The IFC & PHA exist to govern and serve the recognized fraternities and sororities at Rollins College. Each council has a variety of positions for students seeking greater involvement and additionally provides a new perspective within the FSL community.
Order of Omega is an honor society for members of Fraternity and Sorority organizations. The organization recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity and Sorority, campus, and local communities. Members are selected from the top 3% of the Fraternity and Sorority community.
History (as recorded on the National Order of Omega website):
“The Order of Omega was founded at the University of Miami in the fall of 1959 by a group of outstanding fraternity men, who felt that individuals in the Greek community should be recognized for their service to the fraternity system and the University. The Chapter at Miami had long desired for their organization to expand to other colleges and universities. The Chapter gave its sanction to Dean Patrick W. Halloran to make initial inquiries and to further grant charters to universities that were accredited and interested in the purpose of The Order of Omega. On February 9, 1967, a Chapter was chartered at the University of Southern Mississippi. There are now over three hundred chapters in the United States with approximately ten additional campuses that are petitioning the national.”
Affiliated members looking to join Order of Omega at Rollins must be either juniors or seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.17. Members of Order of Omega are able to attend sponsored events at Rollins including dinners and icecream socials, career planning and enhancing activities, and will have access to national scholarships. To learn more about Order of Omega at Rollins please contact the President, Alexandria Mozzicato, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Graduate Assistant, Grace MacLean, at email@example.com.
The FSL Internship is designed for experienced members of the Fraternity & Sorority community to take a new role in the overall FSL development and direction. The FSL Interns report to the Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Leadership. The main components of the position include working with fraternities and sororities, planning and implementing programs, assisting with communication initiatives, and performing administrative duties. These duties are consistent through both of the intern positions, as are the duties for projects that the Intern team will collaborate on together. In addition, each of the Fraternity & Sorority Interns will be assigned specific “project responsibilities” that they must coordinate individually, though they may work with their Intern counterpart or ask for the assistance of their Intern counterpart. Click here to download a description of the internship position.
Fraternity & Sorority Life supports the educational and leadership opportunities provided by national and regional conferences. We are committed to funding these experiences for FSL students in order to continually inspire and motivate. Click here to learn more about AFLV!
Beginning in the Spring 2011 semester, a new course began that addressed advanced leaders within the Fraternity & Sorority Community. The course was designed to provide necessary education, resources, and support to chapter leaders. Course topics ranged from social justice, to courageous leadership, to student development theory in order to allow students to better guide and motivate their fraternities and sororities.
Beginning in the Fall 2010 semester, Rollins began a new tradition of a week of intentional education centered upon Hazing Prevention. Students joined together throughout the Rollins community to discover the truths behind real brotherhood & sisterhood and pledged to abolish hazing from the community.
Rollins College has a zero tolerance for any behavior that exhibits and promotes hazing in any organization. The college and FSL team have worked diligently to educate the community on the harms and negative impacts these behaviors have on each chapter, and more importantly, each individual. FSL recognizes National Hazing Prevention Week as a major initiative to raise awareness for our students and the entire campus.
In the State of Florida, “Hazing means any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating under sanction of a university or college . . . . [Hazing] shall include, but not be limited to any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which could subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the individual . . . . Any activity as described above upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with a university or college organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be forced activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.” [Florida Statue 240.262]
Effective July 1, 2005 - the Chad Meredith Act makes dangerous hazing a crime in Florida. The bill, named for a University of Miami freshman who drowned in a campus lake while trying to join a fraternity in 2001, makes hazing that results in serious injury or death a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, even if the victim consents. Florida is now one of eight states that makes some types of hazing a felony.
Report an incident of hazing to a professional in Fraternity and Sororority Life at Rollins.
The PPSR program was designed by students who felt there was a need for peer based education and leadership regarding issues of alcohol use, hazing, and bystander behavior. Students will work with fraternities and sororities to produce workshops that encourage open and honest dialogue. The fall of 2011 will be the official kick-off of this initiative.
FSL Allies exists to provide support to those who are interested or are exploring Fraternity & Sorority Life at Rollins, a means of communication for those who struggle with LGBT issues, and to offer programs and workshops for those who want to learn more about being Out in the FSL community.
The goals of the FSL roundtables are to provide position based best practices for each fraternity and sorority, discuss campus resources related to specific chapter positions, and engage in dialogue about emerging issues and concerns within chapters.
The Senior Experience was created to recognize, motivate, and transition senior members of the Fraternity & Sorority Community. Programs are offered to senior members that address a variety of topics including resume building, networking, and graduate school applications. At the end of the year seniors are recognized with a personalized ceremony.
The goal of the incentive program is to reframe fraternity and sorority students’ understanding of fraternal values. This will be achieved through motivation inspired by positive reinforcement and recognition.