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LEAD Chairman

Welcome to the General Fraternity Resource Page for the office of LEAD Chairman. As LEAD Chairman, 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 LEAD Chairman. 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!

Primary Resources

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.

Office of LEAD Chairman 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.

LEAD Tracking Sheet

Use this resource to track LEAD participation among members.

Master Facilitator List

This tool provides LEAD Chairman with an organized place to keep track of guest facilitators, recruitment, and future phase implementation plans. 

LEAD Certificate Order Form

Complete and submit this form to order LEAD Completion Certificates for your members. A sample certificate can be seen here.

LEAD Administrative Account Instructions

Step-by-step instructions on how to use the LEAD Administration Account that allows you to track members’ participation in online LEAD.

LEAD Myths & Misconceptions

This 15-part blog series debunks the most common myths and misconceptions of the LEAD Program. You will find best practices, innovative ideas, and solutions for making your chapter’s LEAD Program even better.

LEAD Program 


Supplemental Resources

Although not directly related to the expectations of the position, these resources can help you execute them.

LEAD Phase Main Pages

LEAD Facilitator Manuals

LEAD Implementation Guides

Ordering LEAD Materials

To order LEAD materials, please call Sigma Nu Headquarters at (540) 463-1869. Allow 6-10 business days for shipping. If you need materials immediately, the chapter can pay for next day or second day shipping.

Available Materials – All materials are free of charge, unless otherwise noted.

Phase I
Project Planning Simulation (Guide) – Session 9: Project Management
Project Planning Simulation (Participant Test) – Session 9: Project Management

Phase II
Leadership Practices Inventory – Session 2: The Leadership Challenge
Keirsey Temperament Sorter – Session 5: Personality Types
Caribbean Survival Simulation (Leader Guide) – Session 6: Teams and Decision Making
Caribbean Survival Simulation (Participant Test) – Session 6: Teams and Decision Making

Guest Facilitators

Some guest facilitators may need access to Sigma Nu’s online LEAD content in order to properly prepare. Use this link to request online access for a guest facilitator. 

Teambuilding Guide *NEW*

Sigma Nu's Teambuilding Guide contains nearly 70 activities for chapters to use at retreats, meetings, LEAD sessions, and brotherhood events. The guide includes facilitation tips, suggested audiences and events to use teambuilding with, and discussion questions to translate experiences to improvements in the chapter. The teambuilding activities shared here are only a small sampling of what Sigma Nu chapters, colonies, members, and alumni can use to create experiential learning opportunities. The guide provides tips on facilitating activities; selecting activities for specific audiences and events; addressing key themes like communication, trust, and problem-solving; easy to follow instructions; and discussion guides to process teambuilding experiences.

LEAD Session Evaluation Forms 

After each LEAD Session, have one participant submit this form to let the General Fraternity know how it went. Help us keep the LEAD Program great! 

Evaluating the LEAD Program 

Read information on how the General Fraternity has partnered with George Mason University to evaluate the efficacy of the LEAD Program. 

LEAD Frequently Asked Questions 

Other Leadership Resources  

LEAD Awards 

Nominate your chapter for various awards pertaining to the LEAD Program.

Building a Successful Chapter Retreat *NEW*

This resources walks you through the dos and donts for planning an impactful chapter retreat experiences. 


Sigma Nu Talks

Sigma Nu Talks are a series of curated TED Talks and YouTube clips paired with discussion guides and application ideas to be shared during chapter or candidate meetings, as part of a retreat, or as their own mini LEAD session. The concept is fairly simple - gather together a group of Sigma Nus, watch one or more of the suggested talks, and create a conversation using the included discussion guides.

Sigma Nu Talks...Leadership *UPDATED*

This series of talks covers the topics of Change, Leadership, and Trust. 

Sigma Nu Talks...Values  *UPDATED*

This series of talks covers the topics of Character, Motivation, Personal Development, and Success.

Sigma Nu Talks...Social Issues  *UPDATED*

This series of talks covers the topics of Diversity, Men's Issues, and Mental Health.


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 200 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 LEAD Chairman area of influence. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the entire resource and pay particular attention to those listed here.

  • Big Brother Programs
  • Underage ID Usage
  • Binge Drinking Culture
  • Sexual Assault Allegations
  • Interventions
  • 21st Birthday Celebrations
  • Candidate Bonding Events

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