Fraternity & Sorority Life

About Us

Our Mission

Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke complements the mission of the university with the development of partnerships, student advocacy, and educational programming through:

  • Cultivating excellence in leadership and civic responsibility
  • Developing an appreciation for diversity through a greater understanding of self and others
  • Enhancing personal, academic, and social wellness
  • Facilitating opportunities for critical thinking and reflective meaning making

Whereby, enacting best practices, we empower students to positively contribute to the communities in which we are connected.

 

2018-2020 Strategic Goals

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

I. Create individualized leadership plans with incoming chapter presidents & council officers

II. Develop specialized class year programs on leadership & professional skills

  • EMBARK
  • Sophomore Year Experience

 

CULTURAL COMPETENCE

I. Partner with campus centers to develop identity exploration series

  • Social Identity Exploration 101
  • Sessions for different identity groups
  • Sessions on learning about different identity groups

 

WELLNESS

I. Support development of comprehensive sexual assault prevention education

  • Five Key Norms Trainings
  • Continuing the Conversation
  • Healthy Relationships & Sex

II. Require chapters to create community & event-specific risk reduction plans

III. Identify opportunities to explore and advocate for personal mental health

 

CHAPTER SUPPORT

I. Provide officer-specific training and skill development programs

  • New Member Educators  
  • Risk Management Chairs
  • Recruitment/Intake Chairs
  • Housing Liaisons
  • Panhellenic Delegates
  • Chapter Advisors

II. Engage with inter/national staff to support student participation in regional and national leadership conferences

 

BRANDING & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

I. Connect with City of Durham partners to advance Duke-Durham relations

II. Develop publications to communicate activities with constituent groups

  • Campus Partners 
  • Students
  • Headquarters Staff
  • Alumni
  • Parents
  • Volunteers