Subject: NGLA Newsletter - December 2015

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Register now for the 2016 Northeast Greek Leadership Association Annual Conference!
The NGLA Annual Conference will be held February 25-28, 2016 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

On-site Conference Registration will be available after February 12th. 

If you are unsure of the particular attendees at the time of registration, you can always log in later and update any of your information or change student attendees. We are happy to offer 1 complimentary advisor registration per every 10 undergraduate students again this year for NGLA subscribers only.

Don’t forget to renew your NGLA subscription prior to registration to receive the conference registration at the reduced subscriber rate!

Make sure to set aside some t-shirts for the swap this February!

Questions regarding conference registration can be directed to Christine Kobza.

NGLA Institute Call For Facilitators: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Call for Facilitators extended until December 23, 2015!

The Institute will take on a new structure and we need your help. Please consider applying to be a small group facilitator (apply below) by Wednesday, December 23 at 5:00 PM. Please note that in order to be a small group facilitator, you must attend a mandatory webinar training on Wednesday, February 3rd at 12:00 PM. On-site time commitments will include:
  • Thursday - 8:30pm - 9:15pm ♦ NGLA Institute Facilitator Training
  • Friday - 10:30am -11:00am ♦ NGLA Institute Part I (Networking) 
  • Friday - 11:00am -12:00pm ♦ NGLA Institute Part II (Sexual Assault Title IX)
  • Saturday - 10:15am - 11:15am ♦ NGLA Institute: Part III (Diversity and Inclusion Conversations)
  • Saturday - 4:45pm - 6:00pm ♦ NGLA Institute for Undergraduates: Part IV (Plan of Action Creation) 
For more information, please contact Danny Catalano or Gina Fox.
Advanced Leadership Summit Call For Participants OPEN:

The Advanced Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for student leaders who have taken part in NGLA or other significant leadership educational programs to drill deeper into meeting the challenges of leading. The 2016 Summit will focus on "Leading Through Issues."

Please complete the link below to nominate students to participate in the Advanced Leadership Summit. Candidates must have attended a previous leadership program/experience in order to be eligible.

For more information about the NGLA Advanced Leadership Summit please feel free to contact Lindsay Wright or Ally Kruzansky.
Register Now for NGLA Advisor Academy!

The Advisor Academy will bring together volunteer advisors, alumni, faculty/staff and advisory boards from around the region to share best practices and hear from industry leaders on issues affecting higher education and the interfraternal movement. All sessions are facilitated by the staff of RISE Partnerships.

Participate in the 3rd Annual Silent Auction

The NGLA Annual Conference staff invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual Silent Auction! The 3rd Annual Silent Auction is not only a way to win fabulous prizes, but it is also a way to raise money for future scholarships to students attending NGLA in 2017. Last year, the Silent Auction raised over $3,000! Collectively in the past two years, the Silent Auction has raised $5,500!

This year, we are challenging each delegation to bring an item or basket to donate to the Silent Auction. Also, don’t forget to bring some extra cash onsite to bid on the many items that we will have up for auction. We also take credit cards, too!

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca by email or 412-396-6651 (office) / 330-518-4353 (cell). Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

Additional information, including helpful guidelines for giving, available on the website.
NGLA Award Applications are Due!

Please remember that all NGLA Award Applications are due Monday, January 11th at 5:00pm EST. We look forward to reading your submissions!

“But We Have One _______ Member…”
Emily Perlow, Assistant Executive Director, NGLA
Assistant Dean of Students, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Whatever the blank in the title of this article is for your chapter, if you point to one or two members in your organization whenever someone asks about cultural diversity, your chapter may have an inclusion problem.

As a longtime volunteer and professional working with fraternities and sororities, when I ask chapters to tell me what makes their organization stand out among the other chapters on campus, the most frequent reason I hear is that the chapter is “diverse.” Often these chapters then tell me their diversity arises because their members come from different hometowns, have different majors and interests and can cite a few brothers or sisters who have different races or religions. But what exactly is inclusion? How can your organization move beyond simply pointing to the single gay guy or the lone Jewish woman in the chapter as evidence of inclusivity?

The Has-Been High Road
T.J. Sullivan, NGLA Board of Directors

You finished your term in office. You passed the gavel, and the pressure is off. All those crazy problems are no longer yours. If you’ve done your job, you made an effective transition with lots of inside advice and an offer to be available for questions. With a wink of good luck and a small dose of empathy, you handed over the monster to the new officer.

You’re free! Congrats. You can now enjoy a semester without the daily stresses of leadership. Less tension, fewer complaints, more free time.
For some of you, you’ll be moving on to another leadership position in another student organization and new challenges await. For others, you will come back from the holidays with no specific student leadership responsibilities – just a regular member. You're now a "has been," which can be really great, or it can be really difficult.

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Kenny Jones

Dr. Kenny Jones currently serves as the Associate Director of Community Development in the Fraternity and Sorority Life division at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., and has been passionate about Greek Life for over 10 years. Dr. Jones works tirelessly to advocate for all Greeks across the nation, evident in his scholarly and practical approach to Higher Education. Serving as the chair of the NGLA assessment committee, Dr. Jones has been able to drive home the point of data-driven decision making by working with a team of committed individuals to help solidify the Northeast Greek experience as one of the best in the nation.
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