Advisor Acadmey

NGLA’s award-winning Advisor Academy brings together volunteers, alumni, and faculty advisors and advisory boards from around the region to share best practices and hear from industry leaders on issues affecting higher education and the interfraternal community. All sessions are facilitated by the staff of RISE Partnerships.

The 2019 NGLA Advisor Academy will be 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, CT.

There are no refunds offered for the registration fees. Registration closes on Monday February 25, 2019. For any registration-related questions, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at the Advisor Academy!



Advisor Academy Registration Scholarship

NGLA offers scholarships for advisors, with two specifically for advisors of culturally based organizations, to attend the day long NGLA Advisor Academy each year. Applicants are evaluated on their goals in attending the conference and their plans to apply what they learn.

All application materials are due by January 17, 2019. Apply today for your chance to receive a scholarship that covers your registration costs for the Advisor Academy in February!



 Event Details

  • Registration is $50 per participant.
  • Lunch is included in your registration.
  • Event registrations are non-refundable.
  • Attire for the Academy is business casual.
  • The meeting room limits us to 50 participants, so register early before sessions sell out!

Who should attend?

The program speaks specifically to graduate or alumni volunteer advisors of fraternity and sorority chapters. It is relevant to those who advise a single functional area (e.g. recruitment, finances, member development, etc.), to general chapter advisors, and to regional advisors who work directly with students. Advisors who are not members of a fraternity/sorority are encouraged to attend, as non-members have found the program especially worthwhile. The program may not be relevant to fraternity/sorority professionals on campus or headquarters or to those who do not work directly with students.

What you will learn?

  • What life looks like through the eyes of today’s college student
  • How to lead conversations with students about difficult topics
  • Multiple options for handling problematic situations
  • How to work with campus, headquarters, and umbrella association partners
  • Techniques for setting expectations and maintaining accountability

What do past participants think of the experience?

“Very helpful for an advisor at any stage of their professional development. Great interaction with the audience, relevant material, and interesting concepts that can be applied to nearly any advising situation.”

“I've actually already talked to our advisors about this program. I told them about my "ah ha" moment.”

“It was worth the time to be in a room with about 60 other advisors and listen to the common problems.”

“I would say that it is a very helpful session to learn more about how and why members may be doing certain things. It would definitely be beneficial to advisors who may be older and haven't been around the college atmosphere in years.”


This program, developed by RISE Partnerships, is made possible by a generous grant from Phi Mu Delta Fraternity.