Each month, the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values recognizes one undergraduate, alumni or advisor for their outstanding commitment to leading values based change on their campus through their commitment to the Fraternal Values Society.
Know someone like David or Hannah who exemplifies fraternal values and leadership on your campus? Email your nomination to email@example.com. Candidates are selected from nominations received by the the 1st of each month.
David Stetter, University of Southern Indiana
The Bulletin - October 14, 2011
David has worked as the Program Advisor in Leadership Programs and Greek Life at the University of Southern Indiana since 2010. He earned a Masters Degree at Miami University in Oxford Ohio and was a founding father of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Kentucky Eta, at Northern Kentucky University. Stetter has contributed to the development in Fraternal Values Society programming at a national level, and recently authored a public commitment ceremony for use by all chapters. Stetter said, “The Fraternal Values Society is important because it’s an avenue and portal through which we can spark conversations that matter. Members can have a deep conversation with society members about values congruence and then go back to their chapters and share that message with peers who aren’t members yet.” While being a passionate advocate for The Society, Stetter also realizes advisors face challenges when making programming decisions. “One of the most common questions I hear about the Society,” Stetter said, “is why should students have to pay to discuss their values? It’s a valid question, but you must consider that that money goes for resources to support the discussion. I look at chapters on our campus and I don’t think they are having these conversations themselves. The Society Toolkits provide good reflection and talking points to have developmental conversations and opportunities for undergraduates, as well as from which to examine yourself.” In the future, Stetter believes that the future assessment will show that having The Society on campus correlates to positive change, but that action is the most important first step. “It will take time to see it’s effects, but I see The Society’s main role as educating and sparking conversations on our campus. That’s our approach. Start the discussion and go from there."
Hannah Mohan, University of Minnesota
The Buzz - September 30, 2011
The Fraternal Values Society would like to recognize Hannah Mohan, President of the Epsilon Chapter, for her commitment to values-based leadership in her community. Hannah is a junior youth studies major and active member of Alpha Phi at the University of Minnesota. She serves as Vice President of Membership Development on the Panhellenic Council and has participated in the LeaderQuest program sponsored by her university. As a founding member of The Society, Hannah has been instrumental in bringing fraternal leaders together to challenge the status quo. "There's lots of potential in a group of people coming together for common goals; the image of Greeks has been tainted by negative behavior and we need to get back to the base of our beliefs. The Society fuels these conversations and helps us get back to doing what we were founded to do," Mohan said. To Hannah, The Society was founded as a way to help her community heal from recent allegations of sexual assaults and violations of alcohol policies. "We are trying to have conversations that are meaningful and impactful without preaching," she said. Mohan believes her chapter has already been impactful in its first year. "We are infusing what we're learning through The Society into the positions we hold on campus. I have the opportunity to work with new members and I hope to engage in values discussions with each of them. We want to start using The Society to impact other leadership opportunities in our community."