FSL Weekly Newsletter

Week of: September 7, 2021

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Welcome our new graduate assistants, Mikayla Goodwin & De'Janira Singleton

Order of Omega Honor Society

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. It recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the FS community, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. To qualify for membership you must submit an application, have a 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA and be of at least junior standing.


Applications Open: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Application Link: https://siu.presence.io/form/fraternity-sorority-life-order-of-omega-application

Applications Close: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Initiation and Dues Collection: Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in Student Center, Illinois Room

New Initiate, one time, dues payment: $75.00


For more information visit orderofomega.org

Contact Chris Evanich with any questions (christopher.evanich@siu.edu)

Rho Lambda Honor Society

Rho Lambda is a national honor society to recognize sorority women who excel in leadership throughout their organization as well as on campus and throughout the community.


Applications Open: Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Application Link: https://siu.presence.io/form/rho-lambda-honors-society-application

Applications Close: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Initiation and Dues Collection: Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (location TBD)

New Initiate, one time, dues payment: $50.00


For more information visit rholambda.org

Contact Kelsey Pearson with any questions (kelsey.pearson@siu.edu)

Service-Learning and Volunteerism Presentation for FSL Leaders: Thursday, September 9, 2021

When: Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Student Center, Mississippi Room


The Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism will be doing a presentation for FSL regarding community service opportunities, proper tracking methods, and showcasing the online community service portal. This presentation is specific to FSL. All chapter officers are encouraged to attend.

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Has Greek Peaked?: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Interfraternity Council is bringing Billy Boulden from ForCollegeForLife (https://www.forcollegeforlife.com/) to SIU!


Billy will be presenting his keynote "Has Greek Peaked?" Following the keynote speech, Billy will be conducting in-depth breakout sessions with IFC chapter presidents, new member educators and recruitment officers.


CPA, MGC, and NPHC members are encouraged to attend the keynote presentation.


Keynote 6:00 p.m.

Breakouts 7:45 p.m.

Student Center, Ballroom D

Chapter Presidents' Meetings

Chapter Presidents' Meetings will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center Old Main Room on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 23
  • Thursday, October 21
  • Thursday, November 18



If the chapter president is unable to attend, a representative from the chapter, preferably the next VP, must be present. Any chapters with no representation are fined $50.00 per missed meeting.

Risk Reduction Trainings

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, in collaboration with Wellness and Health Promotion Services, will be hosting Risk Reduction Trainings (fka: Sober Monitor Trainings).


All trainings will take place in the Student Health Center Auditorium. There is no requirement to participate; however, it is highly encouraged all chapter executive board members sign up and attend. Attending a Risk Reduction Training usually fulfills requirements for risk management programing for your national organization.


  • Monday, September 27, 2021: 6-7:30pm
  • Monday, October 18, 2021: 5-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021: 5-6:30pm

Sign up for the date/time you plan to attend. Sign up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4EA8A62BA2F85-fall2

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Important Recruitment Due Dates

  • Monday, August 30, 2021: An estimated recruitment budget should be submitted to the Vice President of Recruitment and Retention, via email (elaine.day@siu.edu)
  • Monday, September 6, 2021: Room finalization (including additional tables, uplights, chairs, etc.) must be submitted to the Vice President of Recruitment and Retention, Elaine Day (elaine.day@siu.edu)
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021: A final itemized budget of all recruitment expenses must be submitted to the Vice President of Recruitment and Retention, Elaine Day (elaine.day@siu.edu)

CPA General Body Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Student Center Activity Room CD

CPA General Body Meetings will take place on the following dates:
  • Sept 8
  • Sept 22
  • Oct 6
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 10 (Elections)
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IFC General Body Meetings: Mondays at 4:00 p.m. in Student Center Activity Room CD

IFC General Body Meetings will take place on the following dates:
  • 9/20
  • 10/4
  • 10/25
  • 11/8 (Elections)
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MGC General Body Meetings: Mondays at 5:00 p.m. in Student Center Activity Room CD

MGC General Body Meetings will take place on the following dates:
  • 9/20
  • 10/4
  • 10/25
  • 11/8
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NPHC Council of Presidents Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Greek Suite

Council of Presidents Meetings will take place on the following dates:
  • 9/21
  • 10/5
  • 10/19
  • 11/2
  • 11/16

Week of Events

Alpha Kappa Alpha: Sunday, October 24 - Saturday, October 30, 2021

Kappa Alpha Psi: TBD

Phi Beta Sigma: Sunday, October 3-Saturday, October 9, 2021

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No New Updates

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  • FSL Leadership Retreat: Friday, January 14- Saturday, January 15, 2022