-Don't forget that early bird registration for the conference is this Wednesday, January 27th. After Wednesday, registration will rise from $180 per person to $210 per person.

-Check out for our new page on how to get involved with the Developmental Resource Center.

-Have you attended NGLA for all 10 years? Get ready to join us on Friday morning for free breakfast and thanks for the NGLA Board.

-Entertainment will resume this year for all three nights! Playfair will join us again on Thursday night (, Friday night will consist of up some of the nation's up and coming musicians ( and Saturday will be Comedy In Action with Jeff Civillico ( Don't miss them!!

-Order of Omega will once again be joining us for both the NGLA/Order of Omega Case Study Competition, as well as conducting honorary initiation for interested advisors and volunteers.

Follow Us on Twitter!

NGLA is now on Twitter!! Please follow us at NGLAGREEKS. We will be updating the blog and twitter page several time a week leading up to the conference with the latest information, as well as facts about the past 10 years of NGLA.
Conference Staff Update!

NGLA had a record number of applicants for our Undergraduate and Graduate Staff Members this year! Congrats to the fifteen applicants chosen:

Jason Jimenez-William Paterson University
Ronald Stabile-Iona College
Hadassa Levenson-Boston University
Sarah Sinnott-University of New Hampshire
Karah Conklin-Cornell University
Kirstin Barry-SUNY Plattsburgh

Dustin Evatt-University of Vermont
Christine Hernandez -University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Johnson-Syracuse University
Matthew Gilsbach-Northeastern University
Kaitlin Chambers-University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jacqueline Aliotta-West Chester University
Cynthia Rose-Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Tonisha Gordon-University of Pennsylvania

Award Information

The Amy Vojta Impact Award

The format of the campus programming awards has been changed and we are inviting you to be part of the conversion to the new award system. This year we will be awarding only a few awards to selected campuses, councils and/or chapters and we will be naming it the Amy Vojta Impact Award. We will be seeking submissions of programming and initiatives that have had a great impact on the Greek community and or the entire school.


Each school will have the opportunity to enter submissions for their entire campus, separate councils, and/or individual chapters about programs or initiatives that have made an impact on campus or to the Greek community as whole. Schools will be eligible for awards for submissions in the following areas:

· Academic Achievement
· Membership Recruitment
· Multicultural Initiatives and Programming
· Philanthropy and Service
· Public Relations
· Risk Reduction
· Chapter Development and Leadership

We will be asking the Greek Advisors to submit a letter of support for each submission, verifying that the program was indeed impactful to the community. At this time there is no intent to restrict the number of submissions that a campus will be able to enter.


The impact of the program or initiative must be realized during the target period, January 1st, 2009 to December 31st 2009. The program or initiative may have been formulated and initiated just prior to that period but the submission should describe the effect that it has had during this year’s target period.
All submission MUST be accompanied by a letter of support from the Greek Advisor on campus. This letter should verify this program was indeed impactful and give an administrative point of view. It must be signed.
Submissions must be accompanied by a demographic description of the campus. Please include the number of Greek organizations on campus in total, total number of fraternities & sororities, total membership in Greek organization, all Greek, male, and female averages, and any other statistics that may be helpful in giving the judging committee a clear picture of the Greek community on the campus.
Submission should have a cover letter briefly describing the program and why it should be considered for the award.
The submission should identify what the existing challenge/issue was, the decision making process, early planning issues, implementation, feedback from affected community, plans for continuation (if any)
Please submit copies or originals of all supporting material and documentation that will give the judging panel a clearer picture of the event/initiative/program.
Please include a contact sheet with intersession information as well, in case the committee needs clarification on anything in the submission.

Who can apply?

Entire Greek Communities:
To qualify, all individual councils must have decided to address the issues collectively. Programs initiated by one chapter or council and subsequently adopted by the entire community, do not qualify as an “entire Greek Community” program or initiative.

Individual Councils:
To qualify, all individual chapters in the council must have decided to address the issues collectively. Programs initiated by one chapter and subsequently adopted by the entire council, do not qualify as an “individual council” program or initiative.

Individual Chapters:
Program will be accepted from individual chapters of organizations as long as they were the ones that initiated the program or initiative being considered. A chapter’s participation in a larger program or initiative is not eligible for submission.

How do you apply?

All applications for the Amy Vojta Award must be submitted electronically. They should be converted into a pdf format and emailed to or uploaded site that will be set up in December. Please consult with your email provider and/or IT department regarding sending large files over your server. It is advisable that you test your system before the deadline. All inquires about submission and other matter should be directed to Hayden M. Greene at .


All submissions must be emailed by 5:00pm EST on January 22nd, 2010. Submissions after that time will not be considered for the award.

2010 NGLA Conference Staff

It's that time again to recruit graduate and undergraduate members who will be an essential part of making the NGLA 2010 Anniversary conference the best yet!!! If you like meeting new people, enjoy logistics and would like to see the behind the scenes action of how a conference is ran then this opportunity is for you!

If you are interested or know of someone who would be a great asset to our team, please check out the online application here ---> NGLA Conference Staff

Any and all questions about the conference staff positions can be directed to Veronica Hunter at Subject heading: NGLA Conference Staff
Announcing the NGLA Professionals Track 2010:
RESPONSE ABILITY - Level 1 Facilitator Certification
presented by Mike Dilbeck, Creator & Producer of the "Response Ability" Project and CAMPUSPEAK speaker

Most of the problems in the fraternity/sorority community involve bystanders - those who see or know about something "wrong" and do nothing, say nothing. RESPONSE ABILITY, the groundbreaking program on bystander behavior and intervention, gives students the courage to stand up to bad behavior, promote dialogue and work together to create a healthy college climate.

This program is one of the most talked-about, powerful and empowering educational programs currently being used on the college campus. It will be used as the foundation for Friday's educational programming for student conference participants. However, it's real success and effectiveness rests with facilitators who are being trained to lead this program and to generate conversations that will leave students empowered to turn "wrong" or even threatening situations into opportunities for action.

Professionals attending NGLA will have the opportunity to be trained by the program creator, Mike Dilbeck, in this Level 1 Certification Program on Friday, February 19, 2009. Each person who completes the program will be certified to facilitate the program to groups on their campus. In addition, participants will receive an expanded facilitator's guide and certificate.

For more information on the RESPONSE ABILITY program or Mike Dilbeck, visit or

In an effort to better serve our attendees this year, our educational programs will focus on specific areas. These areas are harm reduction, leadership/alignment to values, social justice, and office specific training for topics such as intake/recruitment, treasurer training, etc. Please submit one program proposal for each educational program you wish to offer. The deadline is Friday, November 16, 2009. (Please note: This year, educational programs will be sixty minutes in length). If you are interested in submitting a program, please click on the link below: