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 April 1st. 2020.
The elections will be held online starting Monday, June 1st with voting to remain open for 48 hours. Information regarding voting procedures will be distributing 30 days in advance of the election.
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 is composed of seven alumni members and two undergraduate members. The alumni members and one undergraduate member are elected at-large by the Biennial Convention of the Fraternity. The second undergraduate member is 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. They earn their living through their professional occupation. 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 a solid understanding of the needs and concerns of undergraduate and alumni members.
- Be a positive, polished and professional representative of the Fraternity.
- Possess a good comprehension of financial and liability related matters.
- Have the time available to perform the expected duties.
- Have a diversified and extensive combination of “real world” business, not-for-profit, management and leadership experience.
- Demonstrate a pronounced devotion to Delta Sigma Phi through considerable participation and involvement as an alumnus and 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 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;
- Submit the above to the Executive Director by April 1st, 2020
c/o Phillip Rodriguez, Executive Director
2960 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
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 email@example.com