Our Mission

RISE challenges students to step up, take action, and use their values to change the world. We provide training and tools to build leadership, boost involvement, and create a positive student experience.

Our Vision

We aspire to create a world where…

  • Every member is actively contributing to the success of their student organization.
  • Students have the skills, knowledge, and resources to change the world.
  • Higher education professionals can demonstrate measurable results of their work.
  • Fraternities and sororities are recognized as a necessary and irreplaceable part of the collegiate experience.
  • The work of student and community development is driven by science, not sentiment.

Our Principles

When it was created, RISE’s founders wrote down four central principles that would guide the decisions and operations of the organization on a daily basis. Like the fraternities and sororities we serve, these principles came to define our name and continue to direct our decisions.


We cultivate healthy, productive relationships with our higher education partners.


We deliver value with rigorous adherence to our principles.


We produce relevant, meaningful results for our clients.


We build knowledge and skills: our own, our clients and our students.

Our Services

Training for Professionals


Our Team

RISE’s team members bring a broad range of expertise on topics throughout higher education. Select their profiles below to learn more about their skills, experience, and background.

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Our Work

Visit our Portfolio to see recent projects and learn more about our work.

Dartmouth Greek Presidents’ Academy
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Illinois New Member Educator’s Institute
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From Hazing to Health at Johns Hopkins
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From Hazing to Health: Drexel University
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Equip: Officer Skills Training at Florida Southern College
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Equip: Officer Skills Training at Monmouth College
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On February 3, 2013, RISE facilitated[…]