The Phi Gamma Delta Magazine - Spring 2021

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2021 Housing Conference


n January 23, 2021, the 1848 Housing Committee hosted its first standalone Housing Conference. This virtual conference aimed to provide additional resources and information to house corporation members. The Housing Conference included a “State of the Fraternity” address by Archon President Nic Loiacono (Illinois 1974), a keynote speech by Dave Schreck (Kansas State 1969), and eight breakout sessions that attendees could choose from. Seventy-six attendees participated in the fourhour conference. The event was a great success, and our house corporation members were able to take home new ideas and practices to continue to strengthen the operation of their facilities. The conference sessions were recorded and are available on the Fraternity’s YouTube channel.

What Is 1848 Housing? 1848 Housing was created by the Archons to provide housing programming for the Fraternity. Its goal and purpose are to support the Fraternity’s efforts by providing resources and assistance to promote competitive living environments for our undergraduate brothers. While a chapter house is not essential to a positive fraternity experience, we believe that housing is an important aspect of fraternity life and quality, safe housing is important to the longterm success of the Fraternity and its chapters. 1848 Housing has created extensive resources to support house corporations, including those related to facility management & operations, finances, safety & security, fundraising and graduate communications. Learn more at t

Conference Recap By the Numbers

76 Attendees Representing 38 Chapters

Preferred Partners Columns Fundraising CSL Management Holmes Murphy Insurance Upper Crust Food Service

Breakout Sessions • Five Things You Can Do to Improve Your HC in 2021 • Fundraising in 2021: The New Realities • Getting Started with a Reserve Study • Reducing Liability & Exposure • Roundtable Discussions • Ten Reasons to Outsource Your Kitchen Operations • Why Using a Third-Party Management Company Makes Sense in 2021 All session recordings are available at PhiGamHeadquarters. THE PHI GAMMA DELTA