Billy Boulden

TOPICS

  • Alcohol Awareness

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Building Community

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about Billy

Billy Boulden is fueled by caffeine. With a dabble in corporate America and more than ten years experience in higher education, Billy brings a fun, energetic, positive spin to every encounter. He believes that leadership works best when the heart and the mind are on the same team. When not developing a new idea or program, you can find him playing with his two labs, coaching Crossfit classes, or volunteering for his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi.

 programs

99 Problems (But Is This Drink One?)

 

Everyone drinks, right? 

 

At least that’s how it feels on many college campuses.

 

"School is tough and sometimes I just need a way to relax." 

"Alcohol gives me that liquid courage I’ve always needed to meet a new special someone."

"My friends drink a lot more than me, so everyone just needs to back off." 

Had any of these thoughts?

 

College students continue to engage in some of the most high-risk drinking activities in society. But what if drinking is not the problem? What if instead of focusing on how bad drinking is, there was a way to have real, authentic, honest conversations about how to take care of ourselves and others when alcohol is involved? 

 

Billy developed 99 Problems to engage students in real dialogue around alcohol, choices, and the intersection between them. 

Learning Outcomes

Audience members will...
  • Critically examine their drinking behavior
  • Identify ways to decrease negative consequences associated with alcohol use
  • Evaluate self-care and friendship responsibilities associated with drinking
  • Develop strategies for making smart choices when consuming alcohol
Ideal Audiences
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Residence Life
  • Peer Education
Formats
  • Keynote
  • Workshop

Has Greek Peaked?

 

Imagine you about to embark on the greatest experience of your life. You are about to join an organization that will help you find yourself and become the best version of you.You will build authentic relationships. You will find meaning. You will find purpose. 

 

Now, imagine none of those things come true. 

Sororities and fraternities were designed to cultivate change and create a place for belonging. Whether it was a place to debate conversations in the classroom, creating space for women, or advocating for people of color on a college campus sororities and fraternities mattered.

 

The question is....do we still matter? Are we still relevant? 

 

Billy believes one of the major challenges in sororities and fraternities is that we often rest on our laurels. We look at our accomplishments and we celebrate accolades. While the outside world may believe we have reached our peak, it is time for sorority and fraternity members to show the world new heights. We have to talk about our challenges and create a plan for sororities and fraternities to reach our full potential. 

Learning Outcomes

Audience members will...
  • Reflect on their own sorority or fraternity experience for the purpose of discovering the areas of belonging, mattering, and relevancy
  • Identify experiences and moments when sorority and fraternity was not reaching it's potential
  • Develop a vision for a sorority and fraternity experience that focuses on the mission of their organization
Ideal Audiences
  • ​Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Greek Week Programming

  • New Member Education

Formats
  • Keynote
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