LTW SITE IS LIVE!
Information and registration links are now live at the LTW website HERE. We are making our plans to hold the event in person again in January at Jameson Camp near Triangle Headquarters in Indiana, but will have a virtual option if needed. Six tracks are available – the Steven L. Miller Presidents’ Leadership Academy (PLA), Wakerly Service-Learning, ELEVATE Recruitment, Finance, New Member Education and Emerging Leaders. In addition, we will hold training for Triangle Recruitment Coaches.
FALL 2021 RECRUITMENT
Several chapters already are reporting their Fall 2021 new member classes and numbers look much improved over last Fall. Students are returning to campuses eager to join organizations and experience all college life has to offer and that has increased interest in fraternity life. This summer we worked with partner PhiredUp to provide ChapterBuilder recruitment management software and training to twenty chapters. Those using this system are outperforming other chapters.
Kudos to the following chapters already reporting increases in Fall new member classes over last Fall: Armour – 7; Illinois – 12; Kentucky – 18; Louisville – 20; Michigan State – 38; Ohio State – 8; Oklahoma – 9; PSB – 13; VA Tech – 18.
RATIFICATION OF CONVENTION LEGISLATION
This summer’s TRI-CON 2021 virtual Convention resulted in the passage of legislation that must now be ratified by chapters. The new National Education Fee (NEF) has the potential to save chapters significantly, by lowering the National Active Fee (NAF) and allowing payment of the NEF with funds from Chapter Endowment Funds within the Triangle Education Foundation. In addition, there is an update to the Ritual to revise the equipment list to address fire safety.
As of Oct. 1, we have only received ballots from the following chapters: Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, PSBehrend and Utah, and from alumni chapters at Louisville, Michigan Tech and Oklahoma. Should you have questions about voting or submitting your ballot, contact us at email@example.com.
NEW TRIANGLE DEI POLICY
Triangle National Council adopted a new policy regarding diversity, equity and inclusion during its meeting on September 12 after several months of discussion. The new policy responds to questions from chapters regarding eligibility of potential members and clarifies our policy regarding students with differing gender identities. Download the new policy HERE. All members of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) established or updated their DEI policies for the new academic year.
We all know we’re not quite out of the woods yet. Campuses and communities still are dealing with ongoing virus cases. Our insurance group, Favor and Company, has updated their helpful guide for chapters to minimize opportunity for exposure and maximize health and safety for members and guests. Download the updated guide HERE. For additional resources, visit the Favor website at https://favorandcompany.com/resources/covid-19-resource-guide/
TIGHTROPE RISK EDUCATION
Chapters will be receiving information this month to get back on track with our Tightrope online risk education program. All members are required to complete the full online program once, then only an update program each year after. New members should complete the full program by initiation. For more information and/or to coordinate your chapter’s participation, contact Nicki Rowlett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to share the Fall 2021 launch of our partnership with CrowdChange! CrowdChange is an online program we have partnered with to help chapters enhance philanthropy events and fundraisers. Chapters have been very successful with CrowdChange, raising an average of 235% of what they raised the previous year for similar or identical events not on CrowdChange.
To get started, visit the Triangle Resource Center to guide you through your fundraising this semester. Follow the video guide to get your fundraiser set up, and book a call with a CrowdChange fundraising expert. Good luck!
From the Desk of Rhonda…
- All Risk Management Fees were received by the Sept. 15 deadline. THANK YOU!
- ChapterSpot is fully functional, but will require users to set up a new login. If you need help logging in, contact email@example.com.
- National Active Fee (NAF) invoices have gone out to all chapters with 14 days to correct rosters. Fall Chapter Fees will be invoiced mid-October.
- National Education Fees (NEF) will be billed after chapter roster corrections are made. These fees can be paid with funds from Chapter Endowment Funds (CEF) within the Triangle Education Foundation.
- All new members must be reported in ChapterSpot within 14 days of pledging. Download instructions on adding members HERE.
- For questions about chapter accounts/balances/billings of, contact Rhonda Halcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org