Events and Programs
Greek Week is a week-long fundraising event for a local charity or national philanthropy. Fraternities and sororities form teams and compete in fundraising activities and games to collect points to “win” the week. Ultimately, the entire community wins, as students raise a significant amount of money for a great cause.
Greek Convocation is a leadership retreat at the beginning of the fall semester for chapter executive boards and emerging leaders. It kicks off the excitement of the year and provides time for reflection, team-building activities and experiential learning opportunities to engage students in the continuous development of themselves as leaders.
All new members are required to complete this module during the semester in which they join their chapter. Created by SafeColleges by Vector Solutions, this module is a comprehensive course designed to break the cycle of hazing in Greek Life. Students learn through peer presenters and powerful testimonials, both from victims and perpetrators, the research-verified truth that hazing is not effective and harms rather than helps organizations. Training also covers how to avoid “groupthink,” and what to do if they are being hazed.
All new members are required to complete this module during the semester in which they join their chapter. Created by EverFi, AlcoholEdu is an interactive online program that uses the latest evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly engaging user experience, inspiring students to make healthier decisions related to alcohol and other drugs.
All new members are required to complete this in-person training during the semester in which they join their chapter. It is also required of the entire community every other year. In this program, Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates discuss consent and prevention, and a representative from OCRIE discusses reporting structures at CMU.
Council Officers’ Retreat and Presidents’ Retreat
The retreats occur every spring semester as new executive boards for chapters and councils are elected. These retreats help student leaders set goals, learn conflict management, problem-solving and collaboration skills, among many others, to prepare them for their year of leadership.
Greeks Clean the Streets
This program is a partnership with the City of Mount Pleasant. Around three to five weekends each semester are identified as target weekends when the city might need some extra cleaning up after large events. Greek members spend their mornings cleaning up litter from the campus and surrounding neighborhoods.