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because I said I would.
Alex Sheen | @bcisaidiwould 

because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 9.81M promise cards to more than 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions and his promises have been shared virally around the world.

For more about Alex, visit because i said i would.



End Hazing Now
The Piazza, Gruver, & Braham Families

AFLV is a proud partner in the Anti-Hazing Coalition. Through new content and experiences, we continue to engage fraternity/sorority communities in the fight to end hazing. As part of that effort, the Piazza, Gruver, and Braham families will be joining us to tell their stories and call us to action in the fight to end hazing.


For more about the Anti-Hazing Coalition, click here.

What the Fear? Being Fearless While Greek
Darryl Bellamy Jr. | @bellamyinspires | Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

With a collection of over 7K, Darryl has amassed the most extensive collection of written fears from students, many from fraternity/sorority leaders around the country. When he first started collecting them from students, he was taken aback by the vulnerability, self-awareness, and rawness of students’ written concerns. What the Fear? acknowledges that fraternity/sorority members do great things on their campuses, but the keynote also challenges communities to do more to create a culture of pushing through comfort to speak up and make courageous moves for their organizations, campus communities, and their own lives.


By learning The Fearless Formula, students will leave feeling energized and inspired to create a lasting legacy, challenge the status-quo on their campuses, and lead in spite of fear. They will also receive a special gift used by thousands of students to push through fear long after leaving AFLV!


Learn more about Darryl by visiting CAMPUSPEAK.


#AFLVCentral Conference Game Changers

 Friday, February 8

Black Greeks for Black Lives: The Role of BGLOs in Racial Justice Work
Aleidra Allen | @klassy_lei | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

As we live through the movement for Black lives and racial (in)justice continues to be a daily point of discussion, some have asked: how are Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) contributing to the movement? The founding of each of these organizations was a revolutionary act, and many of the organizations’ most notable members were activists and advocates for social change. But what will be the legacy of BGLOs in this current movement? Are our members, chapters, and organizations engaged? Should we be or shouldn't we? What can we do? 

If you have thought about any of these questions, come hear Aleidra Allen, creator of the Black Greeks for Black Lives (BG4BL) campaign, share her perspective on the role of BGLOs in social justice movements, and how BGLOs can be advocates for racial justice through both shifting their internal culture, and getting involved in external efforts.

To learn more about Aleidra, click here.


Collaboration Over Competition
Alexa Carlin | @AlexaRoseCarlin

Let’s be honest, being confident is hard. Think back to the last time you felt most confident. What were you doing, who were you with, what do you think impacted your level of confidence? In today’s society, it’s so easy to fall into the comparison mindset. Sorority women are inundated with messages and the pressure to be perfect that it can become paralyzing and create an unhealthy competitive environment.


As the founder of the largest event for female Change Leaders, Alexa has discovered that the key to success is empowering women to collaborate versus compete. In order to achieve this in your organization, leaders must first develop their own self-confidence. This program will help you create a collaborative and inclusive sorority environment, while offering you tools to develop your own confidence and learn how to break through the fear holding you back from becoming an authentic leader.


Learn more about Alexa by visiting CAMPUSPEAK.


Work in Progress: Men
James Robilotta | @JamesTRobo | Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Men, 2017 and 2018 have been illuminating and important years for us. In your past when you were challenged what was your response? Did you get defensive? Did you make excuses? Did you try to shift blame? Did you listen? Did you seek to understand? It’s time to be reflective and not just reactive. Men we have a choice to make: are we going to be cool or are we going to be great? In this program we will laugh at ourselves while analyzing deep topics such as fear, coping mechanisms, and love. Specifically we will discuss how our new member processes and our brotherhood are helping and hurting our progress. We are not where we need to be yet, men. Do you have courage to join me in putting in the work?


Learn more about James by visiting CAMPUSPEAK.


The Drunk Feminist
Lori Hart | @DrLoriHart | Alpha Omicron Pi

Let’s talk about being a feminist. Let’s talk about being drunk. Let’s talk about the intersection. About the time many of our founders were creating our organizations, the term “feminism” actually appeared in the late 1880s. Our founders were the first feminists and they possibly had never heard of the term. Today women, including sorority women, have potential to do anything. We can vote, we out earn men, we can go to the moon. We can be feminists. We can also drink…a lot. This keynote will intersect the ideas of feminism and alcohol. This is a conversation around biology, leadership, respect for policy, and a belief that sorority women can change the world.


Learn more about Lori by visiting The Catalyst Agency.


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