VALDOSTA — Three Valdosta State University graduates have been selected to become traveling leadership consultants with their national Greek organizations.
“One of the most important aspects of the Greek experience on any college campus is preparing our students to be successful leaders in their fields upon graduation,” said Erin Sylvester, assistant director for Greek Life at VSU. “Having three students selected to serve on a national level from VSU is a clear sign that we are providing a worthy and developmental experience in our undergraduate fraternities and sororities.”
Leadership consultants travel the country visiting various chapters of their sororities or fraternities. They conduct trainings and hold workshops to ensure the chapters operate according to national guidelines and members receive the best possible undergraduate experience. Leadership consultant positions are yearlong.
“The choice to serve your national fraternity or sorority is a great way to give back to organizations that have been instrumental in developing you into the man or woman you are today,” said Sylvester. “As Greek men and women, we take an oath to continue to advance the fraternal experience for future generations. The fact that these students are choosing to serve their national chapters and campuses across the country is an honor.”
For Ainsley Robinson, member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and spring 2014 graduate of the Speech Communications program at VSU, the experience will allow her to “gain a deeper understanding of the nationwide sisterhood and gain friendships with other sisters from different states.”
“The leadership consultants will hit the road in late July to assist chapters in recruitment for three months,” said Robinson. “We will also assist in officer transitions, extension projects and reinstatement of chapters that may have been removed from campus. My ultimate career goal is to be an event planner, so this will help me learn more about how to work with others and how to plan events like recruitments.”