Fall 2014 Fraternity Recruitment allowed fraternity recruits to participate in various programs and service projects as part of the required recruitment process. As part of the Fraternity Council process, eligible men are required to attend one educational presentation and complete two to three hours of community service during the first three weeks of classes. This year’s educational sessions were hosted by the Academic Centers for Excellence office, in connection with the Student Success Center, focusing on academic skill-building and a leadership panel hosted by Fraternity Council executive leadership. Over 83% of the 900+ men registered for recruitment participated in these skill-building sessions.
Over 716 hours of community service was reported by men joining fraternities this fall and all hours were completed within the first three weeks of school in compliance with the Fraternity Council recruitment process. Also occurring for the second time in two years, Fraternity Council facilitated a service project in conjunction with Keep the Midlands Beautiful nonprofit organization by picking up trash and debris around Olympia neighborhoods following the first Gamecock home football game. Almost 145 men participated in this Saturday morning service project which doubled the amount of participation in comparison to last years council service project.