• Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    A Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    A Division of Student Affairs

Fraternity & Sorority Life Staff

Allison Commings

Allison Commings

Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
(615) 898-5812
Allison.Commings@mtsu.edu

Allison Commings serves as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Middle Tennessee State University. Allison works in conjunction with the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life to provide oversight of leadership development and programming for 23 fraternities and sororities associated with the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council. Prior to coming to MTSU, Allison served as Risk Management Educator at Texas A&M University. Allison worked with over 900 student organizations on risk management implementation and event planning and also served as the Panhellenic Council Advisor. This was a split position between the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Student Activities.

Allison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Eastern Kentucky University and earned a Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. Prior to receiving her Master’s degree, Allison worked for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for two years as a Leadership Development Consultant where she colonized a new chapter of Pi Beta Phi at New York University and traveled to more than 35 campuses in the United States and Canada. She has also served as a facilitator and volunteer for a variety of organizations and programs including: Beta Theta Pi’s John and Nellie Wooden Institute for Men of Principle, NIC’s Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute, and Lambda Chi Alpha’s Stead Leadership Seminar.


Donald Abels

Donald Abels

Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Life
(615) 898-5812
Donald.Abels@mtsu.edu

Donald currently serves as the coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In conjunction with the director, Donald’s primary responsibilities include providing education, support and guidance to the Interfraternity Council in the areas of organizational development, recruitment, new member programs, event programming, and risk prevention. Donald also oversees all social media operations within the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) by developing and executing specific campaigns and initiatives related to engagement, retention, marketing, and branding. Donald joined the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership team at Middle Tennessee State University in 2012 as the graduate assistant for leadership and service. He worked with over 300 student organizations and coordinated involvement opportunities.

Donald received a Master’s of Education degree (M.Ed) in Administration and Supervision: Higher Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communication and became certified as an Experiential Learning Scholar at Middle Tennessee State University. Donald’s professional memberships include the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors and the Association for Student Conduct Administration. Donald has served as a cluster facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute, where he worked directly with students for six days as they were immersed in a powerful curriculum, which challenged participants to lead with integrity while developing a healthy disregard for the impossible. Additionally, Donald is a graduate of the Fraternity Executives Association’s Interfraternity Institute.