|Through meaningful conversations and collaborative siblinghood, establishing Meeting in the Middle, will foster the opportunity for UTK sorority and fraternity life members to learn how to integrate group dynamics that foster a diverse and inclusive culture of care and respect.|
Meeting in the Middle Goals
In alignment with the Division of Student Life’s Tactical Plan Priority 2-Collaborative Excellence and Priority 5-Campus Culture and Environment
2.4 Cultivate relationships with external stakeholders (for example, families, alumni, organizations, employers, and nonprofits) to develop mutually beneficial partnerships
5.3 Develop and promote intentional opportunities to engage with diverse communities.
The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life has partnered with The Cross, a local non-profit agency, to development relationship building opportunities within the sorority and fraternity community.
Student Leadership Competencies
Group Dynamics: “Organizations can be living entities, with the organization and its individuals creating and sustaining their own sense of culture, norms, and practices. Leaders need to understand the organization and also to anticipate, navigate, mitigate, and respond effectively to the behaviors of the organization and those in it to lead most effectively in the organizational context” (Seemiller, 2014).