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New Year, New Goals

Spring Semester 2014 begins, and the Fraternity and Sorority Community is more ready than ever… check it out!

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The Fraternity and Sorority Community kicked off the semester with a leadership retreat. Leaders from each chapter attended, more than one from some chapters, and engaged in 7 hours of skill building, discussions, and goal setting. Here’s what the general schedule consisted of:

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Guest presenter Angela Patnode, a transformational life coach, facilitated the first part of the retreat from 8am until noon. Angela has much experience in helping individuals to find peace within themselves so that they may live with a purpose and passion. For the Fraternity and Sorority members, she focused on the idea of developing leadership potential by understanding who you are as an individual and a leader. She also led a portion on what it means to communicate effectively and how to approach conflict in our lives or Fraternities and Sororities. All the Fraternity and Sorority members in attendance took a great deal of knowledge from Angela’s presentation and we are thankful that she was there to facilitate this retreat!

CIMG1471Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council presidents, Ashlyn Alsberg and Joel Pratt, facilitated the second portion of the retreat. They began with the Sorority and Fraternity members working together to set  goals for the upcoming year. An example of one of the goals they set is ensuring that there are more Fraternity and Sorority Events which allow us to get to know each other and become a stronger community, such as the Sorority Progressive Dinner see on this blog. After setting combined goals, Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council split up so that the Sororities and Fraternities could talk about goals that they wanted to reach separately, such as the Women wanting to make Sorority Recruitment even better.

Everyone left this retreat feeling motivated and prepared for the upcoming semester. We are looking forward to a fantastic Spring Semester for the Fraternities and Sororities!

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