Acropolis, Greek Leadership Conference, increases in size
Published: Monday, October 31, 2011
Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011 22:10
Miami University's Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership held its annual Greek leadership conference, Acropolis, and this year, they had reached a record number of applicants which allowed 25 more students to participate than in past conferences. In total, 87 students participated this year. The three-day conference is held to assist the leadership development of sophomores and juniors within the fraternity and sorority community.
"As the program continues and more and more people talk about it, it gets passed down as a good thing for people to do," said Jenny Levering, director at the Cliff Alexander Office.
This year, the all-expense-paid conference was held at Camp Joy where students participated in open dialogue about Greek life. The topics discussed were personal values versus organization values. They also shared the ideas leadership and the skills needed to be a leader and also talked about the trends and issues in fraternity and sorority life. They did team building workshops. They also brought in Miami's Outdoor Pursuit Center to form and participate in Miami University's Amazing Race.
Almost all of the fraternities and sororities on campus attended the event, which took place Oct. 21 to 23.
Evan Heiser, one of the student mentors during Acropolis believes this program is great for bringing the Greek community together and embracing the influence that Greek organizations have on this campus.
"I think Acropolis is one of the best programs put on by the Cliff Office," Heiser said. "I really enjoyed both being a participant and a mentor. The best part for me is seeing such great potential of the rising leaders within the Greek community."