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Recruitment 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 Recruitment
Pursuit of Excellence Officer Transitions Best Practices Library


Recruitment Chairman Manual

The Recruitment 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.

The Recruitment Bluebook 

The Bluebook is a step-by-step instruction manual on how to create a values-based, year-round recruitment plan. It is the "nuts and bolts" or the "how to" of recruitment. Use the Bluebook as a guide to develop a year-round recruitment plan that your chapter will use.

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.


Values-Based Recruitment 

This link connects you to information on Sigma Nu's Values-Based Recruitment philosophy. On this page you will find additional resources and educational materials for aligning the Fraternity's values with your recruitment efforts.

Sample Master Prospect List (MPL)

The Master Prospect List is the secret weapon of every good Recruitment Chairman. This resource outlines the standard elements that should be included in your MPL. 

Recruitment Skills Workshop 

Sigma Nu's Recruitment Skills Workshop is an interactive session for the whole chapter focusing on individual recruitment skills. For new members ready to start recruiting and upperclassmen brushing up on their skills, it is a great way to get your chapter ready for recruitment every semester. The workshop can be facilitated by the recruitment chairman and his committee, your chapter's leadership consultant or an alumni advisor. Click HERE to download the presentation

Chapter Recruitment Self-Evaluation

The Chapter Recruitment Self-Evaluation is best used during a Recruitment Committee Meeting or Chapter-Level Recruitment Meeting. This guide walks chapters through the process of determining their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats during recruitment.

Weekly Recruitment Committee Meeting Agenda and Chapter Report

This sample meeting agenda and Chapter Meeting Report outlines meeting topics for a standard Recruitment Committee Meeting and provides sample talking points for the Chapter meeting. 

Sample Prospective Member Email Templates

The email templates provide you with sample language to use as you reach out to prospective members on your campus. 

Chapter-Level Recruitment Meeting Agenda

Successful recruiting chapters understand that recruitment is a team effort. This sample agenda will walk you through a game plan meeting to be held with your chapter to get everyone on the same page. 

Sorority Referral Procedure

This sample resource provides you with a go to option for reaching out to sorority organizations on your campus to refer quality men for the fraternity. 

Barriers to Commitment

The Barriers to Commitment guide provides you with a set of responses to addressing some challenging questions Recruitment Chairmen hear on a regular basis as they recruit prospective members.

50 Ways to Strengthen Recruitment

Wish you had a list of recruitment ideas that could make all the difference? Here’s a listing of 50 things you and/or your chapter members can do RIGHT NOW that will greatly increase your chances for recruitment success!

Talk About Learn About Activity

Put your recruitment skills to the test with this interactive creative conversation exercise. This exercise is not for the recruitment rookies. Be prepared to challenge yourself.

Pursuit of Excellence Program

Pursuit of Excellence Evaluation Guidelines

As Recruitment Chairman, your role is most pertinent to the Recruitment and Manpower subcategory within the Pursuit of Excellence Program. This is a list of criteria for each operational area measured by the program. 

Recruitment and Manpower Action Plan

This resource facilitates strategic planning within the operational subcategory of Recruitment and Manpower (as defined by the Pursuit of Excellence Program). This action plan instructs the Recruitment Chairman and his committee on how to establish expectations, tasks, goals, and strategies relevant to the recruitment efforts of the chapter. 

Officer Transitions

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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