Parent and Family Webinar Series

Fraternity & Sorority Life provides educational opportunities for parents and family member to learn about our community.

2021-2022 Events

Recognizing Hazing at Home: Teaching Families  How to Identify Hazing- virtual educational program
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:00-9:30pm

2020-2021 Events

Parent and Family Weekend Informational - 11/6/2020

Parent and Family Weekend Virtual Event Recording


2019-2020 Events

Fratenrity & Sorority Life hosted a series of webinars for parents and families of potential and current U-M sorority and fraternity members during the 2019-2020 school year.

The series aimed to provide details about the Fraternity & Sorority Life program, recruitment and intake, chapter housing, and the benefits of participating in the community.

Topics discussed  included the following: 

  • An overview of Fraternity & Sorority Life at U-M
  • The Four Councils on Campus
  • Risk Management and Hazing Prevention
  • Culturally-Based Fraternities and Sororities 
  • Panhellenic and IFC Chapter Housing
  • What is Self-Governance?
  • Leadership Development Opportunities for Members
  • U-M Strategies for Members’ Wellbeing 
  • How to Report Incidents and Other Concerns
  • When and How to Contact Organization Headquarters
  • How to  FSL Programs
  • Virtual Tour of the New Office Location 

The webinar series was hosted by Fraternity & Sorority Life staff and featured a variety of campus partners and student leaders. Each webinar lasted approximately 90 minutes, with dedicated time for questions and answers from participants. Materials from completed webinars will be available on the FSL website in the future.


Past Sessions

Session One: FSL Introduction and Recruitment/Intake Overview.  Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm EST

An introduction to the long-standing campus program, the staff, and more than 50 chapters. Participants will learn about how interested students can join an organization and how to navigate the FSL website. This session will also include key information about chapter housing and timelines in IFC and Panhel. Registration is required for participants. 

Click here for the Recording of Session One
(The presentation begins about the 6:30 mark)



Session Two: Supporting the Community
Monday, December 16, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

This session will offer a close look at the priorities and projects of each of the four councils. Participants will learn how U-M delivers supported self-governance in partnership with student leaders to achieve risk management. This session will also include a discussion about the health and wellness programs provided by the university and FSL to help students succeed and how to ensure students are participating in sorority and fraternity life in healthy, positive ways. 

Click here for the Recording of Session Two
(Begins around the 4:00 minute mark)


Upcoming Sessions


Three: Hazing Awareness and Prevention
Postponed due to pandemic

This session will discuss the issue of hazing and how students, organization headquarters, the University of Michigan and local law enforcement work together to address reports of hazing incidents in the community. The session will feature FSL staff, U-M police, and the Ann Arbor police.

As primary sources of information regarding concerns of hazing, students and parents are important partners in creating a safe and supportive environment for fraternity and sorority organizations. 


Session Four: Meet the Culturally-Based Fraternal Organizations at U-M and Tour the new Fraternity & Sorority Life Building.  

Postponed due to pandemic

This session will discuss the culturally-based fraternities and sororities that comprise the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). We will present highlights of these two councils and their member organizations.

In February, Fraternity and Sorority Life moved into the building at 1443 Washtenaw Avenue, the former location of the Trotter Multicultural Center. We will discuss how the new FSL building connects to the history of the community on campus and how FSL works to support culturally-based programming.