NGLA Spotlight

NGLA educates leaders from a variety of fraternal experiences to transform and empower their community and align actions with values.

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.

 

FEBRUARY NGLA SPOTLIGHT

This month, we'd like to recognize the award recipients of the 2021 Amy Vojta Impact Award for Multicultural Initiatives and Programming:

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., University of Connecticut

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. focused on contributing to an appreciation of diversity on their campus by providing tools for financial literacy to all young men in their community. They focused on building a stronger, more inclusive community through workshops that dove deeper than money saving tips. They provided guidance on navigating corporate culture, 401ks, saving for future expenses, and mentorship on overcoming financial struggles.

 

Panhellenic Council, University of Vermont

The Panhellenic Council saw a need to provide education on the Jewish faith within their community. By partnering with their already established Jewish Council for Sorority Women and their campus Hillel, they  hosted a Sisterhood Shabbat Service and Dinner to celebrate and support Jewish women in their community and educate others on the values and traditions of Judaism.

 

Fraternity and Sorority Community, Kean University

The fraternal community sought to raise awareness about the stigma of interracial relationships. By reflecting on the past, we are reminded of an important issue that continues to be a relevant topic in our everyday lives. As quoted in their nomination, “[Their] campus community is an extremely diverse campus and [they] see that as one of [their] strengths.” The collaborative program allowed students to have an open discussion about their experiences and thoughts in a safe environment.