IMPACT is an emerging leaders retreat hosted each fall semester, and is open to members from all councils. This is a three day, two night experience that takes place off-site, and all expenses are paid for.
Syndesis is an overnight retreat open to all fraternity/sorority members that focuses on social justice, inclusion, and equity. Syndesis is open to any member of a fraternity or sorority on campus, and the application will go live in September or October for the retreat in November.
Maryland Greek Leadership Conference
The Maryland Greek Leadership Conference (MGLC) is a time in the beginning of the fall semester to reset and prepare for the year ahead. Chapter presidents, council officers for our four governing councils, chapter expectations chairs, and diversity and inclusion chairs are required to attend for each chapter. Risk managers are required to attend for all PHA and IFC chapters, and all housed groups (both on and off campus) are required to send their house manager. MGLC typically takes place the Friday before classes begin in August and is usually held on campus at the College Park Marriott.
Spring Greek Leaders Conference
Spring Greek Leaders Conference occurs in the spring semester before classes begin in January. This retreat is for chapter presidents and governing council offers to come together to talk about community issues and to set goals for the spring semester.
Greek Alliance is a student organization supported by DFSL focused on the LGBT community and allyship. Greek Alliance is open to any member of a fraternity or sorority, and they are also available to present to chapters about the LGBT community and how chapters can be more inclusive, welcoming, and educated about this population.
Greek Life Serves
Greek Life Serves is a program started by fraternity/sorority students at Maryland to give back to the surrounding community. Students work with fraternity and sorority chapters on campus to donate their meals for the evening, and then volunteer to serve the meals at local shelters.
Order of Omega
The Order of Omega is a leadership society for fraternity/sorority members, only admitting the top 3% of members on our campus. Students must excel academically, must have leadership experience, and serve their community to be considered. Order of Omega puts out an application each semester and chooses about 40 new members for the fall and for the spring.
Many of our staff are trained to present in a variety of areas. Contact your council advisor to see if a staff member would be available to present to your chapter on a specific topic.