Chapter Retreat Planning Resources

The following information is presented to help chapter members plan for participating in a Journey.

Pre-Request:

  • Contact Senior Director of Membership Development Jim Cogdal, BRADLEY 2003, by emailing jim.cogdal@sigmachi.org to book a Journey workshop at your chapter.
  • Determine what major issues exist in your chapter that you would like to address (e.g., apathy, accountability, chapter planning).
  • Select a Journey by reviewing the descriptions of each to see if there is an available topic that meets your chapter's needs. 
  • Gain “buy-in” from your executive board and the chapter membership in order to have a positive attitude going into the journey.
  • Identify an experienced alumnus, who must be approved by your Grand Praetor, to act as a facilitator. Sigma Chi International Headquarters is working to develop a database that can help chapters locate such local alumni facilitatorsWhen it is complete, this technology will be integrated into the Journey request page.
  • Select the coordinating brother to be in charge of working with your facilitator and chapter to ensure that all necessary arrangements for the Journey are conducted. Please note: Journey is a locally-delivered program and is designed to maximize the use of local undergraduates and alumni to make all necessary arrangements, including facilities, food and beverages*.
  • Request Journey by clicking on the Request Journey link and filling in all of the required fields. 

 

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Post-Retreat:

  • Complete the program evaluation. Journey will never improve without constant feedback; by requesting to participate in the Journey program, your chapter also accepts an obligation to improve it by completing the entire feedback process.

 

*Headquarters does not provide funding for Journey workshops. Each chapter is responsible for making facility arrangements, including obtaining any A/V equipment that each facilitator requires.

**Pilot Journeys are eligible for funding from the International Fraternity. 

***Bell Chapter Challenge participants will receive funding to host retreats.