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Strong, effective leadership has long been a hallmark of Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity. The prestige and prominence the Fraternity enjoys today has been realized through the untiring efforts and wisdom displayed by the Executive Committee and other Phi Kappa Sigma Volunteers.
As per the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity Constitution and Acts, the seven members of the Executive Committee are elected by delegates at each Grand Chapter to serve a two-year term in office. The next term runs from July 2016 through July 2018.
Members of the Executive Committee are volunteers who commit numerous hours per week to Phi Kappa Sigma. Tasks include crafting the vision and annual objectives for the organization, responding to letters, emails, and phone calls in a timely manner; working closely with International Headquarters staff to review documents, plan programs, and respond to issues; participating in a monthly Executive Committee conference call, serving on sub-committees; and other related duties. A member of the Executive Committee must be able to travel on behalf of the Fraternity. He should enjoy good health, be dependable, and have the support of his friends and family. Descriptions for each Executive Committee position are listed in the Constitution & Acts of the Fraternity.
Executive Committee members must have an open mind and the ability to listen to and evaluate input to make fair decisions that are in the best interest of the Fraternity. Executive Committee members must be college graduates and understand the needs of contemporary men. They must keep pace with programs that enhance intellectual development and promote ethical values in today’s college students and alumni. Executive Committee members are called on to guard closely the welfare of the collegiate Chapters and interact with university officials on campuses where there is a Phi Kappa Sigma Chapter.
An important requirement for an Executive Committee member is good business sense, including the ability to make sound financial decisions that affect the current and future financial health of Phi Kappa Sigma. Outstanding abilities in administration, management, and leadership are also necessary. Extremely strong written and oral communication skills are essential. The Executive Committee extensively uses email, phone, the Internet, and standard office automation software to communicate with each other, the International Headquarters staff, and other important constituents.
Nominations for the Executive Committee are handled by the Nominating Committee, as outlined in the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity Constitution and Acts. The Nomintating Committee consists of seven (7) members, one to be appointed by the Executive Committee, one to be appointed by the Grand Deltas, and five to be appointed by the Executive Board as a whole, consisting of two undergraduate members, two Chapter Advisors, and/or Assistant Advisors, and one Past Grand Alpha, or in the event there shall be no Past Grand Alpha willing to serve or currently running for re-election, a retired elected Grand Officer shall suffice.
Who may be nominated to serve on the Executive Committee? Any Phi Kappa Sigma alumnus who has demonstrated knowledge of Phi Kappa Sigma’s purpose, principles, and policies.
Who may submit a nomination? Any collegiate or alumnus Phi Kappa Sigma member may nominate another member.
When is the due date for nominations? May 30, 2016.
What are the duties of the Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee
The officers of this Fraternity named in Section 5, Article IV shall constitute the Executive Committee:
- Grand Alpha
- Grand Beta
- Grand Pi
- Grand Sigma
- Grand Tau
- Grand Theta (2)
It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to carry into effect all enactments and resolutions adopted by the Grand Chapter and to conduct the general business of the Fraternity during such time as there is no Grand Chapter assembled. Any meeting of the Executive Committee shall be legally constituted if there is present a quorum of officers of the Fraternity named in Section 5, Article IV. Four of the said officers shall constitute a quorum. All votes shall be cast in person.
The Executive Board
The Executive Committee together with all Grand Deltas and all living Past Grand Alphas shall constitute the Executive Board. In voting, however, the Past Grand Alphas shall have one collective vote, of such character as the majority of them may decide. The Executive Board shall serve as the Board of Directors of the Corporation, Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and shall exercise all customary powers and discharge all the customary duties of a board of directors. Any meeting of the Executive Board shall be legally constituted if there is present a quorum of the Executive Committee and the Grand Deltas. A majority of these Grand Officers shall constitute a quorum. All votes shall be cast in person. In voting, however, Past Grand Alphas shall have one collective vote of character as a majority of those present may decide.
Duties of the Grand Officers
Grand Alpha: The Grand Alpha shall preside over the sessions of the Grand Chapter and at meetings of the Executive Committee and the Executive Board and shall be the chief administrative officer of the Fraternity. He shall perform such duties as custom and parliamentary usage may require, including that of serving as President of the Corporation.
Grand Beta: It shall be the responsibility of the Grand Beta to coordinate and develop long range planning for the Fraternity and in that regard to establish, constitute and oversee such committees as he deems appropriate to advance long range goals. In addition, the Grand Beta shall be responsible for supervision of the Fraternity's Public Relations. In addition, the Grand Beta shall assist the Grand Alpha in the performance of his duties and, in the temporary absence or inability of the Grand Alpha to serve, shall officiate in his place. He shall serve as Vice-President of the Corporation.
Grand Pi: It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Grand Pi to encourage the development of leadership and educational programs in the active chapters and the Fraternity and in connection therewith he shall supervise activities of the Scholarship Committee. In addition, the Grand Pi shall supervise the Fraternity's relations with Colleges and Universities at which active Chapters and Colonies are located. The Grand Pi shall install the Grand Officers - elect and shall perform such other duties as may be designated by the Grand Chapter, Grand Alpha, or Executive Committee.
Grand Sigma: The Grand Sigma shall be the Secretary of the Grand Chapter, the Executive Committee, and the Executive Board and of the corporation and he shall perform such other duties as customarily pertain to such office. The Grand Sigma shall perform such other duties as may be designated by the Grand Chapter, the Grand Alpha, or the Executive Committee. The Grand Sigma shall supervise and coordinate the activities of the Assistant Grand Sigma and have ultimate responsibility for alumni affairs.
Grand Tau: The Grand Tau shall be the treasurer of the Fraternity and of the Corporation. He shall collect all dues and fees provided for by the laws of the Fraternity with additional power to require from the Chapters such reports as he may deem proper. He shall perform such other duties as may be designated by the Grand Chapter, Grand Alpha, or Executive Committee.
Grand Thetas: There shall be two Grand Thetas. The Grand Thetas shall direct the activities of the Grand Deltas. The Grand Thetas may also, from time to time, develop achievement and standards programs for the active Chapters, and may otherwise enforce decisions of the Executive Committee with respect to any active Chapter. It shall be the further responsibility of the Grand Thetas to direct the extension and establishment of undergraduate Chapters of the Fraternity. The Grand Thetas shall perform such other duties as may be designated by the Grand Chapter, the Grand Alpha, or the Executive Committee. The geographic regions under each Grand Thetas' jurisdiction shall be set by the Executive Committee.
Grand Deltas: The Executive Committee shall appoint such Jurisdictional Grand Officers as it deems necessary to report on, and as directed by the Executive Committee, to take action with regard to, the active and alumni chapter. Each Jurisdictional Grand Officer shall hold the office of Grand Delta. Each Grand Delta shall be appointed for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of the close of the Grand Chapter session last occurring prior to the next succeeding Grand Chapter. Each Grand Delta shall serve at the pleasure of the Executive Committee.