Welcome to the General Fraternity Resource Page for the office of Scholarship Chairman. As Scholarship 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 Scholarship 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!
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.
Scholarship 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.
Scholarship Key Application *UPDATED*
Sigma Nu’s Educational Foundation offers scholarship keys as an award for members achieving at least a 3.5 GPA. Complete and submit this application to ensure qualifying members receive this award.
Pursuit of Excellence - Intellectual Development
As Scholarship Chairman, your role is most pertinent to the Intellectual Development subcategory within the Pursuit of Excellence. This is a list of criteria required to achieve a rating of Excellence in the program.
Officer Transition Checklist *UPDATED*
This checklist provides you with what to prepare and provide your successor in order to ensure a smooth officer transition.
Scholarship All-Chapter LEAD Session
Utilize this LEAD Session to assist you in educating members of your chapter on topics relevant to scholarship.
Chapter Scholarship Audit *NEW*
Utilize this tool along with the Scholarship Committee to conduct an audit of your chapter's scholarship program.
Although not directly related to the expectations of the position, these resources can help you execute them.
Scholarship Plan Components *UPDATED*
10 Ways to Improve Grades *UPDATED*
30 Tips on Scholarship *UPDATED*
Effective Study Behavior Model *UPDATED*
Tips for Better Lecture Note Taking *UPDATED*
Guide for Time Management and Effective Studying *NEW*
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).