Event Overview

NOTE: This summer’s Scobie Leadership School has been cancelled due to the COVID/Coronavirus pandemic. Regional leadership programs are being planned for Fall and Spring at several campuses. Contact Drew Hopson at drew@triangle.org if you would like to be a host campus.

The Herbert F. Scobie Leadership School, better known as Scobie or HSLS, is a centerpiece of Triangle’s educational programs. Offered in even-number years, Scobie is a three-day leadership institute held in even-numbered summers.

Programming is geared towards Triangle’s emerging leaders and provides them with introductory leadership skills they can build upon and refine through their chapter and campus experiences. Each active chapter is required to send two delegates and colonies one delegate, but all active members are welcomed to attend.

There are two primary themes for the 2020 Scobie program: Exemplary Leadership – based on the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership by James Kouzes and Barry Posner – and One Triangle. The best members for chapters to send are first and second year members with potential for chapter leadership.

Scobie is a fun, exciting, and engaging leadership program that will allow participants to apply the curriculum to their everyday lives in the chapter, on campus and in their communities. Choose your attendees wisely; Scobie has the ability to energize and inspire members to be their best!

Registration & Pricing

Scobie costs are subsidized in two ways:
1.  A portion of the delegate registration fee (15%) is paid from the Chapter Fee you pay annually. This covers two delegates per chapter and one per colony.  Additional attendees will pay this amount.
2.  The additional 85% of costs are qualified educational expenses which can be paid from Chapter Education Funds within Triangle Education Foundation. Those chapters that have education funds outside the TEF also can use money from those accounts, up to 85% of total costs.

The models below are an example from our 2018 program to show options for delegates or additional attendees and with or without CEF fund subsidies.  2020 pricing will be established and registration opened by March 1.  Should your chapter not have a CEF and would like to start one, please contact Foundation President, Scott Bova at sbova@triangle.org.

Registration Type 1: First two Delegates* using their CEF Funds
$550: Total Cost
$465: Amount Covered by your CEF
$85: Covered by your Fraternity Dues
$0: Your Final Registration Cost to Attend HSLS

Registration Type 2: First two Delegates without a CEF
$550: Total Cost
$85: Covered by your Fraternity Dues
$465: Your Final Registration Cost to Attend HSLS

Registration Type 3: Additional Delegates using their CEF Funds
$550: Total Cost
$465: Amount Covered by your CEF
$85: Your Final Registration Cost to Attend HSLS

Registration Type 4: Additional Delegates without a CEF
$550: Total Cost
$550: Your Final Registration Cost to Attend HSLS

* Each chapter is required to send two delegates; each colony – one delegate.

Lodging for Scobie is included in the cost of the event. Participants will be housed in the apartment-style residence halls on the Butler campus.

Accommodations also include all meals during HSLS.  The first meal of Scobie will be dinner on Thursday, July 23. The final meal will be breakfast on Sunday, July 26.

Ask your school if there are funds available to help you attend.  Many campuses have leadership education funds from the office of the Dean of Students, the campus IFC or Greek Life office, or from Student Government or Activity Funds.  Ask your campus Greek advisor or Dean of Students what may be available to you.



The 2020 Herb Scobie Leadership School will be held July 23-26 at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN.

Please be sure to indicate if you will be flying or driving on your registration.  If you are flying you will need to contact our Program Director to begin the process of booking your flight.  Flights should not be booked without completing your registration.

Those who are beyond 300 miles from Indianapolis a will receive up to $300 towards your flight during the booking process.  All flights must be booked through Triangle Fraternity’s travel agent.  Those flights that are significantly over the allotted $300 may receive additional financial assistance.  Travel arrangements must be approved and booked before June 20, 2020 to receive financial assistance.

Information regarding parking for those driving will be provided closer to the program.  Additionally, those flying will receive information regarding airport transportation closer to the program.



Not sure if your group has a Chapter Endowment Fund?  Check the listings below!  And remember if your group DOES have a CEF, be sure to contact HQ prior to registration to receive a discount code to reduce your registration price.  If your group DOES NOT have a CEF, contact Scott Bova at sbova@triangle.org to learn how you can start one today!

Groups With CEF Funds
Cal Poly-Pomona
Colorado State
Iowa State
Michigan State
Michigan Tech
Missouri Mines
Ohio State
Penn State
Penn State-Behrend
SD Mines

Groups Without CEF Funds

Groups With Special Funding Available
VA Tech

Groups Eligible for Special Funding


 NOTE: These are Answers based on our 2018 program in Terre Haute, Indiana, but will give you an idea of how to prepare.  Details and Q&A for the 2020 program will be posted as soon as those details are finalized.  


When should I arrive?

Driving | All participants should plan to arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. This will allow enough time to check-in, pick-up educational materials, receive your room assignment, and settle in before the Opening Session at 3:00 p.m.

For directions, please click on the “Directions” tab on the HSLS homepage.  When you arrive on campus, turn into the main entrance from US HWY 40. Turn left at the first intersection and follow the signs to the Parking Lot for The Apartments. Check-in for HSLS will be inside of the Apartment Commons (Building B).

Flying | All flights will been scheduled for you to land to be able to make the shuttle bus from the airport to the Rose-Hulman campus. There is only one shuttle bus to and from the airport, so if you are going to be late, please notify a staff member. Any alumni, guests, council/board members, and facilitators should contact Ariel Tarosky at ariel@triangle.org separately for information regarding travel.

If you arrive at the airport prior to 12:00 p.m., please feel free to visit the restaurants located on Concourses A and B in the dining area outside of security. The HSLS shuttle will depart from the doors outside Baggage Claim #6 (take the escalator down to the baggage claim hall, turn right, last baggage claim).

There is only one shuttle which will board passengers. The shuttle departs promptly at 1:00 p.m.

If your flight is delayed and you are unable to make the shuttle, please call Triangle HQ at (317) 837-9640 so the message can be related to the staff member helping passengers board the shuttle bus at the airport.

To help us identify you at the airport, please wear a Triangle shirt, sweatshirt, or hat so that you are visible.

Indianapolis International Airport & Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Are meals provided?

Yes! Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided Thursday thru Saturday. Breakfast will be served Sunday before the close of the event.

Lunch will not be provided Thursday, July 26 – only dinner. Please plan to eat prior to arriving at HSLS. 

If you didn’t indicate a special dietary need using the online registration form, please email your need to Ariel Tarosky at ariel@triangle.org as soon as possible. We will work to ensure that your dietary need is met.

What should I pack?

Casual clothes: Collared shirts, t-shirts, shorts, and other casual attire are the norm throughout HSLS. There will be outdoor activities and building, and the weather can be hot and humid. Dress to impress with your casual attire. Avoid bringing clothes that are faded, torn, or looks old.

Closed Toe Shoes: Please pack a pair of closed toe shoes (gym shoes are fine) for outdoor activities.

Water Bottle: Stay hydrated by bringing your own refillable water bottle from home.

Bath Towel: Please pack towels; Rose-Hulman will provide bed linens and pillows but does not provide towels. If you want to bring your own pillow and bed linens to create the comfort from home, feel free to do so.

Items to Trade: Pack your t-shirts, recruitment brochures, academic programs, risk management materials, etc. to swap with other participants.

Medicines: We will be spending time outdoors. If you have allergies, you’ll want to make sure you’ve packed your medicine.

Misc: Sunscreen, earplugs (in case you are bunked with a someone who snores), a phone charger, extra pens/pencils might not hurt!

What shouldn’t I bring?

Alcohol or other illegal substances. This is an alcohol-free event. Violators will be removed from the institute immediately, sent home at their own expense, and their Dean of Students will be notified.

Firearms or fireworks. University policies prohibit these on the premises.

A bad attitude.

What should I expect?

To meet Triangle member from across the United States!

Early morning and late nights. We start programming early in the morning and have many late nights.

Substance-free environment. There is no time, room, or need for alcohol or other illegal substances. HSLS begins the moment you arrive at the Indianapolis Airport (or arrival at the campus for those driving). Alcohol or other illegal substances are not allowed. Any violators will be sent home immediately at their own expense.

No boring lectures. Expect lots of large and small group interaction. Attend with the idea that you will be an active participant in activities. Prepare to challenge yourself.

3 meals a day. Most of our meals will be in the Dining Hall located in the Union. Meals are all-you-can-eat and the Dinner Hall provides a healthy menu for guests. If you indicated a special dietary need when you registered for HSLS we have communicated that to the Food Service Manager at Rose-Hulman. If you forget to indicate a special dietary need when you registered, please email Ariel Tarosky at ariel@triangle.org.

Great lodging. We will be guests in the newer apartment residence hall. The building features apartment-style rooms’ you will be rooming with 3 other Triangles and sharing a living space and bathroom. All apartments have central air conditioning and private bathrooms.

Triangle alumni. Triangle Fraternity is committed to bringing our undergraduates the best in their field when it comes to leadership development. We are pleased to welcome several distinguished Triangle alumni who will be with you throughout the event.

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