2014 Participant Workbook
WELCOME Dear Brothers, Welcome to the Emerging Leaders Academy and to the birthplace of our Order - Historic Lexington Virginia! Thank you for taking the time out of your summer and traveling to ELA. ELA is one of the most exciting programs offered by the Order. Here you’ll meet brothers from all over the country. These will include new initiates, new members hoping to charter their own chapter, officers looking to further their education, and older Active Members who are serving as mentors through the Mock Chapter Experience. You’ll enjoy our general sessions, leadership lecturers, and breakout sessions. Further the Mock Chapter Experience is your time to work through scenarios with fellow brothers, engaging in “mock” activities, the likes of which you’ll encounter in the future. ELA takes place in Historic Lexington. Through our “Historic Tour” series this year, you’ll see the national administrative office, Lee Chapel, WLU, VMI, Marshall Museum, and the Stonewall Jackson Cemetary. Have your iPhones ready. So enjoy the brotherhood. Take heed of the education. Set your personal goals for your enagement in the chapter and identify areas of KA operations that YOU can impact. If you take a leadership role this coming year (elections are in November) you’ll be leading your chapter clear through the 150th Anniversary of our Order. The quest continues... my best wishes to you this week and beyond! Fraternally,
Larry Stanton Wiese Executive Director
GENTLEMENâ€™S CODE You are representing your college or university, chapter, province, and the Order. Remember that all of your actions will reflect upon their images. Watch your language. Arrive to sessions on time and make sure to bring your manual, something to write with, and nametag. Make sure all your chapter members attend as well. Be courteous during general sessions and refrain from disturbing others and talking loudly. Do not use your phone during general sessions and group discussion meetings. Do post positive ideas, pictures, or new thoughts on social media during breaks. Keep noise down in dorm rooms. Other staff may be around and you do not want to disturb anyone. WLU security has the contact information for the national staff. Complete your conference evaluation when you receive your survey link. Your feedback is important so that we can continue to make this program better every year. Remember, much time and effort has gone in to planning ELA and many volunteers are giving their time this weekend. You are required to attend all activities. Finally, remember you may not leave campus unless scheduled or approved by Brent Fellows or Dustin Brann and that you must follow the checkout procedures on Saturday morning.
SOCIAL MEDIA Share your thoughts!
Get a head start on getting your brothers on board with new ideas and goals. Share what you are learning at ELA on social media. Remember, your alumni are watching. Your school is watching. Share with them the great plans you are developing!
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Use the hashtag #KAELA on all social media & tag @kappaalphaorder as well!
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SCHEDULE TUESDAY - JUNE 3 2:00pm
Conference Registration Opens, National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill
Dinner, Mulberry Hill
6:30-10:00pm Mock Chapter Advisor Training, Mulberry Hill 6:30-10:00pm STEWARDS OF THE ORDER: OPENING SESSION, Mountain City Masonic Lodge #67
WEDNESDAY - JUNE 4 8:00am
Breakfast, WLU Elrod Commons - Marketplace
9:00-12noon Mock Chapter Advisor Training (continued), Mulberry Hill 9:00-12noon STEWARDS OF THE ORDER: SECOND SESSION, Mt. City Lodge 12noon
Lunch, WLU - Market Place
Conference Registration Opens, Mulberry Hill Historic Tour of Lexington I: National Administrative Office
Mock Chapter Advisor Training (continued), Mulberry Hill
STEWARDS OF THE ORDER (continued), Mt. City Lodge
Dinner, WLU - Marketplace
6:30pm Welcome & State of the Order, VMI - Marshall Hall Dustin Brann, Director of Leadership Education 7:00pm
Leadership Lecturer - I, VMI - Marshall Hall SGM E. Kent McMichael (Beta Commission - VMI â€˜95), Archivist
Mock Chapter Mtg. #1: Introduction to the Experience, VMI - Marshall Hall
The Moral Compass for the Modern Gentleman, VMI - Marshall Hall Brent W. Fellows, Assistant Executive Director for Chapter Services
9:00pm Academic Performance: Overcoming the Minimum, VMI - Marshal Hall Dustin Brann, Director of Leadership Education 9:30pm
Recruitment 101, VMI - Marshall Hall Anthony Graziani, Director of Chapter Development
Mock Chapter Mtg. #2: KA Values in Action, WLU - Evans Dining Hall
SCHEDULE THURSDAY - JUNE 5 7:30am
Breakfast, WLU - Marketplace
GENERAL SESSION #1: RISK MANAGEMENT: Overview of the Policy, WLU - Evans Dustin Brann, Director of Leadership Education & Brent W. Fellows, Assistant Executive Director for Chapter Services Mock Chapter #3 - Understanding Risk Management, WLU - Evans
9:15am The RoundTable - Overview of The Crusade, WLU - Science Bldg. Room 114 Brent Fellows, Assistant Executive Director for Chapter Services Academic Performance: How to Achieve a 3.0 Chapter GPA & New Member Education: Implementing an Inspirational Leadership Program, WLU - Science 214 Brent Buswell, Associate Director for Chapter Services Calling Emerging Leaders: An Approach to Involvement & Participation, WLU - Evans Greg Waterworth, Associate Director for Chapter Services Risk Management: Creating a Safe Environment in Your Chapter, WLU - Stackhouse Theater David Merrill, Senior Associate Director for Chapter Services Certified Chapter Recruiter Course, WLU - Elrod Commons Room 345 Anthony Graziani, Director of Chapter Development 10:15
Officersâ€™ Training School, WLU - Evans
Historic Tour of Lexington II: Lee Chapel & WLU Colonnade
Lunch, WLU - Markeplace
GENERAL SESSION #2 - WE EARN OUR BADGE EVERY DAY, WLU - Evans Dave Westol, CEO of Limberlost Consulting
2:45pm The RoundTable - Overview of the Four Phases, WLU - Science 114 Dustin Brann, Director of Leadership Education Academic Performance: How to Achieve a 3.0 Chapter GPA & New Member Education: Implementing an Inspirational Leadership Program, WLU - Science 214 Brent Buswell, Associate Director for Chapter Services Motivation and Leadership, WLU - Evans Dave Westol, CEO of Limberlost Consulting Council of Honor: The Importance of Education after Initiation, WLU - Stackhouse Theater Tullis Beasley, Associate Director for Chapter Services Certified Chapter Recruiter Course, WLU - Commons 345 Jeremy Duke, Associate Director for Chapter Development Blake Berkbeugler, Associate Director for Chapter Development
4:00pm Leadership Lecturer - II, A Few Pieces of Silver, WLU - Evans Kenny Davis (Beta Delta - Georgetown College ‘68), Captain of 1972 US Olympic Basketball Team 5:30pm
Dinner, WLU - Marketplace
STEWARDS OF THE ORDER: THIRD SESSION, Mt. City Lodge
GENERAL SESSION #3: Responsibilities of Brotherhood, WLU - Evans Jeremy Duke, Associate Director for Chapter Development
Mock Chapter Mtg. #4 - Active Chapter Minimum Expectations, Hull’s Drive-In Theater Drive In Movie Brotherhood Experience
Mock Chapter Mtg. #5 - The Chapter Meeting, WLU - Meeting Rooms
FRIDAY - JUNE 6 7:30am
Breakfast, WLU - Market Place
STEWARDS OF THE ORDER - FOURTH SESSION, Mt. City Lodge
8:30am Into the Streets Service Projects, WLU - Marketplace Historic Tour of Lexington III: Stonewall Jackson Cemetary, final resting place of founders Mock Chapter Meeting #6 - Project Outreach 12noon
Lunch, WLU - Market Place
1:30pm GENERAL SESSION #4: Power of Social Media, WLU - Evans Jesse S. Lyons, Assistant Executive Director for Advancement 2:30pm
The RoundTable - Overview of the Phases, WLU - Science 114 Anthony Graziani, Director of Chapter Development
Academic Performance: How to Achieve a 3.0 Chapter GPA & New Member Education: An Inspirational Leadership Program, WLU - Science 214 Brent Buswell, Associate Director for Chapter Services George C. Marshall & Samuel Zenas Ammen Awards for Chapter Excellence: Habits of Award Winning Chapters, WLU - Evans Dustin Brann, Director of Leadership Education The Order’s Ceremonies: Induction to Initiation, WLU - Stackhouse Theater (Initiated Members Only) Greg Waterworth, Associate Director for Chapter Services David Merrill, Senior Associate Director for Chapter Services Certified Chapter Recruiter Course, WLU - Commons 345 Jeremy Duke, Associate Director for Chapter Development Blake Berkbeugler, Associate Director for Chapter Development
3:45pm The RoundTable - Implementing The Crusade, Science 114 Dustin Brann, Director of Leadership Education Council of Honor: The Importance of Education after Initiation, Science 214 Tullis Beasley, Associate Director for Chapter Services Calling Emerging Leaders: An Approach to Involvement & Participation, WLU - Evans Greg Waterworth, Associate Director for Chapter Services Risk Management: Creating a Safe Environment, WLU - Stackhouse Theater David Merrill, Senior Associate Director for Chapter Services
Certified Chapter Recruiter Course, WLU Elrod Commons - 345 Anthony Graziani, Director of Leadership Education
GENERAL SESSION #5: Ritual Workshop, WLU - Evans Councilor C. Douglas “Bubba” Simmons III
Founders’ Dinner, WLU Evans Dining Hall
Mock Chapter Meeting #7 - Model Chapter Application
SATURDAY - JUNE 7 7:30am
Breakfast, WLU - Market Place
All attendees must be checked out by 8am
ADCS Interest Breakfast, Mulberry Hill
STEWARDS OF THE ORDER: FIFTH SESSION & FINAL EXAM WLU - Stackhouse Theatre, Room 345, and Chavis Board Room
Leadership Lecture #3 George C. Marshall: Soldier and Statesman, WLU - Evans
Historic Tour of Lexington IV: George C. Marshall Museum (VMI)
10:30am Worship Service & Awards Ceremony, Robert E. Lee Chapel Dwain Knight, National Chaplain 11:30am
Lunch, WLU - Market Place
Mock Chapter Advisors & Stewards of the Order Luncheon, Mulberry Hill Gardens
CHAIN OF COMMAND Knight Commander Province Commander Number I Officers Active Chapter
Stewards of the Order is an interactive, ritual-based workshop that will take place alongside ELA. The program focuses on the symbolism and philosophy of the ritual, as well as the production of the initiation ceremony. If you meet an ELA participant becoming a Steward, ask him to tell you more!
The RoundTable is an intensive educational immersion into the Crusade program. This component of ELA is designed to educate and motivate the â€˜Crusade Commandersâ€™, who are responsible for overseeing and ensuring the success of the program in their chapter. This program is sponsored through the support of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation.
EDUCATION General Sessions & Leadership Lecturers - Large group
Throughout the weekend, you’ll hear from experts in their fields, higher education professionals, leadership lecturers, and prestigous KAs. Topics will include Ritual, Risk Management, Public Relations & Crisis Management, Leadership, Accountability, Recruitment, Membership Education, Academics, and more.
Mock Chapter Experience - Small group
This experience brings an array of undergraduates and Associate Directors from various backgrounds into Mock “Chapters.” Peers are selected by the National Administrative Office Staff based on their prior experience with programs, national involvement and exceptional leadership of their own chapter. These men are designated as Mock Chapter Advisors, serving in a role similar to a chapter advisor and help you navigate this experience. They are your peers, but in an advisory or mentoring role.
Breakout Discussions - Operational-based
Throughout this program we will gather with experts in KA chapter operations to address specific needs of our chapters. During each Breakout Discussion, you will have time to ask questions about your goals and needs, interact and meet others who specifically need assistance in an area, and plan out a strategy to improve or learn more.
Through our Into the Streets experience, you will participate in various community service activities in Lexington and Rockbridge County. You’ll meet folks that you are helping, bond with your brothers, learn more about serivce, and then digest the entire experience with your Mock Chapter.
What better way to ignite your KA spirit than to visit our most important locations. From the National Administrative Office to the George C. Marshall Museum, you’ll learn more about KA, our history and values, and spend time learning how to connect these important sites and stories into your own leadership experience.
SPEAKERS & FACULTY Knight Commander William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta - William Jewell ‘57) was born and raised in Concordia, Missouri. His first job was waiting tables in his parents’ restaurant. He began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in St. Louis in 1959. He progressed through jobs in Missouri, Georgia, Texas, and Kansas. In 1992, he became President of Southwestern Bell of Texas where he headed a workforce of 30,000 employees. He retired in 1998 as Senior Executive Vice President of SBC, Inc., which became AT&T. Bill now serves on several boards including that of his alma mater, William Jewell College. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. Knight Commander Dreyer is a member of the Courts of Honor for the Ammen, Mikell, Walsh, Wood, Chiles, Irwin, and Smith Provinces. C. Douglas Simmons III (Beta Tau - Mississippi State ‘95) currently serves as a member of the Executive Council. He previously served as the Commander of Irwin Province from 2005-2008. He is a former staff member of the National Administrative Office where he worked as an Educational and Leadership Consultant from 1998-2000. For the past several years, he has taught many undergraduates about the customs of the Order at several national conferences and province councils across the country. He has been a faculty member for every Stewards of the Order session. He resides in Greenville, Mississippi where he is a cotton, rice and soybean producer. Dwain Knight (Delta Kappa - Stephen F. Austin ‘04) is the National Chaplain of the Order and has held that distinction since 2009. Prior to 2009 Dwain served as a Deputy National Chaplain. Also in 2007, he was inducted into the William A. Walsh Province Court of Honor for meritorious service. He is recognized as a Steward of the Order and as a member of the Loyal Order. Knight is an ordained minister, who resides in East Texas, where he is a high school teacher and coach.
Larry Stanton Wiese (Gamma Omega - Midwestern State ‘87) is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Order and the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation. Larry served as an Educational and Leadership Consultant (1990-1991), Deputy Commander of the Henry J. Mikell Province (1991-1995), and Assistant Executive Director of the Order (1995-1996). Larry is the past President of FIPG, Inc., past President of the Fraternity Executive Association, past President of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. Larry is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Brent Fellows (Epsilon Theta - Western Kentucky ‘98) is the Assistant Executive Director for Chapter Services. Brent has served the Order as an Educational and Leadership Consultant, and as the Director of Educational Programming. He has assisted with the implementation of the Crusade RoundTable and Crusade Program. He has also implemented the Number I’s Leadership Institute, enhanced Province Councils, the Emerging Leaders Academy, and Stewards of the Order. Brent is a former III, VII, and Council of Honor Commander and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies with an emphasis in Secondary Education.. Brent resides in Buena Vista, Virginia with his wife Lisa and two children, Holden and Lauren.
continued... Jesse S. Lyons (Delta Alpha - Western Carolina ‘98) is the Assistant Executive Director for Advancement and Editor of The Kappa Alpha Journal. Jesse has served as an Educational and Leadership Consultant, a Chapter Development Consultant, the Director of Chapter Development, and the Director of Communications (2010-2014). In his current capacity, Jesse leads public relations activities, brand management, publication creation, and digital media, along with the national website, for both internal and external audiences. Prevsiously he has helped 23 chapters receive their charter and helped start 7 more provisional chapters, all of which have been chartered. Jesse is on the board of the Fraternity Communications Association, serving as Vice President of Operations. Jesse is a former IX, III, VIII, and I and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a member of the Ammen, Chiles, Graves, Hamilton, Smith, White, & Wood Courts of Honor. Michael Wilson (Alpha Theta - Transylvania ‘99) is the Assistant Executive Director for Alumni Affairs. Michael has served as an Educational and Leadership Consultant, as the Director of Chapter Services, and as the Director of Operations. In this current role Michael will oversee alumni engagement, programs and services. In addition his work includes managing projects and resources for the Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC), overseeing the building and grounds at Mulberry Hill and assisting both the Order and Foundation with annual meetings. His work for the Order has taken him to more than 115 campuses to work with chapters. Michael is a nine year member of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA), is a past presenter at the Association for Fraternal Values and Leadership (AFLV) Center, and the FRMT Risk Management Conference. Michael is a former Number I, II, and social chairman from Alpha Theta and has a bachelor of arts in Accounting. He is a member of the Ammen, Candler and Hamilton Courts of Honor. Dustin Brann (Alpha Omega - North Carolina State ‘11) is the Director of Leadership Education. Dustin previously served the Order as an Associate Director for Chapter Development (2013-2014). In his current capacity, Dustin supervises our national leadership conferences and education programs, acts as a liaison with the National Scholarship Officer and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and assists with online educational initiatives and preventive risk reduction and management education. He is a December 2012 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he double majored earning a B.S. in Agriculture Business Management (ABM) and Agriculture and Environmental Technologies (AET). Within his chapter he served as two terms as Project Outreach Chairman, Recruitment Chair, the Number IV, and also as the Smith Province Undergraduate Chairman. Andrew Carr (Epsilon Iota - Texas State ‘00) is the Director of Development for the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF). His main focus is raising mid-level gifts from KA alumni and providing program support for KAOEF sponsored programming including the Number I’s Leadership Institute (NLI), Province Councils and the Crusade RoundTable. Additionally, he assists the Executive Director and Chief Development Officer in all areas of operation for the KAOEF. As an undergraduate, Andrew served as Number IX, Number VIII and Number III. He previously held positions with the National Administrative Office as an Educational and Leadership Consultant and Associate Director of Chapter Development. Andrew rejoined the Kappa Alpha Order staff after earning a master’s degree and working for several years in the online education industry in Austin, Texas.
continued... Anthony Graziani (Zeta Pi - Florida Gulf Coast ‘07) is the Director of Chapter Development. Anthony previously served the Order as an Associate Director for Chapter Services (2011-2012). Hailing from Tampa, Florida, he received a BS in Resort and Hospitality Management. As an undergraduate he served as Number I, III and Crusade Commander of his chapter as well as IFC President and Student Body Vice President of FGCU. In 2010, he was selected as a participant in the E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program completing his internship with Senator George LeMieux of Florida. Anthony also served as the Alumnus Advisor for the Zeta Pi Chapter. Jeremy Duke (Delta Lambda - Middle Tennessee State ‘09) is an Associate Director for Chapter Development and has served as the Number IV, Number V, and Number I for his chapter as an undergraduate. During his tenure as Number I his chapter was awarded a Samuel Z. Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence. He also attended the 2010 Emerging Leaders Academy, 2012 Number I’s Leadership Institute, the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Feller Province Councils, and was a Mock Chapter Advisor at the 2012 and 2013 Emerging Leaders Academy. Jeremy majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and is currently starting the provisional chapter, which previously was the Zeta Delta Chapter, at the University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada. David Merrill (Zeta Pi - Florida Gulf Coast ‘08) is a Senior Associate Director for Chapter Services working with chapters and as the Order’s point person on risk reduction and management program, which includes educational initiatives, investigations and sanctions as well as chapter rebuilding. David previously served as an Associate Director for Chapter Serves (2013-2014). David graduated in May of 2013, with a degree in Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. David is from Englewood, Florida and served his chapter as Social Chair, Number VIII, Number VI, and Number I. He was a Mock Chapter Advisor at the 2012 ELA as well as a facilitator for the 2013 Number I’s Leadership Institute. Greg Waterworth (Beta Kappa - Maryland ‘10) is an Associate Director for Chapter Services traveling Feller, Walsh, White, Mikell, and Graves Provinces. Greg graduated in May 2013 with a degree in Government and Politics. Hailing from Baltimore, MD, he served his chapter as the Philanthropy Chair, Number IV, IFC VP of Administrative Affairs, SGA Greek Legislator, and Number I. During his term as Number I, he was awarded the North-American Interfraternity Conference Undergraduate Award of Distinction for chairing a philanthropy event that raised more than $32,000 for breast cancer research. Blake Berkbuegler (Alpha Eta - Westminster ‘11) is an Associate Director for Chapter Development. He graduated in May, 2014, with a Major in Exercise Science and minors in Biology and Coaching. From Hallsville, Missouri, Blake was initiated in Fall 2011, and has since served his chapter as Intramural Chairman, Social Chairman and is a member of the Westminster Varsity Basketball Team. Brent Buswell (Beta Eta - Oklahoma ‘09) is an Associate Director for Chapter Services. He graduated in May 2013, with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. From Dallas, Texas, Brent was initiated in Fall 2009, and has since served his chapter as Number I, III, V, and Locke Prov. Undergraduate Chairman. Brent has also served as an IFC Congress Delegate and on the Campus Activities Council. He is a frequent volunteer for the MDA office in Oklahoma City, Blood Institute and WildCare Foundation in Noble, Okla.
MOCK ADVISORS Tullis Beasley (Delta Rho - Valdosta State ‘09) is an Associate Director for Chapter Services. He graduated December, 2013, with a degree in Political Science. Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, Tullis was initiated in the Fall, 2010, and has served as Number VIII, VI and Alumni Relations Chairman of his chapter. Tullis also served on campus with the Student Government Association as the Chief Justice, Ambassador and IFC Executive Vice President of Judicial Affairs. Tullis will be departing his position at as the Interfraternity Council Undergraduate Assistant working with his Greek community. Tullis has been a participant of the Emerging Leaders Academy and Mock Chapter Advisor for the past four years. Calvin Craig Mann (Beta Xi - Oklahoma State ‘12) has served as the VIII, I and is the National Undergraduate Vice Chairman. He has been a backup Pistol Pete, who is the mascot of OSU, has been the Risk Management Officer for the Interfraternity Council, and has served on several other campus organizations. Jonathan Brooks Bishop (Delta Beta - Delta State ’11) is currently serving his chapter as elected I and is serving the Order as the current National Undergraduate Chairman. He has recently attended the 2014 NLI and the 2014 Irwin/Chiles/Forester Province Council. Andrew York (Delta Phi - Jacksonville State ’12) has served as the house manager, I, and currently serves as the II. He attended ELA after he was initiated and returned the next summer as a mock chapter advisor. He is a member of the College Republicans, he has been on the senate, and now currently has the position of Chief Justice for the SGA. His major is Political Science and after he graduates he would like to work for Kappa Alpha Order’s national office and soon after go to law school. Scott Anthony Knight (Epsilon Kappa - Southeastern Louisiana ‘12) is currently serving his chapter as the I and has served as the III, V, Scholarship Chairman, and has sat on various other committees. He also serves the Order as Horace H. White Province’s Undergraduate Chairman. Scott is widely involved on Southeastern’ s campus, where he is majoring in Computer Science and plans to pursue a career as a software developer after graduating. Nicholas R. Mayeur (Epsilon Kappa - Southeastern Louisiana ‘12) is currently serving his chapter as the Project Outreach chairman and a member of the Scholarship and Prudential Committees. He has served as the IX, VIII, Housing Chairman, and a member of the Recruitment Committee. He is also involved on campus with Ducks Unlimited, Dining Ambassadors, and also the KHS Club. He attended the 2012 ELA and also the 2013 ELA as a Mock Chapter Adviser. Nick is majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and plans to pursue an MBA, followed by a Ph.D in Physical Therapy. Shelby Lee Miles (Epsilon Theta - Western Kentucky ‘11) serves his chapters as the Philanthropy Chairman, IX and the Candler Province Undergraduate Chairman. He attended the 2013 ELA and recently attended the 2014 Cander/Feller/Frampton Province Council. He is very involved on campus participating in an Economics Book Club and also is involved in Young Americans for Liberty. Shelby is a double major in Economics and Political Science, and is in hopes of pursuing his Masters in Applied Economics. Brandon Pang (Gamma Psi - Northwestern State ’11) is a Criminal Justice major with a concentration in Pre-Law. He is the current I. He has held the offices of IV & VI for two years. He also has been involved on committees such as: Greek week, scholarship, prudential, homecoming, recruitment, new member education, intramural, and ritual committee. He is very active on campus as well holding membership in many organizations such as: Demon VIP (volunteer service organization), Presidents Leadership Program, Phi Kappa Phi (academic honors society), Junior Freshmen Connector, and Inter-fraternal Council. His plan for after graduation is to attend Tulane Law School in New Orleans, LA.
continued... Dan Pitts (Zeta Tau - Austin Peay State ‘12) is currently serving his chapter as I, and has previously served as III. He is the Vice President of APSU SGA, a past Vice President of APSU Interfraternity Council, and is the President of the Austin Peay circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. He attended NLI 2014, and the Forrester/Chiles/Irwin province council. Dan is majoring in Mathematics, and in the future plans to attend graduate school and pursue a PhD in Math, while hopefully continuing to volunteer for KA. Sam Mynhier (Zeta Tau - Austin Peay State ‘11) is a founder of the Zeta Tau Chapter. He is currently serving as the II, and Philanthropy Chairman. He has previously served as the IV, VIII and IX. He has served as the chapters Philanthropy Chairman over the last four years. He is the Vice President of Judicial Affairs for the IFC. Also he was elected and is currently serving as the Vice President of Registration for the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference. He has attended the 2012 and 2014 SEIFC Leadership Academies. After graduation Sam Plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Ed, with the goal of becoming a Greek Life Professional and Dean of Students. Nicholas Loper (Gamma Epsilon - Arizona ’14) has served as the V for his chapter and is currently serving as the I. He has also been involved with several chapter committees. He has recently attended the Neal Province Council and NLI. Jacob Raney (Provisional - Texas-Arlington ‘11) is a member awaiting initiation at UTA Provisional and has served as the II, IV and Intermediate I for Fall 2013. He is a member of The Order of Omega honor society and currently serve as a Senior Building Supervisor for UTA’s E.H. Hereford’s University Center. He has attended the 2012 and 2013 Emerging Leaders Academy as well as attending the 2013 Mikell/Walsh Province Council. He is currently a last semester Biology senior with a minor in Psychology and Chemistry. After graduation he plans to attend medical school to do research in the biomedical field. Bradley Darryl Williams (Zeta Pi - Florida Gulf Coast ‘12) is currently serving his chapter as the III and has served as the V. He is also involved on campus with the Scuba Diving Club. He attended the 2013 and 2014 Crawford Province Councils. Bradley is majoring in Business Finance and plans to pursue an MS of Finance at the University of Florida after graduation. William Weihl Chenoweth (Alpha Mu - Millsaps ‘11) is the current I and Phase III Commander for his chapter. He has served as his chapter’s IV and recruitment chairman. He has recently attended the 2014 NLI and the 2014 Irwin/Forester/Chiles Province Council. Jonathan Daniel Duhon (Epsilon Kappa - Southeastern Louisiana ‘10) is currently serving his chapter as the II and has served as the IX and V, Housing Manager, Recruitment Captain and member of the Standards Committee. He is also involved as a leader on campus with the Catholic Student Association and Ducks Unlimited. He is a former member of the Southeastern Football team and was a member of the ‘13 Homecoming Court. He attended the 2011 Emerging Leaders Academy and Stewards of the Order, and he attended the 2011, 2012, and 2014 White Province Councils. Jonathan is majoring in Kinesiology and plans to attend Physical Therapy School.
FEATURED SPEAKERS Kenny Davis (Beta Delta – Georgetown ‘68) is one of the most decorated players in Kentucky Basketball History. A high school All-State Player, three time College All American, and a three time AAU All American ranks him as one of the best to ever hit the hardwood in the “Hoops Crazy” Bluegrass State. One of only two players in Kentucky College Basketball history to score more than 3,000 points in his career, Davis still holds the single season and career records at his alma mater. He also ranks as the only player ever to earn the title of “Single Season Scoring Champion” at both the high school and college level in Kentucky. He has literally toured the world playing basketball and his travels have taken him to five continents and twenty-six different countries. A member of the 1970 World University and 1971 Pan American Team, his big break came in 1972 when he was named “Captain” of the U.S.A. Olympic team that competed for the gold medal in Munich, West Germany. The events that took place there forever changed his life. Indeed, he was the event in quest was named by USA Today as “The Most Controversial Sporting Event in the History of the Olympics”. Now, more than 40 years later, he talks about Munich, terrorists, the slain athletes, medals and keeping life in perspective. SGM E. Kent McMichael (Beta Commission - VMI ‘95) retired from the United States Army with 33 plus years of service, 19 years which were overseas to include 2 ½ years in combat zones. SGM McMichael holds a total of 8 decoration, 19 awards, plus Combat Infantry Badge with Second Award, Ranger Tab, Senior Airborne Wings (577 jumps), Army Staff Badge and Drill Sergeant Badge. SGM McMichael holds a BA in Education, with a Masters’ in History (American Military 1866-1916). Since retirement in 1993 from the US Army, he has been the Director of Museum at the George C. Marshall Foundation and Owner of the Lexington Carriage Co. For the past 14 years, SGM McMichael has been the Archivist for the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office and has been inducted into the Courts of Honor of Ammen and Hamilton Provinces. He also is a member of the Military Division of Kappa Alpha Order, participant of Stewards of the Order and Leadership KA. Dave Westol is the founder, owner, and CEO of Limberlost Consulting. Dave is an alumnus of Michigan State University and the Detroit College of Law. He served for 18 years as Chief Executive Officer of Theta Chi. He also served as an assistant director of student activities and advisor to fraternities at MSU while attending law school. Dave is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan and is a member of the Michigan Bar. He served as President of the Fraternity Executives Association from 2002-2003 and has served or continues to serve on the boards of directors for FIPG (Fraternal Information and Programming Group), HazingPrevention.org, Gamma Sigma Alpha, the North American Interfraternal Foundation and the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV). Dave has made presentations on over 420 campuses and at over 300 national men’s and women’s fraternity and sorority events. He began his 27th season as a football official in August of 2012 and his seventh as Referee. Dave was honored with the Gold Medal from the North American Interfraternity Conference for service to the interfraternal community in April of 2012, having previously received the NIC’s Silver Medal in 1995.
VALUES Gentility. The men of Kappa Alpha Order are known as the gentlemen of the fraternity world. A KA, through his gentility, should always be distinguished by his modern chivalric characteristics. Knowledge. The philosophy of our Order is that the acquisition of knowledge and the development of character are the great goals of life. Our focus on the cultivation of knowledge manifests itself through academic achievement on campus, growth and success in our careers, and the positive impact we have in the communities where we reside. Leadership. We teach our members to be leaders among men, on campus, in their communities, and throughout life. Through bravery and self-reliance, KAs strive to lead their lives with honor, and when given the opportunity, to lead others with humility, integrity, and justice. Perseverance. “Onward” is ever our stance despite the danger and difficulty that life often brings. KAs understand that anything in life worth attaining will take hard work, dedication, and determination, whether in the classroom, the community, or throughout the endeavors of life. Reverence. Our founders sought to emulate the ideal Christian gentleman and in so doing recognized the importance of having a deep reverence for God. Our motto, “Dieu et Les Dames” means “God and the ladies” and reflects our commitment to the ideals of modern chivalry as a contemporary order of knights. Service. At the heart of the code of chivalry and the fabric of KA is service to those in need. Through community service, volunteerism and commitment to philanthropy, KAs aim to serve those around them as students and citizens. Excellence. Excellence is our aim and “Upward” is the direction that we continually strive. No matter the situation or circumstance, KAs work to attain excellence and to overcome the temptation to settle for mediocrity. We exemplify this commitment through leadership and service to others, with a vision to make the world a brighter place in which to work and live. Kappa Alpha Order is the Moral Compass for the Modern Gentleman with a lifelong emphasis on reverence, gentility, service, leadership, knowledge, perseverance, and excellence. You come to college with your values intact; you have learned from family and friends what’s right and wrong. While in college, KA helps you keep your compass straight, develop your valuesset and experiences, and points you in a great direction for your future. Then, with our history and your experience, your journey in life, forever KA, becomes clear.
MC Experience The ELA Mock Chapter Experience groups an array of undergraduates and Associate Directors for Chapter Services from various backgrounds into Mock “Chapters.” Mock Chapter Advisors are selected by the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office Staff based on their prior experience with programs, national involvement and exceptional leadership of their own Active Chapter. These men are designated as Mock Chapter Advisors, serving in a role similar to an advisor. A few of the experiences will include: • Election officers I, II and III • Number I will assign officers IV - IX and committee chairmen • Mock Chapter will role-play a number of essential areas of chapter operations • Mock Chapter will be competing for the ELA Model Chapter Award. • Chapters are required to submit their Model Chapter Application by the deadline. National Administrative Office Staff members will grade the Model Chapter Applications and determine the winner.
MOCK CHAPTER MEETINGS Meeting #1 – Introduction to the KA Mock Chapter Experience Meeting #2 – KA Values in Action Meeting #3 – Risk Management Meeting #4 – Active Chapter Minimum Expectations Meeting #5 – The Chapter Meeting Meeting #6 – Project Outreach Meeting #7 – Model Chapter Application
MC1 - Introduction KNOW YOUR BROTHERS 1)
What is the last good movie you saw?
What is your favorite sports team?
Have you been to Lexington, Virginia before?
What is an interesting aspect or fact about your university/college?
Why did you decide to join Kappa Alpha Order?
What positions have you held in your chapter?
What has been your most significant Kappa Alpha experience?
Why did you come to the Emerging Leaders Academy?
RATE your chapter on the next page, then answer following questions Do you agree with your grade? Why or why not? Was there an area left off of the survey? How would other students (not KAs) rate your chapter? How can your chapter continue to live up to KAâ€™s values?
Chapter Assessment & Goals Survey: How would you rate your chapter?
Circle (1-5) and total your rating in the column. 100 total points possible. 1 - Poor 2 - Below Average 3 - Average 4 - Above Average 5 - Excellence is our Aim!
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NEW MEMBER EDUCATION
1 2 3 4 5 ____
COUNCIL OF HONOR
1 2 3 4 5 ____
1 2 3 4 5 ____
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KNOWLEDGE OF THE RITUAL
1 2 3 4 5 ____
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CHAPTER FINANCES ENFORCING KA LAWS & CHAPTER BYLAWS CHAPTER PARTICIPATION
1 2 3 4 5 ____ 1 2 3 4 5 ____ 1 2 3 4 5 ____
INVOLVEMENT IN CAMPUS ORGS
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COMMUNICATION WITH ALUMNI
1 2 3 4 5 ____
HOUSING (OVERALL CLEANLINESS)
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UNIVERSITY RELATIONS MEMBERS LIVING WITH OUR VALUES BROTHERHOOD
1 2 3 4 5 ____ 1 2 3 4 5 ____ 1 2 3 4 5 ____
*A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69, F <60
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN? What are you hoping to gain from your ELA experience? What commitments will you make? For Myself…
For My Fraternity…
For My Chapter…
For My Community…
How will you know you’ve been successful? What future positions would you like to hold in your chapter? Write down three goals for your Active Chapter this next year that can be incorporated into your Mock Chapter Experience: #1 #2
MC1 - Intro Understanding your Moral Compass
Identifying our Values
VALUES: the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or social group. What do you value? How do values impact your everyday life? Identify 5 different values, explain where you learned them, and why are they important to you.
LEARNED FROM WHY IMPORTANT?
1 2 3 4 5 Can you incorporate KA values in everday life? See Values & Moral Compass explanation on pg. 4. What does “Moral Compass” mean? What are Kappa Alpha’s Values? Do you live up to your obligations as a member? How important is it to live up to your obligations and values?
MC2 - OFFICERS What are the strengths of my chapter? What improvements should be made for my chapter? What are the duties of my position? What are the goals of my position? How will I best lead in my position?
OFFICER & COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
New Member Ed. Ctm.
IV Recruitment Ctm.
Alumni Relations Ctm.
VII VIII IX Risk Mgt. Ctm.
Council of Honor Ctm.
How are officers elected? What are officer & committee chairmen elegibility requirements?
MC2 - cont. I - Shall cause the chapter to obey the laws of the Order... II - Shall perform any of the duties of the Number I in his absence... III - Shall keep full minutes of the chapter proceedings... IV - Writes and keeps copies of all correspondence... V - Chapter historian and is in charge of... VI - In charge of maintaining the chapter’s finances... VII - The chapter’s law officer... VIII - Must know the proper entrance... IX - Directs the initiation ceremony...
YOUR MOCK CHAPTER #______
REQUIRED COMMITTEE Prudential Committee
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII.
ESSENTIAL COMMITTEES Scholarship (chaired by III) Recruitment (chaired by IV) New Member Education The Crusade, Council of Honor, and/or Member Education Ritual Risk Management/Social
_____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________
Committee Chairmen. _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________
OTHER COMMITTEES Alumni Relations Awards & Recognition Housing Intramurals Project Outreach (MDA/Service) Public Relations Social Media
MC2 - VALUES Provide 2-3 examples of our values (pg. 15) in actionâ€Ś
Case Studies â€“ How do our values associate with the following scenario? You are sitting in the student center lounge with some friends when several of your newest members walk by in a single file line. They are waking in unison and in line tallest to shortest. The new members explain that a few of the older members suggested they do this to show their commitment to the chapter. Every year the chapter members pair Big Brothers with Little Brothers. The tradition of paddling happens every year. Since the little brothers are not initiated they are not allowed to participate. The active members paddle each other. What KA values are represented or not in the above scenarios?
How should you handle these situations?
How can we uphold our KA values with these scenarios?
INTO THE STREETS At the heart of the code of chivalry and the fabric of KA is service to those in need. Through community service, volunteerism and commitment to philanthropy, KAs aim to serve those around them as students and citizens. List service events you participated in this past year?
Did you volunteer?
Into the Streets is a national community service project sponsored by the Campus Outreach Opportunity League. It is designed to bring campus groups together to perform hands-on community service. Within the framework of Project Outreach, Kappa Alpha Order hosts its own Into the Streets Plunge Experience. Kappa Alpha Order was the first national fraternity to incorporate the Into the Streets experience into its annual meeting, the National Leadership Institute. In 2000, Into the Streets was incorporated into the Crusade RoundTable and the intent is to reinforce the value of community service to the Crusade program and the individual participant. This experience continues with the Emerging Leaders Academy. Today, we are going to volunteer our time at over several different places in the community. Please meet with your Mock Chapter Advisor and he will take you to your destination.
MC3 - RISK MGT. The Risk Management Policy of Kappa Alpha Order, adopted by the Executive Council pursuant to R16-118, mirrors that of FIPG, Inc., and shall apply to all entities and all levels of fraternity membership. All members of Kappa Alpha Order are expected to follow all applicable laws of the state, county, parish, city and institution of higher education. It may be found as Appendix 401 of the Kappa Alpha Laws and includes the following provisions:
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
1. The possession, sale, use and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages while on chapter premises, or during a fraternity event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, county, parish, city and institution of higher education, and must comply with either BYOB or Third Party Vendor guidelines. 2. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common sources of such alcoholic beverage, for example kegs or cases are prohibited. 3. Open parties, without specific invitation, where alcohol is present are prohibited. Open parties have been defined as those functions at which the guest to member ratio exceeds three-to-one. 4. No chapter members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e., those under the legal “drinking age”). 5. The possession, sale and/or use of any illegal drugs or controlled substances by a member are strictly prohibited. 6. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with a distributor of alcohol, charitable organization or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment generating more than half of its annual gross sales from alcohol) where alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to those present. This includes any event held in, at or on the property of tavern, as defined above, for the purposes of fundraising. However, a chapter may rent or use a room or area in a tavern, as defined above, for an event held within the provisions of this policy, including the use of a third party vendor and guest list. 7. No chapter may co-sponsor or co-finance or attend or participate in a function where alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters, groups or organizations. 8. All recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter will be non-alcoholic. No recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter may be held at or in conjunction with a tavern or alcohol distributor as defined in this policy. 9. No member or pledge/associate/new member/novice shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in “drinking games”. 10. No alcohol shall be present at any member awaiting initiation/pledge/new member program or activity of the chapter. This includes, but is not limited to, activities associated with “bid night”, “big brothers - little brother” events or activities, “family” events or activities and initiation.
No chapter, student or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Permission or approval by a person being hazed is not a defense. Hazing activities are defined as: “Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridi-
MC3 - cont. cule. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; calisthenics, physical and psychological shocks; use of pledge books or signature books, quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution.”
SEXUAL ABUSE AND HARASSMENT
The fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of sexist or sexually abusive behavior on the part of its members whether physical, mental or emotional. This is to include any actions, activities or events, whether on chapter premises or an off-site location which is demeaning to women or men, including but not limited to verbal harassment and sexual assault by individuals or members acting together. The employment or use of strippers, exotic dancers or similar, whether professional or amateur, at a fraternity event as defined in this policy is prohibited.
FIRE, HEALTH, AND SAFETY
1. All chapter houses shall, prior to, during and following occupancy, meet all local fire and health codes and standards. 2. All chapters must have posted by common phones and in other locations emergency numbers for fire, police and ambulance and should have posted evacuation routes on the back of the door of each sleeping room. 3. All chapters shall comply with engineering recommendations as reported by the insurance company or municipal authorities. 4. The possession and/or use of firearms, archery equipment, incendiary devices such as fireworks or explosive devices of any kind within the confines and premises of the chapter house are prohibited. 5. Pets are not permitted in any chapter house, lodge or facility.
Special events are defined as any event/function (1) where alcohol will be present, and the guest to member ration exceeds three-to one; (2) involving athletic events or competitions; or (3) that involves any activity that is deemed to be potentially hazardous by the Alumnus Adviser, the Alumni Advisory Committee, the Province Commander, the Executive Director, or the Order’s insurance broker. Any chapter wishing to host a special event must do the following: 1. Complete a comprehensive, written description of the event and forward it to the Province Commander and the Executive Director for review and approval. This information must be received by the Executive Director at least 60 days prior to the event; and 2. Secure a Special Events Insurance Policy (“Policy”) or pay a risk management assessment fee in an amount to be determined by the Order’s insurance broker. If the Policy option is selected, the Policy shall be in the amount of $1,000,000 available through the Order’s insurance broker and shall name Kappa Alpha Order, a Virginia Corporation, as an additional insured.
Each student member, associate member and pledge shall be instructed annually on the Kappa Alpha Order Risk Management Policy. A copy of the Risk Management Policy shall be available on the fraternity website.
MC3 - RISK MGT. “The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman.” “The power which the strong have over the weak, the magistrate over the citizen, and employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly - the forbearing or inoffensive use of all of this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the gentleman in a plain light.” “The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be but the past. A true man of honor feels humbled when he cannot help humbling others.” - Robert E. Lee, Spiritual Founder
MC3 - cont. List the values to the following risk management situations and indicate whether it is a violation of the Kappa Alpha Order Risk Management Policy: A member destroys a Beer Pong table. The chapter receives a noise complaint in their neighborhood. Chapter is persuaded that a few alcoholic beverages to recruits will not get anyone trouble. A few brothers in the chapter posted remarks on social media about girls that were overweight at their social event. A few brothers mentored at risk children. An alumnus ordered the new members to clean his apartment. A brother got in a fight with another brother who is dating his ex-girlfriend A brother took an intoxicated brother’s keys. After 10 weeks of pledging, the new members were finally initiated the following semester. Brothers invited exotic dancers to perform at their chapter house. The Number I arrives to a brother’s house to find members drinking from a keg. You achieved a 3.0 semester GPA improving from a 2.6 GPA the previous semester. Brothers look the other way when a few popular members smoke pot. Members pass a hat to collect money to purchase alcohol for an off campus party. A young girl was provided alcohol at a KA function, went home with a member and regretted sleeping with him the next morning. New members are required to go through a “Hell Week” in which they fast, perform calisthenics and sleep at the chapter house all week. The chapter hosts a speaker to address DUI’s and distracted driving. A member tells an officer he cannot allow a line-up to occur. A member sells his prescription Adderall to another brother. The new members went on a scavenger hunt.
RECRUITMENT GOAL FOR GROWTH Initiation Goal __________
STEP ONE - NAMES GENERATION
Goal number of names generated? ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
STEP TWO - MARKETING
What methods will your chapter use to market recruitment? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
STEP THREE - ONE on ONE
Weekly Goal for One on One meetings _____________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
STEP FOUR - EVENTS
What events do you plan to hold? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
STEP FIVE - THE CLOSE
How do you bid before bid day? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
RECRUITMENT RECRUITMENT CAPTAINS Please list your Recruitment Captains.
Name Class Phone Email 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
THE TEAM CONCEPT
Dividing the chapter into teams spreads the work of recruitment over several people. Each team should be incentivized to follow through on the goals they set and to compete with the other teams on their “5-Step Goals.” New Members should also be on these teams and the team who recruits the most men at the end of the semester should be rewarded What are the expectations of your Recruitment Captains?
How do you plan to utilize them and their teams?
MC4 - ACME
Active Chapter Minimum Expectations Initiation Ceremony Proficiency and Usage An Active Chapter will maintain a proper set of regalia, read and explain some portion of the ritual at each chapter meeting, and perform the initiation ceremony with a minimum of 75% memorization. Academic Performance An Active Chapter will achieve an overall term GPA no less than 2.8. Membership Growth An Active Chapter will have a minimum membership of 30 or have a membership level higher than that of the average size of an IFC chapter on their campus, whichever is greater. National Financial Status An Active Chapter will remain solvent by maintaining a zero account balance with the National Administrative Office and all other creditors and shall annually file the appropriate IRS Form 990. Membership Education An Active Chapter will have a minimum of 70% of its total membership attend no less than 2 educational programs during each term. Acceptable areas of personal development and/or Kappa Alpha education are but are not limited to: alcohol and drug abuse awareness, hazing prevention, fire-health-safety, risk management, time management, personal finance, ritual, Kappa Alpha Laws, leadership, and career development. Attendance at Province Council may satisfy 1 required program. A Council of Honor program may satisfy 1 required program. Upcoming Fall Semester– Your chapter has the following demographics Ritual – 25% memorized Academics – 2.6 GPA for the Spring 2013 Semester Recruitment – 50 members in the chapter, but 20 graduated this past Spring Finances - $5,000 owed to the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office Education – 50% of the chapter attended two educational events on campus Develop your plan on how your Chapter will meet these expectations this Fall Semester.
ACADEMICS The following standards will be implemented upon the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester.
ACTIVE CHAPTER MINIMUM EXPECTATIONS
• An active chapter will achieve an overall term GPA no less than a 2.9.
NEW SCHOLARSHIP STANDARDS:
• Each active chapter must achieve a 2.90 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale from the immediate preceding college semester or quarter • Any chapter that achieves between a 2.70-2.89 from the immediate preceding college semester or quarter must submit a written scholastic plan to address academic deficiencies. This written scholastic plan must be submitted to the Province Commander, Deputy Province Commander for Academic Affairs, and the National Administrative Office • Any chapter that achieves below a 2.70 from the immediate preceding college semester or quarter will lose social privileges for one semester or quarter. Social privileges will be reinstated upon future achievement of the required GPA standard. Notification of social restriction will be sent to the Province Commander, Deputy Province Commander for Academic Affairs, and campus fraternity/sorority professional. • If an individual to be elected to membership is classified as a freshman and has not earned any prior university/college grades, he must have achieved a high school grade point average of a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent to join. • If an individual to be elected to membership has earned any prior university/college academic credits, he must have achieved a grade point average of a 2.70 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent to join. • “No active member or member awaiting initiation shall be eligible to attend or participate in any social function sponsored by an active or alumni chapter if he has failed to maintain a grade point average of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale, or its equivalent, from the immediate preceding college semester or quarter. • A member is ineligible to serve in any office of an Active Chapter if he has failed to maintain a grade point average of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale, or its equivalent, for the immediate preceding semester or quarter.
CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP OFFICER
• Each chapter will be required to have an active Scholarship Chair who will also serve as the # III of the chapter.
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECOGNITION
• The National Scholarship Trophy will be presented annually to the Active Chapter that achieves the highest collective grade point average for the academic year. The name of the winning Active Chapter each year will be engraved upon the trophy and permanently displayed in the National Administrative Office • Scholastic Excellence Awards - Each chapter that achieves a semester or quarterly grade point average of at least a 3.25 will be recognized as a member by a Scholastic Excellence Award. The Scholastic Excellence Awards will be bestowed at province council for the immediate past spring and fall terms. Chapters will be recognized in the Kappa Alpha Journal. • The Scholastic Achievement Awards are given each semester/quarter to each Active Chapter that achieves a collective grade point average higher than both the All-Men’s and All-Fraternity average or that are academically ranked in the top 25% of fraternities, and is higher than the Kappa Alpha Order National Average at their respective institutions. • Academic Achievement Awards are also awarded to chapters that achieved a 2.80 GPA or higher the last two academic semesters. • Citation of Academic Excellence - Any undergraduate brother, who maintains full-time enrollment status on their respective campus and achieves a 4.0 semester or quarterly grade point average, will achieve recognition. Citations of Academic Excellence will be bestowed at province council and the submission of individual eligibility will be the responsibility of each undergraduate chapter at the completion of each academic term.
ACADEMICS As an officer or future leader, does your personal academic performance set a positive attitude for other brothers? Why or why not?
What can you do to improve or continue to be a role model for others?
What is your academic goal for next semester/quarter?
What is the Chapter GPA Goal?
What are the common excuses you hear from brothers about why they, or your chapter, are not living up to their full potential?
HOW DOES YOUR CHAPTER RANK ON CAMPUS IN RELATION TO OTHER FRATERNITIES? Last semester GPA (KA) All-Menâ€™s GPA All-Fraternity GPA
____________ ____________ ____________
What do you think your chapter does well in relation to scholarship?
If you are not meeting a 3.0 GPA, what can your chapter do to meet our goal?
FINANCES • ACCESS “CHAPTER DESKTOP” THRU goKA (www.KappaAlphaOrder.org) • MAKE A NATIONAL ACCOUNT PAYMENT • SUBMIT REPORT 1 (Fall Dues & Insurance – Due September 15) $290 per man ($130 Active Dues and $160 Insurance) Reporting member roster No Inactive Status in KA • SUBMIT REPORT 2 (Report of Members-Awaiting-Initiation – Due 48 hours after induction) $100 Induction Fee New Member Packet • COMPLETE REPORT 3 (IRS 990 - Due September 15) • COMPLETE REPORT 4 (Report of Initiation – Due 2 weeks prior to initiation) $265 initiation fee • COMPLETE REPORT 6 (Spring Dues and Insurance) Members not enrolled the fall semester and fall initiates pay half dues and insurance. Chapter Budget The I and the VI should work closely together in preparing a budget that meets the needs of the chapter and the aims and goals of the administration. The chapter may want to consider having each committee or officer supply to the Prudential Committee the amount they want in their budget. This helps them take ownership of their personal budget and makes them think more before they spend. Without a budget, a chapter will eventually fail financially. • Estimate income low and expenses high. • Review last years records to get actual expenses for future costs of those same functions. • Estimate the portion of dues that you consider un-collectable (i.e. 95% of the chapter pays therefore 5% is un-collectable and should not be considered income). • Cash flow analysis: Determine a monthly break down of income and expenses from your budget to make sure you don’t spend money you don’t have. • Do not include alumni contributions as income in the budget. • Do not include fines as income in the budget. • If you have a chapter house include a “parlor fee” for those members not living in the house. This will ensure that the whole chapter participates in the cost of the house. • Remember the “rent”, “parlor fees” and “chapter dues” must all be competitive on campus.
FINANCES • Expenditures for repairs to the house are the responsibility of the chapter. Renovations and major purchase items are the responsibility of the chapter and its housing corporation. If the chapter rents its house, maintenance is the chapter’s responsibility, while the landlord can, in most cases, take care of large items. • A balanced budget is required under Kappa Alpha Laws, Section 9-225. • Budget for all upcoming expenses. If the chapter pays for it, there should be a budget item. Even unexpected expenses should go into a miscellaneous budget item, but keep this line item low to avoid the temptation to make unplanned purchases. METHOD 1 METHOD 2 • (X) How much can my • (X) How much does the members afford? chapter wish to spend? • (Y) How many members • (Y) How many members are in my chapter? are in my chapter? (X) multiplied by (Y) = TOTAL
(X) divided by (Y) = TOTAL
Personal Finance – Budget The first key to financial stability and success, now and throughout life, is developing and maintaining a monthly budget. As you mature in life, your budget will likely expand to include things such as a mortgage payment, life insurance, investments, etc. For now it is important to focus on the basics to avoid debt. Your budget will be divided into two categories: income and expenses. Monthly Income Job $_____ ._____ Parents $_____ ._____ Scholarship $_____ ._____ Other $_____ ._____ TOTAL:
(Note the number of items for income, versus expense. Budget wisely!)
Monthly Expenses Housing (Mortgage/Rent) $_____ ._____ Utilities (Electric/Gas) $_____ ._____ Cable and Internet $_____ ._____ Auto Loan $_____ ._____ Auto Expenses $_____ ._____ Credit Card/Debt1 $_____ ._____ Food $_____ ._____ Clothing and Laundry $_____ ._____ Household Items/Supplies $_____ ._____ Educational Expenses $_____ ._____ Insurance (Home/Renter) $_____ ._____ Insurance (Auto $_____ ._____ Insurance (Medical/Dental) $_____ ._____ Entertainment and Dining $_____ ._____ Fraternity and Club Dues $_____ ._____ Gifts $_____ ._____ Savings $_____ ._____ Other $_____ ._____ TOTAL: $_____ ._____
ACCOUNTABILITY OVERVIEW OF MINOR AND MAJOR OFFENSES
It is the burden of chapter leadership to hold members accountable to the standards of the chapter and the Order. What are the Standards?
1. 2. 3. 4.
MINOR OFFENSES (12-114)
Committed by members of a chapter and tried before/subject to imposition of penalty by the NUMBER I. Further information found in Title 12 of the Kappa Alpha Laws. Minor offenses are:
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i)
Absence of a member from any regular or special meeting of his Active Chapter; Improper conduct or language at a chapter meeting; Failure to meet any financial obligations of the Order or to a chapter within 10 days after due; Attempting to influence other members to miss chapter meetings or to commit any other offense; Mutilation or destruction of or damage to any chapter property; Commission of any act contrary to the provisions of the Constitution, Bylaws or cus toms of the Order; Conduct contrary to the best interest of the Order or of the chapter; Neglect or abuse of authority in performing the duties of any office; and Drunkenness, swearing, obscene language, gambling, or any other act contrary to any federal, state, municipal, college or university law, ordinance, rule or regulation applicable thereto, in, about or upon the premises occupied or used by the Active Chapter as a chapter house, meeting place or residence.
ACCOUNTABILITY MAJOR OFFENSES (12-122)
Committed by members and are formally tried before his chapter or the Executive Council. A member may be tried by his chapter for a major offense committed while he was associated with the chapter within 6 months after his association terminates. A major offense under 12-122(a), however, can be tried within 2 years after his association terminates. ALL offenses that are not minor, are considered major. Further information found in Title 12 of the Kappa Alpha Laws. Major offenses are:
(a) Willful and persistent neglect to meet financial obligations to the Order or to an Active Chapter or to comply with the lawful requirements made in accordance with the Kappa Alpha Laws or customs of the Order; (b) Disparagement or defamation of the Order, a member or a chapter of the, Order, or damage to Order property (c) Drunkenness at a chapter meeting; (d) Hazing; (e) Pawning any badge, insignia or other jewelry bearing the name, initials or coat-of-arms of the Order (f) Unnecessary or ill-advised conversation about the affairs of the Order with a person who has been suspended or expelled from the Order (g) Discussing unnecessarily any affairs of the Order or of a chapter with persons not members of the Order (h) Criminal or ungentlemanly conduct (i) Failure of the I and VI to remit to the Executive Director an initiation fee within seven days prior to initiation or an uninitiated member fee within 30 days of its payment to the Active Chapter (j) Conduct which is vitally against the best interest of the Order, including commission of any act contrary to the provisions of the Constitution, Bylaws or customs of the Order
MAJOR OFFENSE TRIALS
• Can only be tried once • Accused automatically given a trial, unless he waives his trial in writing • Any member can charge another • Charges can be verbal or written to the trial body • Number VII or another designated member by the I will prosecute • The accused can be represented by any initiated brother • Number I is judge in a trial before the active chapter • Knight Commander is judge in a trial before the Executive Council
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS The Order’s educational programming is an intentional training schedule designed to deliver targeted and timely education to our chapters and members, affording them the best possible opportunity to learn, develop, and lead effectively. The second oldest fraternity leadership school in the nation, NLI has occurred in various formats since 1946. The focus of the Institute is to educate and empower the I’s to understand their role and responsibility as the chapter’s highest elected officer, recognize the tools and support systems provided, and to understand the standards and policies of operating an active chapter. January 8-11, 2015.
This spring eight regional meetings are taking place across country to educate our officers and emerging leaders. Participants will participate in officer training, leadership, risk management, recruitment, ritual, scholarship, member education, and values based education. Kappa Alpha Laws 7-215 state that all nine officers are required to attend unless excused by the Province Commander.
ELA utilizes leadership sessions, peer education, experiential learning, operational tracks, and service learning. The Academy also provides training for our IIs, offering the best and innovative ways to improve new member education as well as peer facilitator opportunities for seasoned chapter leaders. ELA takes place in Lexington, near our founding site, Mulberry Hill & on campus at Washington & Lee and VMI. June 4-7, 2014. Stewards of the Order standardizes education on the customs of the Order for our undergraduates and alumni. This intense, eight-hour workshop focuses on the symbolism and philosophy of the ritual, daily application, and the production of the initiation ceremony. To become “Stewards” of the Order, participants must pass an oral exam. A Steward receives a completion certificate and lapel pin. June 3-7, 2014.
The Crusade is our total membership development program designed to provide our undergraduates with educational opportunities throughout college. Based on the customs of the Order, the program emphasizes gentility, knowledge, leadership, perseverance, reverence, service, and excellence. A member of Kappa Alpha Order begins The Crusade immediately after he is inducted. He begins with the first phase, Voyage for Brotherhood and moves sequentially through the remaining three phases, Honor Bound, Quest for Leadership and The Journey Beyond, while in college. The RoundTable experience is an educational immersion into the Crusade program held during ELA. It is designed to educate and motivate the ‘Crusade Commanders,’ who are responsible for overseeing and ensuring the success of the program in their chapter. The RoundTable provides an opportunity for brothers from around the country experience a well-executed Crusade experience. June 4-7, 2014
Ten Years at Mulberry Hill THANK YOU
Thank you to the KAOEF for providing support needed to hold Emerging Leaders Academy!
The KAOEF provides funding annually for educational programs including: NLI, Emerging Leaders Academy, enhanced Province Councils, and The Crusade.
SCHOLARSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS
The KAOEF provides scholarships annually to deserving members and funds the E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program in Washington, D.C. ALL programs and benefits are funded through alumni donations, annually given, for the benefit of the Order. The KAOEF s a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Executive Director Larry Stanton Wiese leads day-to-day administration and is assisted by Chief Development Officer Ben W. Satcher, Jr. and two Directors of Development, Andrew P. Carr and Stuart F. Whetsell. The KAOEF is governed by a Board of Trustees which is comprised of alumni who volunteer their time and see to it that gentlemen like YOU are given the best training in the fraternal world.
Learn more and donate today at www.KAOEF.org!
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