Planning a Fraternity or Sorority Event


If You Only Knew Me event
"If You Only Knew Me" event

Identify the goal/outcome of your event

Think about SMART goals. Are your event goals specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based?

Who is your target audience?

Having an in-depth and thorough knowledge of your target audience has an impact on your advertising and customer experience. Speak directly to people, tell them the details they want and need to hear to convince them that they want your learn more about your event or organization.

Review Lane University Center's policies and procedure
Risk Management
Reserve a room or an on-campus or off-campus location for your event    
Develop a budget for your event

Apply for funding through Student Government Association who offers event funding to recognized student organizations. To be considered for event funding, you must submit a completed  SGA Event Funding Form , found on the SGA's page on Bobcat Connect. All event funding requests must be submitted AT LEAST 3 WEEKS PRIOR to your event. When you submit your request on  Bobcat Connect, you will receive an email advising you of the time/date of your Senate Finance Hearing and the SGA meeting when your request will be voted on. Your request will not be approved until your organization has met with the Senate Finance Committee and the SGA Senate has voted on the recommendations of the Finance Committee.

Do you need on-campus  catering?

Contact  Chartwells Catering to develop a menu that fits your budget.

Will this be a ticketed event?    
Brand and advertise your open event
  • Is the event open to the public?
  • Create an ad campaign  
    • Advertise your event on FSU's online calendar
      • Submit your events to  to publish your event on FSU's online calendar. Remember to tag events with  # frostburgfsl  to make them appear on FSU's Fraternity and Sorority Life pages.  
      • Multiple select event types:  Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities  (if the event is open to the public),  Student Organizations  
      • Select Department:  Student and Community Involvement  
      • Group:  Select all organizations hosting the event  
    • Advertise your event on social media
    • Create and post a digital signage advertisement
    • Post flyers or posters around campus  

Contact Fraternity and Sorority Life

Jamie Winters

Jamie Winters
Assistant Director, Organizations and Community Programming

Frostburg State University
Office of Student Life
101 Braddock Road
209 Lane University Center
Frostburg, MD 21532
Phone: 301-687-7398
Fax: 301-687-7049


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