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TreasurerThis 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 Treasurer. 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 Treasurer Manual 

Chapter Finances and Information Due - Back to School Information *UPDATED FOR SPRING 2023*

The Chapter Finances and Information Due resource provides important back to school information for the 2021-2022 academic year. It includes upcoming information due and outlines all the fees, dues, and assessments. It also shares best practices for being successful in your role as Treasurer for the year.

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.

Pay Headquarters Webpage

This link takes you to the dedicated section of the Fraternity's website to complete payments to the General Fraternity. Chapters and members can pay for Candidate, Initiate, or Other fees here.  

Important Due Dates *UPDATED for Fall 2022*

This quick reference sheet covers regular paperwork and billings chapters need to turn in to the General Fraternity. Major events are also included.

Cash Management Tool

An advanced and comprehensive tool that will help a chapter not only establish its budget but also track and manage its realized revenue and expenses.

Chapter Officer Budget Request

A standardized tool to help chapter officers develop a budget and request funding for a specific area of operations.

Chapter Budget Template – Semester

A basic budgeting tool for chapters that includes embedded features and automatic calculations. Use this template if your host institution is on a semester system.

Chapter Budget Template – Quarter

A basic budgeting tool for chapters that includes embedded features and automatic calculations. Use this template if your host institution is on a quarter system.

Chapter Budget Template - Instructions 

A set of instructions for utilizing either of the two budget templates above.

Pursuit of Excellence - Chapter Operations

Quick access to the portion of the Pursuit of Excellence Program (PEP) pertaining to the responsibilities of the Treasurer.

Officer Transition Checklist 

Use this document to ensure you have prepared everything you need to provide your successor during officer transitions.

Officer Binder Checklist

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

Federal Tax and Form 990 Filing Guide 

An in-depth overview and set of instructions for guiding chapters through the Form 990 and federal tax filing process. This guide includes the information chapters need to know to file successfully each year.

Sample Payment Plan Agreement 

This sample payment plan agreement establishes a formal understanding between a brother and chapter regarding money owed to the chapter.

Chapter Operations Action Plan

This resource facilitates strategic planning within the operational subcategory of Chapter Operations (as defined by the Pursuit of Excellence Program). This action plan instructs the Treasurer and his committee on how to establish duties and responsibilities, goals, and strategies relevant to the fiduciary responsibilities of the chapter. 

Supplemental Resources

Mental Health Resource for Officers

This resource offers an interactive, online program – Behind Happy Faces Advisor Resource Series – to equip officers and volunteers with an understanding on how to care for the mental health of themselves and their members. The Advisor Resource Series is comprised of five 5-10-minute online modules that can be completed in one setting or spread out over as many sessions as you would like.

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).

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