Michael Vincent Greco is currently an undergraduate student at Central Michigan University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education for Secondary Social Studies Education while minoring in History and Leadership in Student Affairs.
His passion for a career in Higher Education and Student Affairs began in the fall of 2014 when he became a Resident Assistant in Robinson and Barnes Halls in the northern part of campus at Central Michigan University. This experience helped him realize his passion towards helping first generation, LGBTQ+, and first year students transfer to college. He learned from residents with these experiences, which helped shape his understanding of diversity, equity, and self-love. From here, he decided to pursue further opportunities and experiences to help the field of higher education one college student at a time.
He became more involved on campus as he eventually became an Orientation Mentor where he helped incoming students become acclimated to campus during the summer of 2015, and during the school year as well for transfer students. He also became a Campus Ambassador Touring Coordinator during the spring of 2016 where he helped train volunteer students on campus become tour guides.
Other professional experiences include a competitive ACUHO-I (Association for College Undergraduate Housing Officers-International) Internship at the University of Chicago during the summer of 2016. His position as a Summer Conference Coordinator involved supervising the residence halls and facilities operations during the summertime at the university, advising a team of nine graduate and undergraduate interns, working with numerous campus partners, and coordinating the visiting of seven conferences during the summer. The following summer, he pursued a Conference Hall Director at Central Michigan University in the summer of 2017 where he worked closely to house Special Olympics Michigan, six other conferences, and perform on duty rotations to ensure residents during the summer were in a safe, inclusive environment during their experiences.
His leadership experiences include being involved with Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at Central Michigan University where he served as chapter secretary, philanthropy chair, vice-president, and President of the chapter. He also started the Collegiate Association of Student Affairs at Central Michigan University to help undergraduate students prepare for involvement in the field of higher education. He was also involved with Residence Hall Assembly through his hall freshman year, and served as an undergraduate student conduct officer.
Volunteering is one of his favorite things to be part of. He has participated in multiple Alternative Breaks programs which focused on State Parks and Preservation, Hunger and Homelessness, and Natural Disaster Restoration where he helped build homes in New Orleans. With his involvement in Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, he raised over $3,000 in one semester as a philanthropy chair for the SeriousFun Network, an organization which gives terminally ill children a summer camp experience free of charge. He went and volunteered at a SeriousFun Network camp (Flying Horse Farms in Mt. Gilead, Ohio) to work with terminally ill children and their families. He also worked with Dance United, an event at Central Michigan University that helps raise money for the United Way of Gratiot and Isabella Counties where he served as Co-Chair for the 2017 year.
Michael enjoys publishing and presenting work as well and has been featured on the ACUHO-I website, GLACUHO Trends, and other works.
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