Subject: NGLA | September Newsletter

Welcome Back from the Executive Director
For the first time in months, the temperature dropped below 70 degrees in New York City, meaning fall is quickly approaching in the Northeast. Before we switch over our wardrobes and buy our favorite seasonal beverage, take a moment to remember what summer brought us.
For many, summer is a time of relaxation and reflection. It is also a time for preparation and planning; whether that is how to change a chapter culture, recruit members, plan innovative programs, or coach student leaders to be their best. As the school year begins, now is the time to take all that renewed energy and direction and put it into action. The Northeast Greek Leadership Association is doing the same.
This summer the board of directors met to recap the past two and a half years. Like many of you, NGLA had to pause some long-term initiatives to prioritize the day-to-day challenges the ever-evolving pandemic has provided. We’re happy to share that throughout some of the most challenging times we’ve faced as an organization, we were still able to meet the needs of our communities and expand our reach across North America. Throughout our review, we evaluated trends affecting higher education and considered the ways our Association can better serve students, professionals, and volunteers in the region. These conversations led us to new opportunities in expanding our operations and programming, all in an effort to maximize our mission.
I would like to take a moment to recognize our volunteer team. None of what we do would be possible without the tremendous support from our volunteers. We could not continue to grow and advance the NGLA mission without the tireless dedication of many. Thank you for your time, talent, and passion in advancing NGLA!
As we head into the fall semester, please be sure to keep the Northeast Greek Leadership Association in your thoughts. Let us know how we can even better serve you. I’d love to hear from you—email me anytime at
Best wishes on the start of the new academic year!
Michael Davis
Executive Director
Health and Safety Policy | 2023 NGLA Annual Conference
Face Coverings
NGLA will follow the CDC and local requirements for face coverings that are effective at the time of the 2023 NGLA Annual Conference. Everyone joining us in Pittsburgh, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, should be prepared to bring a disposable 3-ply, KN95, or N95 mask and wear it in all public spaces of the Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh should an Allegheny County or Wyndham Hotel face covering mandate be active. People attending the 2023 NGLA Annual Conference should be prepared to be in public spaces with individuals who choose not to wear a face covering if not mandated.
Everyone should feel comfortable and supported in their decision to wear a face covering if optional.
COVID Vaccination Guidance
In an effort to prioritize the health & safety of our attendees and the communities around us, NGLA recommends all individuals that are attending the 2023 NGLA Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The CDC defines “Fully Vaccinated” as having received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.
Registration and Hotel Block Open!
Registration for the 2023 NGLA Annual Conference is available at the Early Bird Rate of $305 per person.
The hotel block at the Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh is Double Queen Bed Rooms for $185+ per night.
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An Exciting New Partnership from NGLA and The Jed Foundation
NGLA and The Jed Foundation are proud to offer Prioritizing Y.O.U. (Your Own Understanding) on Saturday, November 19 from 12:00 pm - 3:00pm ET. This afternoon of interactive virtual learning will focus on supporting young adult mental health. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to reflect on their own mental health, identify a fraternity/sorority member who may be dealing with mental health challenges, how to have a conversation and respond to those concerns, and how and where to make a referral if necessary.
Don’t miss this opportunity, available for the rate of $25 per person!
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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The Risks of Peer-to-Peer Payments for Fraternities & Sororities
Authored by OmegaFi
Peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer apps and services like Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, Cash App and others are incredibly popular, convenient and cool. And the cultural impact shows their wide-spread appeal. Viral tweets are often followed with someone’s Cash App ID, Venmo has effectively become a common-use verb, and there are numerous niche marketplaces on social media with millions of transactions done via PayPal every day.
However, in the world of fraternities and sororities, P2P apps present challenges and risks that should be approached very carefully or avoided all together at both the national and local levels.
Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole Zisa
Nicole Zisa serves as NGLA’s Sponsor Liaison. In this role, Nicole leads the way in ensuring that all of NGLA sponsors are satisfied with their commitment to our mission and programming. Nicole is a leading force behind the service and care NGLA has for our sponsors; she even helped to re-design our sponsorship program this year. NGLA is incredibly grateful for her innovation and passion for the organization.
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