The mission of Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Development is to cultivate and advance a fraternity and sorority community of excellence by supporting, educating, and engaging students to thrive in their pursuit of belonging and purpose.
Fraternities and sororities have been an integral part of the Trojan Family since about 1889. Membership in Fraternities & Sororities at USC cultivates a community that supports, educates, and engages members to thrive in their pursuit of belonging and purpose. The Trojan Fraternity & Sorority community is committed to creating inclusive brotherhoods and sisterhoods. Through founding principles of well-being, community, academics, service, and leadership the Trojan Fraternity and Sorority Community stands to celebrate your individuality, passions and voice while welcoming you to a brotherhood or sisterhood that shares your goals and values. The Trojan Fraternity & Sorority community values members who will impact the community by challenging others, encouraging important dialog, and have a willingness to learn and grow. Fraternities and Sororities are directly impacted by the voices and strengths of their members, and value the safety, wellbeing, leadership and learning within the membership experience.
What We Value
Our value driven goals guide authentic relationships, collaborations, and engagement with stakeholders
We believe in students. We value their learning, growth, and voice by cultivating an environment of critical thinking, integrity, innovation, and research informed practices.
We believe in holistic development. We value the development of the student through knowledge acquisition and application to create transformative experiences.
We believe in well-being and equitable communities. We strive to achieve a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion through respect, understanding, and identity development. We foster thriving communities through support, awareness, and education.
We believe in responsible citizenship. We are committed to service and philanthropy as a way to educate and empower students to become socially responsible and contributing members of society.
What We Do
Provide coaching to five Greek governing councils: Asian Greek Council (AGC), USC Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Panhellenic Council (PHC), and the respective chapters within each council – approximately 20% of the undergraduate student body in 50 chapters.
Community Standards & Accountability
Support and maintain accountability for chapters through the Trojan Greek Standards, a framework for learning, growth, and development of individual chapters, students, and the community, to provide the highest quality membership experience. Partner with the governing council judicial bodies, inter/national organizations, and university entities to support alignment to standards.
Intake & Recruitment
Guide the five governing councils in planning and executing their respective recruiting, onboarding, and university acclimation processes as students explore a sense of belonging and purpose. Educate officers and interested students and families on processes and expectations.
Leadership Learning Communities
As a high impact practice, engage students in integrating learning from the classroom and leadership experiences, paired with peer mentorship, effective practice implementation, and evaluation of initiatives. These intentional and transformational relationships are critical in building community and student learning acquisition.
Cultivate relationships with community stakeholders such as university partners, alumni/ae, inter/national organizations, and parents and families to contribute to student thriving and a meaningful university experience.
Advocacy & Crisis Response
Represent student needs and interests within and outside the university. Respond to crisis and support students in their health and well-being needs.