Who actually is in charge of the organization, and is there outside support?

Students elected to officer positions manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. These officers are assisted by members serving on committees, so everyone in fraternities and sororities are involved in and exposed to leadership positions.

Each member learns cooperation, communication and planning skills. Alumni act as advisors and some chapters have alumni advisory boards that work with its members. Each group is governed by an inter/national headquarters, which establishes their chapter’s regulations and offers advice and direction through professional staff and volunteers.

The professional staff and graduate assistants in the Office of Student Life are Ball State’s liaisons to the fraternity and sorority community. They offer support, advice and guidance to governing councils, chapter officers, advisors and members.