01.08.14 / Category: Miscellaneous

The Circle of Sisterhood will be at NASPA

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The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is extending its reach!  This year we are fortunate to have had our program proposal accepted at the upcoming National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference. NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The conference, being hosted in Baltimore in March, is one of the largest gatherings of student affairs professionals in the country. Presenting will allow the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation to reach an audience we have not previously had access to, including upper level student affairs administrators from across the country.  We are happy to be presenting about the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and its impact on girls education around the world and on sorority communities across North America.

 If you’ll be attending NASPA, please come visit with us. We will be presenting our program on Monday morning of the conference and will have a booth in the exhibit hall throughout.  Several CofS volunteers will be in attendance at NASPA and we look forward to sharing our story with anyone who wants to hear it.  

 Below, you’ll find the abstract for our presentation, and some exciting feedback from those who selected the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation to present at the conference:

Global Engagement: Sorority Communities Impacting Girls Education Worldwide


A CAS standard asserts that students “will have an appreciation of cultural/human differences; understand their responsibility to social justice; a global perspective; and a sense of civic responsibility.” Sorority communities across the U.S. are achieving this outcome through a new movement to remove barriers to education for girls in the developing world.  Learn about how collective awareness building and fundraising is advancing a global humanitarian effort while also demonstrating student learning towards important higher education outcomes. 

Program Proposal Feedback from NASPA:

  • The topic presented connects well with the issues of citizenship and civility. It looks at the questions presented regarding engaging students around civility, respect, and dignity and working to create an inclusive and active community.
  • Citizenship and Civility – insanely power topic of conversation about the power within females.
  • This program brings awareness to a positive cause that can be implemented within many campus communities, which also engages students in active citizenship.
  • Very powerful discussion and important topic to discuss.
  • There are several resources indicated in the proposal as providing a solid foundation to the presentation, including current research and data from practice as well as framing the concepts within the context of higher education industry standards.
  • There typically are not a lot of presentations for Greeks at the NASPA conference and this will be a great addition to the educational sessions offered. Thanks for submitting this proposal!
  • I do have prior knowledge of the Circle of Sisterhood and its positive impact when implemented with sorority communities and feel that it is an idea that should be shared among a large community.
  • Excited to see this presentation! Excellent topic!

For those CofS supporters attending NASPA in March, we look forward to seeing you there!