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First 90 Days


As a member of AFA, you have the awesome responsibility and privilege of being a leader. The impact of the work you do is much broader than you may realize. This is not just another job or volunteer opportunity. It's a chance to instill and nurture the values we believe in and the principles we stand for in the young people who will lead our country, businesses and communities one day.


The First 90 Days program helps new fraternity/sorority professionals acclimate to one of the most unique roles in higher education. Through a series of interactive web conference sessions and special projects, participants build their networks, understand their positions, and learn how to put their expertise into practice.


The program has been designed based on a needs assessment of fraternity/sorority professionals and stakeholders at every level of expertise. The result is a developmental experience that provides clear expectations about what it means to be a campus-based professional and helps participants transition into the role more effectively.


During the program, participants interact with a variety of colleagues to build a network of expertise that they can draw upon throughout their career. They integrate professional philosophy into daily practice, and work with their supervisor to clarify what is expected of a fraternity/sorority professional. The experience also help participants identify their continued professional development needs and aspirations beyond the program



The program involves bi-weekly web conference sessions that involve delivery of information, panel discussions, question/answer time, and small group discussions. Participants will further explore content delivered during the live sessions through private reflection, paired and small group conversation, and activities outside these sessions. This will include diagrams, drawing, writing and thinking, shared journaling, and completion of projects.


Whether you've just started, or are several months into your new job, the First 90 Days Program is designed for those who are eager to improve themselves so that they may better serve those they lead. The program is best suited to new fraternity/sorority professionals in their first year of practice.


Schedule at a Glance

Join Byron Hughes, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Virginia Tech, and Leslie Schacht Drey, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Director of Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Oregon State University, every other week from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST. The program begins Monday, September 10 and concludes Monday, December 10 following a capstone experience at the 2018 AFA Annual Meeting. Participants should dedicate approximately 2 hours per week, and their direct supervisors should expect to participate in and support specific activities. If you are not available during the time noted above, we still encourage you to register as all sessions will be recorded.


For more about the program, click for the First 90 Days syllabus



Program registration is closed for the 2018 session.



Please email Diana Coyle, Director of Education & Programs, or contact her at 970-797-4361 ext. 512.


This program is made possible through a generous gift from Sigma Chi Fraternity to the AFA Foundation; program developed by RISE Partnerships


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