Sigma Phi Epsilon has provided professional support to its chapters since 1922 when Clarence Freeark, Illinois ’23, served as the first traveling secretary.
To meet the unprecedented challenges of the 2020-2021 academic year related to COVID-19, SigEp has modified our staffing to provide the best support to our chapters, recognizing that each campus scenario will be unique. With travel restrictions in place, we will not be serving chapters “regionally” this year, but instead, we will provide specialized support around focused priorities for the year ahead. Each officer will receive focused support and training in their roles, coordinated by Headquarters staff and alumni experts, and in the areas of recruitment, chapter operations/services and the membership experience, officers and volunteers will receive dedicated support and coaching.
And your service providers are ready to deliver, as they participate in an in-depth nine-week training period at the Kenneth S. Maddox Summer Development Program. The training includes sessions with expert facilitators, executive-level classes at the University of Richmond and professional public speaking instruction.
Given the circumstances, chapter support and service will be provided virtually, at least initially. We have organized the staff with the flexibility to provide in-person support when circumstances improve to support travel and large-group interaction.
SEARCH FOR YOUR CHAPTER/SCHOOL BELOW to “meet” the team that will work closely with your chapter throughout this year in four critical areas: recruitment, the membership experience, chapter leadership and operations, and volunteer engagement.
Read more about how this team will support you in the 2020-2021 Chapter Support Suite of Services. If there is not a specific service provider under Membership Experience, your chapter will be supported in this area by the broad team and on-demand training opportunities.
Support in additional areas — communications, ritual, etc. — will be coordinated by further staff and volunteer experts through ongoing training and communication. Click to learn more about the entire Headquarters staff that is here to support you.