Subject: Welcome Back!

Welcome Back from the Executive Director
This summer has been unlike any other. We've been challenged in ways that we've never been challenged before and those challenges will continue, especially as some of us return to the office or campus. As we navigate this time of uncertainty together, it's important to continue showing up. Show up for your brothers/sisters, show up for your colleagues/classmates, show up for your chapters/councils. We are all learning what it means to show up and be present in different ways. How are you showing up for each other?
NGLA has been very focused this summer on transitioning our annual in-person event for over 1,000 attendees to a virtual experience. Our Conference Team has innovative ideas about how to deliver the same caliber event that everyone has grown to love and expect from us over the last 20 years. We were one of the first to make the decision to offer a virtual experience for the safety and wellbeing of our entire extended family and we will not disappoint. We're curating the most relevant content for our community to help you continue to show up for your hired, elected, or appointed job.
NGLA welcomed amazing new members to our Board of Directors over the summer. They got right to work helping advance our mission. We pivoted to a Virtual Summer Board Meeting and met twice weekly for six weeks to formulate the Association's next strategic plan. The 2020-2023 strategic plan will focus on our people, the experiences we create, growth of our community, and infrastructure & operational improvements. We're also working diligently to support programming that furthers our Commitments Against Racism and education for Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations.
The Association aims to deepen our partnerships with all umbrella councils as we've done with the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), and the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) particularly over the last two years. We're also focused on strengthening our relationships with our sponsors, supporters, and donors as we expand and grow the NGLA Fund. Lastly, we are exploring additional ways to engage our community through a summer leadership experience and advisor training. Are these topics of interest to you? Let us know if you're interested in helping with these initiatives!
We are moving full steam ahead with an incredible team of wildly talented and passionate humans. NGLA has achieved so much over the last 20 years and I am confident that we will be around for the next 20 years educating leaders from a variety of fraternal experiences to transform and empower their community and align actions with values.
As you make your own personal plan to navigate this coming fall, please prioritize your physical, emotional, and mental health. If you are not taking care of yourself, you cannot help take care of those around you.
Kevin Pons
Executive Director
2021 NGLA Virtual Conference Save the Date
For the first time in our 20-year history, we won’t be able to meet in person. Instead, NGLA is bringing our programming to you with the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference!
During a time of uncertainty, we offer an educational experience that our community can enjoy without worrying about their personal safety. Whether you’ve been attending for years or haven’t been in a while, we hope that you’ll join our first NGLA Virtual Conference and enjoy four days of robust, virtual programming.
2021 Call for Programs Open until Sept. 21
Be a part of our first NGLA Virtual Conference!
NGLA is looking for dynamic presentations for our Lectorials on R.A.C.E. and Critical Conversations Series as well as programming for students and professionals.
Program submissions must support the NGLA Mission and Vision. Applications are due Monday, September 21, 2020.
Please direct questions to
Registration opens September 1!
NGLA is committed to broadening the accessibility to education and development for our community, especially during a time of financial hardship for many. Our mission is to educate leaders from a variety of fraternal experiences to transform and empower their community and align actions with values. We are proud to offer the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference for $99 per person during Early Bird Registration from September 1, 2020 through February 1, 2021! The first 500 registrants will receive a free NGLA Virtual Conference t-shirt from Clothowear.
During Early Bird Registration, reduce the cost per participant to as low as $70 per person with a Conference Registration Value Package! Participants may be a combination of students, campus-based professionals, professional headquarters staff / volunteers, and fraternity / sorority volunteers associated with the same institution or fraternal organization. With the purchase of a Conference Registration Value Package, receive a coupon from Clothowear for $100 off an order of $1,000 or more.
NGLA Spotlight
The NGLA Spotlight features fraternity and sorority chapters, councils, communities, and individuals who demonstrate commitment to the fraternal movement and help advance the NGLA Mission and Vision.
This month, we'd like to recognize the award recipients of the 2020 Amy Vojta Impact Award for Academic Achievement as well as the 2020 Amy Vojta Impact Award for Membership Recruitment & Intake:
Academic Achievement
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Stevens Institute of Technology
Professional Fraternity Council, Hofstra University
Membership Recruitment & Intake
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Rider University
Panhellenic Council, University of New Hampshire
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