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Hosted in January when most newly elected council and chapter leaders take office, the Presidents Retreat emphasizes problem solving, leadership development, values-based decision making, effective communication, and community development. Student participants will return to ASU with an action plan, as well as the skills, relationships, and courage to make positive change within the fraternity and sorority community.
Hosted every semester by the six governing councils and Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, this educational session is required of all students who join a fraternity or sorority in a given semester. Students have an opportunity to meet fellow new members to fraternities and sororities, understand our shared values, know what to expect while a new member of a fraternity or sorority, review the university and governing councils’ expectations for proper behavior, learn about the basic governing structures and key events, and be connected with resources to make them successful while at ASU.
Hosted every semester by the five governing councils and Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, this training is designed for chapter risk managers, social chairs, and presidents. The training includes university, governing council, and local policies involving alcohol, drugs, hazing, and sexual misconduct. The training helps student leaders understand the importance of values-based decision-making, doing the right thing, and hosting safe events.
Over the last few years, the fraternity and sorority community welcomed several nationally renowned speakers throughout the year to present on a variety of educational topics, including:
Members of the sorority community have identified women's empowerment as a specific focus area, participating in several events over the last few years on the topic, including:
The six governing councils partner with the Tempe and ASU Police Departments to table on the MU North Plaza during the month of April about Sexual Violence Prevention, handing out stickers, free t-shirts, and information about the topic to the campus community.
In addition, governing councils co-host presentations with I Always Get Consent; offer sexual violence prevention panels with representatives from ASU Counseling Services, ASU Police, Tempe Police, ASU Wellness, and Care 7; and provide workshops and dialogues on consent, campus and community resources, and the processes for reporting sexual violence.