AdvanceU is a virtual based classroom with educational programs specifically designed to enhance the alignment of the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics of higher education. AdvanceU programs provide AFA members the opportunity to engage on a wide range of topics with content experts who develop curriculum with a specific set of learning outcomes geared at achieving higher levels of professional competence in our members.

Thanks to the generous support of Zeta Tau Alpha through an endowment with the AFA Foundation, AdvanceU is free to all members of the Association. This virtual classroom experience provides members with supplemental reading materials, a learning guide for each seminar, and the opportunity to engage with seminar participants following the program.


The goal of AdvanceU is to provide seminars that range from new skill development to application of new concepts. Participants are exposed to new best practices in higher education and then encouraged to apply those new concepts to our work with fraternities and sororities. Every AdvanceU session provides members the opportunity to continually develop as a professional, is grounded in the Core Competencies for Excellence in the Profession, and continues to AdvanceU.


All previous webinars and slides can be found below. 


Call for programs

We're looking to give AFA members the opportunity to engage on a wide range of topics with content experts who will develop curriculum with a specific set of learning outcomes geared at achieving higher levels of professional competence in our members. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Diana Coyle, director of education & programs. 


UpComing Program!

Maximizing the Relationship: Strategies for Virtual Advising
Tuesday, October 27 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

AFA Members: Free | Non AFA Members: $25

As our world continues to shift, one of our primary responsibilities as advisors remains focused on our students. The need for high quality, consistent support, engagement, and development remains true, despite not being able to schedule in-person visits or run into each other on campus. What strategies are working, what can be reprioritized, and how can we best leverage relationships to achieve results? Whether you are a campus-based professional or working/volunteering for an inter/national organization, this AdvanceU webinar will share a variety of approaches for virtual advising and recommendations on how to make the most out of our ever-changing environments.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will understand opportunities for connection with students.
  • Participants will be able to create a holistic engagement strategy for chapters.
  • Participants will identify additional support resources for students and chapters.

By attending this AdvanceU, you will grow in the AFA Core Competencies of Fraternity/Sorority Systems, Program Administration, and Operating Strategically.

Presented by:

  • Kate Butler, Associate Director, Sorority & Fraternity Life, The Ohio State University
  • Michelle Marchand, Senior Director of Chapter Development, Delta Upsilon Fraternity

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Action Research as Professional Development


Advancing my Career While Staying Put


Being “Inclusive” in an Exclusive Community


Building a Culture of Assessment Supporting the Fraternity & Sorority Experience


Building a Foundation for Engaging with Public Policy as a Higher Education Professional


Creating Inclusionary Practices & Partnerships to Support Students with Disabilities in FSL


CAS Boot Camp: Fraternity/Sorority Advising Programs


CAS to Navigate Professional Success


Character Development: Let's Start a Revolution


Coaching Collegians Remotely


Collabor8. Cre8. Innov8.


Competency Design: Using Logic & Patterns

Generation Z: A New Generation Coming into Focus


Global Competency through Service Immersion Experiences


How to Partner with Risk Management for the Best Advantage


I Need To Talk: Fraternity/Sorority Advisors & the Clery Act


Inspiring Interactions Creating Confidence in Others Through Your Own Leadership

Making Sense of the Fair/Safe Campus Acts


Managing Crisis, Facing Uncertainty, and Driving Change: Opportunity and Challenge for College Transitions in a COVID 19 Climate


Meetings Gone Wild: How to Use Parliamentary Procedure


Member Retention: Methods & Results (No April Fool’s. We're Losing a lot of People!)


National Data on Fraternities & Sororities


Navigating Unrecognized Organizations


New Title IX Regulations: What AFA Members Need to Know


NIC Health & Safety Standards: From Policy to Practice, The Journey of Harm Reduction & Accountability


Now What?: Examining and Integrating Learning from the AFA Annual Meeting


NPHC & Council Governance


Open Your Eyes: Race, Racism, & Inclusion After Charlottesville

Supervisor 101: How to be a Great Boss


Tips to Make Your Curriculum Writing Life Easier


Title IX, Equality & the Greeks: How Court Cases & Regulatory Mandates Will Shape the Future of Fraternity/Sorority Life

  • Key Points: Program Supplement
  • Slide Deck
  • Webinar

    Town Hall to Discuss NPHC Strategies


    Twenty Years of Crisis Response: Reflections on the 1999 Texas A&M University Bonfire Collapse


    2013 Amendments to the Jeanne Clery Act: What You Need to Know


    Understanding Campus and Community Relationships: Towards Active Engagement in Town-Gown Relations


    Understanding the First Amendment & Free Speech in Higher Education


    Using CAS Standards for Effective Professional Practice in Fraternity/Sorority Advising

    Developing Your Case for Support: How to Make the Case for Donor Dollars


    Drinking Before The Party An Examination of Pregaming Behavior Among College Students


    Driven to Distraction at Work How to Focus & Be More Productive Following the #AFAAM


    Emerging Adults


    Exploring Transition & Success in Your New Role


    Finding Passion & Purpose in Life: The Six Secret Steps


    FIPG: Risk Management is Everyone’s Responsibility


    Five Big Questions! A Positive Approach to Hazing


    Framework for Addressing Disruptive & Dangerous Behavior on Campus


    From the Editors' Perspectives: Maximizing the Educational & Developmental Value of New Resources

    Leaning in, Standing Back & Encouraging Forward

    Partnerships with Purpose: The FEA & ASCA Joint Communication & Collaboration Guide


    Past, Present, & Future: What Have We Learned about the Fraternity/Sorority Experience


    Power of the Pause: Are Moratoriums the Answer?


    Project Management Doesn’t Have to Suck


    Reframing the Conversation From Problems to Prevention

    What Does this Mean for Me?: A Practical Application of How to Collaborate with Behavioral Intervention Teams


    You’re kidding, right? We can get sued for that?: A Primer on Criminal & Civil Liability

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