REGISTER ABOVE for the 98th grand chapter - JULY 28-30, 2016 | CHICAGO, IL
Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity is returning to the Windy City for its 2016 convention and we hope you will join us.
The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, our host hotel, describes itself as a "unique combination of old-world elegance and modern sophistication." Located in the heart of downtown Chicago and just near the river, the location provides plenty to see and do for our attendees. Some of you may recall the great experience of this hotel from the 2004 convention, but it has since completed $12 million in upgrades in 2013.
Please monitor this site for information and updates related to online registration packages, the schedule of events, and legislative matters.
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Fraternity in the Digital Age
Humanity transitions from one period to the next with a shift based on society and industry. At present, we are in the Digital Age based on information and computerization. This high-tech, always-on, globally connected time presents both unique opportunities and potentially troublesome landscape for fraternities. The 98th Grand Chapter will explore the relevance and importance for today's fraternities.
According to Article IV, Section 2 of the Fraternity’s Constitution and Acts, every chapter is required to be represented by one Official Undergraduate Delegate. However, as many members of your chapter may attend as desired, in fact we encourage it!
A credentials form for the official voting delegate is required (click here to download). The form must be completed, signed by the Alpha and the Sigma, and sent to ΦΚΣ International Headquarters no later than July 1, 2016. In order for your chapter to have a vote at the Grand Chapter, you must submit this form.
The delegates have a special role in the legislative sessions of Grand Chapter. As such, the delegate should be an initiated (except for colonies) and well-informed member to represent the best interests of your chapter. As the official delegate, he will be required to attend all event sessions (roll call is taken) and holds the voting rights of your chapter. Each chapter delegate will receive a room paid for by the Fraternity which will be shared with another delegate. He is also entitled for a travel reimbursement up to $275 for a ticket or calculated at $0.14 per mile driven. In order to receive this reimbursement, delegates must attend all events and submit a travel reimbursement form and receipts within 30 days of the convention.
If your chapter is sending more than one attendee, consider selecting an Alternate Delegate. In case something happens, there will be no question of who should take on the role of Official Delegate.
Official Chapter Advisors (or in his place Assistants) are those alumni who are appointed by the Fraternity's Grand Officers. Advisors have voting rights on certain motions at Grand Chapter.
One Advisor per chapter will receive a room paid for by the Fraternity which will be shared with another Chapter Advisor. If special accommodations are needed, including but not limited to rooming with another guest, please contact the International Headquarters.
These Advisors are also entitled to a travel reimbursement up to $275 for a ticket or calculated at $0.14 per mile driven. In order to receive this reimbursement, delegates must attend all events and submit a travel reimbursement form and receipts within 30 days of the convention.
Official Alumni Chapter Delegates
Every recognized Alumni Chapter should be represented by one Official Alumni Chapter Delegate.
A credentials form for the official voting delegate is required (click here to download). The form must be completed, signed by the President and the Secretary of the Alumni Chapter, and sent to ΦΚΣ International Headquarters no later than July 1, 2016. In order for your Alumni Chapter to have a vote at the Grand Chapter, you must submit this form AND be current with your financial account with the Fraternity.
Each Alumni Chapter shall have the right to one vote on all motions and in the election of Grand Officers, except when the vote of the Grand Chapter is taken by Chapters (e.g. motions to amend the Constitution and Acts) as provided for in the Constitution and Acts.
Official Alumni Chapter Delegates are responsible for their own transportation and hotel arrangements.
ALL OTHER MEMBERS
Undergraduate and alumni participants (non-delegates) are encouraged to participate in all meetings and serve on at least one committee, although voting privileges must be restricted to official delegates with proper credentials.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
In addition to attending the awards banquet and a social gathering, explore Chicago while members of the Fraternity are engaged in sessions with tickets to sites such as:
- The Museum of Science and Industry
- The Shedd Aquarium
- The Field Museum
- Skydeck Chicago at the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower
- The Art Institute of Chicago
Check out the full Family & Friends Schedule: alwaysaphikap.org/page/gc2016family
Grand Officer Nominations
Each Grand Chapter brings with it the election of Grand Officers to serve as the Executive Committee of our Fraternity. To learn more about the positions or nominate someone, please visit this page: alwaysaphikap.org/page/execcomm_nom
Also at each Grand Chapter, the Fraternity conducts is democratic business, which includes amendments to our Constitution and Acts. You can find a copy of the proposed legislation here.