Greek Council is the joint governing body of the social greek organizations. Inter-Fraternity Council is the governing body of the social fraternities and Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the social sororities.
The objective of Greek Council shall be to promote the best interests of sororities, fraternities, and of the University in establishing close cooperation between groups in matters of general interest and in matters of Greek activities. Additionally, Greek Council seeks to promote the five pillars of Greek Life amongst its members.
All Groups shall express and practice mutual respect for each other, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and the University community at all times.
Greek Council has elected positions that serve the Greek Community in various ways. The six elected Chairpersons are elected from every sorority and fraternity member to lead the community's focus for a semester. Below are the responsibilities of the Chairpersons and the committees they oversee. Each Chairperson has a committee representing one member from every organization.
The elements below represent the focus of the Greek Community at Redlands.
"Being a part of the Greek Community has helped me become the person I am today. If I had not become a member of Beta Lambda, I would not have realized the potential that I held within and where I can go. I have held many leadership positions due to this. I plan concerts for the school and the Greek organizations are always there supporting the events or helping out. As for my sorority sisters, they are my best friends. They are my lifelong friends, the bridesmaids for my wedding, the shoulders I can cry on, and the women I just meet up with for a good laugh."
- Stephanie Teare, '05 Beta Lambda
Academic Excellence: Focused on the development and support of the greek scholar. A committee dedicated to promoting academic achievement within the Greek community. The Greek Council Academic Chairs track New Member Study Hours, Host All Greek Study Hours Monday Nights from 7-9 pm, and Oversee Gamma Sigma Alpha. Runs the Academic Chair Greek Council Committee dedicated to promoting academic achievement within the Greek community.
A focus on serving the communities within the University, City of Redlands and the global world. Each organization supports at least one non-profit organization. Greek Council Community Service Chairs are responsible for training, monitoring and tracking all service hours completed and hosting three All Greek Service Events. The chairs run a committee of Greeks who meet to discuss ideas for community service.
Alumni Relations: A committee dedicated to building and developing an ongoing relationship with Greek Alumni. The Greek Council Alumni Chairs focus on the development of relationships with greek alumni by promoting ongoing communication with each group's alumni associations and alumni advisors. In the Fall, the chairs plan an All Greek event at Homecoming. In the Spring, the chairs host a recognition event for the Alumni Advisors, Patrons and Patronesses.
Public Relations: A committee dedicated to promoting the Greek Community and Activities. The Greek Council Public Relations Chairs assist with developing the rush packet, rush events, publish a bi-weekly Greek Sheet, edit the greek website pages, update our Facebook and Instagram accounts, and advertise All Greek activities.
GAMMA: A group of representatives known as GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) focused on the social excellence of the Greek community. The GAMMA Chairs oversee the training of social chairs, plan an All Greek Bonding activity in the Fall and assist with the Risk Management Party Approval meetings.
A committee dedicated to promoting membership to the Greek community. The Greek Council Recruitment Chairs help with rush each year. They host two all-Greek recruitment events, assist with the orientation events with rush each semester and run a committee that oversees Greek recruitment efforts.
The archivist of Greek activities and events. The Greek Historian is responsible for videotaping Greek Lipsync and Presents and publishing the videos on our YouTube account, working with the Yearbook Staff to publish Greek pictures and information and creating a yearly page of pictures for our scrapbooks.
Members of Greek organizations have many opportunities for leadership within their organizations, serving as officers, volunteering on committees and overseeing special projects. Greek students also have a variety of opportunities to provide leadership to all Redlands Greeks.