Meet your #83LS Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lori Hart!
An avid participant in the fraternity/sorority community, Lori has served as an active volunteer for Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity in a variety of roles and she currently serves as the Director of Education Initiatives for Holmes Murphy Fraternal Practice.
Today Dr. Hart visits close to 70 campuses a year, bringing messages about relationships, alcohol education, and fraternity and sorority life. Campus Activities Magazine has recognized Lori as both “Female Performer of the Year” and “Speaker of the Year.” She was awarded with the 2013 Alumnae Woman of Leadership Award at the Alpha Omicron Pi International Convention. In 2014, Lori was recognized by the North American Interfraternity Conference with a Silver Medal for her work in prevention and in 2016 was awarded the Jack L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.
Dr. Lori Hart has an undergraduate degree in Education from Auburn University, a master’s degree in Education from the University of Montevallo and a doctorate degree in Higher Education from Georgia State University.
Lori currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family. Lori and her husband happily juggle raising four children ranging in age from two to eighteen. In her spare time, she loves to box with her trainer, volunteer at her church and walk her two Golden Retriever dogs.
About the Keynote:
Just about any sorority or fraternity member has heard the term “The Pillars of Greek Life.” When asked what the pillars represent, most members can easily rattle off the terms “brotherhood & sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, service & philanthropy” and for the most part, we have communities and chapters excelling in these areas. But, in these same communities, we are also excelling in hazing, drug use, assault and high-risk drinking. Perhaps this year, we need to re-frame this conversation. If we truly want to be brothers and sisters, we need to focus on a pillar of “safety” to ensure that all members, new members and guests are treated with dignity and respect and we keep each other safe because that is what real friendship is about and that is what being a good human being is truly about.