Subject: NGLA Annual Conference Updates

Welcome Back from the Chairman
Today, I get to write to you – the members of the NGLA family – my inaugural welcome letter as Chairman of the Association. I get to share this welcome with our first paid executive director, Tom Murphy. The shift to having a paid staff member is a huge accomplishment for NGLA, and we cannot wait for how this will move the Association forward in the coming months and years. As we move through this transition, we know that the mission, education, and programming of the Association will continue to bring positive impacts to our fraternity and sorority communities in the Northeast.

If you are receiving this newsletter, it is because you in some way support the Association and the students we educate each year in the Northeast. Thank you for all you have done to start the school year, support a fraternity and sorority system, and continue to help the Association thrive. We have many exciting things lined up for the coming year as we lead into our annual conference in Hartford, CT. All of those things wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and passion of our volunteers. They have done, and continue to do, an amazing job advancing NGLA year-round!

As the autumn winds begin to set in and you feel the crispness in the air, please consider reaching out to share your thoughts or talents with NGLA. If you have ways that NGLA could better serve you or our community, please share those with me ( or Tom (

See you in Hartford, friends!

Kathryn Hartmann
Welcome from the Executive Director
Upon reflection, I realize that this is the first time in 26 years that I have missed the hustle and the bustle associated with the excitement of a new academic year on campus. The hours are exhausting and after the first few days you are ready for a vacation, but it is a time of new beginnings, new people, and new ideas. We all get to hit the reset button.

It is a new start for me and a time of great excitement. As NGLA’s new executive director, I get to hit the reset button for myself and the Association. For the last 17 years, I had the pleasure of serving my own fraternity, Phi Mu Delta, as its executive director. That all changed on August 1, and since then I have had the pleasure of meeting so many dedicated volunteers and partners who ensure that the Association is on good footing. I have spent days learning about the Association’s culture, procedures, and goals. We have brainstormed, challenged ideas, and investigated how the Association will remain relevant as the educational landscape around us changes very quickly.

We want to get out in front of campus fraternity and sorority leaders as soon as possible. We want them to view NGLA as much more than an annual conference in February. The Association needs them to join us on social media, share their accomplishments, and interact with our team. We are working to create an Association that supports our members with leadership opportunities throughout the year that meet their very specific needs. This means that we must be nimble and create opportunities that allow our members to have an authentic experience within NGLA’s varied learning opportunities.

As the year progresses, I am looking forward to sharing exciting news with all of you. We are less than 18 months from our 25th anniversary, and we are hyped to elevate our service to you with outstanding and relevant interactions, programming, and discussions.

Please share your thoughts about how we can better serve you. Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any ideas, questions, or concerns at Here’s to a successful academic year and the continued growth and development of NGLA!

Tom Murphy
Executive Director
Keynote Addresses | 2024 NGLA Annual Conference
NGLA is excited to announce Keynote Addresses for the 2024 NGLA Annual Conference in Hartford, CT from February 22 - 25, 2024!
  • Shifting Mindsets, Connecting Generations presented by Dr. Mari Ann Callais and Emily Hines
  • It Takes a Village presented by Qy'Darrius “Q” McEachern
  • Reroute: An Indirect Path To Your Greatest Dreams presented by Jay Harris
Registration and Hotel Block Open!
Registration for the 2024 NGLA Annual Conference is available at the Early Bird Rate of $320 per person through January 19, 2024.

The hotel block at the Marriott Hartford Downtown includes double bed rooms starting at $180 per night and closes on February 1, 2024. Please direct questions to

Remote and On-site Opportunities to Support NGLA!

Show your support for advancing and educating fraternities and sororities and put your organization in front of an average of 1,000+ influential student leaders, professionals, and volunteers from 100+ campuses across the Northeast and beyond!

Whether you want to engage attendees in the NGLA Village (virtual and in-person exhibit hall), market your company, or support a program, there's an opportunity for you at the region’s largest educational program for fraternity and sorority life!

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