The Fraternity and Sorority Life office plans and presents several programs and events every semester for our Greek community. In addition to educational programs, we also provide our community with several opportunities to network and learn from one another with social and athletic opportunities/endeavors.
Additionally, the individual Greek organizations will plan and present several programs and events of their own. These programs and events are usually open to the general University community, although once in a while, the Greek organizations will host events that are closed.
On this page, we hope you glean some more information about some of the many opportunities we provide to our Greek community. Below you will find more description on some of our signature events.
HAZING PREVENTION WEEK 2013
National Hazing Prevention Week is observed on campuses and within organizations each year during the last week of September (or another time that is more convenient). Activities range from brown bag lunch discussions among faculty to movie or book discussions with students; training for organizational and team leaders, to the signing of anti-hazing pledges. Some plan an entire week of activities and programs and some simply plan one or two meaningful programs. Whatever you do, the important thing is to DO SOMETHING!
Every year, the Office of Community Standards partners with Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Organizations, Campus Recreation, Apartment and Residence Life, Athletics, and others across campus to showcase a week of programming and education entitled National Hazing Prevention Week. The goal is to prevent hazing through strong educational efforts on campus and within all organizations.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Students can sign the Mavericks Against Hazing banner from noon to 1:00 PM, Monday - Thursday, Sept. 23 - 26 on the University Center Mall. The first 100 students to sign each day will receive a fun giveaway!
Students can also participate in the online conversation by using the hashtag #MavericksAgainstHazing.
Utilizing a national awareness week is a great way to bring attention to the
problem of hazing locally; to educate parents, faculty and staff, students,
community members, local and campus police and others so they can more easily
recognize hazing - and more importantly - have the skills to intervene, when
The ultimate goal of these efforts, however, is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place. That goal will only be accomplished through strong educational efforts, diligent policy enforcement and comprehensive and on-going efforts on each campus and within all organizations.
For more information, visit the National Hazing Prevention Week site.
Each spring, Order of Omega sponsors a week of competitive, philanthropic, and social events called "Greek Week." Coordinated and planned by undergraduate student leaders, it is a time to celebrate being Greek and show chapter pride with the entire UT Arlington fraternal community. Events include the "CANstruction" food drive, Fashion Show, Breakfast for Deans, Baseball Tailgate, and of course various Intramural Games.
GREEK WEEK 2013 WILL BE HELD DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER.
Greek 101 is a program specifically for new members in Greek organizations. The program focuses on what happens after you join a Greek organization and how to uphold the values of your chapter while leaving a legacy for future generations of Greek Life.
This program also gives new members a chance to interact with each other and create bonds with members in other Greek organizations.
Greek 201 is a program that was created as a way to bring all the students in our community together once a semester to discuss an important risk management topic. Topics that have affected our community or that are trends in Higher Education are chosen each semester.
This program is intended to be interactive and engaging. Students should gain an increased awareness of responsibilities faced by everyone in the Greek community and also learn some crisis management skills to evaluate risky situations.
EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
Each year the UTA Fraternity and Sorority community works to bring together future leaders of our community for an opportunity to network and develop basic leadership skills.
Every spring, the International Student Organization plans the popular International Week, which includes a parade, food fair, fashion show, and more.