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INTRODUCTION

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EIGHT WEEK PROGRAM

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SIX WEEK PROGRAM

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WEEKLY QUIZZES ANSWER KEY

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CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8 PACKET

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FINAL EXAM ANSWER KEY

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APPENDIX A – FORMS

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APPENDIX B – BIG BROTHER PROGRAM

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APPENDIX C – LOCAL HISTORY

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APPENDIX D – ALCOHOL & SOCIAL POLICIES

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APPENDIX E – PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

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APPENDIX F – ICEBREAKERS & TEAM BUILDERS

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APPENDIX G – INTERVIEWS & SIGNATURES

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APPENDIX H – MEMBERSHIP CONDUCT AGREEMENT

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APPENDIX I – CREED WORKSHOP

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APPENDIX J – BONUS QUESTIONS APPENDIX K – TO BE GIVEN TO NEW MEMBERS

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END OF CHAPTER QUESTIONS CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8 PACKET

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FINAL EXAM

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FINAL REMARKS

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Congratulations on being selected as the chapter’s New Member Educator (NME). You have been chosen because of your ability to lead others, an ability that is going to be extremely vital. It is important for you to understand the importance of your position and the impact you will have on the future of your chapter. The NME is responsible for shaping and molding the new members that will carry on the progress of the local chapter and the International Fraternity. The new members are going to rely on you to show them the ropes, teach them positive traditions, and guide them to the next stage in the lifelong quest that is Sigma Pi. It has been said that in order to build a strong chapter, you must start with the new members. It is virtually impossible to change the habits of the older members in the chapter; however, the new members have not had time to create bad habits in regards to paying dues, poor attendance, apathy, etc. You are responsible for giving the new members their first impressions of Sigma Pi and during their education; you will teach them exactly what is expected in fraternity life. This is an opportunity for you to influence the future of the chapter from the beginning. I encourage you to utilize this manual fully and thoroughly. This manual, along with help and guidance from the chapter director, province archon and/or the Executive Office, will guarantee a successful and prosperous year. Fraternally,

Mark S. Briscoe Executive Director __________________________________________________________________________ Credits & Acknowledgments** Author: Jonathan Frost, Educational Leadership Consultant Layout and Design: Dave Edwards, Assistant Executive Director Updated Jan. 2006: Alan Moore, Colony Development Consultant


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Be a Leader Begin with praise and honest appreciation Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person Ask questions instead of giving direct orders Let the other person save face Praise even the slightest improvement. Be, “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.� Give the other person a reputation to live up to Use encouragement. Make the fault easy to correct Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest. Dale Carnegie

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Introduction

Introduction The New Member The idea of pledging in the traditional sense has evolved. The term pledge has been changed to new member, and the term pledging has become new member education. More than just changing the name, the process has changed. It is up to you to combat outdated thinking centered on pledging by emphasizing the ideals of the Fraternity and eradicating any hazing rituals. Never allow people to view a “pledge” as less than a member and do not allow others to make him feel he has to prove he is worthy of becoming a member. The Constitution and Bylaws of Sigma Pi define the pledge as “a man who has assented to become a member and who has been elected to membership, but has not yet initiated into the Fraternity” (p. 14, I Believe). A new member is very simply an uninitiated member of our organization and should be treated as such. It is your job to prepare this new member to become initiated and fully participate in the chapter. New member education is just that, a period of learning; about themselves, the chapter, the international organization and most importantly their academic pursuits. It is essential that the relationship between the initiated members and the new members be clearly understood. The new member is in no way inferior to the other members of the chapter, but simply inexperienced. He is not expected to be knowledgeable about the traditions, organization, rules and policies of Sigma Pi. His knowledge of these areas will be gained through a solid education process. Treat him well; after all he is the future of your chapter. Sigma Pi New Member Education Program This manual is designed to give you a clear understanding of the expectations of the New Member Education program. You will find areas of emphasis such as; scholarship, the big brother program, etiquette and International History. This program is designed to compliment the revised edition of the I Believe manual of Sigma Pi Fraternity, the Study Guide for Academic Success, and introduce values based education. The bylaws of Sigma Pi Fraternity mandate that the New Member Education program cannot last longer than eight weeks, or be any shorter than three weeks. In keeping with this mandate Sigma Pi’s I Believe manual has been revised to include only eight chapters. The educational syllabi in this manual are designed to cover all of the material in the I Believe manual in either a six or eight week format. In addition to the information in the I Believe manual, there are materials in this manual that should be shared with your new members. There are several concepts that need to be utilized in order to educate the new members. Keep in mind, your education program is designed to prepare the new members to “hit the ground running” and become fully involved in the chapter. In essence the new members at the end of the educational program should be ready to participate in committees, and even possibly the executive council.

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Objectives of New Member Education ! Friendship - We pride ourselves on our brotherhood, but what is brotherhood? Friendship! Friendship is the foundation of our Fraternity. !

Service - It is our duty to serve our fellow man and be active members of our community and university.

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Academic Excellence - It is our obligation to ensure that our new members achieve and maintain a higher scholarship. You will be supplemented with academic assistance by referring to The Study Guide for Academic Success.

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Campus Involvement - Not only do we expect our new members to be involved at the chapter level, but we encourage them to take advantage of leadership opportunities and other campus organizations to benefit themselves and the Fraternity as a whole.

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Achievement - As our individual members achieve their personal goals, the chapter is elevated to a new plateau of excellence, becoming a showcase of driven individuals.

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Knowledge - A thorough understanding of our history, chapter operations, and the university lend themselves to a more successful and loyal undergraduate experience.

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Leadership - A new member will find the opportunity to serve the chapter in a number of capacities; whether on campus, in the community, through committee chairmanships, or the executive council.

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Inter-fraternalism - All Greek-letter organizations have been founded on similar principles. We want our members to be active participants in the development of new ideas and programs to improve the entire Greek system.

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Fraternal Commitment - Belonging to the Fraternity is a life-long commitment. Active membership as an undergraduate involves a great amount of responsibility and has many rewards; however, the experience does not end upon graduation.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Introduction New Member Educator Responsibilities As the New Member Educator there are some items that you will need to complete before the start of your class. This is done for three reasons: Preparation, Organization and Presentation. Taking care of these items will show that new member education and the ideals of Sigma Pi are to be taken seriously. Also, it will help prevent trying to find people or information after class has already begun. Gathering items like these will take some time but you will also be able to save some of the information to be used for future classes. The items that need to be taken care of prior to the first day of class are as follows: ! Summary of your chapter’s history Appendix C !

Summary of the history of your school Appendix C

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Your colony’s Prayer of Petition (can be provided by headquarters) Appendix C

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List of the chapters in your Province Appendix C

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Complete the Big Brother Application forms Appendix B

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A panel selected to appoint Big Brothers Appendix B

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A date sheet to help organize and list workshops, events and other pre-planned events

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Letters to parents are sent out example in Appendix E

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Chapter Risk Management Plan

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Chapter By-laws

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Alumni Advisory board/Housing Corporation contact sheet

After this information has been compiled you need to make the appropriate number of copies so that each pledge receives a packet along with the I Believe Manual and Study Guide for Academic Success. It is recommended that you make yourself acquainted with all three books in order to help them find needed information. A key factor to keep in mind is: the manners in which you represent the Fraternity to the new member class are the same manners that they will take out of it. If you show apathy and disrespect, so to will the new members as they make the crossover between new member and active. Ask yourself this as you prepare for the educational process of these new potential brothers, “What kind of Fraternity Brother do I want in this chapter?” You have the ability to influence these young men into quality, responsible active members or lazy, disrespectful apathetic ones. This is your choice!! Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 1 -This should be the longest meeting of the program. This is due to the information and formalities that have to be taken care of and gone over. The time you need to plan for is approximately two hours. Introductions ! The Sage and Chapter Director welcome the new members, introduce themselves and discuss their duties. ! The New Member Educator introduces himself, his position and his duties (to educate the new members so that they can become quality brothers of Sigma Pi Fraternity). ! Have the new members introduce and share something about themselves so that they get to know one another. See Appendix F ! Discuss expectations, requirements of membership and new member class officers. See Appendix K Information Presentation ! Present the new member packet, I Believe manual and Study Guide for Academic Success. ! Pull out the sections that need to be signed, and then collect for record purposes (give to the Fourth Counselor.) See Appendix A & B ! Explain the significance of the packet and the manual; inform the new members of the quizzes they will take each week and where they can find the information needed to pass them. Inform them that they will find the quizzes in the back of the packets, but that they are still expected to know all the information in the manual not just be able to answer the given questions. ! Inform them that quiz one will be next week and they need to review the quiz to see which sections they will need to know. Explain that extra credit may be given, so it is important to read all of the information: not just enough to answer the questions. Inform them that the questions are just the main ideas to be known in order pass the quiz; however, complete knowledge is essential to their passing a membership vote. ! Discuss the initiation fee and set-up an initiate fee payment program. Presentations ! Discuss Time Management, Scholarship, Goal Setting, Philanthropies, and Fundraisers. The New Member Educator or the Chairman of these particular committees should present this information to the new members. (When presenting, please refer to the Study Guide for Academic Success.) ! Have the new members list their choices for Big Brothers (per The Sigma Pi Fraternity constitution, members must have a minimum GPA requirement of 2.2 to fulfill this role.) Inform them that they will know whom they will have at the next meeting. ! Discuss new member class officers. See Appendix K ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapter 1.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Closing ! Thank everyone once again for being a part of the new member education process. Summarize what was gone over and who each presenter was, if applicable. Remind the new members of the following weeks quiz and where the information is located.

Chapter Unity vs. New Member Unity The emphasis in our chapters must be on chapter unity rather than trying to create new member unity. A focus on new member unity will cause cliques in the chapter by creating barriers between brothers from different new member classes. Our new members should be given the chance to build a strong fraternal bond with every member. After all, the new member did not join for the other new members but rather, for the existing actives. Including all members equally in every activity should help alleviate this problem. All new member activities should always include active members and must be non-alcoholic. Any projects involving new members should be coordinated through the respective committee and include all actives. New members should also be included in the committee structure. This will give the new members experience in chapter operations and provide chapters with the manpower and enthusiasm that is needed to run a strong chapter. Including all members will ensure less separation in the chapter and provide all members the chance to interact in meaningful activities.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 2-Meeting 2 Review ! Review names for everyone (yours and theirs.) ! Review last week’s materials; the presentations, who gave them and there relevance. ! Review the information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! After a short review session have the new members put books away, take out a pen/pencil and paper, and then give the weekly quiz. (Simply administer orally from your answer key.) ! When the quiz is finished offer bonus questions. See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentations ! The Second and Third Counselors introduce themselves and give a description of their duties. At this time the Third Counselor gives a date for the financial management presentation that will be taking place. This presentation is on budgeting, initiation fees, active dues, chapter financial operating costs and other financial aspects of fraternity membership. ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapter 2. New Member Class Officers ! Hold nominations and elect new member class officers. ! Walk them through this process and remind them that the active chapter votes on their Executive Council in much the same way, feel free to explain any differences that may take place; i.e. time for campaigning, more notice of votes, etc. ! Discuss the importance of electing the right leaders-“One year of poor leadership can kill a chapter!” Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded) and let them know they can use each other to study or else contact their Big Brother or the New Member Educator(s), if need be. ! Summarize again what the Second and Third Counselor discussed. Remind the new members of when/where the financial presentation will be taking place. ! Inform them that quiz two is next week, what it is over and even tell them that they now have an idea of how the quiz will be administered. ! Inform them that they need to get together throughout the week and discuss their class goals, fundraiser idea and philanthropy project in order to present them to the chapter. (Give them the names of the committee chairs that can help them set these up. Assign a date for the project to be completed by.) ! Appoint Big Brothers.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 3-Meeting 3 Review ! Introduce the New Member Class Officers and review the responsibilities of each (have each one stand up.) ! Discuss the roles of the Second and Third Counselor. ! Review the information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions (on fraternity related information, from the packet or I Believe Manual that was not on their quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. ! If the Financial Management presentation has taken place already then review the key information. Presentations ! The Fourth Counselor introduces himself and gives a description of his duties. He explains and emphasizes the importance of efficiency points, proper record keeping, and sound communication. ! Discuss Convocation, Sigma Pi University and the Mid-year Leadership Conference. ! Discuss awards that can be won by the chapters. ! Discuss the importance of communication between the chapter and the Executive Office. ! Discuss communication between other Greeks and University Administration. ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapter 3. ! Teach the Fireside Song ! Discuss altruistic service i.e. ACE Project vs. fundraising Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded); if applicable, remind them to use one another, the actives, or their Big Brother to help them study. ! Summarize what the Fourth Counselor discussed. ! If the Financial Management presentation has not taken place yet, remind them of the date, time, and location. ! Remind them that quiz three is next week. ! Find out if they are prepared to give the active chapter their “goals” presentation and if so, allow them time to get set-up. ! Have the new members give their “goals” presentation; Make sure the actives are courteous and respectful.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 4-Meeting 4 Review ! Thank the new members for their presentation last week and discuss their progress on completing the goals they set for themselves. Find out dates, etc. ! Discuss the role of the Fourth Counselor. ! Review the information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions (on fraternity related information, from the packet or I Believe manual that was not on their quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. ! Review the Financial Management presentation. (This should have already been done by now!) Presentations ! The First Counselor introduces himself and gives a description of his duties. Emphasize the importance of alumni relations, not only to the chapter, but also to the fraternity internationally. Give the names of the Housing Corporation/Alumni Advisory Board Members. [Assign the class (as a whole) to contact these people within the next two weeks.] ! Discuss proper social etiquette as outlined in the I Believe manual and how/why it would be important for a fraternity man. ! Discuss how their college classes are progressing to this point and inform them that you want to see at least two graded assignments per person by the next meeting. ! Discuss how everyone is budgeting in order to pay the initiation fee. ! Discuss information that will be on next weeks quiz-chapters 4 and 5. ! Discuss values based decision making. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded); if applicable, remind them to use one another, the actives, or their Big Brother to help them study. ! Summarize what the First Counselor discussed and his position. ! Summarize what the New Member Educator discussed with the class. ! Remind the new members of quiz four next week. ! Remind the new members about the graded assignments they need to bring in next week. ! Remind them to contact members of the board/corporation and that it is easier if they delegate certain people to contact specific members.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 5-Meeting 5 Review ! Collect graded college assignments from each new member. ! Discuss the role of the First Counselor. ! Review the information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions, (on fraternity related information, from the packet or I Believe manual that was not on their quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentations ! The Herald introduces himself and gives a description of his duties. Emphasize the importance of being historian, ritual reviews, and scrapbooks. ! Discuss the history of the Fraternity (Vincennes, New Jersey, Four Founding Fathers, and Patterson Episode.) ! Discuss the importance of the Creed and Motto. ! Discuss new member concerns with the program thus far. ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapter 6. ! Discuss ethics in the chapter. ! Teach the Sweetheart Song. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores have been recorded); if applicable, remind them who they can contact to study and inform them that the new member classes are almost over so they better improve their scores. ! Summarize what the Herald discussed and his position. ! Summarize what the New Member Educator discussed with the class. ! Remind the new members of quiz five next week. ! Remind the new members that they need to have contacted the board/corporation members by next week.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 6-Meeting 6 Review ! Discuss the role of the Herald. ! Review information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions, (on fraternity information, from the packet or I Believe Manual that was not on their quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentation ! New members discuss what they learned about the board/corporation members. ! New members discuss the status of their goals and how their fundraiser and philanthropy projects are coming along/went. (They should have already done at least one by now.) ! New Members discuss what committees or Executive Council positions they would like to be on one day and why. ! Discuss the information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapter 7 and packet information. ! Discuss emotional intelligence. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores have been recorded.) ! Review the board/corporation members. ! Summarize what the new members discussed. ! Remind the new members they only have two weeks left and need to get all the requirements done ASAP. ! Remind them again when initiation will be taking place; cost/money needed, requirements, GPA. ! Remind them that quiz six is next week.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 7-Meeting 7 Review ! Review information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions, (on fraternity information, from the packet or I Believe Manual that was not on this quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentation ! Discuss the local chapter history. ! Discuss what is fully expected of an initiated member throughout his collegiate career. ! Discuss the Educational Foundation and what purpose it serves. ! Discuss the importance of showing respect at all times as a Sigma Pi, especially, when in letters. ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-comprehensive final. ! Discuss how to deal with confrontation. ! Discuss possible initiation dates. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores have been recorded.) ! Summarize what was discussed in new member class. ! Remind them that the final quiz is next week and it is a comprehensive quiz (covers everything.) ! Remind them that they need to have everything done by next week-refer to the Requirements for Initiation. See Appendix K

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Eight Week Program Week 8-Meeting 8 -This will be the last meeting of new member class. Introductions ! Collect interviews; discuss financial standing in regards to initiation, fees, etc. ! Conduct exit interviews: what they liked/didn’t like about the program. ! Have the new members fill out the Little Brother Report (this is to kept confidential from the big brother!) ! Review the information learned throughout new member class to get prepared for the final quiz. ! Administer the quiz. ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentations ! Inform the new members that initiation will not take place until the grades are in for the semester. (Determine possible date for initiation). ! Discuss what neophyte status will mean. ! Inform new members of when initiation will be, after grades are in, the appropriate attire they will need, and the money that is still owed for each. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded). ! Summarize again neophyte status, initiation date and cost to each. ! Thank the new members and inform them that they should take what they learned into their active/alumnus career.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Six Week Program Week 1 -This should be the longest meeting of the program. This is due to the information and formalities that have to be taken care of and gone over. The time you need to plan for is approximately two hours. Introductions ! The Sage and Chapter Director welcome the new members, introduce themselves and discuss their duties. ! The New Member Educator introduces himself, his position and his duties (to educate the new members so that they can become quality brothers of Sigma Pi Fraternity). ! Have the new members introduce and share something about themselves so that they get to know one another. See Appendix F ! Discuss expectations, requirements of membership and new member class officers. See Appendix K Information Presentation ! Present the new member packet, I Believe manual and Study Guide for Academic Success. ! Pull out the sections that need to be signed, and then collect for record purposes (give to the Fourth Counselor.) See Appendix A & B ! Explain the significance of the packet and the manual; inform the new members of the quizzes they will take each week and where they can find their information needed to pass them. Inform them that they will find the quizzes in the back of the packets, but that they are still expected to know all the information in the manual not just be able to answer the given questions. ! Inform them that quiz one will be next week and they need to review the quiz to see which sections they will need to know. Explain that extra credit may be given, so it is important to read all of the information: not just enough to answer the questions. Inform them that the questions are just the main ideas to be known in order pass the quiz; however, complete knowledge is essential to their passing a membership vote. ! Discuss the initiation fee and set-up an initiate fee payment program. Presentations ! Discuss Time Management, Scholarship, Goal Setting, Philanthropies, and Fundraisers. The New Member Educator or the Chairman of these particular committees can do these. (When presenting, please refer to the Study Guide for Academic Success.) ! Have the new members list their choices for Big Brothers (per The Sigma Pi Fraternity constitution, members must have a minimum GPA requirement of 2.2 to fulfill this role.) Inform them that they will know whom they will have at the next meeting. ! Discuss new member class officers. See Appendix K ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapter 1.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Six Week Program Closing ! Thank everyone once again for being part of the New Member Education program. Summarize what was gone over and who each presenter was, if applicable. Remind the new members of the following weeks quiz again and where the information is located.

Chapter Unity vs. New Member Unity The emphasis in our chapters must be on chapter unity rather than trying to create new member unity. A focus on new member unity will cause cliques in the chapter by creating barriers between brothers from different new member classes. Our new members should be given the chance to build a strong fraternal bond with every member. After all, the new member did not join for the other new members but rather, for the existing actives. Including all members equally in every activity should help alleviate this problem. All new member activities should always include active members and must be non-alcoholic. Any projects involving new members should be coordinated through the respective committee and include all actives. New members should also be included in the committee structure. This will give the new members experience in chapter operations and provide chapters with the manpower and enthusiasm that is needed to run a strong chapter. Including all members will ensure less separation in the chapter and provide all members the chance to interact in meaningful activities.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Six Week Program Week 2-Meeting 2 Review ! Review names for everyone (yours and theirs.) ! Review last week’s materials; the presentations, who gave them and there relevance. ! Review the information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! After a short review session have the new members put books away, take out a pen/pencil and paper, and then give the weekly quiz. (Simply administer orally from your answer key.) ! When the quiz is finished offer bonus questions. See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentations ! The Second Counselor and the Third Counselor introduce themselves and give a description of their duties. At this time the Third Counselor gives a date for the financial management presentation that will be taking place. This presentation is on budgeting, initiation fees, active dues, chapter financial operating costs and other financial aspects of fraternity membership. ! Discuss altruistic service i.e. ACE Project vs. fundraising. ! Discuss information that will be on next weeks quiz-chapters 2 and 3. Pledge Class Officers ! Hold nominations and elections for new member class officers. ! Walk them through this process and remind them that the active chapter votes on their Executive Council in much the same way, feel free to explain any differences that may take place; i.e. time for campaigning, more notice of votes, etc. ! Discuss the importance of electing the right leaders-“One year of poor leadership can kill a chapter!” Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded) and let them know they can use each other to study or else contact their Big Brother or the New Member Educator(s), if need be. ! Summarize again what the Second and Third Counselor discussed. Remind the new members of when/where the financial presentation will be taking place. ! Inform them that quiz two is next week. ! Inform them that they need to get together throughout the week and discuss their class goals, fundraiser idea and philanthropy project in order to present them to the chapter. (Give them the names of the committee chairs that can help them set these up. Assign a date for the project to be completed by.) ! Appoint Big Brothers.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Six Week Program Week 3-Meeting 3 Review ! Introduce the New Member Class Officers and review the responsibilities of each (have each one stand up.) ! Discuss role of the Second and Third Counselors. ! Review the information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions (on fraternity related information, from the packet or I Believe manual that was not on their quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. ! If the Financial Management presentation has taken place already then review the key information. Presentations ! The Fourth Counselor introduces himself and gives a description of his duties. He explains and emphasizes the importance of efficiency points, proper record keeping, and sound communication. ! The First Counselor introduces himself and gives a description of his duties. Emphasize the importance of alumni relations, not only to the chapter, but also to the fraternity internationally. Give the names of the Housing Corporation/Alumni Advisory Board Members. [Assign the class (as a whole) to contact these people within the next two weeks.] ! Discuss Convocation, Sigma Pi University and the Mid-year Leadership Conference. ! Discuss awards that can be won by the chapter. ! Discuss the importance of communication between the chapter and the Executive Office. Do not be afraid to acknowledge your awards-even if you have not won any, explain how you are looking to change this and how THEY will be vital to this process considering they initiate. ! Discuss communication between other Greeks and University Administration. ! Discuss how their college classes are going up to this point and inform them that you want to see at least two graded assignments per person by the next meeting. ! Discuss how everyone is budgeting in order to pay the initiation fee. ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapters 4 and 5. ! Discuss values based decision-making. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded); if applicable, remind them to use one another, the actives, or their Big Brother to help them study. ! Summarize what the Fourth and First Counselor discussed. ! If the Financial Management presentation has not taken place yet, remind them of when it is. ! Remind them that quiz three is next week. ! Remind them about the graded assignments they need to bring in next week. Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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Remind them to contact members of the board/corporation and that it is easier if they delegate certain people to contact specific members. Find out if they are prepared to give the active chapter their “goals” presentation and if so, allow them time to present. Have the new members give their “goals” presentation; Make sure the actives are courteous and respectful.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Six Week Program Week 4-Meeting 4 Review ! Thank the new members for their presentation last week and discuss their progress on completing the goals they set for themselves. Find out dates, etc. ! Discuss the role of the Fourth and First Counselor. ! Review the information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions (on fraternity related information, from the packet or I Believe manual that was not on their quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. ! Review the Financial Management presentation. (This should have already been done by now!!) Presentations ! The Herald introduces himself and gives a description of his duties. Emphasize the importance of being historian, ritual reviews, and scrapbooks. ! Discuss the history of the Fraternity (Vincennes, New Jersey, Four Founding Fathers, and Patterson Episode.) ! Discuss the importance of the Creed and Motto. ! Discuss new member concerns with the program thus far. ! Discuss information that will be on next week’s quiz-chapters 6, 7 and packet information. ! Discuss ethics in the chapter. ! Discuss proper social etiquette as outlined in the I Believe manual and how/why it would be important for a fraternity man. ! Teach the Sweetheart and Fireside Songs. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded); if applicable, remind them to use one another, the actives, or their Big Brother to help them study. ! Summarize what the Herald discussed and his position. ! Summarize what the New Member Educator discussed with the class. ! Remind the new members that they need to have contacted the board/corporation members by next week. ! Remind them quiz four is next week.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Six Week Program Week 5-Meeting 5 Review ! Discuss the role of the herald. ! Review information that will be on the quiz (this can be kept brief.) ! Administer the quiz. ! Offer bonus questions, (on fraternity information, from the packet or I Believe manual that was not on their quiz.) See Appendix J ! Collect quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentation ! New members discuss what they learned about the board/corporation members. ! New members discuss the status of their goals and how their fundraiser and philanthropy projects are coming along/went. (They should have already done at least one by now.) ! New Members discuss what committees or Executive Council positions they would like to be on one day and why. ! Discuss the information that will be on next week’s final quiz-comprehensive final. ! Discuss emotional intelligence. ! Discuss the local chapter history. ! Discuss what is fully expected of an initiated member throughout his collegiate career. ! Discuss the Educational Foundation and what purpose it serves. ! Discuss the importance of showing respect at all times as a Sigma Pi, especially when in letters. ! Discuss how to deal with confrontation. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores have been recorded.) ! Review the board/corporation members. ! Summarize what the new members discussed. ! Remind them that the final quiz is next week and it is a comprehensive quiz (covers everything.) ! Remind them that they need to have everything done by next week-refer to the Requirements for Initiation. See Appendix K ! Remind them again when initiation will be taking place; cost/money needed, requirements, GPA.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Recommended Six Week Program Week 6-Meeting 6 -This will be the last meeting of new member education class. Introductions ! Collect interviews; discuss financial standing in regards to initiation. ! Conduct exit interviews: what they liked/didn’t like about the program. ! Have the new members fill out the Little Brother Report (this is to kept confidential from the big brother!) ! Review the information learned throughout new member class to get prepared for the final quiz. ! Administer the quiz ! Collect he quizzes and have the Assistant New Member Educator grade them. Presentations ! Inform the new members that initiation will not take place until the grades are in for the semester. (Determine possible date for initiation) ! Discuss what neophyte status will mean. ! Inform new members of when initiation will be, after grades are in, the appropriate attire they will need, and the money that is still owed for each. Closing ! Give the quizzes back (after scores are recorded). ! Summarize again neophyte status and initiation date and cost to each. ! Thank the new members and inform them that they should take what they learned into their active/alumnus career.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 1 1) Write the Creed of Sigma Pi.

2) It is generally recognized that the American college fraternity grew out of an organization known as the Flat Hat Club, which existed at the College of William & Mary from about 1750 to 1772. Their meetings are said to have been held in the Apollo Room of the Raleigh Tavern. 3) What was the first Greek letter society and when did it start? " #$%&"December 5, 1776 4) What college is referred to as "the Mother of all Fraternities"? Union College 5) What three fraternities make up the triad at this college? " '#(")#("%*"Society 6) What are the three types of fraternities? Honorary, social, professional 7) Which philosopher had four degrees of brotherhood and what are they? Pythagoras 1) Preparation 2) Purification 3) Perfection 4) Application of divine wisdom 8) Which philosopher is best known as "the lover of truth"? Socrates 9) Which philosopher wrote The Republic? Plato 10) What was the “Pythagorean Institute?� Very exclusive college of education, science academy and a small model city 11) Which philosopher is regarded as "the greatest thinker of the ancient world"? Aristotle

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions 12) What does NIC stand for and when was it founded? North-American Interfraternity Conference; November 27, 1909 13) What is the mission of the NIC? To promote common interests and to provide a forum for discussion and information exchange between fraternities 14) Which Sigma Pi Alumnus served as NIC president? William Cutbirth, Jr. 15) Which Sigma Pi Alumnus was awarded the NIC Gold Medal? Harold Jacobson 16) Write the Greek alphabet. (In Greek!)

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 2 1) How long does your membership in Sigma Pi last? A lifetime 2) What is the definition of a new member? A man who has been elected to membership, but has not yet been initiated 3) When is a new member given the right to exert influence on chapter policy and organization? Full membership upon initiation 4) What are the Ten Obligations of a pledge and Member? Give proper attention to the interests of Sigma Pi. Regard the Fraternity with a spirit of sincerity and respect and give earnest considerations to its teachings and ideals. Meet financial obligations promptly and fully. Cheerfully perform tasks that may be assigned for the good of the Fraternity. At all times be a gentleman and use moderation in all things. Strive at all times to cooperate for the good f the Fraternity. Work diligently to maintain good scholarship. Participate in worthy college activities. Profit by associations with men in a spirit of fraternalism. Be an exemplary Sigma Pi and citizen. 5) Define Alumnus. A graduated member of a chapter or a member in good standing who no longer attends school. 6) Name five well-known Sigma Pi Alumni. Tracy Lawrence, Lewis Grizzard, Herman Fisher, Willard Kiplinger, Walter Schirra, Jr., John Meyers, Dr. Judson Ward, Judge Curtis Shake

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 3 1) Who was the college professor that inspired our Founders? On what date? Miss Charlotte N. Mallote; January 26, 1897 2) Who are the Founding Fathers of Sigma Pi Fraternity? William Raper Kennedy Rolin Rosco James George Martin Patterson James Thompson Kingsbury 3) What was the original name of the Fraternity? """""+#)" 4) When was the Fraternity founded (exact date) and where? February 26, 1897 at Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN 5) Who were the first two initiates of the Fraternity? Samuel and Maurice Bayard 6) Who inspired the Fraternity's motto? Mrs. Joseph L. Bayard 7) Write the motto, including the title, author, and the book it came from. Robert Browning; “A Death in the Desert” Progress, man’s distinctive mark alone. Not God’s, and not the beasts’; God is, they are Man partly is and wholly hopes to be. 8) What historical event in 1898 nearly ended the Fraternity and who is credited with saving the Fraternity from an untimely death? Spanish-American War; Rolin Rosco James 9) Who was Robert George Patterson? Student at Ohio State who is responsible for the name change +#)"to ',10) Briefly explain the Patterson Episode. Lied about being a member of Sigma Pi, convinced Tau Phi Delta to change names 11) When and where was the Fraternity's name changed to Sigma Pi? February 11, 1907; Niblack-Weems Home in Vincennes, IN 12) When and where was the first national "congress" held? May 6-8, 1908 in Vincennes, Indiana 13) The Sphinx Club at the University of Illinois was founded by Byron R. Lewis and became the Phi Chapter, our second Chapter. 14) The Gamma Chapter was established at the Ohio State University.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~End of Chapter Questions 15) What initiatory rite was used to install the # and . Chapters? “The Cryptic Arts” 16) What is the name of the Fraternity's second initiatory rite? “The English Chivalric Ritual” 17) What Initiatory Rite does the Fraternity use today? “The Golden Quest” 18) Who was the first Grand Sage of the Fraternity? Francis L. Lisman 19) Who is the current Grand Sage of the Fraternity? 20) When and where was the Fraternity’s first Convocation? May 1909 in Columbus Ohio (."Chapter) 21) When did the first Emerald appear (year only, exact date for extra credit)? 1911, July 15 22) In what year did Sigma Pi become a member of the NIC? 1910 23) Which National fraternity merged with Sigma Pi in 1964? """"""")%" 24) When did Sigma Pi become an international fraternity and the addition of what chapter made this possible? 1984; Zeta-Iota at Western Ontario

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~End of Chapter Questions Chapter 4 1) Draw the Fraternity's Coat of Arms.

2) Describe the original badge of +#). It was cut out of a dime in the shape of a Greek cross dated 1897 with the letters +#)"inscribed on it 3) Draw the Badge of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

4) What is the jewel of the Fraternity and what does it mean to its' Brothers? The Emerald; a lifetime of commitment to the fraternity 5) Why is the bar reversed on the pledge pin? To indicate that the wearer does not know the secrets and mysteries of the Fraternity 6) Draw the Flag of Sigma Pi.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ 8) Why is purple used on the coat of arms and the pledge pin? Lavender is not a heraldic color 9) What is the flower of the Fraternity? Which flowers are used as an auxiliary and an alternate? The lavender Orchid; Lilac and white rose used together as an alternate; goldenrod as an auxiliary 10) What are the Five Ideals of Sigma Pi? To establish a brotherhood To establish and maintain an aristocracy of learning To raise the standards of morality and develop character To diffuse culture and encourage chivalry To promote civic righteousness and quicken the national conscience 11) What are the three phases of a man's life? Concepts, contacts, and controls 12.) What is the ACE Project? Altruistic Campus Experience: “It is the first international service project devoted to benefiting the faculty, administration, or entity of the campus where individual chapters are located.�

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~End of Chapter Questions Chapter 5 1) What is the supreme governing body of Sigma Pi and what does it consist of? The Grand Chapter; delegates from Chapters, Alumni Clubs, and Past Present and Honorary Grand Officers 2) How many votes does each chapter in good standing have in the Grand Chapter? Two 3) What are the names, titles and job descriptions on the Grand Officers? Grand Sage-President Grand Second Counselor-Vice-President Grand Third Counselor- Treasurer Grand Fourth Counselor- Secretary Grand First Counselor- Sergeant at Arms Grand Herald- Historian Past Grand Sage- Advisor for continuity 4) What standing committees are provided for in the Constitution of the Sigma Pi Fraternity? Expansion, Scholarship 5) What are the three subordinate bodies in the Fraternity? Chapters, Alumni Clubs, Colonies 6) Who is our Province Archon and what are his duties? (PA); visits Chapters as a representative of the Grand Sage 7) Who is our Chapter Director and what are his duties? (CD); promotes the social and intellectual life of the chapter and provides continuity for the enhancement of policies and traditions. 8) What was the original purpose of the Sigma Pi Endowment Fund? To fund the central office

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~End of Chapter Questions Chapter 6 1) Who was the first Executive Secretary of the Fraternity? Harold Jacobsen 2) Where was the first headquarters of the Fraternity? Jacobsen’s home in Roselle, New Jersey (It was moved to Elizabeth two years later in 1929) 3) Name five Alumni who have served as the Executive Secretary/Director. Harold Jacobson, D. Dean Crook, Andrew Morris, James Hills, William Marrs, Mark Briscoe 4) Who is our Executive Director and what are his duties? (ED); to oversee the Fraternity’s financial transactions and run the day to day operations 5) Where is our present headquarters located? Brentwood, TN 6) Describe the role of the Educational Leadership Consultant. Works with chapters on internal operations, strengths, weaknesses and general fraternity life 7) Name five Grand Chapter Awards. Founder’s Award Michael P. Carey Award Most Improved Chapter Award Grand Council Award Grand Sage Award 8) Who was the first editor of The Emerald? Lewis L. Moore 9) What is the Fraternity's esoteric publication? The Keryx 10) What is the most important document in any Fraternity? It’s Ritual 11) What is the official song of the Fraternity? “The Fireside Song”

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~End of Chapter Questions Chapter 7 1) How much autonomy does a Chapter have? The chapter is free to make its own bylaws within the constraints of the Grand Chapter, the University, and the law 2) Describe the duties of the Chapters Executive Council. Sage- President and chief executive, 2nd – V.P. and Chaplain, 3rd – Sees to the financial obligations of the chapter, 4th – Maintains the chapters business and paper work, 1st – Alumni secretary, risk manager, Herald – Historian and maintains chapter roster and history. 3) Who sits on the Executive Council of the Chapter and what is their position? Sage- President, Second Counselor- Vice-President, Third CounselorTreasurer, Fourth Counselor- Secretary, First Counselor- Sergeant at Arms, Herald- Historian 4) What two concepts were the committee structure developed around? “That there is more to do than can be done by the members individually and that each member has something to contribute to the chapter” 5) What committees are provided for the formation by according to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Grand Chapter? New member education, finance, scholarship, social and intramurals 6) What types of committees are to be appointed? Standing and special 7) Parliamentary law and practice in the Fraternity is based upon what? Roberts Rules of Order 8) What is required to end discussion and vote upon a motion? A “second” and two thirds (2/3) majority affirmative votes

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 8 1) Approximately how many alumni make up Sigma Pi? 95% 2) What are the two classes of initiates? “Active” (synonymous with “Undergraduate initiate”) and “Alumni” 3) What is the purpose of the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation? To further the educational goals of Sigma Pi and provide scholarships to Sigma Pi members 4) When was the Educational Foundation first incorporated? June 5, 1952 5) Who was most directly responsible for the establishment of the Educational Foundation? Byron R. Lewis 6) How much money in scholarships is given out each year to undergraduates by the educational foundation? $50,000 7) What is the dual purpose of Alumni clubs? “To benefit the local undergraduate chapters and to provide an enjoyable experience for the club’s members” 8) What event is held every February and who is it mainly designed? Mid-year leadership conference and it is designed for the newly elected Sage and Third Counselor 9) What event is held every year when convocations is not being held and who is required to go? Sigma Pi University and at least one undergraduate representative 10) What areas of development are the Cornerstone Concept designed? Scholarship, new member education, values education and officer development, and chapter and colony development through the Renaissance Program 11) What is a chapter ELC and what is his main purpose? Educational Leadership Consultant – “A chapter’s ELC is on call at any time to help a chapter improve its operations, and manage risks involved in daily life” 12) Who bequeathed Rose Hill to Sigma Pi? Marion Patterson, daughter of George Martin Patterson

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~End of Chapter Questions Packet Questions 1) When are elections held at this chapter? How long is a term? 2) On what date was this chapter founded? 3) Give three objectives of new member education.

4) When was this university founded? 5) Name the chapter officers. 6) Name the original Chapter Officers. 7) How many NIC fraternities are located on this campus? 8) How many chapters are located in our province? 9) What chapter number are we? 10) Why is being a Sigma Pi a privilege?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Final Exam Final Exam Sigma Pi Fraternity – National Test-Answer Key

Chapter 1 1. Write the Creed of Sigma Pi. I believe in Sigma Pi, a fellowship of kindred minds, united in brotherhood, to advance truth and justice, to promote scholarship, to encourage chivalry, to diffuse culture, and to develop character in the service of god and man; and I will strive to make real the fraternity’s ideals in my own daily life. 2. It is generally recognized that the American college fraternity grew out of an organization known as the _Flat_ __Hat__ _Club__ which existed at the College of William & _Mary__ from about _1750__ to __1772_. Their meetings are said to have been held in the Apollo_ Room of the Raleigh_ Tavern_. 3. What is the first Greek letter society and when did it start? Phi Beta Kappa – 12/5/1776 4. What college is referred to as the “Mother of all Fraternities?” Union College 5. What three fraternities make up the triad at this college? KA Society, Sigma Phi, Delta Phi 6. Sigma Pi is a social fraternity. Name the other two types of fraternities. Professional, Honorary 7. Which Greek philosopher developed a brotherhood containing four degrees? Pythagoras 8. Name the four degrees of this philosopher’s brotherhood. Perfection, Purification, Preparation, and the application of divine wisdom 9. Which philosopher is best known as “the lover of truth?” Socrates 10. Which Philosopher is the author of The Republic? Plato 11. Which philosopher is regarded as the “greatest thinker of the ancient world?” Aristotle Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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12. What is the full name of the NIC? North-American Interfraternity Council 13. What is the mission of the NIC? Promote common interest, provide a forum for discussion 14. Which Sigma Pi alumnus served as the president of the NIC? William Cutbirth 15. Which Sigma Pi alumnus was presented with the NIC Gold Metal? Harold Jacobsen 16. Write the Greek alphabet. (The letter with the name next to it) *&alpha""" /&theta" 0&omicron" 1&chi $&beta" 2&iota" " ,&pi" " 3&psi .&gamma" %&kappa" 4&rho" " 5&omega )&delta"" 6&lambda"" '&sigma 7&epsilon"" 8&mu"" +&tau 9&zeta"" :&nu" " ;&upsilon <&eta" " =&xi" " #&phi

Chapter 2 17. How long does your membership in Sigma Pi last? Lifetime 18. What is the definition of a pledge? A man who has been elected to membership, but has not yet been initiated 19. When is a new member given the right to exert influence on chapter policy and organization? Full membership upon initiation 20. Name the 10 Obligations of a pledge and member. 1. Give proper attention to the interests of Sigma Pi 2. Regard the fraternity in a spirit of sincerity and respect and give earnest considerations to its teachings and ideals 3. Meet financial obligations promptly and fully 4. Cheerfully perform tasks that may be assigned for the good of the fraternity 5. At all times be a gentleman, and use moderation in all things 6. Strive at all times to cooperate for the good of the fraternity 7. Work diligently to maintain good scholarship 8. Participate in worthy college activities 9. Profit by association with men in a spirit of fraternalism 10. Be an exemplary Sigma Pi and citizen Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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21. Name five well-known alumni members of Sigma Pi. Lewis Grizzard, Herman Fisher, Tracy Lawrence, Walter Shirra, Willard Kiplinger, John Meyers, Dr. Judson Ward, Judge Curtis G. Shake 22. Name three ways a member can be involved with the fraternity once he leaves school. 1. Alumni clubs 2. National HQ 3. Chapter advisor 23. Name five rules of etiquette to remember. 1. Watch personal appearance 2. Eat slow allow time to talk 3. Enhance the pleasure of others 4. Form gentlemanly habits 5. Be friendly but reserved in the classroom

Chapter 3 24. Who was the professor that inspired the Founders on the subject of college Fraternities? Charlotte Mallotte 25. What was the original name of the fraternity? Tau Phi Delta 26. When was this organization founded? Feb 26 1897 27. Name the Four Founding Fathers of the Fraternity. Rolin Rosco James, James Thompson Kingsbury, George Martin Patterson, William Raper Kennedy 28. Name the first two initiates of the Fraternity. Samuel and Maurice Bayard 29. Who was the inspiration behind the selection of the fraternity motto? Ms. Bayard 30. Write the motto, including the title and the book that it came from. “A Death in the Desert”—Brownings Book of Poems. Progress, man’s distinctive mark alone, Not God’s, and not the beasts’; God is, they are. Man partly is and wholly hopes to be 31. Who is credited with saving the fraternity from an untimely death? Rolin Rosco James 32. Who was Robert George Patterson? Student at Ohio State who is responsible for the name change to Sigma Pi 33. Briefly explain the Patterson Episode. Lied about being a member of Sigma Pi, convinced Tau Phi Delta to change names Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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34. The name Sigma Pi was taken by the Fraternity on what date? Feb 11, 1907 35. When and where was the first national “congress” held? Vincennes, IN 1908 36. The Sphinx_ Club at the University of Illinois was founded by Byron R. Lewis and became Phi Chapter, our second chapter. 37. Gamma Chapter was established at __Ohio_ State__ University. 38. The initiatory ritual used to install Phi and Gamma Chapters was known as “ The Cryptic Art .” 39. Name the second ritual ceremony used by the Fraternity. The English Chivalric Ritual 40. The current initiatory ritual, “ The Golden Quest,” was written based on the ritual of Sigma Delta local fraternity, which became Kappa Chapter of Sigma Pi. 41. Who is credited as being the first national president of the Fraternity? Francis L. Lisman 42. Where and in what year did the Fraternity hold its first Biennial Convocation? Columbus, OH May 1909 43. When did the first issue of the Emerald appear? 1911 44. In what year did Sigma Pi become a member of the NIC? 1910 45. Which national fraternity merged with Sigma Pi 1964? Delta Kappa 46. In what year did Sigma Pi become an international organization? 1984

Chapter 4 47. Briefly describe the Fraternity’s current coat of arms. Home-plate shaped. Pyramid of stars on top. Bend through the middle left to right. Badge in the center. Greek scroll across the bottom

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48. Briefly describe the original badge of Tau Phi Delta. It was cut out of a dime in the shape of a Greek cross dated 1897 with the letters +>) inscribed on i 49. Draw the present day badge of Sigma Pi.

50. What is the jewel of the fraternity and what does it suggest to a Fraternity member? Emerald – courage, hope, faith 51. Why is the bend reversed on a pledge pin? To show that he is not an initiated member 52. Draw the flag of Sigma Pi.

53. What are the colors of the Fraternity? Lavender and White with Gold as an auxiliary 54. What is the flower of the Fraternity? Lavender Orchid 55. Briefly describe the great seal of the Fraternity. The coat of arms surrounded by a circle with “Sigma Pi Fraternity International” 56. What are the two main reasons why a man should attend college? Prepare to earn an adequate living and to equip him to lead an abundant life 57. What are the five ideals of Sigma Pi? 1. To establish a brotherhood 2. To establish and maintain an aristocracy of learning 3. To raise the standards of morality and develop character 4. To diffuse culture and encourage chivalry 5. To promote the spirit of civic righteousness and quicken the national conscience

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58. What are the three phases of a man’s life and how do they apply to the Fraternity? 1. Contacts - life 2. Concepts – God deals 3. Controls – diffuse culture and encourage chivalry

Chapter 5 59. What is the supreme governing body of Sigma Pi and what does it consist of? Grand Chapter; Grand Council, Undergraduate Chapters, Alumni clubs, PGC officers 60. Regular meetings of the Grand Chapter are called convocation which are held how often? Every two years 61. How many votes does a chapter in good standing have within the governing body? Two 62. When the supreme governing body is not in session, the full authority of government is vested in the Grand Council consisting of Seven members. 63. List the names and titles of each Grand Council officer. Grand Sage: John Kitch Grand Forth: Chris Brown Grand Second: Larry Rovira Grand First: Ed Levesque Grand Third: George Hakim Grand Herald: John Micelich Past Grand Sage: John Williams 64. Name the standing committees which the Constitution and Bylaws provide for. Expansion – Scholarship 65. What are the three types of subordinate bodies within the Fraternity? Colonies, chapters, alumni clubs 66. Who is your Province Archon and what are his duties? 67. Who is your chapter director and what are his duties?

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71. Where is the present day headquarters and in what year did we begin operation there? Brentwood, TN 2003 72. Name the three major functions of the headquarters. Day to day business, archives, resources 73. Describe the role of the traveling secretary (now Educational Leadership Consultant). Work with chapters on internal operation, strengths, weaknesses, and general fraternity life. 74. Where was the National Headquarters prior to its present location and what was it called? Vincennes, IN - Shadow wood Memorial HQ 75. Who is the man responsible for acquiring the prior headquarters of the Fraternity? Judge Curtis G. Shake 76. Name and describe the most prestigious individual award the Fraternity presents. Founders Award – most prestigious award given to an alumni 77. Name and describe five other Grand Chapter awards. 1. Grand Sage’s 2. Grand Council 4. Recruitment 5. Scholarship

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78. Who was the first editor of the Emerald? Louis L. Moore 79. What is the name of the Fraternity’s esoteric publication? The Keryx 80. What is considered the most important document of any Fraternity? The Ritual 81. What is the name of the book which contains all of the various ceremonies of the Fraternity? Manual of Ceremonies 82. What information can an undergraduate obtain in The Officers Handbook? Knowledge on position, constitution and bylaws, filing reports 83. What song was adopted by the 1968 Convocation as the officially recognized song of the Fraternity? The Fireside Song

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85. List the titles, names and duties of each of the officers in your chapter.

86. What is the basic concept the committee structure is developed around? There is more to do than can be done by one person each has something to contribute 87. What committees do the Constitution and Bylaws of the Grand Chapter provide for within a chapter? Rush, new member Ed, finance, scholarship, social and intramurals 88. When was your chapter established? 89. Briefly describe how your chapter came about. 90. How many “yes” votes are required to end a debate? 2/3 Majority 91. How many “yes” votes are required to pass a motion? Majority

Chapter 8 and Appendix 92. Briefly outline the ten points listed under the Alcohol and Drug section of the Grand Chapter policies. 1. Must comply with state and school laws 2. Can’t purchase alcohol through chapter funds 3. Can’t sell or give to minors 4. No possession or sale of illegal drugs 5. Can’t co-sponsor an event with bar or alcohol distributor 6. Can’t co-sponsor an event where alcohol is purchased by the host chapter or organization 7. Dry rush 8. No open parties 9. No drinking games 10. No alcohol present at pledge activities 93. Provide a brief definition of hazing. Physical or mental stress 94. What does it mean to table a motion? Keep a motion on the table until the next meeting 95. What is the Grand Sage’s Award? Given the top Chapter in each of the three tiers 96. What is the Grand Council Award? Given to the top ten Chapters in all of Sigma Pi Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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97. What is the purpose of the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation as stated in its constitution? To futher the educational objectives of Sigma Pi 98. Whose contributions were most directly responsible for the establishment of the Educational Foundation? Byron R. Lewis 99. What is the name of the farmstead directly across from the prior headquarters? Rose Hill 100. Whose birthplace and life-long home is this? George Martin Patterson

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Verification of Hazing Policies "Dedication to the Fraternity begins at the altar" Harold Jacobson '21 SIGMA PI FRATERNITY, INTERNATIONAL

The Brothers of ________________ Chapter stand firmly against hazing in all of its many forms. We agree with, and strive to fully conform or exceed, the laws of _______________, rules of ______________________, and the Constitution of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International. We hold the belief that hazing DOES NOT improve a Brotherhood or build a stronger Fraternity, but does the exact opposite. This is one of the primary goals of our packet. As we continue to build our Fraternity to its fullest potential, we at ___________________ Chapter renew our belief in the goal of eliminating all forms of hazing, even in its smallest form. It is our hope that we can demonstrate to all our Brothers in Sigma Pi and to the Greek world, that hazing is not a necessary element in the making of a good Brother. ___________________________ New Member

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Pledge Obligation "Dedication to the Fraternity begins at the altar" Harold Jacobson '21 SIGMA PI FRATERNITY, INTERNATIONAL I, _____________________, of my own free will and accord, in the presence of God, His Holy Word, and these witnesses, do formally accept to affiliate with _________________ Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International; and I declare my willingness to be initiated into the secrets and mysteries of Sigma Pi as soon as I am eligible according to the provisions of the Fraternity, and the regulations of the school. I promise that, unless _________________ Chapter officially releases me from this my solemn pledge, I will not consider or accept any invitation to join a similar college fraternity. I furthermore promise to wear the emblem signifying my relationship to Sigma Pi, and to prize and preserve it throughout the period of my pledgeship; and, if for any reason I shall be obliged to forgo the fulfillment of my desire to become initiated, I will, with due respect, return the emblem to this chapter. Finally, I promise to hold this, my solemn pledge, sacred and inviolate; so help me God to maintain the same. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In testimony thereof, I have hereunto set my hand, in the presence of subscribing witnesses, this ________ day of ____________, Anno Domini, _______.â&#x20AC;? Signature of New Member

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix B Big Brother Selection The position of Big Brother carries important responsibilities. A Big Brother must be a mentor in every way to his Little Brother, and therefore careful consideration should be taken in the selection process. The New Member Educator should put together a committee to select and pair Big Brothers. This committee should represent a mixture of ages and interests. The committee should review applications and select members on the basis of preferred qualifications. It is a privilege to be a Big Brother - not a right (see Bylaw 5, Section 5, Part A). Only brothers that live up to our obligations should be considered for the position. The following items should be taken into consideration during the selection process. Academics (GPA above a 2.2 minimum) Financial Responsibility (have a current balance of $0) Knowledge of Ritual Attendance at Chapter Events Committee/Executive Council Involvement Available Time Fraternity Knowledge Listening Skills Campus Involvement Matching Big Brothers and Little Brothers In order for the new members to feel comfortable in the chapter, Little Brothers should choose whom they would like to have as a Big Brother. They should choose from a predetermined list of actives who would like to be a Big Brother and are eligible. The new members should then list their top three choices. The choices should be given preference whenever possible. Big Brother Orientation Program Before Big Brother Night the New Member Educator should have a meeting with the Big Brothers. Expectations and obligations of Big Brothers should be stated clearly and distributed. These expectations must be clear and agreed upon before any pairing occurs. Samples of reports should also be given out and explained. Weekly contact times and assignments for regular meetings should also be established. The entire new member program should be explained at this time. Every Big Brother should be made aware of: ! The new membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; obligations and how he can help his Little Brother. ! Days, times, and content of any events involving new members should be thoroughly explained. ! Fraternity and University policies pertaining to hazing and alcohol should be discussed. ! The Big Brother Packets should be distributed and reviewed.

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Big Brother Application This application must be returned by _____________________. _____________________________ Name

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Chapter Financial Standing___________ I hereby agree to uphold the Constitution of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International, the by-laws of ___________________ Chapter, and _______________________ University policies. I further agree to act as a mentor if I am chosen as a Big Brother, and as such will exemplify the ideals set forth by the founders of the Fraternity.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix B

Big Brother Obligations 1. Help the Little Brother feel comfortable in the chapter. 2. Introduce the Little Brother to all active and alumni members, and help him find members with similar interests. 3. Make sure that the Little Brother is informed about all chapter activities and attend the events with the little brother when possible. 4. Assist the Little Brother when problems occur in the chapter. 5. Assist the Little Brother in understanding the Sigma Pi Creed and the obligations of a member. 6. Act as a role model. Make sure that you are leading by example and meeting all of your obligations. 7. Discuss the Sigma Pi Creed and obligations of a member with the Little Brother. Discuss how they fit into everyday life. 8. Make sure that the Little Brother’s knowledge about the Fraternity is increasing over time, and assist him when possible. 9. Assist the Little Brother in excelling academically. 10. Have weekly discussions about classes. Talk about the importance of attending class, studying, and managing time effectively (act as a role model.) Assist the Little Brother in using Fraternity and College resources. 11. Schedule regular times to study together. “I understand the obligations of being a Big Brother, and will fulfill those duties to the best of by ability.” ________________________________________ Big Brother’s Signature Date Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix B

Big Brother Report This report is to be completed weekly or otherwise, if so dictated by the Big Brother Coordinator. This form is an important part for the evaluation of the progress of your Little Brother. Be concise and complete in filling in all areas covered. You should discuss with your Little Brother the various areas in the report to gain accurate information. ___________________________ Big Brother

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___________________________ Date (Check the following that apply) My Little Brother: _____ has attended all chapter/new member functions. _____ is in good financial standing with the chapter. _____ appears to be making friends easily. _____ appears to be contributing to the chapter. _____ is meeting his Little Brother obligations. (refer to the obligation sheet) (Those areas not checked should be explained below.) Academic Summary Most Recent Class

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New Member Survey _________________________ Name

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Little Brother Obligations

1. Give proper attention to the interests of Sigma Pi. 2. Regard the fraternity with a spirit of sincerity and respect, giving earnest consideration to its teaching and ideals. 3. Meet financial obligations promptly and fully. 4. Cheerfully perform tasks that may be assigned for the good of the fraternity. 5. At all times be a gentleman and use moderation in all things. 6. Strive at all times to cooperate for the good of the fraternity. 7. Work diligently to maintain good scholarship. 8. Participate in worthy college activities. 9. Profit by associations with men in a spirit of fraternalism. 10. Be an exemplary Sigma Pi and citizen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I agree to work with my Big Brother so that I may fully understand what is expected of me as a Sigma Pi. I will meet with him regularly and keep him updated on my progress in becoming an initiated member of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International. I will also keep him informed of my academic performance, and any needs that I may have.â&#x20AC;? __________________________________ Signature Date

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Little Brother Report

This report is to be completed weekly or otherwise, if so dictated by the New Member Educator. This form is an important part of the evaluation process in the Big Brother Program. Be concise and complete in filling in all areas covered. You should discuss the various areas with you Big Brother. ______________________________ Big Brother

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_____________________________ Date (Check the following that apply) My Big Brother: _______ has attended all chapter functions with me. _______ has met with me to review my progress. _______ is meeting his Big Brother obligations. (Refer to the obligation sheet) I:

_______ have attended all chapter functions. _______ am in good financial standing with the chapter. _______ am attending class regularly _______ am meeting my Little Brother obligations. (Refer to the obligation sheet)

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History of your school Write a brief synopsis of the history of your university.

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Social Responsibility Sigma Pi was founded as a social fraternity. Gathering as brothers for camaraderie is essential to who we are. At the same time, a responsible chapter member keeps in mind the responsibilities he has to himself and to his brothers. Some of these responsibilities are outlined in the following excerpt from the Fraternity Bylaws: Sigma Pi Fraternity Bylaws Bylaw 4, Section 18 Alcohol abuse is contrary to the Creed, standards, ideals and goals of Sigma Pi Fraternity, and such activity by its brothers and pledges is hereby expressly prohibited. Each individual Chapter or Colony should do its utmost to prevent such abuse and to help any brother or new member who has a problem in this regard. For the purposes of this section, "alcohol abuse" is defined to include the excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages by brothers and Pledges of the Fraternity to the extent that their mental or physical faculties, or both, are appreciably impaired, and in violation of applicable national laws or laws of subordinate governing bodies or applicable college or university regulations. The possession, use, sale, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages while on chapter premises, during an official Fraternity event, or in any situation sponsored or endorsed by Sigma Pi Fraternity shall be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, county, city, and/or university. Each brother and Pledge will be instructed on the drinking age laws, regulations of sale laws, open container laws and other laws pertinent to chapter's jurisdiction, specifically dram shop liability, implied consent, and host liquor liability. Instruction shall also be provided with the goal of engendering in each brother a sense of responsibility toward the welfare of those who consume alcohol, the encouragement of intervention to prevent any person from drinking to excess, or from engaging in any potentially dangerous activity, including driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Instruction shall also be provided on emergency procedures to be employed as a result of alcohol abuse. Education programs on Alcohol Awareness shall be held on an annual basis. Any legal use of alcoholic beverages shall be made in a responsible manner. The responsible use of alcohol does not include providing unlimited quantities, encouraging rapid consumption or forcing any person to consume alcohol for any reason.

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Social events shall be limited to brothers of the sponsoring organization and their individually invited guests. These events shall not be open to the public or general university/college community. As a result of violation of this section, a Pledge is subject to being denied membership in the Fraternity and a brother is subject to being expelled from the Fraternity, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 and 14 of Bylaw 4 of the Fraternity. As a result of violation of this section, a Chapter or Colony of the Fraternity is subject to disciplinary action by the Grand Council in accordance with the severity and circumstances of the violation. If a review of the violation by the Grand Council so indicates, a Chapter of the Fraternity may have its charter placed in trusteeship, pending reorganization of the Chapter, and a Colony of the Fraternity may be suspended and denied a charter, pending reorganization of the Colony, in accordance with the provisions of Article VII, Sections 4 and 7, of the Constitution of the Fraternity. For the purposes of this section, a Chapter or Colony of the Fraternity shall be deemed to violate the provisions of this section whenever a majority of the current membership of the Chapter or Colony permits one or more of its brothers or Pledges to violate openly any provision of this section while on or near Chapter or Colony premises or while representing the Chapter or Colony on or near college or university property, or whenever at least twenty-five per cent (25%) of the current membership of the Chapter or Colony acts in concert to violate any provision of this section, with or without the knowledge or consent of the remaining brothers or Pledges of the Chapter or Colony, regardless of where or on whose property said violation occurs.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix D ***For the fraternity to exist, we must have insurance. For this purpose several fraternities formed the Fraternity Information and Programming Group (FIPG). In order to promote social responsibility and insure liability protection FIPG and Sigma Pi have adopted the following policy: FRATERNITY INFORMATION and PROGRAMMING GROUP FIPG RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY Alcohol and Drug Section 1.

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The possession, use and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages while on chapter premises, during an official fraternity event, or in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of state, province, county, city and institution of higher education. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through the chapter treasury nor may the purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase and/or use of a bulk quantity of such alcoholic beverage, i.e., kegs is prohibited. No chapter members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (those under the legal “drinking age”). The possession, sale and/or use of any illegal drugs or controlled substances at any chapter house, sponsored event, or at any event that an observer would associate with the fraternity is strictly prohibited. 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 annual gross sales from alcohol) where alcohol is given away, sold, or otherwise provided to those present. No chapter may co-sponsor or co-finance a function where alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters, groups, or organizations. All rush activities associated with any chapter will be dry rush functions. Open parities, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity without specific invitation. Where alcohol is present, shall be prohibited. No member shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in “drinking games”. No alcohol shall be present at any new member/novice program or activity of the chapter.

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Legal Liability Worksheet (Put an X next to those statements you think are unfair. Circle the X if you think the statement should be discussed. All of the statements refer to actual incidences of legal liability due to experiences, which occurred at Sigma Pi functions.) _____ If any person gets sick or injured at any chapter function whether off campus or on, the school is named in the lawsuit and may be found liable for damages. _____ If any person suffers any harm in any way at any chapter function or gathering, the school, the chapter, the E.C., any brothers who were involved and Sigma Pi International are named in the lawsuit and may be found liable for damages. _____ If a member of the chapter is found in any way liable for damages any money or assets he has may be taken away in order to pay for the damages. _____ If a member of the chapter is found in any way liable for damages, future earnings and assets he may earn for the rest of his life may be taken in order to pay for the damages. The present financial condition of the chapter member does not discharge the responsibility. Declaring bankruptcy does not discharge the responsibility. _____ If a member of the chapter is found liable and he is being supported in any way by his parents or another person, that person or persons may be named in any lawsuit and may be responsible to pay damages. _____ If a brother willingly and deliberately participates in drinking and he gets sick or injured, he can sue the school, the chapter, Sigma Pi International, the E.C. of the Chapter and any brother who was in any way involved in the incident. _____ The risk, liability and consequences increase if the person harmed is under legal age. If any person suffers any harm that is drinking related at a chapter function, whether formal or informal, the following may be liable and will be named in the lawsuit. _____ All members of the E.C. _____ The Social Chair and all Committee members. _____ Any member who bought or contributed to buying alcohol. _____ Any member who served that person alcohol. _____ Any member who in any way could have foreseen that a problem would occur and did not act to prevent the problem. _____ Any member present when the problem occurs and who could have prevented the problem but did not.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix E A Letter to the Parents of New Members Mr. & Mrs. Shores 123 Orchid Lane Horribly Hot, FL 01897 Dear Mr. & Mrs. Shores, I am happy to inform you that your son has accepted an opportunity to become an active brother in Sigma Pi Fraternity, International at (university.) This decision by (name) will have a positive affect on his collegiate career through programs that have been designed to enhance our membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scholastic achievement, philanthropic involvement, leadership skills and personal growth. These experiences will also establish a strong basis for success in his professional arena. The (chapter) of Sigma Pi was originally founded in (date) and has grown to be one of the top fraternities on the (university) campus. Our first chapter, founded in Vincennes, Indiana in 1897, established ideals that include advancing truth and justice, promoting scholarship, encouraging chivalry, and diffusing culture; these ideals are still the focus of our fraternity and will be for generations to come. In choosing to affiliate with Sigma Pi, your son has voluntarily taken on certain obligations and responsibilities. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1. Giving proper attention to the interests of Sigma Pi. 2. Regarding the fraternity with a spirit of sincerity and respect, giving earnest consideration to its teachings and ideals. 3. Meeting financial obligations promptly and fully. 4. At all times being a gentleman and using moderation in all things. 5. Striving at all times to cooperate for the good of the fraternity. 6. Working diligently to maintain good scholarship. 7. Participating in worthy college activities. 8. Profiting by associations with men in a spirit of fraternalism. 9. Being an exemplary Sigma Pi and citizen. I encourage you to contact the New Member Educator, (name), with any questions or concerns. (His) phone number is (?) Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Sincerely, (Sage)

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix E Campus and Community Have all members visit a retirement home or a home for children. Entertain the residents by singing, playing games, talking, etc. Invite the Greek Advisor to dine with the chapter and make a presentation about the Greek System. Present each sorority with their flower and a song on their founding date. Participate in the Adopt-A-School program. If your school does not currently participate in this program contact the National Interfraternity Conference. Pair with a local charity to perform on-going service to them. Join your local Chamber of Commerce. Ask the Chief of Police to speak to the chapter on local issues. Write an informal letter to surrounding neighbors informing them of social or brotherhood events. Chapter Operations Include all new members and actives on committees. Have an officer assistance program-new members rotate, helping officers with their duties. Have new members attend chapter meetings so that they can understand how meetings operate. Plan a chapter retreat and include all members. officer/chairmen duties.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix E Founding Principles Have all Big Brothers discuss our Creed and expectations of a member with their Little Brother. Have all members discuss their interpretations of the ideals of the Fraternity and how they fit in everyday life. Discuss such topics as brotherhood and what it means to the chapter and its members. Break down the Creed and plan activities that will “make real the Fraternity’s ideals”. Use the Brotherhood building activities found in the appendix of this manual. Have an alumnus, international staff member, or a member of the Grand Council discuss our ideals. Have an essay contest in the chapter on the Fraternity’s ideals. Submit the winning essay to the Executive Office for possible publication in The Emerald. International History Have active members and alumni explain and discuss different parts of Sigma Pi’s History. Have a fraternity jeopardy contest pairing Big Brothers and Little Brothers. Arrange a visit to the Executive Office. Possibly initiate the new members there. Conduct a ritual review and have the Executive Council practice the ritual before performing it for the initiation of new members. Have a weekly history question in your chapter meeting. Leadership Development Bring in leaders from the community to speak to the chapter. Encourage all members to get involved in other organizations. Interfraternity Council and Student Government.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix E Local History Develop a written history of the chapter from the beginning to the present. Involve members of each era if possible. Keep scrapbooks of chapter events; containing pictures, newspaper articles and letters. Plan speakers and presentations on international and local history (use actives and alumni). Provide opportunities for all members to continue to learn about Sigma Pi. Invite and include alumni in chapter events. Membership Expectations Have the Big Brothers discuss membership expectations with their Little Brothers. Hold a Big Brother-Little Brother retreat within the first week of revealing. Have chapter discussions on membership expectations and keep a record of them. Have the Third Counselor discuss the financial obligations with every new member. Develop a judicial board or standards board to deal with members not living up to the expectations of membership. Scholarship Designate quiet hours in the chapter house or study hours at the library so that members may study. Designate a certain area in the library where members can study together. Bring in a speaker to discuss time management, test taking, note taking, and academic resources available on campus. Recognize every member that has above the all menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and all Greek averages. Create study groups within the chapter. Have a bulletin board so that the groups can post times to meet. Bring in professors to discuss issues that will interest the chapter. Educate the chapter on university services and programs on campus and in the community.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix E Social Awareness Host a dinner party with a sorority and bring in a speaker on etiquette. Bring in a speaker on social issues such as sexual abuse, sexual harassment, disability concerns, diversity, etc. Bring in a speaker on the effects of alcohol and drugs. Have the chapter subscribe to national publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, etc. Post cultural events, speakers and programs being held on campus and in the community on the chapter bulletin board.

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Icebreakers and Team-builders Two Circles: Have participants form two circles, one inside the other. Each person in the outside circle stands across from a person in the inside circle, facing each other. The facilitator poses a question, which one person answers while his partner answers, and vice versa. The outside circle then rotates one person to the left, and another question is asked. Who Am I?: Participants are given index cards and masking tape. Each participant writes the name of a famous person on the card and tapes that card to another participants back. In an effort to guess the name of his or her card, each participants then asks “yes” or “no” questions of other participants, asking no participant more than one question (as numbers allow). Name Circles: Sitting in a circle, each participant says his name after repeating the names of everyone who went before him. The game can be varied by each participant pairing a rhyme or alliteration with his name, such as “Fat Matt” or “Monkey Mitch”. Difficult with groups larger than 30. Two Truths and a Lie: Pair participants. Give each pair five minutes to discover two things that they have in common and one thing that they don’t. Select several pairs to present their three commonalities to the group, who must then guess which is a lie. Human Knot: Form a circle of approximately eight participants. Coming together, each participant grabs the hand of two other participants. A participant may not grab the hand of the person next to him. Without letting go, participants must unravel their knot to reform a circle. Personal Coat of Arms: Provide paper and crayons. Each participant takes twenty minutes to design his/her personal coat of arms. In a large group or in pairs, participants share what they designed and what it means. Trust Walk: Pair participants. Each participant leads his partner, who is blindfolded, on a ten minute walk. Discussion topics may be assigned. Note Talk: Set the tone with a story about friendship and brotherhood. Provide paper and pens for all participants. Participants take usually 1-2 hours writing affirmative notes to each other, expressing what they appreciate about the recipient. The facilitator acts as the “mailman” distributing notes as they are handed to him. (Designed for groups who know each other well. An appropriate tone must be set for this team-builder to be successful.)

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix F

Alphabet Game This exercise does not measure your intelligence, your fluency with words, and certainly not your mathematical ability. It will, however, give you some gauge of your mental flexibility and creativity. Examine each of the following and identify what each acronym, phrase, or abbreviation shows. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

26 = L of the A SAMPLE 26 = Letters of the Alphabet 7 = W of the A W 1,001 = A N 12 = S of the Z 54 = C in a D (with the Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) 9 = P in the S S 88 = P K 13 = S on the A F 32 = D F at which W F 18 = H on a G C 90 = D in a R A 200 = D for P G in M 8 = S on a SS 3 = B M (S H T R) 4 = Q in a G 24 = H in a D 1 = W on a U 5 = D in a Z C 57 = H V 11 = P on a F T 1,000 = W that a P is W 29 = D in F in L Y 64 = S on a C 40 = D and N of the G F

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Alphabet Game Answers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

26 = Letters of the Alphabet 7 = Wonders of the Ancient World 1,001 = Arabian Nights 12 = Signs of the Zodiac 54 = Cards in a Deck (with the Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) 9 = Planets in the Solar System 88 = Piano Keys 13 = Stripes on the American Flag 32 = Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes 18 = Holes in a Golf Course 90 = Degrees in a Right Angle 200 = Dollars for Passing Go in Monopoly 8 = Sides on a Stop Sign 3 = Blind Mice (See How They Run) 4 = Quarts in a Gallon 24 = Hours in a Day 1 = Wheel on a Unicycle 5 = Digits in a Zip Code 57 = Heinz Variety 11 = Players on a Football Team 1,000 = Words that a Picture is Worth 29 = Days in February in a Leap Year 65 = Squares on a Checkerboard 40 = Days and Nights of the Great Flood

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix F

Brotherhood Building Activities The following activities were adapted from the NIC Helium Hoops (15 minutes) Items Needed Hoola Hoop Instructions For maximum impact, facilitators should play this up by never leaving their helium hoop unattended and by only laying it down if there is something else on top of it. The single reference of “this is my helium hoop” is all it takes to set the idea in people’s minds. Participants will only be able to touch the hoop with the tips of their index fingers and may only touch the hoop from underneath. Keep fingers straight and level, no curling. Move the whole hand to move up and down. They must maintain contact with the hoop at all times. If they lose contact, they must IMMEDIATELY re-establish contact. Demonstrate this by bumping the hoop up at appropriate times to plant the upward movement in their minds. Group gets into a tight circle and brings their hands to waist height. Lay the helium hoop on their fingers and see what happens. Grab the hoop protectively as it gets almost out of the groups reach. Reset and try again. Once the group catches on, let them know the objective is to lower the hoop until everyone’s hands are touching the ground, while maintaining contact with the hoop. Remind the group of the requirement to maintain contact with the hoop constantly during the exercise. Processing How did the group deal with the challenge? What was the reaction of the group on the first try? What skills did it take to be successful as a group? What was it like being constantly reminded to keep your fingers on the hoop? Application for Fraternities and Sororities Are there symbolisms in this exercise that can be related to our communities? What would someone walking by the group during this exercise have said were our strengths and limitations? What role does accountability play within fraternities and sororities?

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Brotherhood Building Activities Jump Rope Run (15 minutes) Item Needed Jump Rope Instructions The object of the exercise is for each member of the group to run into the jump rope as it is swinging, jump one time, and run out. The rope is not to stop swinging and it cannot touch the ground without one of the group members jumping it. If the rope stops swinging, or if nobody jumps the rope as it touches the ground, the group must start over. Each member of the group can only jump one time, and every member must jump through the rope. To increase the challenge for the group, the entire team must accomplish the task (emphasis placed on entire). The idea is that that those swinging the rope must be included in the jump rope run, so the jumpers will need to substitute for the swingers in order to allow the swingers to jump the rope. Processing Was this exercise challenging? How important was it to encourage the other group members? How did it feel to be on the receiving end of the encouragement? What role did repetition play in the exercise? What was frustrating about the exercise? How important are the people swinging the rope? What led to the success of the group? Application for Fraternities and Sororities What role does encouragement play in our chapters? Why does everyone need to be included in the workings of the chapter? How does officer transition relate to changing rope swingers while keeping the rope going? What role does repetition/practice play in our organizations? What are other connections you can make between this exercise and fraternities and sororities?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix F

Brotherhood Building Activities Habitat House (15 minutes) Items Needed Long Piece of Rope; Blind Fold for each participant Instructions The activity is designed to challenge participants to step out of comfort zones. Divide the group into two. Half the group is Habitat volunteers. Their job is to build houses for the homeless in the community. The other half are the disadvantaged of the community who need a house. They will be blindfolded to represent their disadvantage. Blindfold the disadvantaged group at this time. Both groups must work together in order to complete the task. Build a symbolic house. The shape should be similar to that shape of the house a young child might draw; a square on the bottom, a triangle on top. Each person is to hold the rope at all times. Be aware of personal safety at all times. After the group has had their planning time (the length determined by the group), the volunteer group is then blindfolded. Once everyone has their blind fold on, have the group hold their hands out, palms up, and place the rope into everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands. Gently move people into new positions, twist the rope, tangle the rope, etc. Once the building begins, the volunteer group is mute. Have the group build their house. When they think they are successful, they can remove the blindfolds and see what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created. Processing How is everyone feeling? What were the challenges for the group this time? How did the two groups work together? Did everyone feel comfortable during the exercise? Why or why not? How effective was their communication? Did you use all resources? Do we use all our resources as a Greek Community? Application for Fraternities and Sororities What connections can be made from this exercise to the fraternity/sorority community besides the obvious of service? What role did trust play throughout the exercise? How did you communicate your wants and needs at home? Can you make some connections to new member education in this exercise? What happens when our members have blind faith? What happens when our members are tentative?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix F

Brotherhood Building Activities Maze (20 minutes) Items Needed 5 x 7 Maze on tarp or drawn with chalk. Instructions There is a time limit of fifteen minutes for this exercise. The rules are as follows: In front of you is a maze…the groups goal is to get through the maze without making any mistakes. The pathway out of the maze has already been determined and the facilitators are the only ones who know it. Here are your guidelines for your task: You can only move from the box where you start to a box that shares a common border. The whole chapter must go through the maze one member at a time. If anyone makes a mistake as they travel through the maze, the whole group must start over. When a mistake or false move (to be defined in a moment) occurs, the participant must exit the maze (back out of the maze) by the pattern that got them there. There is to be NO COMMUNICATING about movement to chapter members once they are in the maze. It is okay to offer encouragement, but you cannot assist them in the task. Once you have started in the maze you cannot go back. No maps can be used or created. The chapter must establish a “batting order” and stick to it to accomplish the task. DEFINITIONS: MISTAKE: When any chapter member missteps into any maze square that is not part of the pattern through the maze and that has already been learned by other chapter members. FALSE MOVE: When any chapter member fails to discover the next “unknown” square in the pattern through the maze. There is no penalty for a false move, but the member making the false move must move to the back of the line. Processing How do you fell about this exercise? Was it challenging? How were you able to contribute if you were not the person IN the maze?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix F What skills did you use to help others through the maze? What was it like to have to restart the exercise? What role did concentration and active “watching” play in this exercise? Application for Fraternities and Sororities In our chapters/councils, sometimes we have to follow in the footsteps of those who came before us. In what way is this a maze? Do we follow people blindly and do the same things they do? How might this relate to officer transition? How many people “file” things and just do what the person before them did? Does this stifle our potential as chapters/councils? Often times in our chapters/councils there are distinct roles that people must play. How does that role change when you are “doing” vs. supporting? Is either more important then the other? How well do we play the role of the encourager? How do we learn from the mistakes of those who have come before us? Do we pay attention or do we ignore the warning signals that experience shows us? (Think about risk management, social event policies, alcohol use)

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Interviews and Signatures Instructions Please have each interviewed Active Brother and the Chapter Director sign their name, semester pledged and pledge class (Use back of this page and additional pages if necessary).

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Membership Conduct Agreement

MEMBERSHIP CONDUCT AGREEMENT At a time to be specified by the Executive Council, before Initiation, each Neophyte is to sign the Membership Conduct Agreement. Signatures are to be witnessed and notarized by the Sage and the Fourth Counselor.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix H

MEMBERSHIP CONDUCT AGREEMENT The following membership conduct agreement shall apply to all undergraduate members of _________________ Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity. This will be in accordance with the International by-laws of Sigma Pi Fraternity and any laws, which govern the conduct of students or organizations at this University. Members shall agree to comply with the following requirements in order to remain a Brother in good standing with the Chapter and International Fraternity. The power and the authority to enforce these rules of conduct shall be vested in the Executive Council and the Chapter Director, an ex-officio, non-voting member. Each member shall maintain decorum becoming a gentleman at all times. Behavior at any time that is disrespectful to oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self, any person his property, the Chapter and/or the good name of the Fraternity warrants ground for disciplinary action. If found guilty, one or more of four penalties may apply: ! ! ! !

Reprimand Fine Suspension Expulsion

This includes, but is not limited to any physical altercations (fighting), stealing, or embezzlement.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix H Possession, use or sale of any illegal substance or paraphernalia at any time by an active or new member of the Fraternity within the Chapter House, its grounds, or at any chapter-sponsored event warrants grounds for immediate expulsion or suspension. Maintenance duties will be undertaken by the active and new members throughout the year. All damages to the Chapter House and/or other property will be assessed to the member or members who caused the damage or are fault. With the exception of Rush Events, parties will be for brothers, alumni, new members, sorority women, and guests invited by the chapter. Parties will follow the guidelines specified by F.I.P.G., the Interfraternity Council, the University and local government. The chapter will conduct formal weekly chapter, executive council, and committee head meetings in accordance with the by-laws and Robert’s Rules of Order (Parliamentary Procedure), Each member will be required to attend every meeting. Members will carry out all directives and tasks as assigned or requested by the chapter’s leadership. Members’ financial obligations will be carried out as outlined in the Chapter bylaws or per an agreement agreed upon by the Third Counselor “I have fully read and understand the rules of conduct for the members of the __________________ Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity and agree to comply with each area of the aforementioned rules of conduct. Failure to meet any of these rules warrants disciplinary action according to International by-laws.”

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The Creed of Sigma Pi

I Believe in Sigma Pi, a Fellowship of kindred minds, united in Brotherhood to advance Truth and Justice, to promote Scholarship, to encourage Chivalry, to diffuse Culture, and to develop Character, in the Service of God and Man; and I will strive to make real the Fraternityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideals in my own daily life.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix I

I Believe in Sigma Piâ&#x20AC;Ś How do we believe? To Believe in something you: l.

Accept the truth or reliability of something without proof;

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Suppose...or assume to be true for the sake of argument.... to think or imagine. I believe in Sigma Pi, a community of interest and feeling related through our similar nature and character, joined together with men sharing the same vision, to further the development of our commonly held principles and the administration of that which is fair, honest, and moral, to encourage the existence and advancement of learning to inspire and stimulate the qualities of courage, generosity, courtesy and gallantry toward women and other men. To spread widely the best elements of this stage in our civilization, and to bring myself to a higher level of moral quality and integrity, working toward the purposes of my Creator with respect to those who share with me a place in the human race, and I will work to bring from vision to reality the Fraternity's notion of perfection in Man as I live each day.

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Bonus Questions These questions are applicable if you desire or you may come up with other ones on your own as long as they are Fraternity related-locally or internationally. Quiz 1 1) Explain, describe or give examples of the following values a brother derives from membership in Sigma Pi: (Choose one or two) ! Social Development ! Chapter participation in campus activities ! Academics ! Leadership Opportunities ! Education in parliamentary law and principles of democracy ! Alumni networking 2) 3) 4) 5)

What are the five points covered on the “Be Responsible” sheet? What is the minimum GPA requirement in order to initiate? Who is the Sage? Who is the Chapter Director and is he an alumnus or active?

Quiz 2 1. Who is the Assistant Executive Director? 2. What is the phone number to the house? If applicable 3. What is the address to the house? If applicable 4. What is the name of the second counselor and his duties? 5. What is the name of third counselor and his duties? 6. To gain from a Fraternity what must be given to it? (p.13 I Believe) Quiz 3 1. 2. 3. 4.

What is the biggest “activity” in college? Define “good manners.” Define “gentleman.” Give two concrete, specific examples for each of the following; ! Watch your personal appearance. ! At the table, the magic word is restraint. ! At social functions, do everything you can to increase the pleasure of the others present. ! On the campus and in the classroom be friendly, but reserved. ! Respect for the house and/or places where the fraternity gathers.

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Quiz 4 1. What was our second chapter? 2. Who was the first Grand Sage of the Fraternity? (p. 46) 3. “The Golden Quest” is based upon the ceremony used by _______chapter in its days as _______ ________ local fraternity? (p. 47) 4. Who were our Founding Fathers? 5. What is the motto of the Fraternity? Quiz 5 1. The birthday of Sigma Pi, called “_________ _____,” is celebrated on what day? (p. 57) 2. What is the fundamental purpose of Sigma Pi? (p. 58) 3. Who is the first Educational Foundation president, (also a Past Grand Sage)? (p.72) 4. List three strategies for better time management? (p.25) 5. According to FIPG Risk Management Policy, are kegs permitted at chapter parties? 6. According to FIPG Risk Management Policy is okay for individual brothers to gather funds to buy alcohol for a party? Quiz 6 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Why is being a Sigma Pi a privilege? Who contributed The Study Guide for Academic Success? What are the 10 Obligations of a member? What happened at the Nibalck-Weems Homestead? What is located on the corner of Second and St. Clair? According to FIPG Risk Management Policy is it okay to have a party in which the whole campus is invited?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix K Being a Sigma Pi and a Greek is a Privilege Having the opportunity to attend college and prepare for a better life is not everyone’s fate. Do your best to help the community and give back. Hold yourself, your new member brothers and active brothers accountable for their actions. Follow through on projects as directed by your Sage and learn diligently about your Fraternity. Read your I Believe manual now and always. Be Responsible 1. Brothers do not let brothers drive drunk.

Drunk driving is not only illegal; it is also dangerous. If you are intoxicated, you should not drive, NO EXCEPTIONS. If anyone demands your keys, they are doing it for you, not against you. If a brother or guest is intoxicated, it is your duty to ensure that they do not drive. If you must absolutely travel, find a designated driver to take you.

2. When a woman says “NO”, it means “NO”.

Date rape/sexual assault is not a matter to be taken lightly. It is legally and morally wrong and is in direct conflict with the Creed of Sigma Pi. All allegations must be taken seriously for the preservation of truth and justice within the Fraternity and for the preservation of the Fraternity itself. Incidents will bar you from membership and the chapter will cooperate with all legal agencies.

3. Go to class, complete assignments, study for exams.

The pursuit of an education is what has made it possible for you to become a new member. We are here to supplement your education by promoting scholarship. Success in life requires diligence and hard work; it will not be handed to you. Failure to meet academic minimums will keep you from initiating with your new member class and can result in you being denied membership in the Fraternity.

4. Substance abuse is no laughing matter.

This Fraternity is a drug free zone. At no time will drug use be tolerated on chapter property or at chapter events. Reaching out for help from someone you can trust is a foundation of any fraternity, and is especially true of Sigma Pi Fraternity. Seeking help will in no way affect your standing with the chapter, but not resolving the problem may.

5. Always be respectful in your letters.

When wearing the letters of Sigma Pi Fraternity in public, either written out or in Greek letter form, your actions reflect directly upon both the chapter and International Fraternity. Always keep in mind the fifth obligation of a member, namely, “At all times be a gentleman and use moderation in all things.”

Requirements for Initiation 1. Achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average. (Contingent on your chapters bylaws) 2. Complete all active and new member interviews-for the sole purpose of getting to meet each other. 3. Show comprehension of fraternal history, both locally and internationally. 4. Have an up-to-date account with the Third Counselor (pledge deposit, initiation fee, social fees, etc.) The Third Counselor will be happy to work with you on a payment plan during your pledgeship to help make the initiation fee payment. 5. Support and attend all active and new member activities. (If you cannot attend, contact your New Member Educator to let him know.) 6. Remember to conduct yourself properly and wear suitable attire at all occasions. You are always representing Sigma Pi. 7. Learn and fully comprehend the 10 Obligations of a member.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Appendix K Responsibilities of the New Member Class 1. Bring to each meeting your I Believe manual, Packet, Study Guide for Academic Success, writing utensil, and any other assigned material. 2. Attend all study sessions/hours. 3. Wear your Pledge Pin. 4. Always greet visitors and introduce yourself to new brothers and their guests. Make people you do not know feel welcome. 5. Show respect to the active body and all alumni members. !

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Work with all members of the Fraternity; alumni, actives and fellow new members in developing excellence in Sigma Pi.

Officer Presentations Officer Presentations are designed to provide the new members with the basics of Sigma Pi chapter government. Each week, an officer addresses the new members about the duties and responsibilities of their position. The officers should also assist the corresponding new member officer with his position. The new member should be allowed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;shadowâ&#x20AC;? the chapter officers, in order to better understand his position. The New Member Class Officers Just as the active chapter has officers designed to conduct the business of the chapter, the new member class should also have an election of officers to direct the business of the new member class throughout the education period. (This will help emphasize the use of Roberts Rules of Order concerning nominations and voting procedures.) It is important that the new members are encouraged to determine which one of these positions they are most interested in, and run for that position. Serving as a new member class officer often provides the foundation and incentive for pursuing leadership roles as an active member in the chapter.

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President: 1. Conduct all new member meetings in an orderly manner. 2. Plan the agenda in advance, in coordination with the new member educator and the class officers. 3. Oversee the activities and performance of the class officers, insuring the completion of the individual responsibilities. 4. Express any and all new member concerns to the New Member Educator. 5. Organizes the new member class presentation concluding the eight weeks. Vice-President: 1. Function as chairman in the absence of the president. 2. Organize all new member activities not delegated to other officers. 3. Supervise the activities and performance of all class committees, and serve as an exofficio member of each. Secretary/Treasurer: 1. Responsible for all new member class funds. 2. Carries on all outside correspondence. 3. Takes roll at all meetings. 4. Records minutes at all meetings. 5. Coordinates all communication for the class. Social Chairman: 1. Organizes all new member class social functions. Service Coordinator: 1. Organize community service projects for the class. 2. Records the community service hours for each new member. Brotherhood Chairman: 1. Organizes events between new members, and initiated brothers. Fundraising Chairman: 1. Organizes a fundraiser project for the new member class. 2. Records the fundraiser service hours for each new member.

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The Creed of Sigma Pi I believe in Sigma Pi, a Fellowship of kindred minds, united in Brotherhood to advance Truth and Justice, to promote Scholarship, to encourage Chivalry, to diffuse Culture, and to develop Character, in the Service of God and Man; and I will strive to make real the Fraternityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideals in my own daily life.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Introduction

Welcome to Sigma Pi The past, present and future Congratulations on your decision to join Sigma Pi Fraternity, International. You are about to embark on a journey that will change your life and the way you perceive the world around you.

What you hold in your hands is the compilation of more than 105 years of Sigma Pi Fraternity at work. In those years, the Fraternity has had its’ ups and its’ downs, but because of the basic principles, the Fraternity has survived. It is the intention of this packet, along with the instruction of your educator(s) and the I Believe Manual, to teach you these principles so that you may contribute to the success of the Fraternity, to society, and to yourself. The goal of new member education is to teach you the basic foundations of Greek fraternal orders and the history of Sigma Pi (the past), and how the Fraternity (locally and nationally) works and operates (the present) so that you can become contributing members of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International (the future). You may find your new member classes to be irrelevant and arbitrary; however, keep in mind that everything in the educational process has a purpose and a hidden meaning that will eventually become clear as you progress through to your Initiation. Just the same as many of us felt about High School until we reached commencement and saw what our teachers were trying to teach us.

“Seek to know, and bend thy serious thought to search.” - Pythagoras

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ New Member Scholarship

Scholarship As we are all here to get an education, scholarship is the most important part of the fraternal experience. In order to help you become a good student, the following requirements must be met: 1) You must give an official copy of your class schedule to the Scholarship Chairman. If you are not a first semester freshman, you must also submit an official statement of your current cumulative GPA to both the Scholarship Chairman and New Member Educator(s). 2) You must submit at least one exam grade from each class during your pledgeship. 3) You must contact the Scholarship Chairman concerning any possible study hours. If study hours are required, the Scholarship Chairman is the only person who can excuse you. It is your responsibility to keep in contact with him. 4) Bylaw 1, Section 4 of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International states: Any Pledge who fails to meet a GPA requirement of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent, by the end of the second academic term after he is pledged, shall be automatically dropped; provided, however, that no institution or Interfraternity council ruling requires a longer period of time in which to qualify at least once for initiation. A Pledge, who is dropped under the provisions herein, may be repledged upon vote of a Chapter whenever circumstances warrant it, for not more than one additional academic term within which to qualify for initiation. A satisfactory GPA is a requirement for initiation; there are NO exceptions to this rule. For those unable to produce grades (first semester freshmen), or fail to meet the grade requirement, your initiation will be held back until the Scholarship Chairman receives proof of adequate GPA.

To help you meet these scholastic goals please refer to The Study Guide for Academic Success That has been furnished to you by The Educational Foundation of Sigma Pi Fraternity

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ The Birthplace of Sigma Pi

Introduction to Vincennes In 1732, Francois Marie Bissot, Sier de Vincennes, founded a French outpost and trading center along the Wabash River. Under the authority of the Governor of Louisiana, his mission was to establish a line of fortifications to protect the area from the impending encroachment by the British. After the French and Indian Wars ended in 1763, this land was given to the United Kingdom of Great Britain as one of the concessions of the Treaty of Paris; however, it was soon handed over to the Americans after the Revolutionary War Battle at Fort Sackville. A memorial to George Rogers Clark, the American commander, now stands at the site. In 1800, the Indiana Territory was established, with the first capital in Vincennes and William Henry Harrison was named as the first Territorial Governor. Harrison went on to become a hero at the Battle of Tippecanoe in the War of 1812 and the ninth President of the United States of America. The Jefferson Academy was established in Vincennes in 1801 and the school was renamed Vincennes University in 1806. Vincennes is the oldest city in Indiana and one of the oldest west of the Allegheny Mountains. Six flags have flown over Vincennes: the Indian Banner, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Virginia Commonwealth, and finally, the United States. Here are a few points of interest to members of Sigma Pi Fraternity: The Old Bayard Home On the corner of Sixth and Seminary. It is the boyhood home of Samuel and Maurice Bayard. Its' barn is where they became the first initiates of Tau Phi Delta. When the Alpha Chapter was re-chartered in 1965, it was used as the Chapter house until 1972. Niblack-Weems Home Located on the corner of Fourth and Buntin, this is where Tau Phi Delta changed its’ name to Sigma Pi Fraternity of the United States on February 11, 1907. It is also the site of the First National “Congress”, the site of chartering for the first chapters-Phi and Gamma, as well as where the installation of the First Grand Sage took place. Today it is an American Legion Post and a National Historic Site. Vincennes University Many buildings on campus are named after Sigma Pi Alumni: the Lewis Historic Library, Shake Learning Resource Center, and Beckes Student Union. Due to the formation of Indiana University, and the state of Indiana’s movement of funds to it, Vincennes University became, and still is, a two-year junior college. Through the work of past Executive Director James L. Hills and Honorary Past Grand Sage Justice Curtis G. Shake, Sigma Pi petitioned the National Interfraternity Conference to operate chapters at junior colleges in order to reactivate the Alpha Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ The Birthplace of Sigma Pi Chapter in 1965. The NIC constitution now allows any member organization to colonize or activate chapters at any junior college. Alpha Chapter Located on the corner of Second and St. Clair on the Vincennes University campus. The current house was built in 1992. Shadowwood Located on Old Wheatland Road in suburban Vincennes. Dedicated on August 30, 1962, it served as the Executive Offices and International Headquarters of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International until January 1, 2004. It is currently the home to a Sigma Pi Alumnus from Gamma-Pi Chapter. Rose Hill Located directly across from Shadowwood. It was the lifetime home of George Martian Patterson. It was the home of some of the Executive Staff and museum dedicated to George Martin Patterson. The Sigma Pi Centennial Clock Tower Located at the corner of 2nd and St. Clair, directly across from the Alpha Chapter house on the Vincennes University campus. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Tau Phi Delta and the beginnings of Sigma Pi Fraternity in 1897. Construction was funded almost exclusively by donations from Alumni members, many of whom have their names engraved into the brick faces of the tower. Sigma Pi Fraternity P.O. Box 1897 Brentwood, TN 37027 Phone: 615-373-5728 800-FEB-1897 Internet http://www.sigmapi.org Fax #: 615-373-8949 Email: sigmapihq@aol.com

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ The Essentials of Membership Some of the Most Important Information You Need to Learn During Your New Member Education (The 6 Points of New Member Education) 1) The Greek Alphabet. Greek social fraternities are a culture within themselves. One of the best ways to understand a culture is to study its language. Since this is not a credit course, and none of us are fluent in Greek, the next best thing is to study the Greek alphabet. After all, the one thing that all Greek social fraternities have in common is that they use the Greek alphabet in their names! 2) Our Four Founding Fathers. These four men are the foundation of the organization and ideals that Sigma Pi is built upon. It would behoove you to understand their lives, for in doing so, you are studying the reasons that Sigma Pi has been successful for over 100 years, and how you can help to keep the tradition alive. 3) The 10 Obligations of a Member. These ten ideals are the basis for the success behind the Fraternity, and all members are expected to live up to these ideals daily. 4) The Sigma Pi Creed. These words speak to the very core of the beliefs that all members of Sigma Pi hold dear. 5) The Motto of Sigma Pi. A passage of Browning’s “A Death in the Desert”, a very philosophical look at man’s place in God’s world. 6) The Five Ideals. ! To establish a brotherhood ! To establish and maintain an aristocracy of learning ! To raise the standards of morality and develop character ! To diffuse culture and encourage chivalry ! To promote civic righteousness and quicken the national conscience

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ The Essentials of Membership

Important Information Handout The Sigma Pi Creed

Greek Alphabet * Alpha $ Beta . Gamma ) Delta 7 Epsilon 9 Zeta < Eta / Theta 2 Iota % Kappa 6 Lambda 8 Mu (me-u)

I Believe In Sigma Pi, a Fellowship of Kindred minds, united in Brotherhood to advance Truth and Justice, to promote Scholarship, to encourage Chivalry, to diffuse Culture, and to develop Character in the Service of God and Man; and I will strive to make real the Fraternity's ideals in my own daily life. : = 0 , 4 ' + ; # 1 3 5

Nu (ne-u) Xi (z-eye) Omicron Pi Rho Sigma Tau Upsilon (oops-elon) Phi Chi Psi (sigh) Omega

The Motto of Sigma Pi From Robert Browning's "A Death in the Desert" Progress, man's distinctive mark alone. Not God's and not the beasts; God is, they are. Man partly is and wholly hopes to be. The Founding Fathers of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International

William Raper Kennedy George Martin Patterson

Rolin Rosco James James Thompson Kingsbury

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ New Member Education

Objectives of New Member Education !

Friendship - We pride ourselves on our brotherhood, but what is brotherhood? Friendship! And friendship is the foundation of our Fraternity.

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Service - It is our duty to serve our fellow man and be active members of our community and university.

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Academic Excellence - It is our obligation to ensure that our new members achieve and maintain a higher scholarship. You will be supplemented with academic assistance by referring to The Study Guide for Academic Success.

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Campus Involvement - Not only do we expect our new members to be involved at the Chapter level, but we encourage them to take advantage of leadership opportunities and other campus organizations to benefit themselves and the Fraternity as a whole.

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Achievement - As our individual members achieve their personal goals, the chapter is elevated to a new plateau of excellence, becoming a showcase of driven individuals.

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Knowledge - A thorough understanding of our history, chapter operations, and the university lend themselves to a more successful and loyal undergraduate experience.

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Leadership - A new member will find the opportunity to serve the chapter in a number of capacities; whether on campus, in the community, through committee chairmanships, or the Executive Council.

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Inter-fraternalism - All Greek-letter organizations have been founded on similar principals. We want our members to be active participants in the development of new ideas and programs to improve the entire Greek system.

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Fraternal Commitment - Belonging to the Fraternity is a life-long commitment. Active membership as an undergraduate involves a great amount of responsibility and has many rewards; however, the experience does not end upon graduation.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ New Member Education The Choice “Integrity is a choice. It is consistently choosing the purity of truth over popularity.” - Byrd Bagget One question you must ask yourself as the New Member Educational Program progresses is: Do I want to be a Brother of Sigma Pi? Your answer will be derived from the following factors: Do we strive to meet you halfway, are you giving 100% effort to be a Sigma Pi and are we giving the same effort in return. Key factors the members will look for when determining whether or not to allow you to initiate include: Do you strive for chapter unity? An essential factor in any Fraternity is its unity. You do not pledge a Fraternity to be in a specific pledge class or small clique, but rather to be a member of a unified Fraternity, such as Sigma Pi. Have you participated in the “Whole Chapter?” Besides the parties and sporting activities; did you participate in the committees or help any of the officers? What about input at meetings, setting goals and achieving them? Basically, did you learn the rights, responsibilities and realities of being a member? Has each member met you? Have you met each member? It is essential as you assimilate into the chapter that you know each member and that they know you. Can you live the Ideals in everyday terms and in life? Development occurs during lifelong affiliation with Sigma Pi. After initiation, are you going to coast or sit on your laurels of being an initiated brother? Will you still work and participate? Are you open to growth, both personal and in the Fraternity through workshops, seminars and just being around the other brothers? Have pride, acceptance and understanding been your prime motivations? Have you become proud of this organization and your decision thus far? Do you feel accepted by all and want to remain a part of the Fraternity? Do you understand what being a Sigma Pi is about? Many men will join a Fraternity for the wrong reasons and do not give back to it. Will you be seen as a man who wants Sigma Pi to continue to be a top Fraternity and will ensure that it retains its positive image?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ New Member Education

Additional Information All documents listed as available from www.sigmapi.org can be found under the Chapter Services group, Manuals and Documents subheading.

1) The Constitution of the Sigma Pi Fraternity, International; www.sigmapi.org. 2) The Bylaws of the Sigma Pi Fraternity, International; www.sigmapi.org. 3) The Constitution and Bylaws of the Chapter; copies available from the Chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fourth Counselor. 4) FIPG Risk Management Manual; FIPG, Inc.; www.sigmapi.org.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Contact Information

Important Information House Address: House phone number (Sageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s if no house): Chapter Website: Chapter Officers New Member Educator(s): Sage: 2nd Counselor: 3rd Counselor: 4th Counselor: 1st Counselor: Herald: Chapter Director: Province Archon: Grand Chapter Officers Grand Sage: Grand 2nd Counselor: Grand 3rd Counselor: Grand 4th Counselor: Grand 1st Counselor: Grand Herald: Past Grand Sage: Executive Director: Educational Leadership Consultant:

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~Tentative Schedule

Tentative Schedule This schedule is subject to change

Week 1! Introductions ! Manual presentations ! Discuss class expectations and initiation requirements ! Big Brother selections Week 2- Quiz #1 (Chapter 1) ! Officer presentations ! Nominate class officers ! Discuss class goals and project dates Week 3- Quiz #2 (Chapters 2) ! Officer presentations ! Discuss efficiency points ! Learn Fireside Song ! Discuss ACE Project Week 4- Quiz #3 (Chapters 3), ! Officer presentation ! Discuss social etiquette ! Discuss decision making and budgeting Week 5- Quiz #4 (Chapters 4 & 5), ! Officer presentation ! Discuss fraternal history, creed, motto, ethics ! Learn Sweetheart Song Week 6- Quiz #5 (Chapter 6), ! Review board members ! Discuss class goals and emotional intelligence Week7- Quiz #6 (Chapter 7, 8 & packet), ! Discuss local history ! Review expectations of an active, respect in letters ! Educational Foundation-what is it? ! Discuss dealing with confrontation Week 8- Final Test ! Exit interviews ! Complete Little Brother Reports, ! Discuss neophyte status ! Discuss Initiation Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 1 1. Write the Creed of Sigma Pi.

2. It is generally recognized that the American college fraternity grew out of an organization known as the ____ ___ ____, which existed at the College of _______& _____ from about _____ to _____. Their meetings are said to have been held in the ______ Room of the _______ _______. 3. What was the first Greek letter society and when did it start? 4. What college is referred to as "the Mother of all Fraternities"? 5. What three fraternities make up the triad at this college? 6. What are the three types of fraternities? 7. Which philosopher had four degrees of brotherhood and what are they? 1) 2) 3) 4) 8. Which philosopher is best known as "the lover of truth"? 9. Which philosopher wrote The Republic? Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions 10. What was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pythagorean Instituteâ&#x20AC;?

11. Which philosopher is regarded as "the greatest thinker of the ancient world"? 12. What does NIC stand for and when was it founded? 13. What is the mission of the NIC? 16. Which Sigma Pi Alumnus served as NIC president? 17. Which Sigma Pi Alumnus was awarded the NIC Gold Medal? 18. Write the Greek alphabet. (In Greek)

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 2 1. How long does your membership in Sigma Pi last? 2. What is the definition of a new member? 3. When is a new member given the right to exert influence on chapter policy and organization?

4. What are the Ten Obligations of a pledge and Member? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 5. Define Alumnus. 6. Name five well-known Sigma Pi Alumni.

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 3 1. Who was the college professor that inspired our Founders and on what date? 2. Who are the Founding Fathers of Sigma Pi Fraternity?

3. What was the original name of the Fraternity? 4. When was the Fraternity founded (exact date) and where? 5. Who were the first two initiates of the Fraternity? 6. Who inspired the Fraternity's motto? 7. Write the motto, including the title, author, and the book it came from.

8. What historical event in 1898 nearly ended the Fraternity and who is credited with saving the Fraternity from an untimely death? 9. Who was Robert George Patterson? 10. Briefly explain the Patterson Episode.

11. When and where was the Fraternity's name changed to Sigma Pi? 12. When and where was the first national "congress" held?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions 13. The _______ Club at the University of ______ was founded by Byron R. Lewis and became the Phi Chapter, our second Chapter. 14. The Gamma Chapter was established at the _____ _____ University. 15. What initiatory rite was used to install the # and . Chapters? 16. What is the name of the Fraternity's second initiatory rite? 17. What Initiatory Rite does the Fraternity use today? 18. Who was the first Grand Sage of the Fraternity? 19. Who is the current Grand Sage of the Fraternity? 20. When and where was the Fraternity's first Convocation? 21. When did the first Emerald appear (year only, exact date for extra credit)? 22. In what year did Sigma Pi become a member of the NIC? 23. Which National fraternity merged with Sigma Pi in 1964? 24. When did Sigma Pi become an international fraternity and the addition of what chapter made this possible?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 4 1. Draw the Fraternity's Coat of Arms.

2. Describe the original badge of +#). 3. Draw the Badge of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

4. What is the jewel of the Fraternity and what does it mean to its' Brothers? 5. Why is the bar reversed on the pledge pin? 6. Draw the Flag of Sigma Pi.

7. What are the colors of the Fraternity? 8. Why is purple used on the coat of arms and on the pledge pin? 9. What is the flower of the Fraternity? Which flowers are used as an auxiliary and an alternate? 10. What are the Five Ideals of Sigma Pi? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 11. What are the three phases of a man's life? 12. What is the ACE project? Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 5 1) What is the supreme governing body of Sigma Pi and what does it consist of? 2) How many votes does each chapter in good standing have in the Grand Chapter? 3) What are the names, titles and job descriptions on the Grand Officers?

4) What standing committees are provided for in the Constitution of the Sigma Pi Fraternity? 5) What are the three subordinate bodies in the Fraternity? 6) Who is our Province Archon and what are his duties? 7) Who is our Chapter Director and what are his duties? 8) What was the original purpose of the Sigma Pi Endowment Fund?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 6 1. Who was the first Executive Secretary of the Fraternity? 2. Where was the first headquarters of the Fraternity? 3. Name five Alumni who have served as the Executive Secretary/Director.

4. Who is our Executive Director and what are his duties? 5. What is the location of the present headquarters? 6. Describe the role of the Educational Leadership Consultant. 2. Name five Grand Chapter Awards. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 3. Who was the first editor of The Emerald? 11. What is the Fraternity's esoteric publication? 12. What is the most important document in any Fraternity? 13. What is the official song of the Fraternity?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 7 1) How much autonomy does a Chapter have? 2) Describe the duties of the Chapters Executive Council.

3) Who sits on the Executive Council of the Chapter and what is their position?

4) What two concepts were the committee structure developed around? 5) What committees are provided for the formation by according to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Grand Chapter? 6) What types of committees are to be appointed? 7) Parliamentary law and practice in the Fraternity is based upon what? 8) What is required to end discussion and vote upon a motion?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ End of Chapter Questions Chapter 8 1) Approximately how many alumni make up Sigma Pi? 2) What are the two classes of initiates? 3) What is the purpose of the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation? 4) When was the Educational Foundation first incorporated? 5) Who was most directly responsible for the establishment of the Educational Foundation? 6) How much money in scholarships is given out each year to undergraduates by the educational foundation? 7) What is the dual purpose of Alumni clubs? 8) What event is held every February and who is it mainly designed? 9) What event is held every year when convocations is not being held and who is required to go? 10) What areas of development are the Cornerstone Concept designed? 11) What is a chapter ELC and what is his main purpose? 12) Who bequeathed Rose Hill to Sigma Pi?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ Packet Questions 1. When are elections held at this chapter? How long is a term? 2. On what date was this chapter founded? 3. Give three objectives of new member education. 4. When was this university founded? 5. Name the colony officers. 6. Name the original Chapter Officers. 7. How many NIC fraternities are located on this campus? 8. How many chapters are located in our province? 9. What chapter number are we? 10. Why is being a Sigma Pi a privilege?

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ~ Final Exam Final Exam

There are 100 questions worth 1 point apiece. You have 2 hours to complete the National Test. GOOD LUCK!! Chapter 1 1. Write the Creed of Sigma Pi.

2. It is generally recognized that the American college fraternity grew out of an organization known as the __ ____ ___ which existed at the College of & ___ from about ___ to ___. Their meetings are said to have been held in the _ Room of the _ _. 3. What is the first Greek letter society and when did it start? 4. What college is referred to as the “Mother of all Fraternities?” 5. What three fraternities make up the triad at this college? 6. Sigma Pi is a social fraternity. Name the other two types of fraternities. 7. Which Greek philosopher developed a brotherhood containing four degrees? 8. Name the four degrees of this philosopher’s brotherhood. 9. Which philosopher is best known as “the lover of truth?” 10. Which Philosopher is the author of The Republic? 11. Which philosopher is regarded as the “greatest thinker of the ancient world?” Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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12. What is the full name of the NIC? 13. What is the mission of the NIC? 14. Which Sigma Pi alumnus served as the president of the NIC? 15. Which Sigma Pi alumnus was presented with the NIC Gold Metal? 16. Write the Greek alphabet. (The letter with the name next to it)

Chapter 2 17. How long does your membership in Sigma Pi last? 18. What is the definition of a pledge? 19. When is a new member given the right to exert influence on chapter policy and organization? 20. Name the 10 Obligations of a pledge and member.

21. Name five well-known alumni members of Sigma Pi.

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22. Name three ways a member can be involved with the fraternity once he leaves school. 23. Name five rules of etiquette to remember.

Chapter 3 24. Who was the professor that inspired the Founders on the subject of college Fraternities? 25. What was the original name of the fraternity? 26. When was this organization founded? 27. Name the Four Founding Fathers of the Fraternity. 28. Name the first two initiates of the Fraternity. 29. Who was the inspiration behind the selection of the fraternity motto? 30. Write the motto, including the title and the book that it came from. 31. Who is credited with saving the fraternity from an untimely death? 32. Who was Robert George Patterson? 33. Briefly explain the Patterson Episode.

34. The name Sigma Pi was taken by the Fraternity on what date? 35. When and where was the first national â&#x20AC;&#x153;congressâ&#x20AC;? held? Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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36. The _ Club at the University of became Phi Chapter, our second chapter. 37. Gamma Chapter was established at __

was founded by Byron R. Lewis and

__ University.

38. The initiatory ritual used to install Phi and Gamma Chapters was known as “ .” 39. Name the second ritual ceremony used by the Fraternity. 40. The current initiatory ritual, “ ,” was written based on the ritual of Sigma Delta local Chapter of Sigma Pi. fraternity, which became 41. Who is credited as being the first national president of the Fraternity? 42. Where and in what year did the Fraternity hold its first Biennial Convocation? 43. When did the first issue of the Emerald appear? 44. In what year did Sigma Pi become a member of the NIC? 45. Which national fraternity merged with Sigma Pi 1964? 46. In what year did Sigma Pi become an international organization?

Chapter 4 47. Briefly describe the Fraternity’s current coat of arms.

48. Briefly describe the original badge of Tau Phi Delta.

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49. Draw the present day badge of Sigma Pi.

50. What is the jewel of the fraternity and what does it suggest to a Fraternity member? 51. Why is the bend reversed on a pledge pin? 52. Draw the flag of Sigma Pi.

53. What are the colors of the Fraternity? 54. What is the flower of the Fraternity? 55. Briefly describe the great seal of the Fraternity. 56. What are the two main reasons why a man should attend college? 57. What are the five ideals of Sigma Pi?

58. What are the three phases of a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and how do they apply to the Fraternity?

Chapter 5 59. What is the supreme governing body of Sigma Pi and what does it consist of? 60. Regular meetings of the Grand Chapter are called Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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61. How many votes does a chapter in good standing have within the governing body? 62. When the supreme governing body is not in session, the full authority of government is vested in the consisting of members. 63. List the names and titles of each Grand Council officer. 64. Name the standing committees which the Constitution and Bylaws provide for. 65. What are the three types of subordinate bodies within the Fraternity? 66. Who is your Province Archon and what are his duties? 67. Who is your chapter director and what are his duties?

Chapter 6 68. Who was the first Executive Secretary of the Fraternity? 69. Where was the first headquarters of the Fraternity? 70. Who is the current Executive Director? 71. Where is the present day headquarters and in what year did we begin operation there? 72. Name the three major functions of the headquarters. 73. Describe the role of the traveling secretary (now Educational Leadership Consultant). 74. Where was the National Headquarters prior to its present location and what was it called? 75. Who is the man responsible for acquiring the prior headquarters of the Fraternity? Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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76. Name and describe the most prestigious individual award the Fraternity presents. 77. Name and describe five other Grand Chapter awards. 78. Who was the first editor of the Emerald? 79. What is the name of the Fraternityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s esoteric publication? 80. What is considered the most important document of any Fraternity? 81. What is the name of the book which contains all of the various ceremonies of the Fraternity? 82. What information can an undergraduate obtain in The Officers Handbook? 83. What song was adopted by the 1968 Convocation as the officially recognized song of the Fraternity?

Chapter 7 84. Briefly describe the duties of the Executive Council. 85. List the titles, names and duties of each of the officers in your chapter.

86. What is the basic concept the committee structure is developed around? 87. What committees do the Constitution and Bylaws of the Grand Chapter provide for within a chapter? 88. When was your chapter established? Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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89. Briefly describe how your chapter came about.

90. How many “yes” votes are required to end a debate? 91. How many “yes” votes are required to pass a motion?

Chapter 8 and Appendix 92. Briefly outline the ten points listed under the Alcohol and Drug section of the Grand Chapter policies.

93. Provide a brief definition of hazing. 94. What does it mean to table a motion? 95. What is the Grand Sage’s Award? 96. W hat is the Grand Council Award? 97. What is the purpose of the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation as stated in its constitution? 98. Whose contributions were most directly responsible for the establishment of the Educational Foundation? 99. What is the name of the farmstead directly across from the prior headquarters? 100. Whose birthplace and life-long home is this? ~Final Remarks Sigma Pi Fraternity The Cornerstone Concept

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!"#$%&'()*+,&($&-$.#/0#12",3$ ! ! Thank you for using the Foundation of Membership. We hope that it will be a useful tool for the successful pledge program of your chapter or colony. We highly encourage you to use this manual as closely as possible. You will find a great deal of success in shaping new members. The Sigma Pi pledge program is the foundation for making solid brothers and the beginning of a lifetime membership in this great fraternity. Keep in mind that the quality of new members is much more important than the quantity. If new members are trained to consistently contribute to your chapter or colony then they will continue to do so in their undergraduate career. In turn your chapter will see an increase in the number of quality members which will make recruitment and other chapter/colony operations more successful. The executive office is here to work for you and help you to be the most successful chapter you can be. Please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification or assistance in running this program or for additional resources. Thank you and good luck! Fraternally, The Executive Office Sigma Pi Fraternally International

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