Thursday marked a day of learning at the Darold Larson Acacia Leadership Academy. The day started with the most delicious omelet bar you could imagine. Then, we jumped right into learning about all OmegaFi offers our chapters, including Vault and myACACIA. In our breakout groups, we practiced the ritual that binds all of us brothers together no matter what state or chapter we may be associated with. A big focus for the day was that all brothers should continue to develop themselves as people and leaders even after pledge-ship is over. The Total Membership Development Plan that the International Headquarters designed will help our chapters do just that, grow as individuals and as a group. The Cornerstones App will connect brothers to alumni from all over the country with all sorts of backgrounds and careers.
The keynote speaker for the day was Mike Ayalon, founder of Greek University, who addressed important topics relevant to the Greek community. He discussed the heavy topic of preventing sexual assault and the steps we can take to create a “consent culture” on our campuses. He also discussed how to motivate our chapters and how to better manage the daily operations of the chapter. Overall the day was exciting and the ties of friendship were strengthened.
Brother Ritter Krueger, Missouri '16