Leadership Development Experiences

One of the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority is the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills. The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development sponsors leadership development opportunities for the fraternity and sorority community and encourages students to get involved in the various leadership programs offered by other campus departments and each organization’s headquarters. Whether you take on a formal role or lead by example, fraternity and sorority life gives you the opportunity to develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

Arete Leadership Academy

Arete Leadership Academy (ALA) is held the weekend before the spring semester begins each year. ALA is designed for chapter presidents and all council executive board members to come together and engage in leadership development. Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development staff facilitates a variety of sessions for students on topics including: motivating members, dealing with conflict, and leading with your values.

Project Synergy

The Project Synergy  is a competition held in the spring semester each year. Participants in Project Synergy must be newly initiated member(s) from the previous calendar year. Through participation in Project Synergy, participants will work together in groups to race solving various competitions all while building community.  All groups are comprised of members from multiple chapters and councils.  

National Programs

In addition to the above programs, the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development often supports students participation at the following national: