Fraternity & Sorority Life
The Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community at UW Oshkosh is a strong campus tradition that goes back to 1960! Over 50 years after its formation, the fraternity and sorority community continues to operate at a high level and produces amazing graduates for the University. The FSL community is made up of 5 sororities and 5 fraternities and represents a wide array of students. There are currently over 400 undergraduates involved in the community and it continues to grow every semester.
The FSL community has chosen to dedicate their time and attention to four major pillars: Leadership, Service, Scholarship, and Friendship. These four pillars will allow students the ability to grow and mature during their time in college and provide them the tools to be successful after college. Students attend workshops and trainings, plan philanthropic and social events, develop academic plans for members to attain good grades and graduate, and learn how to strengthen bonds between people of diverse backgrounds.
In addition to having a network of thousands of alumni and the current members of each organization providing advice and support throughout a student’s collegiate journey, they have the opportunity to gain hands on experience building professional skills. Fraternity and sorority leaders manage budgets, plan events, recruit new members, educate those members, manage conflict, and support each other. Membership in a fraternity or sorority helps foster special friendships and creates many valuable networks to help you succeed in college and beyond.
Fraternity and Sorority members are offered a variety of leadership opportunities and programs to assist them in developing skills such as time management, leadership, event planning, and communication. Our Greek members hold many leadership positions within their chapters as well as in many student led organizations on campus.
Dedication to Service
Every chapter has a philanthropy that is the primary organization for the year’s fundraising and volunteering events. Service is perhaps the most personally rewarding of the fraternity and sorority involvement pillars, as members are able to participate in hands-on volunteer work and implement philanthropic events to raise money for charitable organizations. The opportunities ensure that fraternity and sorority members will impact their community and develop lifelong habits of giving back.
Joining a fraternity or sorority is about building lifelong friendships. Bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood are formed within each organization and provide a home away from home, mentorship, career networking and a sense of community. Fraternity and sorority members enjoy lifelong connections that can provide support and celebration in life’s significant moments.
The Greek-lettered organizations were founded on principles of academic achievement and the enhancement of opportunities for their members. Individual chapters encourage academic excellence by planning their own incentive programs, having grade requirements on both initiated and new members, and participating in a variety of majors offered.
Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a Greek national honor society that strives to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment; to unite outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs; to bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness; to help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.