Speaker Showcase

The Speaker Showcase is four concurrent programs on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2:15pm to 3:15pm.


Preventing Sexual Assault: Definitions, Consent, and Bystander Intervention, presented by Michael Ayalon

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report experiencing alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape each year. Our prevention strategies are consistent with best practices developed with the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville, Tennessee and are theory-based. From the individual perspective, we will build consent, bystander intervention, and healthy relationship skills.From an organizational perspective, we will show how to engage campus leadership to promote a campus culture of consent, safety, and respect. From a community perspective, we will highlight initiatives taken to strengthen and support enforcement, response, and reporting on and off campus.


Inspire Integrity: Chase An Authentic (Greek) Life, presented by Corey Ciocchetti

Your character counts. This uplifting discussion encourages audiences to orient their moral compasses towards integrity-filled lives i.e., chasing solid character, strong personal relationships and contentment. This path to authentic success is contrasted to worldly successes such as excessive wealth, popularity and prestige. Audiences learn to develop character, hone virtues, set priorities and gain a big-picture perspective. They are encouraged to listen, laugh and think a little more each and every day. Most importantly, they are motivated to inspire integrity throughout their Greek community and beyond!


Intent v. Impact: Understanding the Meaning of Our Words and Actions, presented by Lexi Elliot

Oops- I said it again! Words and actions used by members in fraternities and sororities can turn away potential new members and delegitimize the fraternal movement. This workshop will explore the intent vs. impact of words and actions. As leaders and change makers, it is crucial to make everyone feel included, because success of a chapter relies on partnership formed in the campus community. This workshop will rely on group participation and conversation, so be prepared to contribute. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand what a microaggression is and describe how someone's words and behaviors can affect others.


GREEKtastic!! Embracing Intersectional Leadership and Inclusive Connections, presented by Tish Norman

What does “intersectional” mean and what does it imply in the context of leadership? When fraternity and sorority life on your campus is supposed to be filled with philanthropy and service, community building, lifelong growth and development, and a massive amount fun, within the last decade, US college campuses have witnessed a surge in membership and sadly, a resurgence of student activism in response to a series of campus-based racial incidents and hostile racial climates on campuses from coast to coast. Based on historical trends, student activists today, inclusive of affiliated members, continue to engage themselves politically and civically, sometimes, with the encouragement by their institutions of higher learning.