Ideas Information

Some of our chapters operate solely as an honorary and initiations are the only events the chapter hosts. However, many of our chapters look to lead the charge of academic achievement on their campuses and utilize some of the academic program ideas listed below.

  1. Monthly recognition/appreciation of faculty. Check out our Faculty Relations Guide here.
  2. Create an Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
  3. Provide faculty advisors with “mini-grants” of up to $50 to spend on their chapters for academics.
  4. Take out a campus newspaper ad listing GSA members each semester (list the new members names, affiliation and major).
  5. Take out a campus newspaper ad listing all Greeks who achieve Dean’s List status each semester.
  6. Create an All-Greek academic recognition event.
  7. Greek library study-a-thon.
  8. Purchase a large dictionary for each chapter.
  9. Purchase a rare book for the campus library
  10. Provide tickets for attendance at campus/community cultural events–concerts, plays, exhibits, historical tours for members.
  11. Give scholarships to attend leadership conferences, or for tuition and fraternity-related expenses (i.e. UIFI).
  12. Enter a team in Greek Week and other All-Greek University events.
  13. Sponsor academic enrichment programming – Greek study sessions for general education requirements, act as tutors, sponsor sessions on study skills such as time management, listening, note-taking, writing paper, preparing of exams.
  14. Hire a tutor for 101 classes (English and Math) and offer to all new members of the Greek Community weekly.
  15. Underwrite the costs of All-Greek scholarship recognition – plaques, certificates, etc.
  16. Team up GSA members with faculty mentors.
  17. Become a member of the campus Honors Assembly and a part of campus-wide academic recognitions ceremonies.
  18. Enter the names of GSA members in the commencement programs (where other honor society members are listed).
  19. Create a Faculty Advisors program for your Greek Community.