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Leadership

Through formal and informal roles, everyone can be a leader.

We leverage the strengths of our community to reach common goals and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop each other. Through a process of learning and applying skills, we can accomplish measurable, meaningful change.

Being a leader means:

  • Investing in an area of interest or concern
  • Understanding your values, passions, and talents
  • Developing skills to become effective at what you do
  • Being willing to take action and becoming engaged

We’ve highlighted several suggested leadership opportunities below. For a complete list of leadership program on campus, see RCCL’s leadership program page.

Fall Leadership Training

The Fall Leadership Training's mission is to provide student leaders a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they will benefit from and in turn strengthen their organization. Our goal for this training is to provide you with a breadth of information, resources, and ideas about successful student organization leadership.

Fraternity and Sorority New Member Educator’s Institute

The New Member Educator’s Institute is a mandatory one-day workshop for new member educators/intake chairs for each fraternity and sorority. The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide new member educators with the resources they need to do their job successfully
  • Understand University policies and resources related to new member education, in particular to ensure activities are beneficial to members and reflect community values
  • Allow new member educators to share resources and brainstorm collaboratively on issues they face in their roles
  • Provide enhanced facilitation, teaching, and coaching skills to help new member educators identify and solve problems in the new member program.

Mid-Year Leadership Training

The Mid-Year Leadership Training focuses on new leaders (i.e., new to a position or first time on an executive board) as a number of organizations hold elections at the end of the calendar year. This training provides student organization executive board members with a comprehensive, collaborative learning experience that they can use to strengthen themselves and their organization.

Medallion Program

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 all students and organizations and the University but can be particularly helpful for students in sororities, fraternities, and other organizations interested in enhancing their leadership competencies.

All leadership programs offered by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs can be used to fulfill requirements in the Medallion Program. Interesting in the Medallion Program? Check out these helpful links:

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.

SWARM Event Manager Training

SWARM Event Management Training is peer-facilitated and helps organizations that host events with alcohol. This interactive and participant-focused training is designed to educate participants on the University’s alcohol-related policy and guidelines for event management planning. It provides an opportunity for participants to build skills necessary for effectively hosting safer events. The training also provides safer drinking strategies for individuals who choose to drink.

SWARM Risk Reduction Training

SWARM Risk Reduction Training is a peer-facilitated program for students who are interested in learning more about safer drinking and active bystander strategies but are not hosting events with alcohol.

Contacts

Associate Director for Student Organization Leadership
Stacey Fisher
201 Wilson Commons
Stacey.fisher@rochester.edu
(585) 275-3167

Graduate Assistant
Meghan Jordan
101-D Ruth Merrill Center
Wilson Commons
ODOSLeadership@rochester.edu
(585) 275-9375