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Men of Honor, Executive Director Search, and Supporting New Chapters

Posted By Dave Smith, Tuesday, November 6, 2018


I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. If you’ve been paying attention, you already know some of the announcements I have to talk about in this month’s post. Generally, though, HQ has been busy with Men of Honor planning, chapter visits, and getting ready for this year’s giving season.

There are plenty of opportunities for undergraduates and alumni to get involved, including applying to become a Phi Kappa Sigma brand ambassador (application announcement soon), submitting content to Maltese Cross, and volunteering to support our consultants during their chapter visits. Volunteers enjoy more networking throughout the Fraternity, improved alumni support for your chapter, and greater access to staff positions and other volunteer opportunities when they arise, including Executive Board positions. To get involved, fill out a volunteer application, or email us.

As we settle into the academic year, I want to remind our chapters to continue reporting members accurately so HQ can provide the resources your new members are entitled to and need to be successful. Successful reporting now means fewer holdups when your new members are ready to initiate; on the other hand, poor reporting could affect your chapter’s insurance coverage and lead to disciplinary action. If you have any questions, please contact staff.

As many of you heard, Executive Director Libby Anderson has resigned her position, effective December 19, and will be returning to Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity as their new chief executive. I encourage all of you to support Libby as she begins the next exciting chapter of her life.

Updates, including application instructions, will be released over the coming weeks. If you have any questions about the opening, or to express interest, please email me.

Last month, we expressed our congratulations to the Phi Kaps of Oklahoma State (or should I say the Epsilon Beta Chapter?). We are proud of their early progress and look forward to seeing more of it! We hope that Epsilon Beta and all our younger chapters will take the opportunity to reach out to our active colonies at Texas Christian University and Texas State University as they begin operations and work on their petition.

Men of Honor registration closes on November 15. Don’t forget that in order to avoid a 10% surcharge on insurance, your chapter must send the requisite number of members to Men of Honor; conversely, those chapters who send at least 10% of their active roster to Men of Honor will enjoy a 10% discount on insurance.

Thank you all for your hard work, and don’t forget to vote!

Dave Smith

Gamma Tau, New Hampshire ‘06
Grand Alpha

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