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Community Service & Philanthropy Chairman

Helping Hand InitiativeWelcome to the General Fraternity Resource Page for the office of Community Service and Philanthropy Chairman. As Community Service and Philanthropy 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 Community Service and Philanthropy 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.

Community Service & Philanthropy 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.

Pursuit of Excellence - Service and Philanthropy

As Community Service and Philanthropy Chairman, your role is most pertinent to the Service and Philanthropy subcategory within the Pursuit of Excellence Program. This is a list of criteria required to achieve a rating of Excellence.

Reflections on Service Guide

Use this resource as a tool to assist you in leading discussions and activities designed to have members reflect on service efforts conducted by the chapter.

Event Report Form

Use this resource to help you track various events your chapter organizes and which members attend.

Service & Philanthropy Tracking Sheet

Use this resource to track community service hours and philanthropic donations raised by chapter members.

Helping Hand Initiative

The Helping Hand Initiative is the official philanthropic and service effort of Sigma Nu. This link will direct you to the program's main webpage.


Supplemental Resources

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

LEAD Phase I, Session 9: Project Management

LEAD Phase I, Session 11: Community Service

LEAD Phase IV, Session 3: Servant Leadership

Tell Us Your News

This link directs you to a webpage that allows you to report chapter news to the General Fraternity for publicity.


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

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