Stuart Umberger, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Lafayette College, rolled out a cohort model for leadership development within the Greek community at Lafayette College since the beginning of this academic year. Under this model, he’s identified eight cohorts comprised of leaders from each chapter in addition to the traditional Presidents meetings and governing council (IFC and PHC) meetings. The eight cohorts are:
- Values and Standards
- Academic Integration
- Membership Development
- Civic Engagement
- Public Relations
- Marquis (the new COMPASS)
Leaders from each chapter receive training and advising services from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as a group. As you’ll read in the upcoming Rho News, we’ve identified several alumni to serve as dedicated resources to DKE representatives in certain cohorts. These alumni will provide year over year support to institutionalize DKE best practices.
We still need volunteers to help our students in Public Relations, Civic Engagement, and Membership Development. If you want to get involved, please contact Michael De Lisi at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to be local to Lafayette College. Volunteers from all age groups are welcome.