(U.S.) Memorial Day Office Closing
The Fraternity, Theta Foundation, and Fraternity Housing Corporation offices will be closed Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30, in recognition of the (U.S.) Memorial Day holiday.
Since 1959, the Kappa Alpha Theta Educational Leadership Consultant (ELC) program has provided customized education and leadership development support and resources for students to enhance and add value to their collegiate experience. ELCs are recent college graduates who serve in a visible role for Theta through in-person and/or virtual visits. Their term generally spans the academic year.
The ELC Program is sponsored by a grant from Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation.
I love being an ELC because I'm reminded of the power of this organization every day when I meet and work with women from all across the U.S. and Canada who embody the values that helped to guide me through my college experience. Developing relationships with people I want to be like has been a hallmark of my Theta experience since the beginning, and being an ELC has expanded my Theta world so much! I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to mentor and learn from such incredible women.
Being an ELC is one of the most rewarding experiences because it allows you cultivate growth in current Kappa Alpha Theta collegians, connect with alumnae, and encounter immersive scenarios as a young professional. During my time as an ELC, I worked with chapters to utilize the Kappa Alpha Theta experience to hone their individual leadership skills and shape their chapter and society. With each chapter, I challenged each student to consider what it means to be members in their communities and how to push the boundaries of becoming more equitable and inclusive in their spaces on campus. My ELC experience also allowed me to create relationships with impactful mentors at headquarters who have significantly shaped my personal perspective on being a leading woman in the workforce today. I am grateful for the people I've connected with along my journey and for giving me forever friends in my fellow ELC community.
I don't think I can overstate the impact my consultant year had on my confidence, creativity, professional communication, and self-advocacy skills. Working as a full-time traveling consultant, I had the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of leading women working at Theta headquarters as well as universities across the United States and Canada. The most rewarding part of my experience was helping collegians develop leadership skills they will use in their college chapters, personal relationships, and professional pursuits. I would recommend the ELC experience to anyone who wants to get the most from the Greek experience, and help other women do the same.