Everything centers on the aspiration to engender "Trust and Confidence in the Fraternity Experience."

Programming Partners

To achieve the Vision for Fraternity Communities (VFC)—Engendering Trust and Confidence in the Fraternity Experience, the NIC has partnered with content experts to provide programming and interventions in key areas. Research shows the need and benefit of focusing programming on these critical topics to cultivate fraternity men and address alcohol abuse.

  • Men’s Development Programming— The NIC has partnered with experts in men’s development to provide programming on manhood and healthy masculinity.
  • Rites of Passage Programming— “Joining a fraternity is often a charged and confusing life stage, not only for the new members, but also for those who live and work with them,” as one of the NIC’s programming partners puts it. The NIC has partnered with experts to help men explore positive, meaningful rites of passage in their fraternity experience.
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Programming— The NIC has partnered with renowned experts on sexual health, sexual misconduct, and bystander intervention to provide resources to help fraternity men and their campus peers be leaders in eliminating sexual assault.
  • Bystander Intervention Programming— Helping students feel and be prepared to intervene when injustice or assault is happening is critical for creating safer and healthier communities. The NIC has partnered with experts in bystander intervention to provide programs for fraternity and sorority members.
  • Social Norming Interventions— The NIC’s Campus Support Model includes services designed to assess social norms, debunk local myths and misperceptions, and establish campus-specific strategies to tackle unhealthy behaviors.

Click here to see how the programming maps to the key focus areas of the VFC framework. 

Education Catalog

A robust catalog of all programs, workshops, and interventions from our programming partners will be available on the NIC website by Jan. 1, 2017 in preparation for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Our Programming Partners

The trusted partners below have significant experience working with college students, and Diamond-Level campuses can select from an extensive catalog of unique programs and interventions.

CAMPUSPEAK—Since 1999, CAMPUSPEAK has provided transformative learning experiences through its keynote speakers, interactive workshops, consulting, online education, and custom programs. Partnering with campuses and higher education organizations across the country, CAMPUSPEAK offers programming to educate and inspire students for success in their college years and beyond.

The Catalyst Agency—The Catalyst Agency is straightforward. We provide premier professionals that help make change happen. Period. Our speakers are some of the most well-known professionals involved in inspiring college students and professionals to make bold choices about their future and create amazing change in their organization.

Cindy Pierce—Cindy Pierce combines comic storytelling, years of research and a no-nonsense approach to engage students in conversations about making healthy choices, navigating cultural, media and peer pressures, and the importance of consent and communication in sexual relationships. She is the author of Sex, College and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture (Bibliomotion, 2016).

Good Enough Now/Jessica Pettit—Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., pulls together her stand-up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together.  With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

Greek University—As a successful motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Greek University’s Mike Ayalon has headlined over 300 presentations across 100 college campuses. Mike’s strong technological background combined with his varied professional experience in building companies from startup to over $25 Million in annual sales gives him a profound understanding of the ways the complex issues of today penetrate all levels of educational structures. Mike is a TIPS-certified trainer and the former Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

Greendot—Green Dot Etcetera is an organization built on the premise that interpersonal violence can be measurably reduced within any given community. We believe current research across disciplines, in combination with lessons learned from the history of violence prevention efforts and an innovative approach to engaging participants, provide the necessary puzzle pieces to create a successful model for violence prevention. By empowering individuals within communities to harness the power of their collective actions, we believe they can create realistic solutions to the unacceptable rates of violence within our culture.

Growth Guiders—Growth Guiders believes in delivering inspirational programs ranging from small group facilitation to large group keynotes to academic presentations at professional conferences. Growth Guiders takes extra steps to ensure that our learning experiences not only engage students, but lead them on a path to discovery and extend learning into action.

Limberlost Consulting—David Westol is an alumnus of Michigan State University and The Detroit College of Law. He served as Advisor to the IFC at Michigan State; as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for nine years and as CEO of his national fraternity for 18 years. Dave has been recognized by 14 men’s and women’s national organizations and the NIC for his interfraternal service. He has spoken on over 475 campuses and frequently consults with chapters and councils during visits.

NovakTalks— Founded in 2009, NovakTalks provides consulting and advocacy for Campus Safety, Hazing Prevention, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development.  We have a dynamic tam of facilitators all trained in the Novak education model.  Services can be tailored to meet the needs of your campus/community, organization/chapter or staff.

Plaid—Plaid is a professional, evidence-based consulting company specializing in all aspects of personal and organizational development. We assist individuals with their self-awareness in their commitment to personal growth and development, while helping organizations stay true to their purpose and achieve the highest possible performance.

Prevention Culture—Prevention Culture’s founder, Aaron Boe, is a nationally recognized consultant, trainer, and speaker on preventing sexual misconduct and abuse in relationships. He combines subject matter expertise, insights from the social sciences, and perspectives from his own experience as a fraternity man to creatively design programs that fraternity men appreciate.

RISE Partnerships—RISE helps fraternity/sorority leaders do their best work. We provide training, consulting, and curriculum to help students, volunteers, and professionals build their capacity and unravel the most complex problems. Our partners gain the expertise of our staff members, who combine research, evidence, and best practice from a variety of fields to find new and better ways to advance fraternity and sorority communities.