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Education and Training

NEW MEMBER CONFERENCE

Each semester we have a seminar for all new members of our community called the New Member Conference.  The format and presentation of these seminars vary each semester but always provide new members in the Fraternity and Sorority Community the opportunity to:

  • Meet the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff and council officers and learn about each council
  • Get to know new members from other organizations as well as other student leaders in the community
  • Understand their role in the larger community
  • Gain an understanding of what it means to be a member of a values-based organization and how to live those values on a daily basis  
  • Learn the importance of promoting a positive image within the university and larger community
  • Become familiar with the Fraternity and Sorority Life Risk Management Policy and learn the importance of adhering to national policies and state and Federal laws

RISK MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

Risk Management Education happens in a variety of ways within our community including review of campus and community policies and procedures with leaders and members as well as education about healthy decision making and the effects of alcohol and substance abuse and hazing. The purpose of the Risk Management Education programs is to provide fraternity and sorority leaders and members the opportunity to:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the Fraternity and Sorority Life Risk Management Policy, as well as the College of Charleston student policies they are responsible for following.
  • Understand the proper guidelines and procedure for event planning on and of campus.
  • Engage in open dialogue about ways to minimize risk within their chapters and the greater fraternity and sorority community.
  • Learn the importance of peer responsibility and the role they each play in taking care of their brothers and sisters.
  • Become familiar with campus and community resources available for chapters and members to utilize.

NEW MEMBER EDUCATOR TRAINING

Each year we have a seminar for all new members educators and intake coordinators of our community.  The format and presentation of these seminars vary, but always provide:

  • The Purpose of New Member Education
  • Information on Hazing and Preventing It
  • Information on Mentorship
  • Effective Scholarship Planning
  • Guidelines for New Member Program Planning

Click here for the New Member Educators Handbook

SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR TRAINING

Each year we have a seminar, hosted by the Center for Student Learning, for all scholarship chairs of our community.  The format and presentation of these seminars vary, but always provide:

  • How to Develop a Scholarship Plan
  • Campus Resources Available
  • How to Assist Members, While Holding Them Accountable for Academics
  • How to Develop Academic Standards