Education & Leadership

Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Retreat

Hosted at the beginning of winter quarter, the Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Retreat emphasizes team building, leadership development, values-based decision making, effective communication, and community development. Students will return to UCR with an action plan, as well as the skills, relationships, and courage to make positive change within the fraternity and sorority community.

New Member Summit

Hosted every quarter, this series of educational workshops is required for all students who join a fraternity or sorority in that quarter. Students have the opportunity to meet fellow new members, understand shared values, and learn what to expect as a new member.

Pillars Week & Awards

Pillars Week is an annual spring quarter tradition that unites all fraternities and sororities to promote community pride while engaging in meaningful community service and fun team-building events. Fraternities and sororities team up to compete in leadership, service, and educational events.  The week culminates in the annual Pillars Awards Banquet, where fraternities and sororities are recognized for their achievements.


Submission Dates:

Fall Quarter: TBA
Winter Quarter: TBA
Spring Quarter: TBA

2021 Pillars Award Winners
  • Chapter of the Year: Alpha Chi Omega
  • Leadership Pillar Award: Delta Gamma
  • Friendship Pillar Award: Gamma Phi Beta
  • Service Pillar Award: Alpha Delta Pi
  • Scholarship Pillar Award: Delta Tau Delta
  • Highest Average GPA by Council: Zeta Phi Rho (CMC), Gamma Phi Beta (CPA), Delta Tau Delta (IFC), Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Excellence in Chapter Management: Delta Sigma Theta
  • FSIC Presidents of the Year: Maria Gurrola Garcia (Lambda Theta Alpha) and Shamarah Helire (Delta Sigma Theta)
  • FSIC New Member of the Year: Joshua Inlander (Alpha Epsilon Pi) and Justin Salas (Delta Tau Delta)
  • FSIC Community Member of the Year: Jenaro Vega (Nu Alpha Kappa), Selena Sanchez (Alpha Delta Pi), and Shane Strobel (Sigma Phi Epsilon)
  • FSIC Hall of Fame: Salvina Lim (Sigma Omicron Pi), Garrett Saville (Alpha Epsilon Pi), Jade de Piero (Gamma Phi Beta)
FSIC Department Contact
Fraternity & Sorority Involvement Center

900 University Avenue, HUB 229
Riverside, CA 92521 
(951) 827-2438 





FSIC Staff Contact
Carly Garcia

Interim Assistant Director of Student Life

(951) 827-3826