As a member of a Greek organization at Ball State University, there are a lot of ways to become more involved and become a leader in the community.

Councils

Each fraternity and sorority at Ball State is governed by one of three groups: the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, or the Panhellenic Association.

These organizations consist of voting members who represent each fraternity and sorority, plus executive officers. The councils work closely with the Office of Greek Life and provide a voice to all fraternity and sorority members on campus.

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During each semester, chapter and council officers attend Greek Academy and participate in sessions on a variety of topics relevant to their leadership positions in their chapters and the community.

Past workshops have covered topics such as:

  • conflict resolution
  • event planning
  • crisis management
  • professionalism
  • emerging leaders
  • finances
  • ritual
  • retaining members
  • alumni relations
  • community service
  • multicultural awareness
  • communicating your brand
  • motivating members
  • accountability
  • recognizing signs of struggle in members

As a leader of the Greek community, you have opportunities to attend various leadership conferences to develop your leadership skills within the Greek community and beyond in the professional environment.

There are sometimes scholarship opportunities available through the executive councils and national headquarters of individual organizations to attend these conferences. There are also additional conferences and leadership programs held within each national organization.

Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Leadership Central Conference

Attend workshops and presentations that address issues facing many fraternal communities. You’ll get to meet and network with thousands of participants and share ideas at one of the largest gatherings in the U.S. for fraternity and sorority leaders. Learn more.

Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute

Explore critical issues through thought-provoking activities while identifying the leader you want to be. The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute is open to anyone fraternity or sorority member, regardless of whether you have a leadership role. Learn more.

Leadershape

Choose from one of three leadership programs: the six-day Institute focused on dialogue and self discovery, one-day Catalyst to get you started on something big, or one-day Resilience for someone focused on recovering quickly. Learn more.

IMPACT National Conference

Attend one of the country’s largest conferences focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy, and other forms of social action. Learn more.

The Greek Honor Societies of Fraternal Values Society, Order of Omega, and Rho Lambda recognize members within the Greek community who excel in scholarship and leadership, not only within their chapters and the Greek community but within the Ball State community.

Students who are members of these organizations hone their skills and often become very successful after graduation. We encourage each member of the Greek community to consider becoming a member of one of these Greek honorary organizations.

The Alpha Kappa chapter of the Fraternal Values Society was chartered at Ball State University in January 2013. The mission of the organization is to illuminate the central values that guided the historical founding of general fraternities and sororities, and to incorporate these values into the contemporary fraternity and sorority experience. The goal of the organization is to grow as an organization to engage members in conversations about fraternal values in individual organizations and the larger community.

The Fraternal Values Society works with councils to bring the community "National Hazing Prevention Week" in the fall and "National Ritual Celebration Week" in the spring.

National Mission

“To illuminate the central values that guided the historical founding of general fraternities and sororities, and to incorporate these values into the contemporary fraternity and sorority experience.”

Chapter Goals

  • Lead by example.
  • Market the values of Greek organizations to the Ball State community.
  • Collaborate with councils, Student Government Association, Excellence in Leadership, Student Voluntary Services, and the University Police Department.
  • Consult with chapters.
  • Provide roundtable presentations and provide a handbook for chapter officers.
  • Offer values programming for the community.
  • Represent the entire community.
  • Contact the Fraternal Values Society for programming or consultation about the Values Congruence.

Officers

Qualifications for Membership

  • personal values congruence
  • dedication to community-wide fraternal values
  • have and maintain a GPA higher than the all-campus average
  • leadership skills
  • ability to lead by example

We welcome all members who demonstrate and promote values congruence.

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The Order of Omega Greek Honor Society was founded in 1959 to honor leaders within the Greek community who excel in academics and leadership.

The Delta Upsilon chapter of Order of Omega was established at Ball State University in 1983.

The Delta Upsilon chapter of Order of Omega unites Ball State Greeks by holding representation from all three Greek councils. We use our common bond as Greek leaders to better our campus, our community and ourselves.

Purpose

  • Recognize those students who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter-Greek activities, to encourage them to continue in this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment
  • Bring together the most representative fraternity and sorority members, and to create an organization, which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate affairs
  • 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

All Greek men and women who serve as leaders either internally or externally are encouraged to apply for membership into the Delta Upsilon chapter of Order of Omega.

Qualifications for Membership

  • Have completed one full academic year at Ball State
  • Junior or Senior standing (60+ credits completed)
  • Meet or exceed the Ball State all-Greek average GPA
  • Be in good standing with your fraternal organization

The Order of Omega shall only initiate 3 percent of all eligible fraternity and sorority members each academic year.

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Rho Lambda is the National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society.

Ball State University is proud to have hosted the Beta chapter since April 21, 1974 for the women who are members of our social sororities.

The Greek letters "Rho Lambda" stand for "Panhellenic Leadership." Although membership was originally intended for women whose organizations belonged to campus Panhellenics, any sorority woman is now eligible for membership as long as she meets the membership selection criteria.

The purpose of this organization is to honor those women within the sorority community who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to their Greek community and their sorority. They are women who have furthered the ideals and principles of the Greek community throughout their years of sorority affiliation.

Candidates for membership must be nominated by a sorority chapter president, advisor or current Rho Lambda member. Rho Lambda will then extend an invitation for membership to each nominee. 

Qualifications for Membership

  • In the opinion of the membership of Rho Lambda, display outstanding leadership, ability, and loyalty throughout their years of sorority affiliation
  • Be an active member in your junior or senior year of college. You must have been an active, initiated member of your sorority for at least two full semesters.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Ball State University. (A transfer student is eligible after one full semester at Ball State University, providing you meet the other requirements.)
  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 2.7.

Rho Lambda shall only initiate 10 percent of all eligible sorority members each academic year.