The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council elected new leadership positions for the next two semesters.
The councils oversee fraternity and sorority activities, make sure they are following the rules and facilitate fraternity rush and sorority recruitment.
Billy Speed, music theater sophomore, was elected IFC president.
IFC brings together all the fraternities on campus and is the mediator during the rush process and in disciplinary actions, he said.
“My main goal is to help unite the fraternities in a better way,” Speed said. “I want to start an all-Greek or at least all-fraternity philanthropy event and an all-fraternity social event in some way.”
Speed said he does not know yet if there will be a spring rush, a time for fraternities to recruit new members.
It depends on how many people sign up for rush, he said. But snap bids will be available if there is no spring rush.
Speed said he wants IFC to do more than enforce rules.
“I’m also seeing ways that IFC, beyond rush and judiciary things, can function to be more active to make a better experience for people at OCU,” he said.
IFC officers also plan to open a public Facebook page to better communicate with fraternities and potential new members.
Chandler Hardy, economics sophomore, was elected Panhellenic Council president.
Panhellenic is the governing body for all sororities on campus and oversees events like recruitment.
“My personal goal for Panhellenic is to have a community of women who strive to build each other up, even if they are not in their own house,” Hardy said.
Panhellenic Council has not yet discussed spring recruitment.
“I cannot wait to represent our Greek community at the national conference where we hope to receive awards for our outstanding Greek community,” Hardy said.
The new IFC and Panhellenic officers began their term at the beginning of the semester.
“We’re going to make the relations between the houses stronger than before and we hope that through events like rush we can bring together our Greek life and make it one of the best in the country,” Speed said.