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Scholarship 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 Academic Support LEAD Program
Pursuit of Excellence Officer Transitions Best Practices Library  


Scholarship Chairman Manual 

The Scholarship 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.

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.

Academic Support 

Scholarship Key Application

Sigma Nu’s Educational Foundation offers scholarship keys as an award for the candidate and initiate with the highest single-term GPA each academic year. Complete and submit this application by October 15 each year to ensure qualifying members receive this award.

Scholarship Plan Components 

A comprehensive guide for chapters to use to build an academic/scholastic plan for its members. Includes minimum components for a basic scholarship plan, sample bylaw language regarding chapter academics, and academic incentive ideas.

Chapter Scholarship Audit 

Utilize this tool along with the Scholarship Committee to conduct an audit of your chapter's scholarship program. 

10 Ways to Improve Grades 

30 Tips on Scholarship 

Effective Study Behavior Model 

Tips for Better Lecture Note Taking 

Guide for Time Management and Effective Studying 

Pursuit of Excellence Program

Pursuit of Excellence Evaluation Guidelines

As Scholarship Chairman, your role is most pertinent to the Intellectual Development subcategory within the Pursuit of Excellence. This is a list of criteria for each operational area measured by the program.

Intellectual Development Action Plan

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

The LEAD Program

Scholarship All-Chapter LEAD Session

Utilize this LEAD Session to assist you in educating members of your chapter on topics relevant to scholarship.

All-Chapter LEAD: Module A: Session 4: Stress Management

Utilize this LEAD Session to assist you in educating members of your chapter on topics relevant to stress management.

All-Chapter LEAD: Module B: Session 1: Goal Setting

Utilize this LEAD Session to assist you in educating members of your chapter on topics relevant to goal setting.

LEAD Phase I: Session 12: Time Management

Utilize this LEAD Session to assist you in educating members of your chapter on topics relevant to time management.

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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