Tuesday, July 7 | 3:00 p.m. EST
Imagine for a moment that you’re in a job interview. As you sit down and get yourself situated, you pull out a pen you still have from a fraternity leadership conference to jot some notes down. One of the interviewers notices the pen and asks you, “Oh, were you in a fraternity?” and then pauses as they measure your reaction. What do you say?
In this facilitated discussion, the facilitator will provide participants the space to discuss and reflect on their fraternity experience. Identify ways in which their experience has (or continues) to help them grow as a person and explore ways to identify how it has prepared them for life after college. Participants should expect an honest and candid conversation about their fraternity experience to date, potentially be challenged to reflect on ways the fraternity has or has not shaped who they are as a leader, and potentially leave the session with more questions than answers.
Meet the speaker:
James Crawford serves the Division of Student Affairs as the Student Affairs Staff Development Lead. James is responsible for division-wide staff development initiatives ranging from employee onboarding, curriculum development, and programming centered around professional growth. Each is designed to foster community among staff while promoting their professional development so they can best support students.
Prior to joining UGA Student Affairs, James worked in the Office of Greek Life at Vanderbilt University where he was responsible for the advisement of fraternities and sororities, programming, assessment, and training. James is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and serves as a traveling facilitator for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and for Delta Gamma Fraternity.
James received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. James is a member of Delta Chi Fraternity and, as an undergraduate founding father of his chapter, held several positions and roles including president (“A”) and vice-president (“B”). James was also involved as a resident assistant in UNCW Housing, Seahawk Link, and many other involvement opportunities.