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Since 1992, we have hosted the Fraternal House Directors Conference which helps fraternity/sorority housing professionals improve their skills and efficiency while becoming more aware of the value and importance of their roles. The Fraternal Housing Conference is the premier opportunity for fraternity and sorority House Directors to gain valuable skills and keep up with the issues that impact them in today’s ever changing campus environment.


At the conference, housing professionals of all types will learn to create appropriate and effective relationships with their many constituencies (students, parents, alumni, faculty, vendors, and house employees). The goal of the conference is to provide housing professionals with unique and comprehensive skills and knowledge that encourage teamwork, leadership, fraternal values, and effective use of resources while supporting the shared mission of fraternities/sororities and the university. Conference participants will develop skills in problemsolving, communication, resource allocation, and facility management and will leave the conference with a better understanding of issues and trends affecting higher education.


The conference education draws from major areas of focus that housing professionals have identified as their key interests. Some of the topics we plan to discuss at this year’s conference include: • Title IX & Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know • Best Practices in Facility Management • Working with Today’s College Student • Managing Emergencies & Reducing Risk • Participant Idea & Resource Sharing • Personal Development

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration for First Time Attendees

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Dinner Cruise on the Willamette River

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Activity: Historic Pittock Mansion Tour 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration & First Timer Orientation Opening Session

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

5:00 p.m.

Evening and Dinner on Your Own

9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Educational Programs

Portland Food Truck Lunch Event & Sight Seeing Complimentary Evening Reception


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Network with Conference Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Educational Programs

Lunch and Group Photo Educational Programs

Evening and Dinner on your Own

Complimentary Evening Reception

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

12:00 p.m.

Depart for Airport or Begin Post Conference Trip

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Session Lunch at Hotel

CONFERENCE EXCURSIONS PRE-CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, JUNE 25 PITTOCK MANSION & URBAN WINERY TOUR The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. After the tour, the group will visit an Urban Winery for a tour with wine tasting and lunch.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25 DOWNTOWN DINNER CRUISE A vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and city lights. This cruise on the Willamette River goes through the city and underneath Portland’s beautiful city bridges. An evening filled to the brim with festive cuisine, locally sourced and prepared fresh on board, entertainment, and live performances.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 BUS TOUR OF PORTLAND FEATURING STOPS AT PORTLAND ROSE GARDEN & JAPANESE GARDEN Portland’s International Rose Test Garden, unofficially known as the Portland Rose Garden, features more than 10,000 roses and spectacular views of downtown and Mount Hood. The Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of meticulously maintained, tranquil beauty. Proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

POST CONFERENCE EXCURSIONS SUNDAY, JUNE 26 COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE & WATERFALLS TOUR Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall making it Oregon’s number one public destination. Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies usually being highest during winter and spring.

MONDAY, JUNE 27 OREGON COAST & OLD GROWTH FOREST The perfect combination of stunning Oregon Coast and coastal old growth forest filled with Cedars, Douglas firs, and giant old growth Stika Spruce Trees! The Oregon coastline is graced with unforgettable vistas, dramatic cliffs, offshore monolith, and beaches. Stops include Oswald State Park, charming town of Cannon Beach, and Haystack Rock Marine Sanctuary.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 WILLAMETTE VALLEY WINE TOUR Sit back and enjoy the best wines on this distinguished wine tasting tour through Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Located less than an hour from Portland, The Willamette Valley is home to hundreds of vineyards and six distinct American Viticultural Areas. Sample the pinots that have put this wine country on the map and enjoy a day amidst the beauty of wine country.

Conference Registration

Conference Guest

Pre-Conference Excursion

Post Conference Excursion

Early Bird Rate

Regular Rate

Late Online Rate













$640.00 N/A


$690.00 N/A

Early Bird Registration ends on Wednesday, April 20. Regular registration will close on Wednesday, May 4. Online registration closes Wednesday, May 25. After this date, participants can register on-site.


GUESTS Would you like to bring a friend or a family member to the conference? Go ahead… Be our guest! During the conference, your guest will join you for all the scheduled meals (opening dinner, two lunches, and the closing brunch) and the city tour. During the educational sessions, your guest can pass the time in a myriad of ways. Guests will be provided with a packet of information about activities to fill their “free time.” Please make sure to register them at


We are pleased to continue to offer the Shelley Sutherland Scholarship. In honor of Shelley, a longtime leader in the fraternal community, these scholarships are specifically designed for those participating in the Fraternal Housing Conference. Criteria: Preference will be given to individual(s) who have not attended the conference. Amount: Two (2) registration scholarships are available ($540 each).


The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square, located beside Washington Square shopping mall. This unique location offers central access to some of the best-known Portland attractions. Each attendee is responsible for making his/her hotel reservations. Room rates: Two Double Beds: $174/night plus taxes and fees King Bed: $164/night plus taxes and fees

AFLV has reserved a limited number of rooms at this special contracted rate. Rooms are available on a first come/first serve basis. Reservations can be made by calling 503-526-6161 or online at Please reference the date of arrival and group code XFV or AFLV Fraternal House Directors Conference 2016 block when calling into reservations.

Travel into the Portland International Airport (PDX). Attendees should arrive prior to sessions beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. To get to the Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square hotel from the airport, taxis are located center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway on the baggage claim level. Alternatively, shared-ride shuttles are available at a less expensive cost.

The conference will end on Sunday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m. Departing flights should be booked after 2:30 p.m. that Sunday for those not staying the for the post conference. Post conference attendees should book departing flights for Wednesday, June 29.

P.O. Box 1576 Fort Collins, CO 80522

2016 Fraternal House Directors Conference  
2016 Fraternal House Directors Conference