About Coastal Carolina Fraternity & Sorority Life
About Fraternity and Sorority Life
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life is one of several departments within the Office of Student Life. As an office, we strive to create a values-based collegiate experience for undergraduates consisting of academic pursits, leadership and social development, cultural awareness, and service to others. One of our central goals is to create a "home away from home" for our students within each organization, within our three governing councils, and throughout the entire community.
The fraternity and sorority community currently encompasses more than 1,200 students which represents about 15% of the undergraduate population; hence, fraternity and sorority life is incredibly dynamic at Coastal Carolina. As such, there are three main aspects of which great focus will be placed in order to build upon the solid foundation of the interfraternal membership experience at Coastal: community development, leadership and learning, and strategic planning
The vision of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Coastal Carolina University is to develop global citizens by enhancing their academic pursuits through a values based fraternal experience.
The mission of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Coastal Carolina University is to strive to provide members with the tools necessary to become the leaders of tomorrow through brotherhood/sisterhood. Fraternity and Sorority membership advances the mission of the University to develop productive, responsible, healthy citizens. While individually unique in scholarship, leadership, community service and social interaction, each chapter and council embraces diversity and promotes high standards of excellence.
Fraternity & Sorority Life Leadership Team
The Fraternity & Sorority Life Leadership Team was formed in 2013 and the purpose is to think strategically, meansurably, collaboratively, and inspirationally regarding the fraternity and sorority community.
Now that the fraternity and sorority community has participate in a national assessment the FSL Leadership Team will serve an instrumental role in the development of the fraternity and sorority community vision, mission, strategic goal areas, and strategic plan. This team is a mixture of participants, including council presidents, student coordinators, alumni/ae members, and faculty/staff. This council meets each month during the academic year.
Throughout the initial phases of the community assessment, and as a result of community-wide programming the following strategic areas have been identified in order to create a meaningful membership experience:
Shared Values of Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Through the development of community and connectedness, membership inspires momentum for living our values for our entire lifetime. Realizing and understanding that no one member or organization should be held at a higher regard than others.
The Ability toSelf- Govern
Going beyond holding individuals accountable through a standards process, and managing chapter social events but truly having the ability to identify chapter and community issues and creating a plan of action to move forward and improve.
Promoting Lifelong Learning
As students in the interfraternal community learning about themselves through multiple contexts, their curiosity develops through a myriad of opportuntiies in which need to be supported as scholars, leaders, mentors, and engaged citizens of a global community.
Encouraging Philanthropy and Service
Members of the fraternity and sorority community will be mindful of civic engagement and embrace servant leadership as a way of life.
Fraternity & Sorority Report
In an effort to showcase the achievements, and areas for growth of our Fraternity & Sorority community, the Greek Report has been created. The Greek Report is compiled each semester and is a comprehensive resource for each chapter's GPA, service hours, philanthropy dollars, campus involvement, and retention. The report also reflects the accomplishments of the community as a whole. All data, with the exception of GPA, is self-report by each chapter.