Each February, nearly 600 fraternity leaders throughout the southeastern U.S. converge on Atlanta to attend the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference Leadership Academy. The Academy is a three-day educational conference, starting February 19th and ending the 21st, that features something for everyone, regardless of his/her role in the fraternity community.
Well-known educational speakers anchor the Academy curriculum. At least one general session covering broad fraternity issues is scheduled each day. Smaller, more-intimate breakout sessions are also scheduled daily. Breakout sessions provide a variety of opportunities to discuss specific challenges, learn new ideas and interact with fraternity leaders from around the region. Both students and advisors will find programming geared specifically toward their varied interests and challenges.
The Leadership Academy also hosts the SEIFC Annual Business Meeting. At this meeting, each member institution is eligible to vote on SEIFC business, including the election of the new Executive Board. Since SEIFC is largely a student-run organization, the election of new officers is always a highlight of the Academy.
The SEIFC Awards Banquet wraps up the Academy each year. Member institutions and individuals are recognized for their hard work as well as their outstanding service and dedication to the fraternity movement.
Of course, there is also plenty of time for fun. Whatever your interests, Atlanta offers a number of sights, sounds and flavors. The Leadership Academy is held at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, which is in close proximity to MARTA, Buckhead and Lenox Mall.