Initiate #30,000 Will Happen This Spring!
We are less than 100 initiations from initiate number 30,000! Who will be that initiate and from which chapter? Both the individual and chapter will receive special recognition, so make sure to report all initiations at least 14 days in advance to be eligible for this high honor!

Convention is Moved to 2022
National Council has approved plans to postpone the proposed Triangle Convention this summer to July, 2022. Given the recent increases in the virus and the slower than expected vaccine distribution, Council felt we could not guarantee a successful event this summer. We still will plan to be in Orlando and are finalizing hotel details. Look for additional information in the coming weeks.

Spring Recruitment
Chapters that worked with Dir. of Growth & Expansion Jim Phillips in Fall and followed through on their action plans saw a 30% improvement in new members pledged over Fall 2019, before Covid. Jim has developed a strategy and tactics for online recruitment that can help chapters grow. Contact him at to assess your own program and improve your Spring recruitment. 

LTW Goes Virtual
Over 140 students participated in five officer training and education tracks January 15-17, including a new Emerging Leaders track and a facilitated chapter goal-setting session with executive board members. Feedback has been very positive and we’ll be using what we learned during this event to design some summer programs for actives and alumni.

Online Webinars/Meetings Resume
Online meetings are starting again. Each Wednesday evening at 8 PM Eastern, we hold the Builders Growth Series webinars to share ideas and successes in recruitment. Join the meeting at: Also, each month on the third Thursday our Chapter Leadership Group meets at 8 PM Eastern to discuss chapter operations and leadership. Join that meeting here: Anyone can participate!

Save $$ on Grad School and Support Triangle
We are looking for several live-in graduate advisors for the coming academic year. If grad school is in your plans, you may qualify for free room and board by living and working with a Triangle chapter. Ideal candidates served as a chapter president, recruitment chair or treasurer at successful chapters, but member can apply. Learn more and apply online here:

From the Desk of Rhonda… 

  • National Active Fees invoices are being sent all chapters for 2nd term 2020-21. Membership updates are due by January 31 in order to receive NAF credit toward the invoice. Please use ChapterSpot for all membership updates.
  • Please update chapter officers via ChapterSpot by adding new officers then deleting previous officers as applicable. Do not remove Active President without first providing new Active President’s name.
  • Report new members within 14 days of pinning and request initiations at least 14 days before the ceremony, as required by the Triangle Bylaws.
  • For questions about any of the above, contact Rhonda Halcomb at

Triangle National Week of Giving – February 15-19
Mark your calendars for February 15-19, 2021 when Triangle leaders, staff and volunteers will take to the phones, web, social media and email for a five-day fundraising effort. Alumni, undergraduates, family and friends all can participate by giving and contacting others to give. More info will come to chapters/officers the first week of February.

Deadline for TEF Scholarships is March 1
If you are interested in applying for a TEF scholarship (over $100,000 is available), the deadline is March 1. See what scholarships are available and apply online here: