Greek Life Task Force Updates
Over the past six months, the Greek Life Task Force has done amazing work. Based on the recommendations in their final report, we are excited to share an update on the work accomplished by the Greek Life Leadership Team in preparation for the spring semester. Some key highlights of our team’s work include:
- Additional Resources. The College has hired a Greek Life Consultant—Sarah Sexton, through the spring semester of 2014. Sarah spent five years working at Northeastern University specializing in Greek Life and the last year consulting with New England area schools on Greek leadership and development. Sarah is already working in close partnership with the new Greek Life Leadership Team on key initiatives for the spring semester.
- Greek Leadership Institute. We will be working through the winter break to design a Greek Leadership Institute for the entire Greek community, which will take place February 1st and 2nd. This is an exciting opportunity for our Greek community and more details of the weekend’s schedule will be shared in the New Year.
- Spring Recruitment Plans. Plans for spring recruitment are well underway—both Panhellenic Council and IFC are finalizing logistical details. We are very confident in the work completed to date. The efforts of the Greek Life Task Force and Greek Life Leadership Team have positioned us for a fun, safe and productive spring recruitment.
- New Member Program Development. All New Member Educators and chapter advisors are working closely with Sarah Sexton to review, enhance, and assess new member programs for the spring 2014 new member classes.
The Greek Life Leadership Team (chapter/council presidents, chapter advisors) is fully committed to continuing our strong partnership with Dr. Betsy Newman, VP of Student Affairs and Program Strategy, Caitlin Capozzi, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, and Sarah Sexton, Greek Life Consultant as we continue preparations for the spring semester over the winter break. We also will continue to sustain the consistent and transparent communication experienced already in our team’s work this semester.
Additionally, the Greek Life Task Force has concluded its work. We want to thank them again for their commitment and diligence which resulted in their final report and recommendations. As you know, Presidents of your Chapters and Councils, as well as your chapter advisors have reviewed these recommendations which address our most immediate plans for the Greek Community this spring. This report will be sent to your chapter advisors, inter/national leadership, and posted on the Greek Life website (click here to view the Task Force report). Please communicate directly to your Chapter President with any questions.
Part of the Greek Leadership Team’s work has included creating a Code of Conduct for the Greek Community as a clear representation of the unique Greek Community at Babson (click here to see Greek Council Code of Conduct). The Greek Code of Conduct was created as a document of values, standards and expectations for all Greeks. The Greek Code of Conduct is a set of standards Greeks hold themselves to; the priorities and standards form an ethical framework to live by for our community to be successful and sustainable. It is meant to encourage chapters to uphold the values and standards espoused by both their National Organizations and the College.
Living our values in practice is essential to continue such positive momentum for our community. We are looking ahead to the spring semester with great enthusiasm, and are confident you will remain committed as we are to the pillars of our Greek community.
Thank you all for sharing in that commitment with us.
The Greek Life Leadership Team
Kappa Kappa Gamma President
Chi Omega President
Delta Tau Delta President
Sigma Kappa President
Sigma Phi Epsilon President
Interfraternity Council President
Alpha Epsilon Pi President
Greek Council President
Director of Student Activities and Leadership
VP of Student Affairs and Program Strategy
Sarah Sexton Greek Life Consultant
About Greek Life at Babson
Joining a fraternity or sorority is a lifetime commitment.
Being a part of a sorority or
fraternity is a unique experience of collegiate life.
Greek Life exists on Babson College’s campus because it fosters a well-rounded
experience, grounded in shared goals and values that
create a lifelong connection to a community rich with traditions, while making tremendous contributions to Babson College.
Greek Pillars of Excellence
We define our core values through the Greek Pillars of Excellence. The Greek Pillars are a
set of principles chosen by our community’s chapters.
Explore all of your options and discuss with those close to you the possibility of involvement in a Greek organization. You may even want to visit with chapter members or alumni to get an idea of what Greek Life at Babson College entails. To join a Greek organization at Babson, you must participate in a formal recruitment process. This experience is meant to facilitate a mutual selection between the potential new member and the chapter while protecting all participants’ privacy and providing guidance throughout the decision making process. During this time, potential new members have the opportunity to meet with all the chapters on campus in order to make an informed decision about which chapter they would like to join.