CLOSED: 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference Volunteer Student Staff

The NGLA Virtual Conference is run with the support of remote student volunteers. These volunteers include both undergraduate and graduate students. This experience is a great opportunity to learn about conference management, meet fellow fraternity & sorority members, and network with higher education and fraternal professionals. Student Staff also has an opportunity to engage with a NGLA Board of Directors member in a mentoring capacity before, during, and after the NGLA Virtual Conference.

The 2021 Student Staff volunteer opportunity is remote. All support is virtual and therefore requires access to a stable internet connection and telephone. Expenses related to remote work are not reimbursed.

Student Staff members are responsible for providing support to all areas of the NGLA Virtual Conference. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in training prior to the start of the NGLA Virtual Conference.
  • Assist with managing audiovisual needs for virtual programming.
  • Assist with all aspects of virtual programming, including but not limited to monitoring virtual event attendance, supporting the Silent Auction, and helping execute evening entertainment.
  • Provide excellent customer service for conference participants.
  • Participate in the NGLA Mentoring Program.
  • Uphold conference policies and procedures, including the NGLA Code of Conduct.

Students who are chosen for this opportunity are expected to be available from Wednesday, February 24 - Sunday, February 28, 2021 and are provided one conference registration. No travel will be required for the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference.

* New for 2021 * Interested students must complete the application and ask for two references, specified below, to complete the 2021 NGLA Student Staff Reference Form.

  • Undergraduate applicant references must be your Fraternity/Sorority Advisor plus a personal or professional reference.
  • Graduate applicant references must be your Current Supervisor plus a professional reference or past Fraternity/Sorority Advisor.

2021 Applicants: Phone interviews will be conducted the week of December 14, 2020. Student Staff will be notified late December.

While applications are no longer accepted for 2021, we encourage you to apply next year for the 2022 NGLA Annual Conference from February 24-27, 2022 in Baltimore MD. Historically, the Student Staff Application is open from November through early December. To ensure that you don't miss an announcement, please subscribe to our newsletter and follow NGLA on Facebook and Twitter.

Please direct questions to [email protected].



“My experience serving on the NGLA Student Staff was incredibly impactful. I was able to work with a team of 13 other undergraduate and graduate students to provide assistance to the students and staff who attended the NGLA Annual Conference. We worked together to continue the work that NGLA already does: providing resources and skills to leaders. Volunteering with NGLA helped reinforce my love for Fraternity and Sorority Life and reminded me of how powerful the work we do is. Being able to support the attendees while still being able to network and enjoy the conference myself was amazing. I was able to make new friends and connections during my time on Student Staff that are helping me in my student affairs job search now. I was also able to drop into educational sessions that helped me to bring what I learned back to my institution. I truly believe that serving on NGLA Student Staff was one of the best professional experiences I’ve ever had. Without a doubt, I will volunteer with NGLA for the rest of my career in Fraternity and Sorority Life.”

- Alyssa Mohr

“I have had the privilege to attend NGLA two years during my Undergraduate years, both of which the NGLA student staff stood out to me with their positive energy. Being offered the amazing opportunity of being on Student Staff and assisting to put the conference together, was the highlight of my senior year of college. I was able to connect with many professionals and pre-professionals who offered me great advice helping me get where I am today. Coming into the conference without knowing anyone on staff can be intimidating however, everyone on staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. As a student staff member I shared this experience with other student staff who are now some of my closest peers becoming part of my Greek Life family; the close relationships you build with these leaders go beyond the duration of the conference, each of whom I am still inspired by.”

- Sam Al Safarjalani

“On my first day at my first NGLA as a delegate, the student staff immediately stood out to me. I was so appreciative of the help they offered and how energetic and positive they were, I knew I want to be just like them. Being selected to be on the 2019 NGLA Student Staff was an opportunity better than I could’ve have imagined. Having a mentor on the Board of Directors, and role models within the staff made my experience as great as it was. The Student Staff Chairs helped me feel comfortable and allowed my love for Greek Life grow stronger. I can’t wait to continue my journey with NGLA!”

- Nicole Zisa

“I first attended the NGLA Annual Conference as an undergraduate participant in 2015. Since then I have had the opportunity to attend as both a graduate student in a professional role and serve on the 2019 Student Staff. Experiencing the Annual Conference from a volunteer perspective was both eye opening and rewarding. Throughout the week I learned valuable leadership, planning and time management skills that were different from those I have encountered before. This opportunity allowed me to network and meet new people who share the passion I have for the development and support of the fraternal movement. When you volunteer for NGLA, you have a hand in educating both student and professional leaders giving them the tools and resources they need to go home and empower their communities!”

- Taylor Maultz

“I’ve had the fortunate experience to attend the NGLA Annual Conference as both an undergraduate and graduate student. The opportunity to serve as NGLA Student Staff during my final year of graduate school allowed me to reconnect with old friends and network with new colleagues. Throughout the week, I was able to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about organizational leadership and gain a new perspective on the hard work and dedication necessary to host a conference of this size. The mentorship and support provided to NGLA Student Staff lasts long after the conference ends and are valuable connections that I still use in my current work. At NGLA, we are like family and through participation in Student Staff I have been able to grow both my network and family.”

- Bridget Conaway