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Community Service & Philanthropy Chairman

This officer resource page curates the many General Fraternity resources pertinent to your position to provide an overview of available tools. It is recommended you take time to review the resources below to familiarize yourself with relevant expectations, guides, and resources.

Manual Law and Risk Reduction Service and Philanthropy
Pursuit of Excellence Officer Transitions Best Practices Library


Community Service & Philanthropy Chairman Manual

The Community Service and Philanthropy Chairman's Manual has been written as a user guide for the position. Officers are encouraged to review the introduction for an explanation of the manual and how it is organized. Officers should then conduct the included self-assessment of competencies for the position; and then spend time reviewing the areas they're not familiar with, have questions about, or are looking for best practices.

Law and Risk Reduction

The Law of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.

The Law is the Fraternity's constitution. It sets membership requirements, standards of conduct, and the framework for the operation of all entities of the Fraternity, including collegiate chapters. The Law also includes the Trial Code - a set of due process rules and procedures for disciplining initiated members.

Risk Reduction Policy

Along with The Law of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc., the Risk Reduction Policy 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.

Risk Reduction Resources

These resources focus on assisting the chapter as a whole through education and accountability. Take a moment to look through these resources and consider how they could positively impact your chapter.

Anti-Discrimination Policy of Sigma Nu Fraternity

As adopted by the 67th Grand Chapter (2016, San Diego, California)

No member of Sigma Nu Fraternity shall discriminate, with respect to fraternal decisions, on the basis of race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, disability, age, and/or national origin.

Service and Philanthropy

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.

Crowd Change

To assist chapters with their philanthropy efforts, the Fraternity partners with CrowdChange - an online philanthropy fundraising platform - to improve the impact chapters are able to make. CrowdChange provides a secure, user-friendly, online platform where chapters can quickly create event pages for their philanthropy efforts. 

Tell Us Your News

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

LEAD Phase I, Session 9: Project Management

LEAD Phase I, Session 11: Community Service

LEAD Phase IV, Session 3: Servant Leadership

Pursuit of Excellence

Pursuit of Excellence Evaluation Guidelines

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 for each operational area measured by the program. 

Service and Philanthropy Action Plan

This resource facilitates strategic planning within the operational subcategory of Service and Philanthropy (as defined by the Pursuit of Excellence Program). This action plan instructs the Community Service and Philanthropy Chairman and his committee on how to establish expectations, tasks, goals, and strategies relevant to the service and philanthropic initiatives of the chapter. 

Officer Transitions, Training, and Development

Officer Transition Resources

Compilation of resources to assist collegiate chapters with elections and officer transitions.

Officer Transition Checklist 

Outgoing officers should use this checklist so they know what to prepare and provide for their successors.

Officer Binder Checklist

This checklist will guide new or outgoing officers on the preparation of the Officer Binder/Notebook, an important resource for the officer transition process.

New Officer Goal Setting

This resource should help new officers hit the ground running and aid them in establishing their goals and acquiring the necessary resources to be successful during their term.

The Art of Delegating

Introductory strategies for sharing the workload, empowering others, and getting things done.

Best Practices Library

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 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). 

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