Most college students know the “right thing to do” to advance fraternity. Yet, they lack courage and motivation to carry out those actions. Students need like-minded students to band together to make change. IMPACT can bring your fraternity and sorority community together to create these deep relationships quickly. Participants will collectively identify and confront the issues in the community.

IMPACT is a campus-based leadership institute designed to foster improved relationships among campus leaders through an intensive, interactive 2.5-day program. It is expected that change will be the result of an IMPACT weekend. Participants determine what that change is through their participation.


IMPACT curriculum emphasizes:

  • Problem solving
  • Leadership development
  • Values-based decision-making
  • Effective communication
  • Community development

Workshop structure:

IMPACT is designed to build on itself in a manner that culminates in an agenda for meaningful community elevation. Through increased self-awareness, community awareness, visioning and skill development, participants will be able to recognize the current realities of their fraternity/sorority community and begin to develop effective strategies for positive change.

The general structure of an IMPACT includes experiential activities, interactive presentations and both large- and small-group sessions that flow together into a unified, community building experience. All sessions offer hands-on activities and ample discussion time to address individual concerns. The sessions are led by two experienced presenters (identified by the NIC) and several small-group facilitators (identified by the host campus).

Past attendees say:

  • 88% said because of IMPACT they are better prepared to be a leader in their fraternity or sorority.
  • 90% said IMPACT will cause them to make positive changes in their chapters.
  • 85% said because of IMPACT fraternity and sorority community leaders have a better sense of the challenges facing them.

“Helping us realize the benefits of being a part of FSL has really motivated all of us to work together and improve student life on our campus. Continue inspiring others. One of the best retreats I’ve been to thus far!”

— 2019 IMPACT participant


The program can be used to meet a variety of needs, such as a retreat for chapter and council leadership or an emerging leaders institute. The NIC will work with you to customize the program to focus on your campus’ unique issues. Email if you’re interested in bringing IMPACT to your campus.

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