The fraternity and sorority community currently encompasses more than 4,500 students which represents just about 20 percent of the undergraduate population; hence, fraternity and sorority life is incredibly dynamic at Virginia Tech. As such, there are three main aspects of which great focus will be placed in order to build upon the solid foundation of the interfraternal membership experience at Virginia Tech: community development, leadership and learning, and strategic planning.
The vision of Fraternity and Sorority Life is to be a fraternity and sorority community inspiring lifetime engagement in the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
The mission of Fraternity and Sorority Life is to support and engage members of the fraternity and sorority community by promoting lifelong learning, empowering personal growth, inspiring intellectual development, cultivating leadership, and encouraging philanthropy and service, all through the shared values of brotherhood and sisterhood.
The Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisory Council
The Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisory Council (FSLAC) was formed in Summer 2010 and the purpose of the advisory council is to think strategically, measurably, collaboratively, and inspirationally regarding the fraternity and sorority community.
The council has served an instrumental role in the development of the fraternity and sorority community vision, mission, strategic goal areas, and strategic plan. This council of approximately 25 members is a mix of students, chapter advisors, alumni/ae members, university administrators, and community members. The council meets each month during the academic year.
Collectively, FSLAC has developed the following strategic goal areas for the fraternity and sorority community to consider as it exists to create a meaningful membership experience:
Promoting Lifelong Learning
As students and alumni/ae members in the interfraternal community learning about themselves through multiple contexts, their curiosity develops through a myriad of opportunities in which to support them as scholars, leaders, mentors, and engaged citizens of a global community.
Empowering Personal Growth
The interfraternal community will engage in opportunities, which propel the aspects of strengths and learning life skills (negotiation, delegation, change management, etc.) in order to deepen the self-understanding of its members and alumni/ae.
Inspiring Intellectual Development
Members will embrace scholastic achievement and intellectual development as cornerstones of the interfraternal experience and value aspects such as integrity, civility, and honor through all living and learning environments.
The fraternity and sorority community will experience innovative and inspiring leadership development opportunities, which will serve as catalysts for courageous leadership.
Encouraging Philanthropy and Service
Members of the interfraternal community will be mindful of global citizenship and embrace servant leadership as a way of life, honoring the University's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
Shared Values of Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Through the development of community and connectedness, membership inspires momentum for living our values for our entire lifetime.