Attention undergraduates! Would you like an opportunity to serve your Fraternity as a leader on the National level? Please see the information below to find out how you can submit your name for election to the Delta Sigma Phi Grand Council. Letters of intent must be submitted to the Executive Director no later than March 20.
The Grand Council of Delta Sigma Phi serves as the board of directors of the Fraternity. Its primary responsibility is to ensure the future relevance, viability and prosperity of the Fraternity by engaging in the following activities:
- Setting a long-term direction and vision and guiding the fraternity towards the realization of that vision.
- Performing strategic planning and analysis of the factors, forces and trends impacting the fraternity, the fraternal movement and American colleges and universities.
- Establishing broad fraternity-wide policies.
- Overseeing and reviewing the performance of the Executive Director.
- Serving as the custodian of the fraternity’s financial condition, the strength of its balance sheet and the investment of its assets. Also, the Grand Council is involved in overall financial planning as well as the approval and monitoring of the annual operating budget.
- Being official representatives of the fraternity in ceremonial and ritualistic roles and at various chapter and alumni events.
It is equally important to clarify what the Grand Council does not do:
- Does not supervise the day-to-day operations of the Fraternity headquarters staff.
- Does not deal directly with chapters and individual brothers on policy violations or disciplinary actions except in those instances specifically stipulated in the Constitution and Bylaws.
The Grand Council includes two undergraduate members, one elected at-large by the Biennial Convention of the Fraternity, and the other elected in even numbered (non-convention) years. There is no specific regional representation on the Grand Council. The intent is to allow the delegates to choose the best and most capable men without a mandatory regard to geographic location. Grand Council members serve as volunteers and receive no compensation for their work for the Fraternity. The Grand Council meets either in person or by teleconference a number of times per year. In order to promote the perpetuation of Delta Sigma Phi, properly discharge his duties and effectively represent the Fraternity’s more than 90,000 living brothers, a Grand Council member must meet the basic requirements outlined in the Bylaws of the Fraternity and have the following desirable qualifications:
- Be visionary and forward thinking.
- Have an understanding of the needs and concerns of undergraduate members.
- Be a positive, polished and professional representative of the Fraternity.
- Have the time available to perform the expected duties.
- Demonstrate a pronounced devotion to Delta Sigma Phi through considerable participation and involvement as an undergraduate brother.
If you are interested in serving on the Grand Council as an undergraduate, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be an initiated member of the Fraternity;
- Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher education;
- Be in good standing with the National Headquarters and the local chapter of which he is a member;
- Have a grade point average equivalent to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
- Remain an undergraduate for at least one academic year from the date of election;
- Submit a personal statement explaining why he wishes to fill the position of Undergraduate Member of the Grand Council;
- Complete and submit the Undergraduate Member Candidate Certification of Eligibility;
- Submit the above to the Executive Director by March 20, 2016;
Candidate statements should be postmarked no later than March 20, 2016 and sent attention to:
c/o Patrick F. Jessee, Executive Director
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
2960 N. Meridian St
PO Box 88507
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Should you any questions regarding the position or process of electing the undergraduate members of the Grand Council, please contact me at (317) 634-1899 ext. 412 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.