Fraternity and Sorority Advising at Colgate seeks to enhance the
student experience, mold thoughtful and engaged adults, and provide
lifelong affinity to the institution and connection with
classmates. Our goals include intellectual development;
citizenship, leadership, and service; diversity, access, and
inclusion; personal growth, health, and wellness; accountability;
and lifelong connections.
With five recognized fraternities and three sororities, and
approximately one third of eligible students affiliated with the
community, the director is accountable for effective management of
an important and venerable part of Colgate’s out-of- class living
and learning experience. The director will ensure the efficacy of
all programs, support services, policies, and education related to
fraternities and sororities on campus in support of established
Strategic Leadership for Fraternity and Sorority Advising
Advising and Leadership Development
- Provide leadership, direction, support, and oversight of the
operations within Fraternity and Sorority Advising.
- Provide strategic direction towards the assessment of current
practices and implement a plan to improve the overall effectiveness
of the involvement and advisement model.
- Develop knowledge of current trends and best practices as it
relates to risk management, alcohol and other drugs, and
- Institute strategic measures to ensure financial responsibility
is accomplished among the chapters.
Recruitment and New Member Education
- Support and advise the Interfraternity Council ( IFC ) and the
National Panhellenic Council ( NPC ). Provide community support
through individual council officer meetings and attendance at
weekly IFC and CPH meetings.
- Provide organizational officers in fraternities and sororities
with leadership and direction to effectively execute their
leadership responsibilities and organizational endeavors consistent
with university and national guidelines.
- Develop, in cooperation with governing councils, the
implementation and coordination of an annual accreditation program
for recognized chapters.
- Assist in the development of curriculum and training related to
risk management and harm reduction.
- Assist with advising other student organizations as
Internal and External Partnerships
- Provide oversight and coordination of intake/ recruitment
processes consistent with institutional and national organizational
- Coordinate and provide oversight for new member education plans
and programs, including ensuring compliance with effective risk
- Advise fraternity and sorority chapters on inclusive practices
related to new member recruitment and development, including
partnering with the ALANA Cultural Center staff to offer robust
cultural competency training opportunities for affiliated members
and to create a recruitment strategy to ensure the membership is
reflective of Colgate’s student demographic.
- Act as the main point of contact for inter/national
- Collaborate with other administrators in the dean of the
college division to coordinate leadership development opportunities
and community outreach/philanthropic efforts that are aligned with
chapter values, and department, divisional and institutional
- Work collaboratively with residential life staff and house
managers, to maintain housing and university operations.
- Support the Office of Student Involvement and Dean of the
College division by participating in annual large-scale programs
such as Orientation, Welcome Week, Homecoming Weekend, Springfest,
and Reunion Weekend. Fulfill other duties as assigned.
- Consult with faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and national
councils on issues related to fraternities and sororities.
- Establish productive relationships with chapter alumni and
alumnae, national organizations, and faculty advisers.
- Collaborate with other campus departments by serving on
university committees and/or by partnering on co-curricular
programs that support community-building, wellness, and student
- Prepare reports and provide research as assigned.
- Participate in department-wide planning of programs and
initiatives and collaborate with others to ensure high-quality
events and services to students.
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean of students.
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (
CSA ), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the
Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for
reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and
employees to the Campus Safety Department.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Demonstrated knowledge of on-campus Greek life and/or
Panhellenic and IFC standards;
- Experience working as an effective collaborator and
- Experience with budgets and managing finances or accounts;
- Experience planning large and small events in a
- Experience advising student clubs and organizations;
- Attention to detail, including an ability to assess and
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and
- Strong oral and written communication skills; and
- Availability to work evenings, late nights, and occasional
weekends as required.
- Professional experience in fraternity and sorority affairs, or
- Experience supervising student staff;
- Experience leading or working on a cross-functional,
- Demonstrated capacity to work collegially with members of a
diverse campus community (e.g. alumni, faculty, staff, and
students) on a daily basis;
- Prior student leadership role and/or experience developing
student leaders, student organizations, and adviser training and
- Knowledge of student development theory, student and student
organization advising models, and curriculum design; and
- Experience with student learning outcomes, assessment, and
- Demonstrated knowledge of facilities management;
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.
- A Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or
other relevant discipline is preferred.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
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population representing a variety of races, gender identities,
social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national
origins, etc. Our
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan
presents a framework for
continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the
Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.
Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse
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