Subject: NGLA Newsletter - February 2016

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Advanced registration will close on February 12, 2016. If you are not able to register on or before this date, registration will be available on-site.
  • Subscriber Regular Registration - $260
  • Non-Subscriber Regular Registration - $340
  • Subscriber On-Site - $290 
  • Non-Subscriber On-Site - $370
Don’t forget to renew your NGLA subscription prior to registration to receive the conference registration at the reduced subscriber rate!

Questions regarding conference registration can be directed to Christine Kobza. Conference schedule available here.
Hotel Accommodations for Annual Conference 
The Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh has limited rooms remaining. These rooms are kings not in the NGLA block and also double suites. If you call the front desk at the Wyndham and do not have luck, feel free to contact Kara. Additionally, we have worked with the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, which is 3 miles away, to secure rooms at the rate of $129 pre-tax. The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place does have a complimentary shuttle that will transport people to the Wyndham running from 6 am – 10 pm. To make reservations online at the Hilton, click here. To call the Hilton use (412) 683-2040. Our apologies that this phone number was incorrect in the email update. Mention the NGLA block for the $129 pre-tax rate.

We’ve also noticed that many people who have reserved rooms have reserved several rooms. We know that is for students you anticipate bringing to the conference. We kindly ask that if you end up not needing as many rooms as you originally reserved that you release them so other NGLA attendees can stay in the conference hotel.

Please direct any questions to Kara Miller, 2016 NGLA Conference Chair.

Join us for the 2016 NGLA Advanced Leadership Summit!
There are still spots open and students are invited to apply for the opportunity to participate in the Advanced Leadership Summit.

Click HERE to apply!

Chapter and Council leaders often find themselves struggling to implement change. Often times, emphasis is placed on specific members, chapters or incidents when real change is more likely to happen by focusing on issues. The Advanced Leadership Summit focus will provide advanced leaders from councils and chapters a framework for addressing issues in a systemic manner that will increase the likelihood of advancing towards an ideal state. Participants will be actively engaged in the development of chapter or community strategies that will empower participants to lead change!

Learn how to use your chapter or community's unique characteristics to address needed change or to advance the overall performance of operations! Content is designed to support efforts to address high-risk behaviors, chapter or community engagement, academic performance, promotion of values and core principles as well as designing strategies to sustain successful initiatives you have already implemented.

This 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. Participants are expected to participate in the full program.
Advisor Academy is Filling up Fast! Register Now
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.
Order of Omega
For initiation:
Order of Omega recognizes individuals for leadership, scholarship and service. The Board of Directors would like to invite any professional staff, graduate students, national officers or presenters to become honorary initiates of the Order. Your time and dedication to making a difference to the fraternal movement is appreciated and should be recognized through this honor. Please join us on Saturday, February 27th at 6:30 PM in the Chartiers. Please arrive 10 minutes before actual time to complete paperwork for your certificate. The honorary fee of $20.00 will be collected at the ceremony.

For the competition:
The Order of Omega Case Study Competition provides undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals with an opportunity to use their problem solving skills to consider and address an issue related to fraternities and sororities. The competition provides them with the opportunity to further develop skills in the areas of creative problem solving, public speaking, collaboration and strategic thinking. As the sponsor of the competition, Order of Omega provides a monetary prize for the first, second and third place teams. Teams of two may sign up at the Order of Omega table in the exhibitor hall, and must attend the Case Study Orientation on Friday, February 26th from 5:15-6:15. Questions can be directed to
Congrats to our Newly Selected Student Staff Members!
  • Lian Boos, graduate student, University of Vermont, Alpha Phi
  • Tyler Droste, Quinnipiac University, Pi Kappa Phi
  • Valerie Luutran, University of New Haven, Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Christopher Walrath, Hofstra University, Sigma Alpha Mu
  • Elana Levy, graduate student, Kent State University, Sigma Gamma Phi
  • Daniel Ginn, Northern Kentucky University, Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Avery Moses, University of Connecticut, Pi Beta Phi
  • Jordan Gomes, Bridgewater State University, Sigma Pi
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