At Conclave and in the fall Features, Grand President Rick Bennet, Central Missouri ’74, recalled the words of Past Grand President Bedford Black, Wake Forest ’41, who said, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” This February, a banner bearing Black’s words hung in Carlson banquet rooms where chapter leaders posted their plans for moving SigEp forward. The following are just a few of the commitments made this year.
Be the model student organization others attempt to emulate through member experience, campus and community involvement, and leadership development.
I will prepare my brothers to have an academically successful college education so their professional development will flourish.
Ensure that brothers have a safe, clean and academic environment to thrive in college.
I will never settle for less than the best of myself and my brothers. We should always be improving and being those who lead and those who inspire others to lead.
Accurately share SigEp’s story on our campus and out in the real world.
I will run a Balanced Man Program that is rooted in valuable continuous growth and stands firmly against hazing.
Provide programming with real-world value to our members.
Improve the vision of SigEp as a safe and desirable place to spend your time on campus.
Establish a culture that avoids typical Greek stereotypes and forms leaders that students of all different views and backgrounds will look up to.
Offer a forum for social discussion and change. Make this happen regularly. Top GPA on campus.
I will continue what was started in 2011, the implementation of our Balanced Man Program, in order to make sure it is being followed exactly as it needs to be done!
Reach out to faculty—develop relationships— defy stereotypes.