The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement works with student members of UNC's 56 fraternities and sororities and those living in off-campus housing. The staff provides advising, support, training, resources, programs and services, maintains communications with faculty and alumni advisors and parents, works closely with national organizations and governing bodies, organizes leadership retreats and workshops, supports the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members, and recognizes positive achievements of individuals and organizations.
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More than 120 sophomores and juniors joined sororities this semester, a significant increase from the few upperclassmen that were even registered for the rush process last fall.
Coker Arboretum became a hub of chanting sorority members, pop music and fluorescent hats and tank tops as the Panhellenic Council’s recruitment process ended Thursday evening.
Sorority rush can be an intimidating experience for the hundreds of girls who choose to take part in the process.
The threat of moving Greek recruitment exclusively to the spring might have passed, but fraternities and sororities will continue to abide by last year’s policy of an alcohol-free rush.
Nearly eight months after the Board of Trustees urged reform for the Greek system, the methods used to accomplish that reform are beginning to take shape in time for fall recruitment.
From creating a flat-rate taxi service to adding more blue light phones to campus, student body president candidates’ safety goals are ambitious. But feasibility is another matter, especially since most of the work lies ahead.
The seven newly elected officers of the UNC Panhellenic Council transitioned into their new roles Tuesday. The officers were elected at the beginning of November by the 11 Panhellenic Council sorority presidents. As members of the executive board, the officers will oversee the implementation of the recruitment changes outlined by the Board of Trustees along with the coordination of a new philanthropy initiative set to begin in the spring.
The Greek community has a new power couple. Brent Macon and Lindsey Stephens, both juniors, were recently elected presidents of the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council, respectively. But their story goes back about two years when Macon was introduced to Stephens through a mutual friend.
After holding their breath for five months, members of the Greek community responded with a deep sigh of relief to new rush policies unveiled at the Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month. The policy will require Greek organizations to offer a spring recruitment, while the privilege of fall rush will be contingent upon good behavior.
Presidents from all 23 active fraternities of the Interfraternity Council elected Brent Macon, a junior and member of the UNC chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity, president of the council Thursday night.
Local and state candidates running for office targeted the UNC Greek community in the final days before the midterm elections.The UNC College Republicans, Young Democrats and the Interfraternity Council sponsored a voter education cookout in Fraternity Court on Tuesday afternoon, serving hot dogs and chips to approximately three dozen students and campaign supporters.
After months of planning, preparation and practice, every chapter in the National Pan-Hellenic Council will showcase their original stepping routines in the hopes of winning a $1000 prize for their chapter.The annual Homecoming Step Show will be held Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Each of the four fraternities and four sororities in the NPHC are allowed 15 minutes to wow the judges and audience with their innovation, dedication and synchronization.
The University’s relationship with fraternities has reached an all-time low, and it is time for the system to shape up, a UNC administrator told pledges Sunday.“If you don’t, times are changing, and the organizations are either going to change with them or not survive,” he said.In a passionate speech to a group of new fraternity members about hazing and substance abuse, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp said his office would no longer tolerate destructive fraternity behavior.
Despite the overcast weather, there was nothing but excitement in the Coker Arboretum air Thursday night as UNC’s 10 Panhellenic sororities welcomed their newest members as a part of their annual bid day ceremony.Bid day, the official end of the Panhellenic Council’s formal rush process, is when potential new members are informed of which sorority house has offered them a spot.