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About Us

The Higdon Center for Student Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life serves as the center of programming and advising for the entire College of Charleston fraternity and sorority community, which includes twenty-three nationally-affiliated chapters. Along with our three governing councils – the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Council – and two honor societies - Order of Omega and Rho Lambda - this community is focused on providing an enriching college experience for all of its members. We are here to serve as a resource for our students and help provide programs and workshops that can assist them in developing into responsible, social, and contributing members of our society.

At the College of Charleston, it is our goal to be a nationally recognized fraternity and sorority community. To fulfill this goal, we strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of scholarship, programs, services, and operations.


Our vision is to build a community that facilitates members to excel as scholars, citizens, and leaders.


Our mission is to promote student development by providing opportunities for scholarship, community service, campus involvement, leadership, and fraternal friendship and by ensuring all members a high-quality and safe undergraduate experience.

Learning Outcomes


Students will learn to…

  1. Utilize academic resources on campus.
  2. Emphasize the importance of academics through classroom performance and educational programming.
  3. Communicate the purpose of fraternal organizations.
  4. Use critical thinking skills to positively shape the vision, goals, and activities of their chapters and community.
  5. Develop and utilize life skills that will allow them to successfully navigate life after college.


Students will learn to…

  1. Develop and sustain long-term relationships with community partners.
  2. Improve the condition of the campus and greater Charleston communities.
  3. Communicate the importance of contributing to a greater cause.

Campus Involvement & Leadership Development

Students will learn to…

  1. Identify and use their personal strengths in leadership capacities to achieve chapter and community goals.
  2. Practice self-governance and work collaboratively to create and achieve community goals.
  3. Develop a capacity for diversity showing ability to collaborate with others different from themselves.

Fraternal Friendship

Students will learn to…

  1. Demonstrate personal responsibility and make informed decisions that are congruent with personal and (inter)national organization values.
  2. Demonstrate care and concern for others within their chapters and community.
  3. Develop meaningful personal relationships that foster self-awareness and deeper interpersonal skills.