2020 NGLA Conference Volunteer Student Staff

Each year, the NGLA Annual Conference is run with the support of a team of 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 from across the Northeast, 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 conference.

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

  • Participate in pre-conference calls.
  • Participate in training on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
  • Assist with conference preparation, such as preparing name tags and registration packets.
  • Assist with on-site conference registration.
  • Assist with the organization of conference meals and activities, including monitoring event attendance, supporting the Silent Auction, preparing seating charts for the Affiliation Luncheon,and helping execute evening entertainment.
  • Assist with setting up audio visual equipment for educational programming.
  • Participate in evening rounds through the conference hotel to ensure NGLA Annual Conference Attendees are complying with the Code of
  • Conduct, including but not limited to keeping noise at appropriate levels and abiding by the substance-free expectations.
  • Participate in the NGLA mentoring programming.
  • Provide excellent customer service for conference attendees.
  • Uphold conference policies and procedures.

Students who are chosen for this honor are expected to arrive in Baltimore, MD one day in advance of the conference (Wednesday, February 26, 2020) and will receive a free room and registration for the conference. Travel expenses are not included.

Interested students must complete the application, including a letter of reference from a fraternity or sorority advisor (for undergraduate students) or a supervisor (for graduate students).

Applications for the 2020 NGLA Student Staff open on November 1 and are due by December 9, 2019. Phone interviews will be conducted the week of January 6, 2020. Student Staff will be notified by January 20, 2020.

Please direct questions to [email protected].






“Not only has volunteering for NGLA provided me countless opportunities for professional development, it was how I first found my passion for student affairs when I served on Student Staff for the 2016 Annual Conference. As only a second-year student, I was nervous about forming relationships with the rest of the volunteer team, but I was proven so wrong. Even outside of the Annual Conference, NGLA creates an environment that is perfect for forming close-knit relationships with colleagues and mentors. As I worked with the team from Florida this past year, I never felt disconnected or less valued. I volunteer for NGLA because it is a phenomenal organization that is constantly working to further the fraternal movement, but also because of the lifelong friends I have made and the support I continue to receive as I progress in my professional development.”

- Valerie Luutran
“Serving as a Student Staff during the 2018 Conference was one of the most memorable experiences as both a fraternity man and an aspiring Fraternity & Sorority Life professional. I first attended NGLA as a first-year graduate student, representing my institution not knowing what to do, as we had not been in attendance in several years. With a plan to return for a second year, I knew I wanted to be more involved and help give back to this organization. My ability to help the Conference Committee with things such as the Order of Omega Case Studies, registration, and helping presenters with technology issues taught me new skills that I am able to add to my resume, and talents to help eventually develop my own Fraternity & Sorority Community. The connections I made across the region and country, with both students and other professionals, have provided me with guidance, support, and friendships. Even after serving as Student Staff, I continue to volunteer now as the Assistant Awards Chair. I choose to volunteer and give back to NGLA because I believe in the organization, and in the development and support of the fraternal movement.”

- Nicholas Amster