Sorority Officer Basics
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Toward the end of the fall academic term, sorority chapters choose the next group of officers to oversee chapter operations for the next year.
organization has its own way of selecting officers, but most organizations use
a slating process. Chapter members come together to choose officers from candidates
who have asked to be considered for positions. The slate can be decided by a
committee of members or by the chapter collectively.
organizations set different qualifications for officer eligibility. These might
include: a set GPA, being in good standing with the chapter and/or previous
service as an officer for some positions.
There are a
handful of offices that every sorority usually has available to its members,
but the number of offices and specific positions varies depending on the organization
and, in some instances, the size of the chapter. Most organizations and
chapters have the following positions, though they may be referred to
differently: president, recruitment chairman, philanthropy chairman, secretary
elected officers transition into their new positions, the incumbent officer
passes on everything she learned and acquired during her time in that office to
the new officer. Incoming officers are encouraged to utilize outgoing officers
for advice and guidance. To ensure a successful transition, organizations may
offer webinars, leadership days or one-on-one meetings to prepare the new
officers for their roles.
In addition, many sororities host regional
conferences in the spring term for new officers to gain a further understanding
of their roles.
the countless opportunities for personal growth, leadership and networking,
holding an office in a sorority is a great way to get involved within the
chapter and the campus community.