Subject: Learn about programming at the 2019 NGLA Annual Conference!

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Coming Soon: More Conference Speaker Announcements
Keep an eye on your inbox later this month for an announcement about our Featured Speaker Showcase, Critical Conversations Series, and a *new* Pre-Conference Academy for Culturally Based Organizations!
2019 Conference Programming
These programs will be offered at the 2019 NGLA Annual Conference in addition to the 80+ general educational programs!
  • College Panhellenic/IFC Academy: Two-day program intended for undergraduate College Panhellenic and IFC officers. The Academy focuses on two main areas – (1) helping council officers understand the council’s purpose and (2) officer track programming- nuts and bolts training of how to be effective in the job.
  • *New this year* Pre-Conference Academy for Culturally Based Organizations with Dr. Don Trahan: One-day program intended for culturally based organizations. This program focuses on learning how to lead change management effectively and efficiently as a culturally based organization. Attendees will leave prepared to challenge the narrative of “we can’t” and replace it with “we will.”
  • Graduate Student Encounter!: Educational sessions, networking, and career preparation intended for graduate students considering a career in higher education.
  • Local Organization Institute: Educational sessions intended for members of local fraternities and sororities to discuss strategies for sustainable success.
  • Culturally Based Organization Institute: Educational sessions intended for culturally based organizations focused on providing resources, skills, and strategies for organizational growth and development.
  • Order of Omega Case Study: An opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals to challenge themselves in confronting issues facing fraternities and sororities on college campuses. Teams of two are welcome to participate.
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Register Early, Save $30 per Person
Save $30 per person when you register early for the 2019 NGLA Annual Conference in Hartford, CT from February 28 to March 3, 2019!
New this year,
  • NGLA discontinued the membership dues model. Registration fees are now the same for all of our NGLA community.
  • NGLA created a portal for your campus/organization to help your staff view invoices and conference registrants. You cannot register a delegation unless you are a Key Contact. Check your inbox for our November 1 email titled, “You’re a Key Contact.” Please follow these short setup steps to update your profile and the organization’s profile.
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Reserve Your Hotel Room
Double rooms are available at the Hartford Marriott Downtown for $170 per night. The Hartford Marriott Downtown is on-site and connected to the Connecticut Convention Center.

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Apply for Student Staff by December 10
Each year, the NGLA Annual Conference is run with the support of a team of student volunteers. These volunteers include both undergraduate and graduate students. This experience is a terrific opportunity to learn about conference management, meet fellow fraternity & sorority members from across the northeast, and network with higher education and fraternal professionals.

Student Staff members assist in conference preparation, registration, organization of meals and activities, and maintaining conference policies and procedures. Student Staff will also have the opportunity to engage with a NGLA board of directors member in a mentoring capacity before, during, and after the conference.

Apply for 2019 NGLA Student Staff by December 10 , 2018.
Please direct questions to NGLA Student Staff Chair Michael Davis.

Volunteer of the Month: Tara Leigh Sands 
NGLA would like to recognize the leadership and hard work of Tara Leigh Sands. Last month, Tara Leigh and her team worked to review and select our programming for the 2019 Annual Conference. With program planning underway, we wanted to say, "Thank you for your commitment to NGLA’s mission!"

NGLA Spotlight: Gannon University
After a group of 13 attended the 2018 NGLA Annual Conference, conversations continued on campus about how to expand the impact of the conference. Typically, spring break is after the conference, which can halt energy from the event. Through conversations with the Center for Social Concerns, Gannon University will offer an alternative spring break service trip to Jamaica beginning in 2019.

This experience will challenge members to live their values and apply what is learned from NGLA immediately after the conference. Jamaica was selected because the community faces challenges similar to Gannon University’s fraternity and sorority community: addressing stigma, embracing diversity, empowering members, leadership, and rethinking tradition.

Applications and interviews were conducted to select the group for next year and members started meeting this fall as a small group. The group will participate in personal and professional leadership workshops to prepare for the NGLA and alternative spring break service trip experience.
Become a Sponsor
Show your support of fraternity and sorority life in the Northeast, and put your company or organization in front of more than 1,200 influential student leaders, campus professionals, and volunteers by becoming a sponsor of the 2019 NGLA Annual Conference in Hartford, CT.
NGLA educates leaders from a variety of fraternal experiences to transform and empower their community and align actions with values.
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