Campus Leadership Creating Coalitions

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Campus Leadership Creating Coalitions

  1. 1. Campus Leadership: Creating Coalitions<br />Presented by:<br />Dr. Ed Whipple<br />Vice President for Student Affairs, BGSU<br />Dr. Kent L. Gardner<br />Executive Director, National Order of Omega<br />Chris Bullins<br />Doctoral Graduate Assistant, BGSU<br />
  2. 2. Session Outcomes<br />Increase participants’ understanding of the necessity for effective partnerships between chapter leaders and institutional administrators<br />Identify critical issues impacting fraternities, sororities, and host institutions<br />Generate suggestions for enhancing collaborative partnerships between chapter leaders and administrators<br />
  3. 3. “Our success has really always been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”<br />- Bill Gates<br />
  4. 4. Partnerships Between Chapters and Institutions<br />What are essential components of successful partnerships?<br />What are impediments to successful partnerships?<br />
  5. 5. Partnership Expectations<br />What should host institutions expect from fraternities and sororities?<br />What should fraternities and sororities expect from host institutions?<br />
  6. 6. Critical Issues<br />What are some critical issues impacting institutions of higher education?<br />What are some critical issues impacting fraternities and sororities?<br />
  7. 7. Commonalities Among Critical Issues<br />Student recruitment<br />Student retention<br />Scholastic achievement<br />Alcohol abuse / misuse<br />Illegal substance use<br />Budgetary concerns<br />Public relations<br />Relationships with parents<br />Safety and wellness<br />Alumni involvement<br />Diversity / Inclusion<br />
  8. 8. Shared Goals<br />Students are the lifeblood of institutions and chapters<br />We all want students to succeed and to be safe<br />Programs and services target scholarship, leadership, service, and community building<br />We strive effective relationships with and engagement from multiple constituents (e.g., parents and alumni) <br />
  9. 9. Win-Win Mentality<br />Most of us learn to base our self-worth on comparisons and competition. We think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing--that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Life becomes a zero-sum game.<br />Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying.<br />-Stephen Covey<br />
  10. 10. Challenging Realities<br />Fraternity and sorority members reportedly consume more alcohol than other students<br />Greek affiliation is sometimes a barrier to academic success and student development <br />Bonds of brotherhood/sisterhood can occasionally hinder openness to diversity and appreciation of individual differences<br />
  11. 11. Enhancing Relationships<br />Learn about the history of, goals for, and issues impacting your institution<br />Meet regularly with your Greek advisor<br />Be the first to communicate successes and issues to campus administrators<br />Infuse campus programming opportunities instead of doing everything “in-house”<br />
  12. 12. Enhancing Relationships<br />Utilize (inter)national offices, consultants, and governing councils<br />Hold regular chapter retreats and meetings that focus on establishing common goals<br />Challenge new, active, and alumni members to see the “bigger” picture <br />Shift your strategies to Win-Win opportunities<br />
  13. 13. Final Thoughts? Questions?<br />

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