Time for Change: Where We've Been and Where We're Going...
The objective of the "Greek Pride: A Return to Glory" initiative is to foster a vibrant, growing and diverse fraternity and sorority community at The Pennsylvania State University.
Since the late 19th century, the Penn State fraternity and sorority community has been an integral part of life for thousands of students, alumni, faculty, staff and State College community members. Today, Penn State boasts the second largest fraternity and sorority system in North America, with over 90 registered chapters and 5,000 collegiate members each academic year.
Under the leadership of University President, Dr. Graham Spanier; Mr. Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs; and Dr. Roy W. Baker, Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Penn State University is committed to building on the past and developing the future of fraternity and sorority life.
"Greek Pride: A Return to Glory," continues to provide a forum for positive change and hope for the future of our fraternity and sorority community and remains a top priority of both the Division of Student Affairs and the University.
Greek Pride Summits: April 2004
On April 2nd & 3rd and 22nd & 23rd, 2004, the Greek Pride Summits brought together over 250 stakeholders in the Penn State fraternity and sorority community including students, advisors, alumni, Centre County community members, staff, faculty and national chapter representatives. During those four days, stakeholders identified core values of the Penn State fraternity and sorority experience, shaped our collective Dream Statement and generated Bold Ideas that will ultimately create a positive future for our Greek community.
Bold Idea Action Strategies: August 2004 - Present
Eight Bold Ideas emerged from the April Summits:
- Standards and Rewards for Excellence
- Leadership Training and Organizational Development
- Partnerships with the University
- Community Service and Philanthropy
- Greek Marketing: In Pursuit of Excellence
- Financial and Fiscal Resources
- Alumni, Advisor and Inter/national Office Engagement
- Fun + Traditions = Unity