Elevate 2021 Agenda

10:00am ET

Introduction Video
Elevate Team

10:15am ET

Level UP: Setting the Tone for Inclusion on Campus
Chevara Orrin- Keynote Speaker

We are all part of a bigger story. Despite our seemingly obvious differences, we are connected by common threads of humanity. Oftentimes, it’s easier to stay within our comfort zones and the safety of what’s familiar. However, growth comes from exploring the uncomfortable and challenging ourselves to be curious about others’ unique experiences. Why does diversity matter on a college campus, anyway? As the daughter of a white, Jewish mother and black father, Chevara has explored intersectionality and navigated the complexity of cultural identity since childhood. She inspires audiences with her extraordinary journey of humorous and tragic family stories and a passion to help people discover common connections.

11:30am ET

SDT Ritual Review
Debbie Eleftheriou National President 2016-2018

This session will provide an opportunity to reflect on our values, Purpose and Ritual.

12:00pm ET

Lunch and Learn Q&A Panel Discussions

These panel sessions will provide sisters with an opportunity to hear from volunteers and professionals about a variety of topics including from the SDT Board of Directors, SDT Past National Presidents, about SDT Leadership Opportunities, Philanthropy and more. Attendees will hear about successful experiences, leadership tips, the importance of the programming, and have the opportunity to ask questions. 

1:00pm ET

Chapter Hot Topic Connections
Sigma Delta Tau Collegian Leadership Team

Participants will come together to discuss hot topics with similar chapters. This session will provide the unique opportunity for collegians to think critically about current challenges such as financial sustainability or remote engagement with chapters who operate in similar ways or have similar characteristics. Participants will participate in guided conversation, network with members of like chapters, and leave with actionable strategies to take back to their chapters.

2:00pm ET

Chapter-Led Inspiration Sessions*
Chapter Leaders

During Elevate, each chapter will have the opportunity to speak and present to fellow attendees on a best practice, excellent program they host or system that works well for them during “Inspiration Sessions”. These 6-minute talks, similar to a mini-TED talk, will be presented live in rapid succession by one chapter after another.

3:00pm ET

Closing Video
Elevate Team