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Leadership and Community Service

Leadership: A collective action taken based on shared organizational values intended to elevate an organization, cause, or community to a higher level of excellence

Member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, and Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at a banquet dinner

Chapter Management – Running a fraternity or sorority is like running a business. Chapter leadership positions provide students an opportunity to gain management experience in budgeting, planning events, running meetings, and supervising groups and develop leadership skills such as communication, conflict resolution, delegation, and time management.

Membership Education/Development – Each chapter, as well as the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, offers educational workshops and programs to develop members holistically. Members participate in campus-wide educational opportunities such as the Drexel Senior Experience, Social Justice Week, Hazing Prevention Awareness Week, and the Greek FIRE program for fraternity and sorority new members, among others. Many organizations have a standardized, intentional development program that all of their members participate in.

CEO LEAD Workshops – The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life presents Greek-focused leadership education workshops each term as part of the Creating Experiential Opportunities for Leadership Education and Development (CEO LEAD) program.

Conferences & National Leadership Trainings – Each of our national fraternities and sororities also offer leadership development opportunities through regional and national conferences and trainings. In addition, leaders in the community attend the regional Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference each year.

Campus Involvement – Members of the fraternity and sorority community are encouraged to be involved in organizations outside the Greek community and take on leadership roles in those student organizations. Fraternity and sorority members serve as Resident Assistants, Student Ambassadors (tour guides), Orientation Leaders, Leadership Assistants, Peer Mentors and more. Presidents of many of the campuses largest, most active, and influential organizations are members of fraternities and sororities, including the Undergraduate Student Government Association, the Black Student Union, WISE, and VOICE.