2015 Out & Greek Institute April 10 & 11 in conjunction with AFLV West



Sponsored by Campus Pride
in Conjunction with AFLV West

Out & Greek Programs Are Open to All AFLV West Participants


Through the Out & Greek Institute, you can:

  • Learn to become an effective straight all
  • Share your story of coming out and being Greek
  • Network with other LGBT and ally fraternity and sorority leaders
  • Learn strategies for your organization and community to be safer and more LGBT-friendly

Friday, April 10

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.  (Bayview Lawn)  Out & Greek Meet and Greet – This reception, open to all LGBTQ and ally ALFV participants, is an opportunity to mingle with others in attendance.

3:25 – 4:25 p.m. (Ed Block #4 – Marina 1) – Let’s Talk About Including Transgender Members – A open discussion on how to recruit and retain brothers and sisters who are transgender.

4:35 – 5:35 p.m.  (Ed Block #5 – Seabreeze 1) – Improving the Climate for LGBTQ Members of Your Greek Community – Learn about the Greek Ally Program and other ways to make your campus more inclusive.

(Please note: The workshop on homophobia in Black Greek-lettered Organizations, mentioned in the AFLV program book, was regrettably cancelled since the presenter was unable to attend the conference due to unforeseen circumstances.)

An informal evening visit  (not hosted by AFLV) to Hillcrest – the heart of San Diego’s LGBT Community – is being organized, including dinner at Baja Betty’s (1421 University Avenue).  Gather in the lobby at 6:00 to carpool.  

Saturday, April 11

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. (Ed Block #6 – Marina 1) – He’s Not Gay, He’s in a Fraternity  –  Assessing and improving the culture of your chapter for members who are LGBT or questioning, including those who may still be closeted.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.(Ed Block #6 – Seabreeze 2)– #GREEKSlikeus – A Workshop for LGBTQ Greeks Only – A student-facilitated brave space for LGBTQ-identified students to discuss the challenges and successes they have had with their Greek experience

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. – AFLV West Student Luncheon (Grande Ballroom BC)

2:-00 – 3:00 p.m.(Ed Block #7 – Marina 1)Professionals Roundtable on LGBTQ Issues – Discussion for campus and fraternity professionals to discuss strategies to making campuses and national organizations more inclusive.


Featured Speaker – Jessica Pettit – Be the Change You Want to Be!
3:10 – 4:10 P.M. – Nautilus 5

Jessica Pettitt (Delta Gamma) is the “diversity educator” your family warned you about! Jessica draws from her rich and varied experiences to conduct specialized training for student leaders and professionals. Her professional experiences include working in higher educational settings through Multicultural and LGBT Student Services. She has spoken professionally in academic and professional settings, has been a conference keynote speaker, and has even done stand-up comedy! Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes take participants on a journey weaving together politics, theory, current events, and story-telling with large doses of humour. Her expertise is social justice and her mission is to inspire change, dismantle oppression and recognize our privilege. She enlightens audiences about the intersections of marginalized identities including lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender fluid, queer, trans/gender variant, polyamorous and intersex.

4:20 – 5:20 p.m.(Ed Block #9 – Seabreeze 2)  – Queer Greek Life: A Discussion about Queer-Based Sororities and Fraternities in the Greek Community – Information about LGBTQ-focused Greek organizations and ways you can utilize and support such groups on your campus.

5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Marina 1) – Closing the Conversation – Join Jessica Pettitt for a dialogue on how you can take what you’ve learned at the Out & Greek Institute and implement positive change on your campus.

Download the full AFLV West program.

Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBT and ally college students and campus groups. The organization initiated its Lambda 10 Project in 1996 to create visibility and support of LGBT members in fraternities and sororities. Lambda 10 works actively to develop resources and educational materials to educate on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity/sorority experience. www.campuspride.org


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