On this episode of the podcast we sat down with Megan Munley, the Assistant Director of Student Life, to talk about what she does!
Munley says, “I have the privilege of working primarily with our fraternities and sororities here on campus.” She goes on to say that she also works along side the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA), the Student Life Office, and the student staff. As a member of a sorority herself, she fell in love with fraternity and sorority life which inspired her to get her master’s degree in higher education administration so that she could continue working with fraternities and sororities as a career.
Munley directly works with all 13 of Clarkson’s fraternities and sororities. There are nine fraternities and four sororities on campus. Munley’s role specifically is to “…work directly with all the chapter presidents, with our Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) and our Panhellenic Council.” She meets with all of these groups and individuals one-on-one, helps them with team building/bonding, chapter management, time management, and everything and anything in between!
She also specifically works along side Kristen Avery, our Associate Director of Student Life, and Tamera Rizk, the Assistant Dean of Students for the Office of Student Life. Her primary role however, is working with the fraternities and sororities.
When asked what her favorite part of her job is, Munley replied “… my favorite part about my job is seeing the impact of being a member of a fraternity or sorority has on a student.” Munley loved being a part of a sorority in her undergraduate years. She thinks it is so important to be involved with extracurriculars and to be well-rounded. She wants students to be not only great at what they do, but she encourages students to be great as individuals.
Munley goes on to talk about what her schedule normally looks like, working with both CUSA and all of the fraternities and sororities. “…some days there is lots and lots going on, and some days my calendar is super free. So it depends on the day.” It all depends on what is going on and what each group needs. This ranges from recruitment, to training, to events. She takes it day-to-day.
When asked what is something she would change about fraternity or sorority life, Munley responded, “I think the only thing I would improve, and the one thing I’ve noticed since day one here, is I want everyone to play nicely in the sand box together.” Munley has noticed that there isn’t enough cross-collaboration between the different groups, and she hopes that is something she can begin to change.
If you have any questions about student life or fraternities and sororities, feel free to reach out to Megan Munley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on Fraternity and Sorority Life at Clarkson, check out Nicole Onyia’s blog about all of the different fraternities and sororities on campus.