Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) is committed to supporting our students and partners in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are endeavoring to address the needs of U-M students through partnerships with the affiliated chapters, inter/national organizations, local alumni, and campus partners. FSL staff is available by email and and the phone is monitored Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm
The University of Michigan is taking steps to plan for a return to on-campus operations, while adhering to evolving public-health-informed measures. As these plans develop, Fraternity & Sorority Life will continue to work with its partners on numerous areas.
- Frequently Asked Questions - Updated September 2, 2020
- Information for Inter/National Organizations - August 19, 2020
- Check out the graphic for on-campus students or off-campus students on what to do based on potential COVID-19 scenarios.
Information for students planning to return to campus
Please see this letter from Vice President for Student Life Dr. Harmon outling important things students should know as they prepare to return to campus. It includes expectations, testing planning, and information in case a student needs to isolate or quarantine.
Chapter Housing Facilities and Food Service Operations:
Chapter facilities are owned and operated by inter/national organizations or local alumni house corporations. These entities will review the plans U-M is putting in place within the residence halls and across the campus. FSL will be sharing the U-M plans as we work to partner as appropriate. Areas that the organizations may be working on include managing capacity, food service and distribution, establishing quarantine and isolation practices, screening protocols, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, and understanding contact tracing methods. We recommend contacting the local chapter leadership or inter/national organization headquarters for details about their respective plans.
Recruitment, Intake, Leadership Development and Philanthropy/ Community Service:
Each Inter/National organization is expected to provide any revised procedures and, where possible, virtual alternatives for recruitment and intake activities. FSL will assist the council and chapter leaders to customize their plans for the campus, making appropriate use of campus spaces where possible. Planning for philanthropic events, community service, leadership development and community engagement are also underway.
Social Events and Gatherings:
Each council is also working to assess and revise risk management practices for gatherings and events, with plans forthcoming to specifically address previously large-scale activities. Leaders from the fraternity and sorority community engaged in the Wolverine Culture of Care initiative, which aims to develop and build commitment to key principles for a public-health informed student experience. Affiliated chapters are expected to adhere to CDC and University guidelines and State directives for social distancing and restricting group sizes in order to reduce the transmission of COVID19.
There many additional resources on campus available including support for health and wellness and additional support and advocacy as students navigate logistical considerations, including:
University Health Service
CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services
Dean of Students
University Housing Information Office
Center for Campus Involvement
Office of the Ombuds