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 education or intake process, the three councils also offer overarching educational opportunities for new members. All FSL New Member Education, a program co-facilitated by SLICE staff and council executive board officers, provides new members the opportunity to meet and forge connections with members of the fraternity and sorority community outside of their respective chapters. This is a time to learn about the fraternity and sorority community, expectations of a good member and leadership development.

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.

Finance Officer Training

FSL chapters are unique in how their organizations operate financially, in addition to the complexity and importance of the role of Financial Officers. The Finance Officer Training is a great resource for any chapter leader who is closely involved in the financial operations of their chapter. This training serves as a supplemental training to SLICE’s Authorized Signer training and further explores the usage of on-campus accounts managed by SLICE. In addition, participants will be educated about topics including the role of a treasurer, use of CMU Housing accounts, use of off-campus accounts, methods of revenue collection, compliance to requirements from CMU and the Internal Revenue Service, budgeting and record-keeping, and planning for leadership transitions. 

Risk Management Training

Risk Management Training, largely planned for chapter presidents, risk managers and social chairs, encourages students to think critically about organizational and personal risk. This training includes student resources, best practices and emergency response.