NEW – Alumni Chapter Recognition Program

Delta Sigma Pi has implemented a new Alumni Recognition Program. Similar to the tiers for collegiate chapters, alumni chapters now have a program to benchmark their activity and achievements. Whereas collegiate chapters can be an Accredited Chapter, a Chapter of Recognition, or a Chapter of Excellence, alumni chapters can be recognized as Bronze, Silver, or Gold.

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“The Alumni Chapter Recognition Program was developed to encourage alumni chapters to move beyond basic franchising requirements of alumni chapters and recognize those alumni chapters that do. Criteria used in the Alumni Chapter Recognition Program are also designed to benefit the membership of the alumni chapters who participate.” – Alumni Chapter Recognition Program Guide

Approved March 1, 2013 by the Board of Directors, the program went into effect 7/1/13 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

“The Alumni Chapter Recognition Program is another avenue for alumni chapters to promote leadership, enrich programming, enhance communication with their membership and receive recognition for their efforts. While many items were considered in the development of the Alumni Chapter Recognition Program, the criteria chosen for the program will help strengthen your alumni chapter and the Fraternity as a whole.” – Alumni Chapter Recognition Program Guide

Bronze Criteria

(1.) Communicate at least 4 times a year with its members
(2.) Have at least 4 events per year including:
One Chapter Meeting each fiscal year (at which a quorum of not less than 25% of the membership shall be present for the purpose of electing officers)
One Community Service Event
One Co-Sponsored event with a Collegiate Chapter(s)
One Recruiting Event or New Member Orientation
(3.) Make a chapter donation of any amount to the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation and promote the Leadership Foundation to chapter members

Silver Criteria

(1.) Communicate at least 6 times a year with its members
(2.) Have at least 6 events per year including:
All Bronze Criteria Events
And at least 2 of the following Silver events:
One Professional Activity (i.e. speaker, company tour, career event)
One Founders’ Day (on November 7 or within 7 days) or Alumni Day event (on April 25 or within 7 days)
One Family and Friends Event (a family friendly activity)
One Professional Workshop for Collegiate Brothers (or a collegiate/alumni mentoring program with a kick-off event)
(3.) Make a chapter donation of any amount to the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation and promote the Leadership Foundation to chapter members
(4.) At least two of the required chapter officers must become a Tier 1 Certified Deltasig Leader
(5.) The chapter by way of the Vice President-Collegiate Relations will support at least the collegiate chapters in their region by contacting all the Vice President-Alumni Relations at least once in the fall term and at least once in the spring term.
(6.) At least 10% of your membership should be within five years of their graduation date/date of separation from the collegiate chapter

Gold Criteria

(1.) Communicate at least 12 times a year with its members
(2.) Have at least 9 events per year including:
All Bronze Criteria Events
All Silver Criteria Events
And 1 additional event of the alumni chapter’s choice
(3.) Make a chapter donation of any amount to the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation and promote the Leadership Foundation to chapter members
(4.) All four of the required chapter officers must become a Tier 1 Certified Deltasig Leader and at least two of the required alumni chapter officers must become a Tier 2 Certified Deltasig Leader.
(5.) The chapter by way of the Vice President-Collegiate Relations will support at least the collegiate chapters in their region by contacting all the Vice President-Alumni Relations at least once in the fall term and at least once in the spring term.
(6.) At least 10% of your membership should be within five years of their graduation date/date of separation from the collegiate chapter
(7.) Submit a chapter planning and operations report
(8.) Assist in the development of other alumni chapters by completing 3 of the following actions and report it accordingly:
Contacting another alumni chapter to share common goals and concerns and create a joint action
plan.
Mentoring at least one other alumni chapter and their officers.
Set-up a joint alumni chapter leadership training workshop/program.
Sharing best practices through submission of entries for the Alumni Chapter Best Practices
Manual.
Participating in a regional or provincial meeting with alumni chapters to share common goals and
concerns.
Participating in an alumni chapter round table at a LEAD event or Grand Chapter Congress.

Adam attended a session and got some info about this program while at GCC. He comments that the silver level is what most chapters could and should achieve. It appears our chapter is very close to achieving Silver.

What tier level should we shoot for? Is this program something our chapter should take seriously or blow off altogether? We will be discussing a plan of action, designing and executing events throughout the rest of the year. Let us know how you feel our chapter fits into this recognition model and what specific program criteria you feel passionate about leading or participating in.

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