It’s not difficult to focus on challenges we face, but what if instead of getting down about issues we identify, we turned our perspectives to the positive?

LAUNCH does just that. It’s intended to explore the best of the fraternity and sorority experience and transform it into dynamic solutions to community challenges.

LAUNCH is a one-day retreat supporting fraternity and sorority campus leaders. Through this engaging, participant-driven experience, chapter presidents and council officers will build relationships, explore individual and shared issues, and set goals to address them.

The goal of the program is to bring fraternity and sorority leaders together to kick off the officer term together positively.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

LAUNCH curriculum emphasizes:

  • Establishing community expectations
  • Building relationships
  • Identifying issues
  • Problem solving
  • Community planning

Workshop structure:

LAUNCH is designed to bring together fraternity and sorority chapter presidents and council leaders as they kick off their officer terms. The curriculum allows for guided conversation driven by participant perspectives, culminating in identification of goals for the term and beyond.

The general structure of the program is a collective experience with some individual reflection time and supporting small-group conversations throughout.

Past attendees say:

  • 65% said because of LAUNCH leaders are better prepared.
  • 71% said LAUNCH will cause them to make positive changes in their community.
  • 78% said because of LAUNCH fraternity and sorority community leaders have a better sense of the challenges facing them.
  • 64% said because of LAUNCH the fraternity and sorority community has developed a greater sense of ownership for the future.

“I really enjoyed LAUNCH. I felt that it brought all of the councils together more than we have been in a long time.”

— 2019 LAUNCH participant

BRING LAUNCH TO YOUR CAMPUS

LAUNCH can be held in a single-day and may be held on campus. The NIC will provide program curriculum and one lead facilitator. This retreat can be held in conjunction with or in addition to existing programming and can be tailored to meet the needs of your campus community. Email us at edprograms@nicfraternity.org if you’re ready to bring LAUNCH to your campus.