The weekend conference in Ithaca allows fraternity and sorority alumni to engage with current undergraduate fraternity and sorority members, each other, and University administrators.
The event will begin on Friday, September 15th at 5:00 p.m. and end on Sunday, September 17th at 12:45 p.m. A room block is available at the Statler Hotel under the conference name. Hotel room fees are in addition to conference registration fees.
Questions: Please contact Kara Miller, Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life, email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (607) 255-2310.
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$115 - Full Weekend
$90 - Saturday & Sunday Only
$40 - Full Weekend for Young Alumni (2007-2017)
$20 - Saturday & Sunday Only for Young Alumni (2007-2017)
§ 5:00 p.m. Dinner*
§ Welcome Remarks*
§ Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life Updates*
§ Supporting Mental Health in our Community*
§ Intervene Showing*
§ 8:30 a.m. Individual Alumni Council Meetings (APAC, CUAIFC, AMGLC)*
§ 9:45 a.m. Michelle Horvath, Judicial Administrator*, Generation Z
§ 11:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker
o Dr. Tim Marchell
Timothy C. Marchell ’82, Ph.D. M.P.H., M.Div. is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell Health. In this role, he oversees institutional strategies and research on the promotion of student mental health and prevention of suicide, alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual violence, and hazing. Drawing on his experience with chapters, teams, and organizations that have engaged in hazing, as well as his background as a fraternity member and student-athlete at Cornell, Dr. Marchell leads hazing prevention efforts at the university and serves as a consultant on hazing prevention to colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. He has been a featured speaker at conferences including the NCAA Hazing Prevention Summit, National Hazing Symposium, and Novak Institute on Hazing Prevention.
o “Inside Hazing at Cornell: Past, Present, and Future”
Program Description: Hazing is long-standing problem that occurs both in Greek life and within other organizations and teams on campus. Following a Cornell fraternity hazing death in 2011, then President David Skorton challenged Cornell's Greek community to "end pledging as we know it" and develop a system of member recruitment and initiation that does not involve hazing. Today’s undergraduate members and alumni continue to pursue this work-in-progress. Dr. Marchell’s presentation will help fraternity and sorority leaders take their efforts to the next level by exploring a series of questions:
- Is the definition of hazing so vague that anything can be considered hazing?
- Is an activity hazing if people participate voluntarily?
- What is it like to undergo hazing?
- What are groups trying to achieve when they haze?
- How can fraternity and sorority members help stop the cycle of hazing
both in and outside of Greek life?
- What is at stake for chapters and the future of the Greek community at Cornell?
Through examination of research, theory, cases, and the testimonies of students who have been hazed and those who have hazed them, Dr. Marchell will explore the answers to these questions and provide tools for leaders to use in creating lasting changes in the campus culture.
§ 12:30 p.m. Luncheon in Statler Ballroom
§ 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session #1 (To Be Announced)
§ 3:15 p.m. Breakout Session #2 (To Be Announced)
§ 4:30 p.m. PEGS Panel (Peers Educating On Gender and Sexuality)*
§ 9:00 a.m. Breakfast*
§ 9:30 a.m. Institutional Research Data Presentation: Understanding Today's College Student*
§ 11:00 a.m. Alumni Q & A*
§ 12:00 p.m. Meet the Public Service Center (PSC)*
§ 12:45 p.m. Conclude
* Denotes the program is for alumni only. Undergraduates will join at other times.