Student Affairs

Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS United States

Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life – The University of Kansas, a beacon of education, scholarly activity, and creative pursuits seeks an experienced, forward-thinking, and collaborative leader to serve as the


Established in 1865, the University of Kansas (KU) is a prominent public research and teaching institution. With over 29,000 students and more than 2,000 faculty members spread across five campuses—Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina. The University of Kansas is widely recognized as the public flagship and is a hub for groundbreaking research and a relentless quest for knowledge. The Jayhawks are the driving force behind the state of Kansas, shaping the future on a global scale. The University caters to a student body exceeding 29,000, with 20,696 undergraduates, predominantly under the age of 24 and hailing from within the state. Sorority and fraternity engagement encompasses roughly 20% of these undergraduates at KU.


Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Katie Treadwell, the Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life (Director) of KU is responsible for leading strategic initiatives to strengthen the sorority and fraternity community resulting in an inclusive, engaged, and healthy community. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life strategic plan in collaboration with senior administrators, student leaders, national organizations, house corporations, advisors, and community groups. The strategic plan includes objectives focusing on community well-being, risk reduction, academic support, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. The Director supports a team of eight full-time professionals, in addition to graduate assistants and student leaders. The Director also serves as a key member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team.


The successful candidate will be an experienced leader and collaborative bridge-builder who can think creatively about the great potential of Sorority and Fraternity Life (SFL) at KU, bringing best practices to bear for SFL from a variety of areas including strategic planning, fiscal management, incident response, and cultivation of collaborative relationships. The new leader will be student-centered, highly collaborative, politically astute, and possess a commitment to leading a dynamic, future-oriented mission and vision for the SFL office. Foundational qualities for the Director will be demonstrated aptitude for developing trusting and positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders and excellent and diplomatic communication skills.


A master's degree and five years of progressively responsible and relevant leadership experience on a college campus and experience with sorority and fraternity is required; affiliation with a fraternal organization is preferred.


WittKieffer is assisting The University of Kansas in this search. All Inquiries, nominations, and applications are welcome. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of Interest addressing the themes in the For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by May 24, 2024.


Applications should be submitted via the WittKieffer or via email to:


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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 5 - 7 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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