In early October, the staff from Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) facilitated an Emerging Greek Leaders Retreat for members of the Illinois State fraternal community. Chapter members were selected to attend the retreat and represent their individual fraternity or sorority. The overnight retreat consisted of programming related to service, leadership, diversity and privilege.
For Pi Beta Phi member Bailey Schmid, this was a great opportunity to learn more about herself and her leadership skills. Schmid states, “I developed a lot of new leadership skills to become a more confident leader, and also developed new connections with members of FSL.” Schmid’s favorite part of the retreat was getting to know members outside of her Panhellenic community. She also enjoyed the community service that was included in the retreat.
Fraternity and Sorority Life at Illinois State is based on four core values—referred to as four pillars—including academics and scholarship, brotherhood and sisterhood, service and philanthropy, and leadership. Through advisement and retreats such as the Emerging Greek Leaders Retreat, Fraternity and Sorority Life guides its members in their development and commitment to these pillars.
For more information about Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus, contact (309) 438-2151.
Megan Snodsmith was a contributor to this article.