FSL Leadership Education Modules

FSL Leadership Education Modules

These modules will provide FSL community leaders with a variety of resources to prepare them for an active role in their community. These modules are designed to provide critical information about FSL community resources. More information about each of the modules is included below.

Objectives:

  • You will learn about a variety of resources to prepare for your leadership role in FSL community.
  • You will discover different resources for being involved in the FSL community that will aid in the success of your organization.
  • You will reflect on your own leadership and how you will contribute to the FSL community.

Instructions: Learning Modules are self-contained lessons that have been created for leaders to go at their own pace. To complete each module, (1) leaders will read the brief bio for the video, (2) watch the video provided or use the link to access the presentation, and (3) complete the assessment link in each video bio to receive credit for completing the module. All assessments needed to complete by November 2nd, 2020 @ 5 pm.

If you experience any challenges with the modules or assessment links, or if you need to accommodations, please contact vcugreeks@vcu.edu.

Room Reservation EMS WebApp Training

The Event Services team for The Commons operates and coordinates all services for the three student centers (The Commons, Hunton, and Larrick) and also manages space reservations and event coordination for nearly 80% of VCU through the EMS WebApp.

Faculty, staff, and student organization leaders can use EMS, an online scheduling portal, to reserve VCU’s campus spaces, including classrooms, conference rooms, theaters, outdoor meeting spaces, and athletic fields/courts. EMS users can browse availability, make a reservation, or modify a reservation.

Faculty, staff, and student org leaders may use EMS to make reservations. The EMS portal requires an account with a username and password. Anyone who needs help with EMS or wants to request EMS account access, may email uscaevent@vcu.edu or call 804.828.9502. EMS WebApp is located at campusems.vcu.edu

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Fraternity and Sorority Life Handbook

The purpose of this Fraternity and Sorority Life Handbook is to reaffirm the relationship between the Virginia Commonwealth University and the fraternities and sororities that are registered by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Community members can access the Fraternity and Sorority Life Handbook here.

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*Please note that the Fraternity and Sorority Life Handbook is a living document as a few policies and procedures are currently under review for edits*

CliftonStrengths for Fraternal Leaders:
Part 1 - Understanding Your Profile

CliftonStrengths (formerly known as StrengthsQuest) is an online assessment that helps the user identify their natural talents. Gallup developed the assessment after a decade of studying how organizations function. After completion of the assessment, it provides you with a customized report of the top five talents and how best to use them. The assessment is used at more than 600 schools and universities in North America. More than two million people have used CliftonStrengths to discover, develop, and apply talents for academic, personal, and career success.

The CliftonStrengths philosophy is not about ignoring weaknesses. Instead, it focuses on natural talents and not allowing weaknesses to prevent success. By learning how strengths can be harnessed, it allows someone to fulfill their deepest potential.

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Risk Management Overview

The goal for Risk Management is to collaborate with the campus community, identify and assess risk, increase safety, and decrease potential loss while advancing the mission of VCU and the fraternity and sorority community.

Part of the VCU FSL mission is to promote sound risk management policies and practices, through risk management education, programming, and information involved in all aspects of Greek Life.

Community members who are concerned that a student is being hazed can provide support by telling the student of the concern, describe to them observations leading to that concern (e.g., lack of sleep, changes in mood), and ask that person how to be helpful while reinforcing that hazing is against the Student Code of Conduct.

Individuals can consult an advisor or professional staff member for clarification about the hazing policy. The Dean of Students Office and Share a Concern/Request Assistance form are resources for supporting individuals who are hazed as well as addressing the activities that cause concern.

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Virtual Recruitment and Intake Support Guide

Now is the time to begin planning for Spring recruitment/intake. Though many things are still unknown, you can use the remainder of the semester to plan for multiple scenarios that could play out during the Spring 2021 semester.

What scenarios should we be anticipating?
-School is 100% online in the fall.
-Social distancing continues on campus.
-We all return to campus, but things just feel

This is the time to get creative. How are you making sure your chapter and your council will be ready to adapt? Are you ready to prove the value of fraternity and sorority and the personal connection we provide during this time of physical distancing?

Below is a brief overview of some virtual recruitment and intake ideas our Graduate Assistant, James, on some helpful tips. You can find some additional tips below as well.

Marketing Ideas

  • Shift the focus of your social media to potential members, as opposed to only on your own members/community.
  • Host Instagram Live sessions to answer questions that potential members may have.
  • Post polls and questions to hear from potential members about what they’d like to see from you.
  • Start a registration process or names list for your chapter or council.
  • The sooner you get the contact information from potentially interested students, the sooner you can start pushing information out to them directly via email and/or phone.
  • This way you also have a way to directly contact them should there be changes to the way recruitment turns out.

Recruitment/Intake Resources:

  • Watch these videos (7 total) from Phired Up Fridays to get thinking about how to look at recruitment/intake in a new way and how to adapt your process during this time.
  • Review this document from Phired Up and AFLV for 12 immediate growth recommendations for the entire fraternity/sorority industry to whether the storm of COVID-19. You may also want to take advantage of these worksheets to help you brainstorm how your chapter or council can address each of the 12 recommendations.