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This series of workshops is held at the beginning of each spring semester to provide training, advice, and suggestions for various chapter officers and chairpersons. These workshops are facilitated by the Fraternity/Sorority Life peer facilitation team and staff.
Nationally-known lecturers are brought to campus each year to speak to fraternity and sorority members on topics that are relevant to their organizations. Fraternity/sorority leaders assist in the program content selection and the funding, publicity and promotions process. Past speakers have included David Stollman, Stephen Whitby, Judge Mitch Crane, Rick Barnes, Shane Windmeyer, Dave Westol, Dr. Lori Hart Ebert, Josh Orendi, Jessica Gendron Williams, Hank Nuwer, Mark Sterner, Pete Smithhisler and T.J. Sullivan.
Each year, Fraternity/Sorority Life sends chapter and governance council leaders to national and regional leadership programs including the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), FuturesQuest, the Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference (NGLA) and the St. Jude Leadership Institute. In addition, several programs have been brought to campus to educate a greater number of fraternity/sorority leaders including the Phired Up Production's Recruitment Retreat, Recruitment Boot Camp, and Crossing the Line. Members interested in attending these or similar events should contact Fraternity/Sorority Life for information and/or financial support.
This library, located in Organization Development, contains books, publications, videos, handouts, and other resources to assist fraternity/sorority officers and chairpersons in fulfilling their leadership responsibilities. Materials are available for loan to both members and advisors. In addition, if a member has a special request for a resource not available in the library, Fraternity/Sorority Life will be happy to order it.
Fraternity/Sorority Life will create and facilitate custom workshops or retreats for individual organizations upon request. Topics can include, but are not limited to: group problem-solving, goal-setting, values and action congruence, teambuilding, and officer transition. They can also arrange for groups to participate in teambuilding activities through the use of the Ropes Course at Twin Valley Outdoor Education Center.
For more information about Fraternity/Sorority Life at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life
Angell College Center 106
Phone: (518) 564-4825