NGLA Conference Volunteer Student Staff

Each year, the NGLA Annual Conference is run with the support of a team of student volunteers. These volunteers include both undergraduate and graduate students. This experience is a great opportunity to learn about conference management, meet fellow fraternity & sorority members from across the Northeast, and network with higher education and fraternal professionals. Student Staff also has an opportunity to engage with a NGLA Board of Directors member in a mentoring capacity before, during, and after the NGLA Annual Conference.

Student Staff members are responsible for providing support to all areas of the NGLA Annual Conference. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in pre-conference calls.
  • Participate in training the Wednesday prior to the start of the NGLA Annual Conference.
  • Assist with conference preparation, such as preparing name tags and registration packets.
  • Assist with on-site conference registration.
  • Assist with the organization of conference meals and activities, including monitoring event attendance, supporting the Silent Auction, preparing seating charts for the Affiliation Luncheon, and helping execute evening entertainment.
  • Assist with setting up audio visual equipment for educational programming.
  • Participate in evening rounds through the conference hotel to ensure NGLA Annual Conference attendees are complying with the NGLA Code of Conduct, including but not limited to keeping noise at appropriate levels and abiding by the substance-free expectations.
  • Participate in the NGLA Mentoring Program.
  • Provide excellent customer service for conference attendees.
  • Uphold conference policies and procedures.

Students who are chosen for this honor are expected to arrive one day in advance of the NGLA Annual Conference and will receive a free room and conference registration. Travel expenses are not included.

Interested students must complete the application, including a letter of reference from a fraternity or sorority advisor (for undergraduate students) or a supervisor (for graduate students).

Applications for the 2020 NGLA Student Staff are closed. Phone interviews will be conducted the week of January 6, 2020. Student Staff will be notified by January 20, 2020.

Applications for the 2021 NGLA Student Staff for the 2021 NGLA Annual Conference in Hartford, CT from February 25-28, 2021 will open November 1, 2020.

Please direct questions to [email protected].



“On my first day at my first NGLA as a delegate, the student staff immediately stood out to me. I was so appreciative of the help they offered and how energetic and positive they were, I knew I want to be just like them. Being selected to be on the 2019 NGLA Student Staff was an opportunity better than I could’ve have imagined. Having a mentor on the Board of Directors, and role models within the staff made my experience as great as it was. The Student Staff Chairs helped me feel comfortable and allowed my love for Greek Life grow stronger. I can’t wait to continue my journey with NGLA!”

- Nicole Zisa

“I first attended the NGLA Annual Conference as an undergraduate participant in 2015. Since then I have had the opportunity to attend as both a graduate student in a professional role and serve on the 2019 Student Staff. Experiencing the Annual Conference from a volunteer perspective was both eye opening and rewarding. Throughout the week I learned valuable leadership, planning and time management skills that were different from those I have encountered before. This opportunity allowed me to network and meet new people who share the passion I have for the development and support of the fraternal movement. When you volunteer for NGLA, you have a hand in educating both student and professional leaders giving them the tools and resources they need to go home and empower their communities!”

- Taylor Maultz

“I’ve had the fortunate experience to attend the NGLA Annual Conference as both an undergraduate and graduate student. The opportunity to serve as NGLA Student Staff during my final year of graduate school allowed me to reconnect with old friends and network with new colleagues. Throughout the week, I was able to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about organizational leadership and gain a new perspective on the hard work and dedication necessary to host a conference of this size. The mentorship and support provided to NGLA Student Staff lasts long after the conference ends and are valuable connections that I still use in my current work. At NGLA, we are like family and through participation in Student Staff I have been able to grow both my network and family.”

- Bridget Conaway