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2023 Academy Resources

During the Academy, participants received several different documents, workbooks and presentations. The resources and materials provided during the Academy are now available below, including General Sessions, Officer Tracks, Pursuing Excellence Sessions, Vendors and Phi Gam Archives information. Contact the Senior Director of Education if there are resources you are unable to locate.

Additionally, if you would like to view/download photos from Academy, they are coming soon!

General Info & Sessions

 A New Model

 Provisional Chapter Session

Contact Senior Director of Chapter Services Noah Reetz for additional materials.

 

Officer Tracks

 Corresponding Secretary

 Historian

 President

 Recording Secretary

 Recruitment

 Treasurers

 Graduate Volunteers

  • For information on the Graduate Volunteers session, contact Senior Director of Graduate Engagement Dionysis Protopapadakis.
  • New Model Resources will be sent to attendees via email.
 

Pursuing Excellence Sessions

 Academic Bootcamp

Does your chapter struggle with being among the best chapters academically on your campus? Do you have many members who struggle to do well in their classes? Do you have a difficult time recruiting strong students to your chapter? Do you have too many new members who fail to reach their academic potential? Do you struggle to hold members accountable who do not meet academic expectations? Does your chapter do “ok” academically, but want to do better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Academic Bootcamp will help you overcome these challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and the Educational Director Amelious Whyte (Minnesota Faculty) about successful strategies to advance academic excellence in their chapter, discuss unique challenges that are holding their chapter back, and leave with a plan for how they can improve scholarship within their chapter.

Handouts:

 Building Up Without Tearing Down

Do members of your chapter believe in the benefits of hazing? Do you? Are you aware of the possible consequences? Most of those people that are caught hazing knew those consequences but continued to haze despite them. Why, when there are so many reasons for so many people to know better, do those people not do better? Powerful cultural, organizational, and social forces can alter the behavior of ordinary people. These forces not only make average people do negative, destructive things, but they have the potential to also compel average people to do positive, constructive things. To stop hazing, we must build people up without tearing them down. In this interactive workshop, we will examine the forces and motivations that drive hazing and develop actionable strategies for empowering the members of your organization to become their best.

Handout:

Building Up Without Tearing Down Handout

 Creating a Culture of Care in My Chapter

Mental health has a large influence on our quality of life. Just like physical health, our mental health needs to be taken care of, supported and maintained. One way we can do that is by finding a sense of community, a sense of belonging. Now keep in mind, community is not just the group of people we call fraternity brothers & sorority sisters - it’s also a feeling. It’s feeling connected to others, feeling accepted for who you are and feeling supported. But there are also ways we as chapter leaders can “support” things that are not helpful. In fact, they could be downright harmful. In this session, Archie Messersmith-Bunting, The Feelings Guy™, will help you build and walk away with a plan to create Cultures of Care to support the overall mental health of your chapter, councils and community.

Contact Director of Undergraduate Member Engagement Abby McCollom for resources on mental health.

 Gentlemen, Let's Talk R.S.V.P.

Relationships and sexual violence are hard things to discuss. It may seem taboo and a little scary, and you may be thinking to yourself, 'it's not a big deal on our campus.' Maybe you've never seen yourself in this conversation. That ends now! In this session, we are covering the basics of sexual violence and healthy relationships, including direct things you can do today to create change, influence environments and have difficult conversations, supporting people involved. It's going to be real and honest. We must discuss important topics around healthy relationships, consent and how you talk about sex... Nothing is off limits. So, let's talk about R.S.V.P.!

Contact Lauren Tanner-Leif, Senior Director of Education, for resources on sexual violence prevention.

 Me & My Brothers: Embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Chapter Success

During this session, brothers will learn about the concepts of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) through the various identities each other hold. Brothers will also discuss how this issue impacts our chapter and what responsibilities our chapter’s hold to help promote DEI for the betterment of our fraternity and its members. Participants will leave this session with tangible skills that can be used each day when they return to their respective campuses.

Facilitated by Shawn Knight, M.Ed. (Clemson 2016) and Tim Ira (Alberta 2011).

 What If I Am the Person Holding Me Back?

Have you ever heard the phrase, “change your mind, change your life” or "you are what you think" and thought, “Nah! I'll just work and grind harder, and things will be fine.” As a student and a student leader, so many competing priorities and responsibilities are given to us from numerous stakeholders. At times it can feel like we're in a hamster wheel with no clear path to move forward and find personal or professional success. In short, we feel stuck. But what if at the end of the day, you are the reason you are stuck? What if the person holding you back from achieving the life you think you want to lead is you? What if there was scientific truth to all this mindset conversation you’ve been hearing? Mindset and mindfulness work has long been seen as "non-essential" work. I challenge you to take time at this conference, attend this session and make it essential for YOU. You are in control of your mindset, so let's learn to harness that power...for you.

Contact Director of Undergraduate Member Engagement Abby McCollom for resources on mental health.

 

Academy Vendors

 Donate Life

 Phi Gam Archives

 United Service Organization (USO)