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Educational & Leadership Programs

Membership in a fraternity or sorority opens the door for a variety of involvement on the URI campus. Here are a few examples of the ways URI Greeks learn about leadership and educational opportunities.

CSV 302 & HDF 416

CSV 302 Peer Mentors. (3 credits) This course is designed to provide student mentors with the opportunity to learn, understand and apply the following: facilitation and engagement techniques, coaching techniques and confrontation skills, ethical decision making strategies, strategies for inclusive leadership, health and wellness competencies with and emphasis on college student risk issues.

HDF 416 -Personal and Organizational Leadership. (3 credits) Topics include leadership theory and style, experiential learning, peer mentoring, critical thinking, quality improvement, and organizational development.  (Lec. 3) Elective for leadership minors.  Prerequisite: HDF 290 or 190 and permission of instructor.

URI’s Center for Student Leadership Development

Greek 101 – New Member Education Program


Greek 101 is a community-wide new member education program that all new members of URI fraternities and sororities attend. The program consists of a weekly series of workshops that address the following areas: team-building, mental health awareness, anti-hazing, substance abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, scholarship, and leadership.  Each workshop consists of a general presentation, followed by small group breakout sessions. During these sessions, trained peer mentors facilitate discussion among the new member about the presentation topic

Greek Leaders’ Summit

The Greek Leaders’ Summit is an overnight retreat that is held prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. All fraternity and sorority chapter presidents, IFC officers, and Panhellenic officers attend this summit. During the retreat, members participate in a variety of activities that encourage team-building, goal setting, event planning, and positive environmental improvement. The summit is revisited during a second overnight event that is held during the month of January.

Next Leaders’ Summit: January 20th & 21st 2018 (Newport, RI)

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