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

2022 Pillars Award Winners
  • Chapter of the Year: Gamma Phi Beta
  • Leadership Pillar Award: Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Friendship Pillar Award: Delta Gamma
  • Service Pillar Award: Sigma Kappa
  • Scholarship Pillar Award: Delta Gamma
  • Highest Average GPA by Council: Alpha Epsilon Omega (CMC), Delta Gamma (CPA), Sigma Phi Epsilon (IFC), Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Excellence in Chapter Management: Alpha Delta Pi
  • FSIC Presidents of the Year: Ian Mann (Collaborative Multicultural Council) and Alexis Nunez-Aguilar (Nu Alpha Kappa)
  • FSIC New Member of the Year: Bernadette Hattouni (Kappa Kappa Gamma) 
  • FSIC Community Member of the Year: Blanca Alba Cedillo (Sigma Kappa), Karina Zepeda (Sigma Pi Alpha), Maria Gurrola Garcia (Lambda Theta Alpha)
  • FSIC Hall of Fame: Samuel Lewis (Alpha Epsilon Pi), Ryan Khorrami (Delta Chi), Lani Bihis (Alpha Chi Omega)
FSIC Department Contact
Fraternity & Sorority Involvement Center

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





FSIC Staff Contact
Sarah Crawford

Coordinator for Fraternities and Sororities

(951) 827-2100