Loyola University Chicago

Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA)

Division of Student Development

Leadership Initiatives

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life provides multiple leadership training opportunities throughout the year for members of the Greek community. 

The Greek Accreditation & Standards Program (GSAP) is an assessment tool that has been implemented in the Sorority and Fraternity community at Loyola University Chicago. The assessment examines each organization's involvement and performance in four areas including:

  • Academics
  • Chapter management
  • Member development
  • Community involvement

At the conclusion of every semester, each organization's GSAP portfolio is graded based on a point system. Based on total points, chapters are awarded a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Needs Improvement status. Gold cups for top GSAP scores for each semester will be given at the annual Weekend of Execellence Awards Ceremony for both a Fraternity and a Sorority.

Each chapter will have to do a 15 minute presentation of the initiatives they participated in over the course of the semester. Presentations are open to the public.

Greek 101 is held once every semester program for new members of the fraternity and sorority community. The purpose of this program is to introduce new members to the wider Greek community and educate them on the policies and procedures of the University. Additionally, these new members are also offered programming on sexual assault prevention, hazing prevention, diversity and cultural awareness, and bystander intervention training.

Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity for Loyola University Chicago and its affiliate organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem, educate others, and promote the prevention of hazing. This week typically occurs during the third week of September in conjunction with National Hazing Prevention Week.

What is the Emerging Greek Leaders Program (EGLP)?

Emerging Greek Leaders Program is a leadership development program that provides a space for students who have recently joined their sorority or fraternity and are looking to have in depth conversations about the foundations of leadership, justice, and chapter involvement. EGLP uses a cohort-based model to develop community among participants who meet eight times throughout the fall semester. By participating in the program, students will have the opportunity to engage in the leadership process through experiential learning activities and group discussions.

Who is an Emerging Greek Leader?

  • Any member of the Sorority & Fraternity Life community who wishes to explore their personal philosophy of leadership
  • Sorority & Fraternity Life members wanting to develop skills to more effectively work in teams and/or organizations
  • Sorority & Fraternity Life members wanting to gain knowledge and tools to aid their ability to create positive social change on campus and in the global community.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of participating in the Emerging Greek Leaders Program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the knowledge and skills they have gained from the Social Change Model of Leadership and the Student Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Develop and articulate a higher level of self-efficacy in their ability to engage in opportunities for leadership development
  • Articulate what they have learned about themselves, others, and systems that contribute to the understanding of self and others identities 

For more information, please contact Emily Koneval at ekoneval@luc.edu