and set goals for the upcoming year.
2012 Greek Leadership Retreat was held January 4th-6th.
- Order of Omega – National Greek Leadership Honor Society
Recognizes Greek Leaders each fall and spring semester, must be a junior or a senior, rank academically above the All Greek Average, and have significant leadership in the Greek and campus communities.
Giving back to the community is a major trait of sorority members as undergraduates and during their lives after college. Each year organizations participate in service projects and philanthropies to improve our community. During Fall 2011, Carolina sororities and fraternities donated $296,089 and over 58,491 hours to service. Major service projects include Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks and the Carolina/Clemson Blood Drive.
- Chapter-specific events
Our chapters hold a variety of events and service projects to benefit a variety of deserving causes including Children’s Miracle Network, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PUSH America, Domestic Violence Awareness, March of Dimes, and many local community organizations
Friendship is a major component of sorority life and one of the many great reasons that students choose to join a Greek organization. Students involved in Greek organizations make incredible, ever-lasting friendships with their sisters.
- Sister Sororities of the Month
A new program that groups 3 sorority chapters together for a month and encourages these chapters to partake in an event that allows members to get to know each other.
- President’s Dinners
Chapter president’s gather once a month to continue building relationships and working together towards goals and on other issues that may arise during the semester