Carnegie Mellon University

Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) Leadership Training

Fraternity and Sorority Life New Member training is presented by the Community Leadership and SLICE. The Fraternity and Sorority Life Retreat and finance and risk trainings are offered by SLICE staff.

New Member Training

In addition to each chapter's specific new member education or intake process, SLICE offers educational opportunities for new members. This education includes a facilitated small-group conversation with a staff member that establishes expectations of membership, an overview of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community, and hazing prevention education.

FSL Retreat

The annual FSL Retreat is an onboarding opportunity facilitated by the FSL team and professional staff for executive officers of the councils and chapter presidents. The retreat consists of team building activities, small group discussions and large group leadership development. The retreat helps students develop meaningful connections with others in order to inspire and mobilize the community.

Shared Leadership Summit

As stated in the strategic plan, the shared leadership model is the leadership model of the community. The Shared Leadership Summit is an opportunity for FSL community members and stakeholders to come together to both learn more about and practice shared leadership. The goal is for stakeholders to determine what they are able to control and focus on within their sphere of influence.

Shared Leadership Conversations

The FSL team leads various shared leadership conversations throughout the semester to have in depth discussions on a variety of topics. These topics range from marketing and communications, wellness, hazing prevention, DEI initiatives, and more. If you are interested in suggesting a topic for a future shared leadership conversation, email us at

IFC Risk and Safety Summit

In partnership with the Interfraternity Council, SLICE, and various campus departments, the FSL Community hosts an IFC Risk and Safety Summit for leaders and officers within the community. The IFC Risk and Safety Summit provides education and resources to mitigate both personal and organizational risk in the areas of housing, new member education, alcohol consumption, sexual violence, and more.

Monthly Leader Gatherings

The Fraternity and Sorority Life community hosts a Monthly Leader Gathering to bring together community leadership across governing councils to discuss relevant topics and share ideas. The agenda is set by the community leaders. This gathering helps the community connect, prioritize initiatives, and gives student leaders a platform to bring important issues to the table.

Onboarding of New Officers

SLICE and the FSL staff coordinate efforts to onboard new officers into their roles. This training includes the online REACH: Foundations Course, Best Practices in Civic Engagement modules, an in-person Executive Board Training, and Authorized Signer training for finance officers.