Hofstra’s Fraternity & Sorority Life community spent the past two days working together on the Presidents' Leadership Retreat. The council executive board members and organization presidents discussed key topics on how to improve their community including recruitment, philanthropy, leadership development, anti-hazing policies, and positive Greek image. Fraternity & Sorority leaders had the opportunity to make new connections with fellow community leaders and plan events for the upcoming semester together. They also worked together to create a mission statement for all of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Each organization wrote and discussed their purpose and mission statement and then as a whole, the group developed common themes to formulate their mission statement. It reads, “the goal of the Hofstra Greek community is to support leadership growth by providing opportunities and unity among members while giving them experiences in philanthropy, scholarship, and lifelong friendships.” Fraternity &Sorority leaders came up with an idea to unify the community and showcase their pride to the Hofstra community by wearing letters to represent all of their organizations on the same day. The Spring 2013 semester holds a great deal of potential for Hofstra’s Fraternity & Sorority Life community and we are excited to see the students’ goals put into action! If you are interested in learning more about Greek Life stop by one of the Spring open houses. On February 6th and 7th in Hofstra USA between 7pm and 10pm come by and meet the men of IFC and on February 11th join the ladies of Panhellenic at Hofstra USA between 7pm and 10pm.
|Presidents and Council E-board members at the Spring 2013 Leadership Retreat|
Written by Mario Bolanos, assistant director, Office of Student Leadership and Activities