Leadership Development

When you’re in a fraternity or sorority at Marshall University, leadership is one of the most important qualities your brothers and sisters help you hone. Read below about leadership opportunities with Marshall’s FSL:

Fraternity and Sorority Learning Living Community

The Fraternity and Sorority Learning Living Community is available only to upperclassmen, Greek students. The LLC is housed in Haymaker Hall in Commons. The primary goal of this program is for students to become more involved in the Huntington Community and gain a deeper understanding of being Greek or belonging to a Greek organization.

Emily Kinner is the Resident Advisor.

Chapter of Excellence

The Chapter of Excellence (COE) is a yearly competition created to recognize the fraternities and sororities who excel in areas such as community service, leadership, philanthropy, public relations and chapter management.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life reconstructs the COE Awards packet each year with the assistance from select IFC and Panhellenic Executives and chapter presidents.

This past year we revamped the COE to not be a competition between the chapters on campus but a competition amongst their own chapter. To do this we used a Gold, Silver, Bronze Standards method. We got very positive feedback and although most are happy with the new COE we are still looking for ways to make it even better!

We are encouraging the chapters to share their National Headquarters’ requirements with our office so we can include them into our COE to help our chapters pass their National requirements with flying colors!

Student Leadership Practices Course

Each fall semester the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life offers a leadership course for members of our FSL Community to enroll in and take the leadership skills learned back to their chapters and the community as a whole.

The course requires attendance at a 3-day leadership retreat at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV. This year the retreat is scheduled for October 7 through October 9, 2016. There is a $45 registration fee due September 27, 2016 to help pay for the cost of the retreat.

The required text book for the class is The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.

The retreat is open to all members of the FSL community with the $45 registration fee per person. We encourage all chapters to send representatives on the retreat because amazing interfraternal relationships form between all of the chapters!

To register complete this form and return to a FSL team member http://www.marshall.edu/fsl/files/ImpactRegistrationForm2016.pdf

Impact Retreat

IMPACT® is a campus based leadership institute designed to foster improved relationships among campus leaders through an intensive, interactive two and one half day program.  The IMPACT® curriculum emphasizes problem solving, leadership development, values-based decision making, effective communication, and community development. It is expected that change will be the result of an IMPACT® weekend.  Participants determine what that change is through their participation in the institute.

General Information:

The goal of IMPACT® is to enable positive change within a fraternity/sorority community. This is accomplished through a variety of methods throughout the institute. Through large group sessions, complimented by small group discussions, each participant has the opportunity to personalize the IMPACT experience.  All sessions offer hands-on experimental activities and ample discussion time to address individual concerns. The sessions are led by two experienced presenters (identified by the NIC) and several small-group facilitators (identified by the host campus).


The entire IMPACT® institute is designed to build on itself in a manner that culminates in an agenda for meaningful community elevation.  Through increased self awareness, community awareness, visioning, and skill development, participants will be able to recognize the current realities of their fraternity/sorority community and begin to develop effective strategies for positive change. The general structure of an IMPACT® includes experiential activities, interactive presentations, and both large and small group sessions that flow together into a unified, community building experience.

Information provided on this page is from the official NIC Website.