CSU Fraternity & Sorority Life – Opportunities for Involvement in Spring 2023

On behalf of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, we hope you are enjoying the semester! This email allows us to share future opportunities for involvement within the fraternity and sorority community. Below you will find information about the fraternity and sorority life classes offered in the spring semester, the Joint Judicial Board (JJB) application, individual award nominations, FSL Ambassador applications, Council Executive Board applications, and for Panhellenic members, Rho Lambda nominations. As you consider your spring semester involvement, we encourage you to consider these wonderful opportunities. Read on for more information about how you can engage with the fraternity and sorority community!


 FSL Classes


We work to promote our value of lifelong learning and critical thinking through the membership experience by offering classes each semester aimed at educating members and pushing them down the road to fulfilling their potential as leaders of the fraternity and sorority community. Check out the class descriptions below!

Leadership Techniques for Emerging Fraternity and Sorority Leaders

IU 273- Section 001 & R01

Spring 2023- Full Semester

2 Credits

Thursdays 1-2:50 p.m.

This class is designed as an introductory leadership development course aimed at examining leadership within the context of fraternity and sorority life and is geared specifically towards first-year and sophomore students who are newly initiated members within their organization. Our course begins with an exploration of the unique aspects of fraternity and sorority, specifically: organizational ritual and values, organizational identity and culture, and a shared commitment to growth and development. Emphasis is placed on understanding personal leadership identity and style. Values, characteristics, and developmental tasks as a foundation for continued leadership development are also examined. The purpose of this course is to reflect on one’s ability to create positive and lasting change within a fraternity or sorority.

  • To register for the course, register for both CRN #10664 and 10786

Advanced Leadership Techniques for Fraternity and Sorority Leaders

IU 273- Section 002 & R02

Spring 2023- Full Semester

2 Credits

Thursdays 1-2:50 p.m.

This class is designed as an advanced leadership development course aimed at examining leadership specifically within the context of fraternity and sorority life, and is geared specifically towards sophomores, juniors, and seniors who currently hold (or have held) officer positions within their organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding how common purpose, organizational culture and dynamics, and ethical decision-making influence leadership in the fraternity and sorority context. A focus on understanding how leaders can continue to make fraternities and sororities relevant into the future by building coalitions and becoming change agents is examined as a foundation for the course.

  • To register for the course, register for both CRN #14445 and #14446 or e-mail Lindsay Sell at lindsay.sell@colostate.edu for more information.

Fraternity and Sorority Members Against Sexual Assault

WS 495

Spring 2023- First 8 Weeks

1 Credit

Tuesdays 10-11:50 a.m.

This class exists to deepen and enliven the conversation related to interpersonal violence in our society, and most specifically, in fraternity and sorority life. One in four women, one in six men and one in two transgender people, will be the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault in their lifetime, and research also indicates that rape supportive culture and sexual assault take on unique shapes in the fraternity and sorority context. This includes the reality that sorority women are more likely to experience sexual assault than unaffiliated women.

  • Students interested in enrolling or learning more about this unique for-credit opportunity should email Natalie Padron at natalie.padron@colostate.edu.
  • Or you can complete the FSASA Interest Form
  • To register for the course, register for CRN #17270

If you have general questions about class enrollment please email fsl_leadership@mail.colostate.edu.


  Joint Judicial Board Applications


Are you looking to help support your peers in the fraternity and sorority community? Are you interested in representing your council on the Joint Judicial Board (JJB)? Consider applying to serve on the 2022 Joint Judicial Board!

The Joint Judicial Board offers members the opportunity to get involved with community accountability in multiple ways outside of chapter accountability processes. Joint Judicial Board members hear cases related to violations of community policies and partner with chapters on developing processes and systems that support collective goals while keeping members safe. To participate, applicants must be in good standing with their chapter and the University and have a desire to assist with elevating collective community standards.

Applications can be found online here and are due by January 20, 2023.


  Nominate someone for an FSL Individual Award


To recognize individuals and chapters who have gone above and beyond in their fraternal commitment, the OFSL will host the annual awards program in-person on Monday, February 20, 2023.  As part of this event, awards are presented to members of the fraternity and sorority community in the following categories:

  • Chapter Advisor or the Year
  • Chapter President of the Year
  • Fraternity/ Sorority Emerging Leader
  • Fraternity/Sorority Member of the Year
  • Living the Ritual
  • Outstanding Campus Involvement
  • Outstanding Community Service & Philanthropy
  • Outstanding Diversity, Social Justice, & Inclusion
  • Outstanding Scholar

* Detailed descriptions of each award can be found here.

We strongly encourage you to nominate your peers and advisors for the individual awards listed above. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by another individual.

To celebrate the individual achievements of Colorado State University fraternity and sorority members, please submit an Individual Award Nomination Form by Friday, November 11, 2022.

Thank you for considering the opportunity to nominate a member of the fraternity and sorority community for an individual award.

  FSL Ambassador Applications

Are you looking for an additional involvement opportunity? Apply to serve as an FSL Ambassador! FSL Ambassadors represent the f/s community at various CSU events including orientation, CSU visit days, and Ram Welcome.

The application can be found here and is due Friday January 27, 2023. Please email natalie.padron@colostate.edu if you have any questions.

  Council Executive Board Applications


Applications to serve on 2023 council executive boards are now open (for all councils). Considering applying or encourage members your chapter to consider applying for a community leadership role.

Applications can be viewed at: https://fsl.colostate.edu/council-executive-board-application/

  Rho Lambda Nominations


Rho Lambda is the Panhellenic honorary and each year we work to initiate new members into this honorary organization, which is designed to recognize outstanding leadership and service to the Panhellenic community. We are at the time of the year at which we seek nominations for new members of Rho Lambda who will be tapped into the organization in February during our Fraternity & Sorority Life Awards program. You may nominate any outstanding Panhellenic member (or self-nominate). These nominees should display leadership to their organization and/or the Panhellenic community. We hope you will take a few moments to nominate an outstanding Panhellenic woman you know!

The nomination form can be found here and should be submitted by Friday, December 16, 2022.