Welcome to the General Fraternity Resource Page for the office of House Manager. As House Manager, there are numerous duties and expectations placed upon you. Fortunately, for all of these responsibilities, there have been just as many resources created aimed at assisting you meet them.
This webpage consolidates the many resources pertinent to your specific position in order to provide a 360 degree view of what tools are available. It is recommended you take the time to review the resources on this page shortly after election, as it will help you better prepare as House Manager. Throughout your tenure in this position, you will undoubtedly be faced with some difficult challenges. Trust that this webpage will serve as an easily accessible source to help you meet those challenges. Good luck!
These resources pertain to the specific duties of your position. It is recommended that you start by reviewing your officer manual, as all other links on this webpage stem from the information in the manual.
House Manager Manual *NEW*
The Law of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
The Law is the three part document (Constitution, Statutes, and Trial Code) which governs Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. The Law sets membership requirements, standards of conduct, and the framework for the operation of all entities of the Fraternity, including collegiate chapters.
Risk Reduction Policy and Guidelines
Along with The Law of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. the Risk Reduction Policy and Guidelines provides our constituents with specific policies on areas such as the education of initiates and candidates, activities of the chapter, premises of the chapter and hazing. The Risk Reduction Policy and Guidelines is updated every 2 years, as needed by the Grand Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Chapter Housing Operations Room Condition Report *UPDATED*
If your chapter participates in the maintenance of its chapter house, this resource can serve as a tool to assist in the tracking of room conditions between check-in and checkout.
Chapter Facility Self-Inspection Check List *NEW*
This resource can be utilized by the House Manager or a House Corporation Officer to conduct a facilities check. House inspections are recommended to take place on at least a monthly basis.
Risk Reduction Resources
This link takes you to a full listing of various resources related to risk reduction.
Although not directly related to the expectations of the position, these resources can help you execute them.
All Chapter LEAD Module C: Risk Reduction
This section of All-Chapter LEAD can provide the House Manager with most of the educational material he needs to ensure his chapter is well-educated on relevant topics.
Best Practices Library
This library includes activities, programs, processes, and practices that result in or lead to excellent performance. Practices were collected from Sigma Nu chapters across North America of every size, institutional type, and region of the country. The best ideas and practices that could and should be replicated by other chapters are found here.
The library allows users to sort through over 400 ideas, examples, and templates. Best practices are sorted by area of operations (as defined by the Pursuit of Excellence Program) and subcategorized by type (e.g. accountability ideas, events, finances).
Common Alcohol-Related Issues
Many of the most important decisions a chapter must make do not necessarily present themselves in a formal chapter setting, but rather on the weekends or during special campus sporting and alumni events. How to handle situations that could potentially alter the future of a chapter and its members is a pressing issue. This collection of "white papers" addresses common alcohol-related topics and instances that chapter leaders and members face on a potentially regular basis and at most, if not all, colleges and universities.
We Have A Situation
While each of the topics covered in this resource should be of importance to the entire chapter, those listed below directly affect the House Manager area of influence. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the entire resource and pay particular attention to those listed here.
- House Parties
- Guest Accountability