Conference Programs

These special programs will be offered at the 2018 NGLA Annual Conference in addition to the 85+ general educational programs!


College Panhellenic / IFC Academy

Thursday and Friday

The Academy will focus on three main areas – (1) helping council officers understand the council’s purpose, (2) officer track programming – nuts and bolts training of how to be effective in the job, and (3) council and community goal setting. There will be officer tracks for both the College Panhellenic Academy and IFC Academy.

Teams of council officers from each campus are encouraged as the academy focuses on developing an action plan for the council and community.

For more information, please visit the FAQ page.

To enroll, please sign up for the College Panhellenic / IFC Academy during conference registration.


Graduate Student Encounter!

Sponsored by ForCollegeForLife
Graduate students are the future of the fraternity/sorority profession, and NGLA is providing new opportunities for them to continue their professional journey. Designed specifically for graduate students, this track of programs will assist graduate students in reflecting on their experiences inside and outside the classroom. Participants will be encouraged to think strategically about their interests, skills, and values, particularly relating to fraternity and sorority life as a profession. Individuals participating will be asked to bring a resume and sign up for a mock interview. 

This program is included in your registration cost as a graduate student.

To enroll, please sign up for the Graduate Student Encounter! during conference registration.

For more information, please contact Kim Monteaux De Freitas.


Local Organization Institute
Local fraternities and sororities (i.e. organizations that exist only at their campus) are an important facet of the larger fraternal world. Lacking a national organization for support, these organizations need special attention in order to thrive. The NGLA Local Organization Institute is designed to do just that.

This one-day program during the conference will feature speakers who are local organization alumni and professionals with extensive experience advising local organizations to help the leaders of these organizations be successful. The programs will be interactive and feature topics on organizational improvement and alumni relations.

To enroll, please sign up for the Local Organization Institute during conference registration.


Culturally Based Organization Institute
The needs of culturally based Greek letter organizations are unique. From intake to hazing and from risk management to leadership development, this programming will provide a space to exchange ideas, learn from experts, and help you to continue to grow your organization the right way, to become stronger community advocates and help all members succeed. 

The sessions will cover several relevant topics, such as designing intake and recruitment to help organizations grow with members that meet our core principles. We won’t ignore the difficult topics, like hazing and risk management to ensure that all members have a good experience on campus. We will discuss council management, how to work with IFC/Panhellenic/NPHC, and methods to get more support from your institution and fraternity/sorority advisor. 

To enroll, please sign up for the Culturally Based Organization Institute during conference registration.


Advisor Academy

Sponsored by Phi Mu Delta

Saturday, February 24th from 9:00am-4:00pm

NGLA’s award-winning Advisor Academy brings together volunteer, alumni, and faculty advisors and advisory boards from around the region to share best practices and hear from industry leaders on issues affecting higher education and the interfraternal community. All sessions are facilitated by RISE Partnerships. This year’s registration fee remains $50 and includes the affiliation lunch.

To learn more and register, visit the Advisor Academy website.