All fraternities and sororities (and all student organizations) are required to have a faculty or staff advisor and it is strongly encouraged that each chapter have a chapter advisor, typically an alumnus/alumna of the organization. The correlation between successful chapters and strong advisory support is high; the most successful organizations tend to have a group or board of engaged advisors supporting various areas of the organization's operation.
The Office of Student Involvement encourages advisors to take advantage of resources that the fraternity/sorority (inter)national organization can provide and to utilize this office as a resource as well. Several of the resources an advisor needs are provided on this website and the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life is happy to provide assistance in any way possible.
No doubt, you played a part in creating the rich history to which our fraternity and sorority members now turn. However, you probably also know things are a little different now than when you were a member. That is part of the beauty of sorority and fraternity life - the organizations are living and breathing and ever-adapting to the landscape of higher education. Rest assured, while times and activities change, membership in a fraternity or sorority is still one of the greatest, all-encompassing leadership experiences available to Wittenberg's students.
We hope you will stay connected to our fraternity and sorority community and there are a number of ways you can do so!
- Follow WittGreekLife on facebook and/or twitter to keep up with what's going on in our community.
- Visit our Chapters page to find your organization and follow their social media channels.
- Keep your contact information up-to-date with the Wittenberg Alumni Association.
- While you're at it, be sure your sorority or fraternity has your correct contact information.
- Volunteer to assist with your chapter and/or house corporation here at Wittenberg (or another local chapter, wherever you live!). Contact the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life to get in touch with the appropriate contacts.
There is no more important position in today's fraternity or sorority than the volunteer advisor, who serves as a role model and mentor. Each chapter should have an advisor who meets with the chapter regularly to provide advice and guidance. There is a strong correlation between successful chapters and good advisor support.
Advisor Handbook - in progress!
For parents and family members of fraternity/sorority members, the role of the chapter's advisors should not be confused with the role of the chapter's House Corporation (if the chapter is housed or seeking housing). It is not uncommon for advisors and house corporation officers to be the same person, but oftentimes there is confusion between the two entities. The House Corporation is responsible for coordinating all operations related to the chapter's house (or in the case of unhoused chapters, assisting the members seek out housing options). This typically includes move-in and move-out, fire and safety inspections, hiring and supervision of the house director, cook or other staff, and renovation projects.