Training & Education
New Member Education
While each chapter has their own specific education or intake process, the three councils also offer overarching educational opportunities for new members. New Member Education, facilitated by staff, council executive board officers, and GPMs, provides new members the ability to meet and forge connections with members of the Greek community outside of their respective chapters, learn about the community and expectations of a good member, and begin thinking critically about Greek Life and leadership development.
Risk Management Training
Risk Management Training, largely planned for chapter presidents and risk managers, will allow students to think critically about organizational and personal risk. This training encompasses resources available to students, best practices, and emergency response.
The Greek Retreat, held in January, is an overnight experience facilitated by the Greek Team and professional staff for executive officers of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and Panhellenic Council, chapter presidents of each chapter, and rising stars in each chapter. The retreat consists of team building activities in order to forge community relationships, small group discussions, and large group leadership development. The retreat should allow students the ability to form meaningful connections with others in order to mobilize the community.
The Fall Greek Leadership Retreat kicks off the academic year to bring leaders back together before the semester routine sets in, to reconnect and establish new relationships, to revisit and redefine goals for the year, and to have fun! Retreat participants will positively contribute to the Pittsburgh community through hands-on service, reflect on the semester and summer prior, and examine the Greek experience from a new lens. The retreat offers peers the opportunity to share best practices with one another, participate in group problem solving, focus on their development as leaders, and explore an introspective wellness component for integrating academic, involvement, and personal commitments.