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Leadership and Member Development

If you have any questions about leadership and member development, please feel free to contact the leadership development and training graduate assistant.

Graduate assistant:

Jordan Ratzlaff
101-D Ruth Merrill Center
Wilson Commons
Phone: (585) 275-9375

Every fraternity and sorority member participates in leadership at the University of Rochester. Members are encouraged to engage in programs and resources through the Rochester Center for Community Leadership to develop their skills as leaders. Leadership development is central to the fraternity and sorority experience and is evident in the FSA Mission and Vision and in the Expectations for Excellence Program.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs fills two core functions regarding student leadership:

  • We offer programs and opportunities that supplement the College’s leadership education and provide the training specific to fraternity and sorority membership.
  • We connect fraternity and sorority members to other leadership initiatives developed through the College and in collaboration with other student leaders.

A list of Fraternity/Sorority-specific trainings is below. If you have any questions about leadership and member development or want assistance planning a unique program for your organization, please contact the Student Organization Development Graduate Assistant.

Medallion Program:


New to Spring 2017, the Medallion Program is a leadership development opportunity offered through the Office of the Dean of Students. The program offers leadership workshops and programs to individual fraternity and sorority members as well as to entire organizations interested in enhancing their leadership competencies. Visit the Medallion Program website for more information.

Programs Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs:

New Member Orientation. All students joining fraternity and sororities come together to learn more about the community and discuss their role in addressing issues such as diversity and inclusion, sexual violence prevention, and values-alignment.

New Member Educator’s Institute. Chapters develop resources for planning their new member education programs with training in curriculum design, mentoring, counseling, and student support.

Hazing Prevention Week Roundtable. Chapters learn a framework for evaluating their activities using the Communal Principles of the College and discuss ways to ensure our new member programs are safe and respectful to all students joining this community.