How Can Your House Directors Help You

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How Can Your House Directors Help You

  1. 1. How can your House Directors help YOU?<br />Central Fraternal Leadership Conference/<br />National Black Greek Leadership Conference <br />February 2011<br />St. Louis, MO <br />Shelley Sutherland<br />Tricia Fechter<br />
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes<br />Build Effective Partnerships<br />Develop Useful Training Resources<br />Establish Long-Term Relationships<br />
  3. 3. The Value of House Directors<br />Research Supports the Value of House Directors – Kay Lynn Kalkowski (2005)<br />Exploring Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in a College Setting: The Influence of the Fraternity House Mother <br />
  4. 4. Recommendations for Student Affairs<br />Student and Greek Affairs Officials Should: <br />Advocate and promote house mothers in all Greek fraternities on their campuses<br />Both recruit and train people who aspire to be housemothers<br />Provide incentives and/or compensation for housemothers in the form of bus passes, permission to audit classes, and access to university events and otherwise recognize them for their contributions. <br />Consider mandating housemothers in Greek fraternities<br />
  5. 5. The National Fraternity should<br />“Update and publish past records that show the grade averagewsk membership retention,m disciplinary actionws and awards wond by chapters with and without houses”<br />
  6. 6. Conclusions<br />Houses with House Mothers<br />Were better satisfied with at least five areas: nutrition, amount of food, knowledge of etiquette, etiquette displayed by brothers and class attendance.<br />Had a higher incidence of forbidding alcohol in the house<br />Lower incidence of being on probation<br />
  7. 7. Benfits of house directors for Advisors<br />Provide continuity & act as mature role model<br />Vital player in the daily lives of students<br />Priceless face time with SIX publics<br />Rumor Control & intel<br />Assist in chapter emergencies & campus crisis plans<br />
  8. 8. Role of the House Director<br />Understand the role & limits of the job<br />S/He may work for House Corps, Htq, chapter or an absentee boss<br />Maintain property & supervise staff<br />Meal Planning<br />Health & Fire Inspections<br />Safety & Security of residents<br />
  9. 9. Building Effective Partnerships<br />Value & respect the House Director as a person with a thankless job<br />Successful Advisors utilize a team of resource people<br />Enable House Directors to become your On-site eyes and ears<br />Campus Norms & perceptions<br />Provide professional development<br />Set high expectations<br />
  10. 10. Advantages of a House Director Group<br />Opportunity to:<br />build relationship & resource team<br />partner with the University to make campus a better place<br />provide professional development<br />enable them to solve problems<br />Networking<br />Fire & Health inspections<br />Relax & socialize together<br />
  11. 11. Best reasons to have a Group<br />Wise investment of Advisor’s time<br />First year: 3 hours planning per meeting<br />5 meetings = 15 hours per year<br />Second year: 1 hour planning per meeting<br />5 meetings = 5 hours per year<br />And/or<br />Orientation <br />One 4 hour program before students return<br />6 hours of planning once a year<br />
  12. 12. Resources for the Group<br />Campus Calendar<br />Directory of VIP contacts<br />Model Constitution/Bylaws<br />Recruitment schedule<br />Campus News/trends/critical issues<br />Rules/Regulations – rationale<br />FIPG Risk Management Policy<br />Campus Crisis Plan<br />National Emergency Proticol<br />
  13. 13. Support your House Directors<br />Provide Benefits:<br />Internet & email address<br />Audit classes<br />Campus ID<br />Library access<br />Access to workout facilities, pool etc.<br />Staff rates to campus events<br />
  14. 14. Contact Us!<br />Shelley Sutherland<br />Associate Executive Director<br />shelley@aflv.org<br />Tricia Fechter<br />Director of Member Services<br />Tricia@aflv.org<br />

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