When you pull your vehicle up to your residence hall to unload your belongings on move-in day, you might be surprised to see a swarm of fraternity and sorority members eager to help you. Fraternity and sorority members truly care about our campus community, and one way we show that spirit is by helping all new students on move-in day. On such a stressful day for students and their families, we want to do whatever we can to help!
Every year on Move-In Day, Bradley fraternities and sororities host the biggest party of the year, Block Party. Fredonia Avenue is blocked off, and transformed into a sea of people, food, drinks, and entertainment. Block Party is open to the entire campus, free to everyone, and alcohol free.
Ribs for Cribs
Panhellenic, IFC, and Habitat for Humanity host their annual Ribs for Cribs event during Welcome Week at Meinen Field, in conjunction with the Welcome Week All-School Picnic. Student organizations will be provided homemade sauces for both pork and vegetarian ribs, and side dishes will also be available. Admission is $5.00 per person (payable with your meal plan), and all proceeds went to benefit the Bradley University Habitat for Humanity Chapter.
Greek Night BU
Immediately following IFC and Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, the community hosts a late night event in the Markin Family Recreation Center to celebrate all things Greek. Activities include free food, competitions, give-aways, Greek vendors, and more.
Fright & Fun on Fredonia
Every year the Bradley University Fraternity and Sorority Community hosts a safe trick or treating event for children in Peoria called Fright and Fun on Fredonia Avenue. Dozens of organizations set up tables on Fredonia Ave. with either a Halloween related activity for the children to do, or candy for them to take as they go up and down the block. Activities consist of many different kinds of things from face paint to pumpkin decorating. Additionally, a costume contest is held with prizes for the best costumes.
Greeks Give Back
Every spring semester, in conjunction with Keep Peoria Beautiful, the fraternity and sorority community organizes a community cleanup in the neighborhoods surrounding Bradley University. Members from all chapters and councils are invited to participate and give back to their community!
Panhellenic, IFC, and NPHC Chapters come together for a week of competition, spirit an d service in the fall semester. Activities include field games, trivia contests, service events, a blood drive, philanthropic fundraisers, and the biggest event of all, Panfrasing! During Greek Week 2010, we were able to raise $1,300 for charity, collect 195 units of blood, and spend 125 hours doing service for our community.
The Grand Chapter Accreditation and Awards Program is a chance for our chapters to evaluate their performance annually, compare themselves to the other chapters on campus, and make improvements for the future. At the end of the year, our community comes together to recognize the individuals and chapters who have excelled over the course of the previous year.
Leadership Retreats and Workshops
Every year, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life hosts workshops and retreats for chapter and council leaders that focus on improving the individual as a leader, and the organization as a whole. In addition to personal development and leadership training, these programs serve to bring our leaders together, discuss the issues facing our community, and make plans to improve our community for years to come.
Hosted every semester by the Interfraternity, Panhellenic and National Pan-Hellenic Councils, Greek 101 provides an opportunity for new members to learn more about our entire fraternity and sorority community, along with the expectations placed upon them as a member of a fraternity or sorority at Bradley University. This entirely peer-facilitated workshop served to educate new members, instill the shared values of our organizations, and develop trust and communication between members of different chapters and councils.