The Office of Greek Life at High Point University strives to provide an educational experience for our fraternity and sorority members. Our curriculum is aimed at following a member from the beginning of their experience as a new member through their general membership and finally as a leader.
New Member Education Series
The new member education series occurs in the spring semester in the weeks immediately following formal recruitment. Attendance is mandatory for all new members.
Introduction of Greek Life Staff
Introduction and explanation of governing councils: IFC/Panhellenic/NPC
Hazing Policy & How to Report Hazing at HPU
- Review of FIPG policies
- Distribute Guide to Greek Life
- Who Killed John Doe? Case study
Title IX Training
- New members will know how to report hazing behaviors
- New members will be familiar with FIPG Risk Management policies
- New members will be familiar with high risk drinking behaviors
- New members will be familiar with the Greek Life staff
- New members will know how to report Title IX violations
The Emerging Leaders Workshop
The Emerging Leaders Workshop is designed by the Office of Greek Life to seek out emerging leaders in our fraternity/sorority community and is geared towards second year members. The Emerging Leadership Workshop will use Kouzes and Posner theory of leadership as the basis for the curriculum. Each participant will complete the Leadership Practice Inventory as part of the workshop.
The workshop has three intended outcomes: participants will understand their leadership style; participants will understand how to utilize their leadership style within their chapter; participants will understand how to utilize their leadership style within the greater fraternity/sorority community.
Participation in this workshop is by nomination only. Chapter presidents and advisors only may nominate participants.
The Greek Summit
This event is designed as a small daylong conference style program with topics regarding engaging young alumni, recruitment & marketing, mental health and wellness in college, substance abuse, Title IX and Sexual Misconduct. Chapter presidents and IFC/NPHC/CPC council members are required to attend. Chapter presidents are asked to encourage up and coming leaders to also attend. The Summit is aimed at juniors and seniors.
For the 2016 Summit presenters include Dr. Dawn Wiese, Vice President of PLAID and NPC Area Advisor will provide the keynote address on Current Trends Facing Fraternities and Sororities; Larry Wiese, Executive Director of Kappa Alpha Order, Larry Quinn & Randy Moser, Professors of Marketing; Lynda Noffsinger, Director of Counseling Services; Brandon Rivera, Kappa Sigma ’12; Jerry Trew, JD. Director of Title IX
Josh Schuman, Assistant Director of Greek Life, will lead a special session designed for fraternity recruitment chairs.