CONTACTING OUR CHAPTERS
Based on the sheer volume our office receives, we will be unable to respond to and/or distribute volunteer opportunities to our fraternities & sororities. Please contact the FAU Center for Civic Engagement & Service at www.fau.edu/volunteer to secure information on sharing your organization’s opportunities with the FAU student body.
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
FAU Student Union - (UN Room 218)
777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431
Director, Student Involvement
Shontae White is the Director of Student Involvement. Shontae comes to us from the University of Florida where he served as the assistant director of Student Activities and Involvement for nine years. Prior to that he worked as Program Advisor for five years at the University of Connecticut and the director of Student Activities for two years at the University of The Arts.
He is heavily involved in NASPA, NACA and ACPA. He is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. where he holds various leadership positions in the district and region. Shontae is a proud Temple Owl where he received his BA in Theater.
Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life (CPA, IFC)
Elaine Jahnsen joined the Student Involvement staff in January 2014 as the Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life overseeing the College Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council. Elaine received her Master's Degree in Higher Education Leadership from FAU in May 2013, where she worked as a Graduate Assistant for Student Conduct and Orientation. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a minor in Journalism from Stetson University. She is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), and serves as a Province President for her Greek organization, Zeta Tau Alpha.
Assistant Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life (NPHC, MGC)
LaVar Jamison was named Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life June of 2013 where he advises the governing councils of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC).
LaVar serves as a liaison to all NPHC and MGC chapter advisors and the Councils’ member organizations national offices. LaVar also advises Order of Omega Honor Society and directs the scholarship initiatives within the fraternity and sorority community. He also serves as the co-advisor to the Sunshine State Classic Stepshow Committee.
LaVar began employment at FAU in the Summer of 2012. Prior to joining the Student Involvement Team, LaVar worked in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). While in OMA, LaVar worked with the cultural clubs serving as an advisor attending meetings, holding 1:1s and assisted in the planning of large signature events for the groups. In addition to the aforementioned, LaVar facilitated diversity activities with SLS classes and as needed for various campus partners when requested. LaVar is a student-centered professional who keeps a 24 hour work schedule in an effort to meet with students and student groups when time permits for them.
LaVar received his Bachelor’s Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. LaVar also attended the University of Miami where he completed his Master’s degree. While there, LaVar lived-on and volunteered in many capacities with Housing and Residential Life, student groups and served as advisor for the Omicron Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., which won scholastic accolades for multiples years as well as chapter of the year while under his guidance. LaVar has been the advisor for the chapter at UM for nearly ten years and has won Advisor of the year for the two past years.
Graduate Assistant, Fraternity & Sorority Life