The Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Institute (FSLI) offers a unique leadership experience for Colorado State University fraternity and sorority leadership. At leadership conferences, there is an assumption that the participants attend sessions to learn from the presenters, who are viewed to be the experts of the topic. At an institute, participants with different experiences and backgrounds engage in a variety of exercises and activities, called to play the role of both the teacher and the learner at different times throughout the weekend. Learning is the primary objective of FSLI, and in order for learning to occur, students need to be moved from their comfort zone to their learning edge. Ideally, students have the opportunity learn while thinking individually and organizationally, as well as community-wide. Authentic conversation about the reality for our students and our fraternity and sorority community at Colorado State is the primary objective, and is necessary for creating positive change. Participants at FSLI include chapter presidents and all governing council officers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Relationship Building. By participating in the Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Institute, students will:
    • Build relationships with chapter presidents within their own governing council.
    • Build relationships with council officers within their own governing council.
    • Build relationships with chapter presidents within the other governing councils.
    • Build relationships with council officers within the other governing councils.
    • Build relationships with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff.
  • Community Vision. By participating in the Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Institute, students will:
    • Articulate the foundational values of fraternities and sororities.
    • Understand the foundational purpose and history of fraternities and sororities.
    • Understand the similarities between organizations within the four governing councils.
    • Understand the differences between organizations within the four governing councils.
    • Understand the current state of the CSU fraternity and sorority community.
    • Articulate a vision for the CSU fraternity and sorority community.
    • Articulate goals that contribute to achieving the vision for the CSU fraternity and sorority community.
    • Articulate opportunities to create a more inclusive CSU fraternity and sorority community.
    • Understand their personal role in achieving the vision for the CSU fraternity and sorority community.
    • Develop strategies for sharing the vision for the CSU fraternity and sorority community with others.
  • Leadership Development. By participating in the Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Institute, students will:
    • Articulate their personal leadership style and strengths.
    • Understand how their personal leadership style and strengths connects to being a member of a team.
    • Develop strategies for working with others who have different leadership styles and strengths.