CSU Fraternity & Sorority Life – National Ritual Celebration Week

The Fraternity & Sorority Programming Board would like to invite all members of the fraternity and sorority community to participate in National Ritual Celebration Week!

Each year fraternities and sororities observe National Ritual Celebration Week, this year’s celebration will be March 7-11, 2022. During this week, individual fraternity and sorority members, campus communities, and (inter)national organizations reflect on the importance of organizational Ritual, histories, and values. Please read through the information below to learn how you and your chapter can engage in National Ritual Celebration Week:

Participate in International Badge Day/Show Your Organizational Pride
Nationally, this week commences with “International Badge Day” on Monday, March 7, 2022. On this day members of the fraternity and sorority community wear symbols of their organizational values through their badges, fraternity pins, letters, line jackets, tikis, organizational colors, etc. To celebrate your experience as a fraternity/sorority member, we hope that you will consider wearing an item of your choosing that represents your organization on Monday, March 7, 2022.

Review and Reflection of Organizational Ritual
As a chapter or individually review your organization’s Ritual and reflect on how your organizational values are practiced and upheld. Consider reflecting on the following questions:
• What role does Ritual/organization ceremonies play in your chapter?
• What role would you like your Ritual to play in your chapter?
• What values were important to you before you joined your chapter? What values are important to you now? Why?
• What role do you see the Ritual and values of your organization playing throughout your life?

Engage on social media
The Programming Board (@csufslprogrammingboard) will be hosting a friendly Instagram competition throughout the week in which each chapter will be awarded points for posting pictures on chapter official Instagram accounts that are in alignment with the prompt of each day. The chapter from each council that earns the most points at the end of the week wins. NRCW prizes include a philanthropy donation to be donated to the 501c3 (non-profit) organization of the winners choosing. Below is a quick guide on how to engage on social media throughout National Ritual Celebration Week:
• Monday, March 7, 2022
o Chapter Post: post a symbol of your organization.
o Member Post: post a picture of you in organizational paraphernalia (i.e., badges, fraternity pins, line jackets, tikis, letters, organizational colors, etc.).
• Tuesday, March 8, 2022
o Chapter Post: post a picture of your organization’s values and express how your organization upholds these values on your chapter’s official Instagram.
o Member Post: post a picture of philanthropy, initiation, or anything that signifies something your chapter holds close to your heart. We ask that you reflect on why you joined the organization and what it means to you.
• Wednesday, March 9, 2022
o Chapter Post & Member Post: post a picture with someone from a different chapter or council where you both are wearing organizational attire (line jackets, letters, tikis, etc.).
• Thursday, March 10, 2022
o Chapter Post & Member Post: post a picture of you showing gratitude toward your chapter or toward the fraternity and sorority community.
• Friday, March 11, 2022
o Council Winners Announced on Social Media.

In-Person Engagement Opportunities
• Tuesday, March 8, 2022: MOD Pizza Give Back Day
o From 10:30a.m.-9:00p.m. a percentage of purchases at MOD Pizza will go toward the philanthropy of the National Ritual Celebration week competition’s council winners.
• Wednesday, March 9, 2022
o Wear your letters and dop by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (LSC 142) to take a polaroid picture and caption it with what makes your chapter special to you.

For full details about the National Ritual Celebration Week social media competition, please click here.