The Greek Leadership Academy

Learn the techniques, tools and skills to be a more effective leader of your chapter. This Leadership Academy is designed to enhance your capabilities as a new member educator, mentor, trainer and chapter leader. By developing personal leadership skills, participants will be better equipped to provide support to a Chapter-wide and Cornell community-wide initiative for change. In addition, this one-credit course will appear on your transcript and strengthen your resume for employment or other post-graduate pursuits.

Greek Leadership Academy Offerings for the 2015-16 Academic Year:

Fall 2015

One academic credit is available for the academy once again!

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Don’t miss this opportunity to help your chapter and chapter leaders to develop better communication, leadership skills and stronger bonds.​

UNIVERSITY SUPPORT The senior administrative leaders at Cornell believe strongly in the importance of this initiative; they have agreed to fund 50% of this program and meet with participants during the series. This program was created by us with a strong collaboration with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

BENEFITS to INDIVIDUALS: Enhance your personal skills in leadership, teambuilding and communication • Receive individual leadership coaching and training from nationally recognized leaders in the field of team and leadership development • Meet university VIP’s—upper level administrators and trustees—at networking events • Influence the development of future training programs for Cornell fraternity/sorority leaders • Receive one academic credit on your transcript reflecting your leadership training experience—good resume builder

BENEFITS to CHAPTERS: Chapter leaders receive skills training that is directly applicable to new member education as well as other chapter activities • Chapter leaders receive real-time mentoring and support for their work with their chapters • New members benefit from having well-trained New Member Educators • Chapters in program receive a 4-hour teambuilding program in Spring 2015 for new member class for a significantly reduced fee


"The Greek Leadership Academy gave me a realistic view of my leadership style, strengths & weaknesses. It forced me to come and think about myself as a leader for 3 hours every week; and that was very informative and empowering. The program gave me great ideas about new activities and different approaches to the upcoming New Member Period. This program opened my eyes and made me certain that the Greek System needs to come together as one, to fight to keep us strong as a whole, during these trying times. Through the program, I realized that the first step to this is coming together as leaders of our individual organizations to make us realize the impact we can and do have on our members and on the future of the Greek Community."  -GLA Participant

"My experience with the Greek Leadership Academy has been very beneficial and insightful as a Fraternity President. I left the Greek Leadership Academy with an arsenal of leadership-specific techniques, tools and skills which have lead me to be a more effective leader which members of my chapter have told me first hand. One of the greatest advantages of the Greek Leadership Academy is that it brings together leaders all across the Greek Community to work as one."

*REQUIREMENTS: Individual participants are required to participate in all sessions of the program for academic credit • Individual participants must be chapter officers in Spring 2015 • Participating chapters must be planning to do intake/recruitment and new member education in Spring 2015

Fall 2015 Greek Leadership Academy

DATES:  This program occurs in two parts, a 5-part evening series in the Fall, followed by a team development program for new members.


Select either the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night series for your chapter. Two members of your chapter MUST be in the same Section to go through the program together.  

Monday Series: 7:25-10:05pm Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16

Tuesday Series: 1:25-3:55pmOct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17

Wednesday Series: 7:25-10:05pmOct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18

Cost: $200/person


As part of your New Member Education plan, you can choose to schedule a team development session (either on campus or at the Hoffman Challenge Course) for your new members.  The deadline for holding this event will align with the end of the New Member period.

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Cornell Team & Leadership Center  (Subject: GLA)

Meet our Student Coordinators

Nate Baker '17 

Nate is the current president of Sigma Phi Epsilon and a 2014 Greek Leadership Academy alumnus.  He will be assisting in recruitment and class coordination, and will serve as a teaching assistant and co-facilitator for a class section.  

Nate is highly involved in the Greek community and a number of organizations here at Cornell, and we are excited to add his skills to the team!


Alana Cunningham '17

Lan was the New Member Educator for Kappa Alpha Theta's incoming class in 2015 and a 2014 Greek Leadership Academy alumna.  She will be assisting in recruitment and will serve as a teaching assistant and co-facilitator at Monday night's GLA. 

Lan has great enthusiasm for experiential leadership development and is excited to share her experience with this year's class!