RLC Task Force Member Chris Dillion, Illinois ’03, announced an initiative at the 2011 Conclave where the Illinois Chapter would offer funding and mentorship to chapters striving to become RLCs. The initiative was called Pay it Forward. This year, Dillion announced that three chapters would receive support: Stevens Tech and Maine, which will receive contributions towards their innovative living-learning objectives, and Montana State RLC, which will receive a $4,300 grant to support its RLC initiatives.
“Reflecting on all that Illinois Alpha has accomplished in the last two decades,it is impossible to ignore all of the help we’ve received from others. Today, we want to continue to repay all that we have received with the Pay It Forward grant. We intend to present it at each Conclave at the Balanced Man Celebration to chapters that show great promise in establishing a Residential Learning Community and delivering highly innovative programming for their undergraduate brothers,” Dillion said.