Elevate Welcome

We are so excited to welcome you to Elevate, SDT’s premier training and development program!

Chapter Officers and Regional Chapter Support Volunteers will increase their leadership abilities through interactive sessions, peer-to-peer learning, and best-practice sharing.

  • Chapter Executive Board members are expected to attend the entire Saturday session (9 am–5 pm) only.
  • Regional Chapter Support Volunteers (Chapter Advisors, Regional and Leadership Development Directors, and Chapter Services and Recruitment Coordinators) are expected to attend the entire Saturday and Sunday sessions.
  • Other volunteers who live near any of these cities are invited to join Elevate on Saturday evening for dinner and volunteer-focused programming.

Regions & Dates

The events take place on Saturday and Sunday, but we understand some women will be traveling the Friday before.


Upstate East Region
February 1 & 2
Albany, NY — Hampton Inn Albany-Downtown
Chapters: Binghamton, Cortland, New Paltz, Oneonta, Plattsburgh, Union

New England Region
February 1 & 2
Boston, MA — Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Chapters: Boston University, Brandies, Hartford, JWU, Northeastern, UMass Amherst, URI, Western Conn

Upstate West Region
February 8 & 9
Buffalo, NY — Embassy Suites Buffalo
Chapters: Buffalo, Buffalo State, Cornell, Geneseo, Oswego, Rochester, Syracuse

South Region
February 8 & 9
Atlanta, GA — Homewood Suites Atlanta Airport North
Chapters: Alabama, Charleston, Emory, Georgia, Texas, Tulane

Florida Region
February 15 & 16
Tampa, FL — Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Chapters: FSU, Miami, Nova Southeastern, South Florida, Tampa

POM Region
February 15 & 16
Ann Arbor, MI — The Kensington
Chapters:  Kent State, Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Pittsburgh

New Jersey Region
February 22 & 23
New Brunswick, NJ — Hilton East Brunswick
Chapters: Manhattan, Montclair, Pace, Ramapo, Rowan, Rutgers, Rutgers Camden, Stevens, Stockton

Mid-Atlantic Region
February 22 & 23
Washington, DC — Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC
Chapters: American, George Washington University, Maryland, Penn, York

NYC/LI Region
February 29 & March 1
Long Island, NY — Long Island Marriott
Chapters: Adelphi, Columbia, Farmingdale, LIU Post, Queens, Stony Brook

Midwest Region
February 29 & March 1
Indianapolis, IN — Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport
Chapters: Bradley, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin



  • 8 am: Volunteers arrive
  • 9 am: Collegians check in
  • 5 pm: Collegian programming ends
  • 6 pm: Volunteer dinner and programming begins
  • 10 pm: Volunteer programming ends (may go longer)


  • 8 am:  Volunteer programming begins
  • 1 pm:  Volunteer programming ends

Fees, Terms & Conditions

For chapter officers and Regional Chapter Support Volunteers, the National Organization will pay the majority of your expenses (including travel and lodging if necessary, and some meals). Please reference these important travel guidelines prior to registration.

The cost for collegiate attendees is $20 per person, and will be invoiced to the chapter after registration is received. Payment will be due prior to the event. In the event of a cancellation by any individual, the chapter will need to find a replacement. If no replacement can be found, the individual and/or chapter will be responsible for any costs incurred (including meals, travel and/or hotel charges, and fees).