2 - Arizona Beta of Sigma Phi Epsilon

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Proposal to Expand at The University of Arizona
SigEp: Building Balanced Men
History of SigEp at The University of Arizona
 Desire to Return
 Alumni-Volunteer Support
 New Chapter Development Process
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The Future of SigEp at UofA
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History of SigEp at UofA
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1954: SigEp founded at the University of Arizona
1954-1990s: History of success and prominence
1997-2007: Risk management issues surface
2007: Alumni Advisory Council – removal of 50% of
the chapter
2008: Lost University recognition and national charter
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“What went wrong?”
History of SigEp at UofA
Lack of alumni-volunteer mentoring
 Operating defunct SigEp pledge program
 Poor execution of SigEp operations
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SigEp: A Fraternity of Firsts
Department of Education grant to enhance
member development programs
 White House’s Office of National Drug Control
Policy partnership to create substance abuse
education programs
 Educational Foundation endowment grows
beyond $11 million
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SigEp: A Fraternity of Firsts
Balanced Man Program
 Leadership Continuum
 Residential Learning Community
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SigEp: A Fraternity of Firsts
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Highest first-year member retention rate
 Over
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90 percent
240 Chapters
15,000 undergraduate/ 300,000 lifetime
3.11 national GPA
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“Why now; why The
University of Arizona?”
Desire to Return
Building on a legacy of success
 Partnering with the University of
Arizona
 Capitalizing on new programs
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Alumni-Volunteer Support
Alumni
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1,400 living alumni from The University of
Arizona
420 SigEp alumni living within 30 miles of
Tucson, Arizona.
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Alumni
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Alumni & Volunteer Corporation
 Mentor undergraduate chapter
 Provide and manage a residential learning
community
 Engage and cultivate alumni and volunteers
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Alumni Mentors
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Dan Knauss
Todd Case
Jeffrey Lehmkuhl
RJ Lundstrom
Dave Barlcay
Laura Lunsford
Yuri Nielson
Joe Montana
Jeff Hair
Bob Cummings
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Volunteer Training
Undergraduates today
 SigEp today
 Effective mentoring skills
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New Chapter Development
at The University of
Arizona
Recruitment
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Recruitment vs. rush
Balanced Man Scholarship
 3.0
college/ 3.5 high school
 Involvement
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Student organization presentations
Selling a different type of experience
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The Balanced Man Program
Balanced Man Program
Curriculum
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Sigma
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Acclimate to college
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Learn about SigEp
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Find a mentor/ big brother
Phi
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Join other campus organizations
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Explore campus’s academic offerings
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Hold a position in the chapter
Epsilon
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Hold an elected office
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Learn how to write a resume, network, and interview
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Participate in etiquette training
Brother Mentor
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Secure a job after graduation
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Learn to manage personal finances
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Develop life skills
Class Year
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Freshman
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Sophomore
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Junior
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Senior
Balanced Man Program
Rituals
Phi Rite of
Passage
(Initiation
through Oath
of Obligation)
Sigma Rite
of Passage
(Pledge
Ceremony)
Sigma
Challenge
Epsilon Rite
of Passage
(Full
Initiation)
Phi Challenge
Challenges
Brother Mentor
Rite of Passage
(Senior
Reaffirmation)
Epsilon
Challenge
Brother
Mentor
Challenge
Social Events
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Redefining the social in “social fraternity”
SigEp Alcohol Policy
Alternative events
 Salsa
Dancing
 Etiquette Classes
 Service Learning
 Rock Climbing
 Sporting Events
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Leadership Continuum
“Learn how to live your best life”
“Teaching Affective and Effective Leadership Principles”
“Teaching the few to impact the many”
“Celebration, Education, and Legislation”
“Exploring the Birth Place of Sound Mind & Body”
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Residential Learning Community
An Environment Conducive to Undergraduate Success
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Dedicated academic space
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Alcohol-free
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University faculty and staff serve as faculty fellows
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Hold office hours in the facility
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Teach classes for SigEps
Future Arizona Beta RLC
Academic programming
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Speaker series
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For-credit classes
Drake University RLC
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Residential Learning Community
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Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
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Staff recruitment: 50 members
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Undergraduate recruitment: 10
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3.4 GPA
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Implement Balanced Man Program
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Participate in all Leadership Programs
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Chapter retreat
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Recruit and train Faculty Fellow
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Appoint and train executive board
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Begin regular committee meetings
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Weekly interaction with mentors
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Fall 2013- Spring 2014
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Further develop RLC by hosting monthly seminars
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Develop for-credit class to be taught in facility
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Establish an annual event to benefit community
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Maintain 3.4 GPA
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Chartering
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2-3 years
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University Partnership
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Mark of Sustainability
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Officially granted by National Board
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Beaux Carriere
Volunteer Services Director
[email protected]
Scott Swedberg
New Chapter Development Director
[email protected]
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