Introduce yourself, explain your position and your KA Career.
Answer: Grades. Remember the scene where Bluto and the other guys are in the Dean’s Office and Bluto has the pencil’s up his nose? Very simply, when it comes to the University, Grades are the end all, be all of whether a chapter should exist or not.
What did the dean say as they all stood in his office to Bluto? 0.0… Talk about your experience with grades as a Number I with the pledge class….
Who thinks of Studying like this? If I study, I don’t fail, if I don’t study I fail, but god all this studying is making me feel like I’m gonna fail…
Or who thinks of class like this….BOOM! I can’t take it anymore and your brain has imploded… Talk about your experiences, not studying, studying, working, not working…etc.
My best example to active chapters to represent the need for good Scholarship is Baseball….WHY?
Because Baseball represents how a Chapter should act towards scholarship…the entire chapter the TEAM needs to work together, help one another to succeed. But it still comes down to moments of INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT and ACCOMPLISHMENT
Answers: Scholarship – 30% 2.5 GPA Expectation: Higher than the All Frat and All Men’s NSO: Greg Singleton Duty: Maintain scholastic performance to get a degree.
KA Law establishes a 2.5 as the minimum expectation to push each member to excel and succeed.
Ask everyone if they like their badge…remind them they only get to wear it with a 2.5 GPA.
Poor Scholarship is grounds for probation by the National Officers.
In the Varlet it shows how the Chapter is responsible for the affairs of each brother and the mutual success of all.
The Executive Council has established this minimum expectation for all Active Chapters to live up to.
The Number I, as in all things, is ultimately responsible for the affairs of his Chapter. He needs to understand that while it is not an operational issue, grades need to be paramount on his list of actionable items every year. Good academic performance means better ability for the Number I to fulfill the other obligations of the chapter.
The Number II as Pledge Educator needs to be cognizant of the fact that the brothers most likely to have academic problems in KA are the pledges. He needs to build into his education program a means for the pledges to become academically successful while learning our required information.
The Number III as the Scholarship Officer needs to be a brother who can best represent the scholastic achievement of a Brother and empower the brothers of the Chapter to reach that same achievement.
The Faculty Advisor is your chapter’s best kept secret when it comes to academic performance. As a university official they can assist in navigating the business and politics of the college campus. They can work with faculty to discuss study programs and tutoring possibilities. This person should be a key member of your scholarship committee and almost the Number III’s best friend.
The KAOEF provides scholarships to academic leaders in the Fraternity. I am a great example of how these scholarships can benefit a brother. Talk about scholarships and effects on me…etc.
You are paying to go to college. If you do not mind your academic success, you are doing nothing more than flushing you and your parents money down the toilet.
Check your college website for resources on campus, Number IIIs need to be experts in these programs.
KA Crawford Province Council - Scholarship Presentation
KAPPA ALPHA ORDER SCHOLARSHIP ACHIEVEMENT: EXCELLENCE IS OUR AIM? CHAS JORDAN, ZN ‘02 DEPUTY PROVINCE COMMANDER FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS WILLIAM B. CRAWFORD PROVINCE
ANIMAL HOUSE TRIVIA <ul><li>What ultimately got the Deltas kicked off campus? </li></ul>
CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP & BASEBALL HOW ARE THEY SIMILAR??
CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP & BASEBALL TEAM EFFORT + INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT
SCHOLARSHIP QUIZ <ul><li>What portion of the Marshall / Ammen application is weighted the highest? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the required GPA of an Active or New Member as set by Kappa Alpha Law? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the National Minimum Expectation with regard to Scholarship in an Active Chapter? </li></ul>
KAPPA ALPHA LAWS <ul><li>R9-271. Scholarship standards. If an individual to be elected to membership is classified as a fresh and has not earned any university grades, he must have achieved a high school grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent to join. No active member or member awaiting initiation shall be eligible to attend or participate in any social function sponsored by an active or alumni chapter if he has failed to maintain a grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent, for the immediate preceding college semester or quarter. A member is ineligible to serve in any office of an active chapter if he has failed to maintain a grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent, for the immediate preceding college semester or quarter. Adopted August 6, 2003. </li></ul>
KAPPA ALPHA LAWS <ul><li>9-271. Scholarship standards. Each Active Chapter of the Order is expected to and shall maintain the highest possible scholarship standards. An Active Chapter that does not pursue appropriate efforts to preserve acceptable scholastic standards and which falls below the scholarship standards of the Order may be placed upon probation by the Knight Commander, the Province Commander, or the Executive Director. Adopted by the 67th Convention, 1997. Amended by the 70th Convention, 2003. </li></ul>
CHAPTER RESPONSIBILITY <ul><li>The Varlet – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under Responsibilities of Brotherhood: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ As a member of your chapter you are responsible to safeguard the health and welfare of every member of your chapter.” </li></ul></ul>
ACTIVE CHAPTER MINIMUM EXPECTATIONS <ul><li>Academic Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The active chapter’s overall GPA from the most recently completed term will be above the institution’s all-men and/or all-fraternity average. </li></ul></ul>
ACTIVE CHAPTER OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES <ul><li>Number I. As the leader of the chapter and the brother ultimately responsible for its operation, the Number I must be involved in the scholarship program and he must clearly indicate that the attainment of academic excellence in the chapter is a priority of his administration. He can achieve his objective by verbally endorsing the scholarship program to both actives and pledges, and by enforcing chapter, province, and national policies designed to complement the scholarship program. Finally, the Number I must attain his own academic potential as an example. </li></ul>
ACTIVE CHAPTER OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES <ul><li>Number II. As the officer responsible for pledge education, he and his Pledge Educators must insure that the scholarship program is an integral and respected part of the pledge experience. Scholastic performance starts with the new member education program. The Number II should instill a basic requirement of good academic achievement on new members and verify their performance throughout the pledge program. </li></ul>
ACTIVE CHAPTER OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES <ul><li>Number III. The duty of Scholarship Officer should be one of the most vital in the chapter and recognized as such. Consideration of the election of this brother must include a basic assumption that the individual performs well scholastically and can motivate others to do the same. The Scholarship Officer should be a brother who has an excellent academic record (although not necessarily the one with the highest grade point average in the chapter), who is enthused about developing scholarship awareness and quality, and one who can budget his own time so as to perform his duties without adversely affecting his own academic standing. He should also be a brother who has distinctive qualities of leadership and organization, who commands the respect of both actives and pledges, and who can delegate authority while retaining control of the program. </li></ul>
FACULTY ADVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES <ul><li>Faculty Advisor. Kappa Alpha Order encourages chapters to select a Faculty Advisor. Although it is not necessary that he be a Kappa Alpha alumnus, it is of course preferable so that he can attend chapter meetings when necessary. The primary role of the Faculty Advisor is to assist the chapter in its relations with the university or college, and especially to offer guidance in the academic programs. It is through the scholarship program that the Faculty Advisor can be of greater benefit to the chapter. He will know the local academic situation, the administration, faculty and students. He will be familiar with the members of the chapter. He has the professional experience to provide fresh ideas, innovative approaches, and constructive criticism in the development and operation of the scholarship program. In this capacity, as a member of the Scholarship Committee, he will be a key figure and an element of continuity. </li></ul>
CHAPTER RESOURCES <ul><li>National Administrative Office </li></ul><ul><li>Province Commander </li></ul><ul><li>National Scholarship Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy Province Commander for Academic Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Brains, Books, and Brotherhood </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter Scholarship Plan </li></ul>
BROTHER RESOURCES <ul><li>Deputy Province Commander for Academic Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Number III </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Tutoring Program </li></ul><ul><li>College Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Greek Advisor </li></ul>
ALWAYS REMEMBER… <ul><li>Your success is the Chapter’s success. </li></ul><ul><li>Your first responsibility in College is to achieve a degree and maintain good scholastic performance. </li></ul><ul><li>What you do today DOES effect the world around you, and YOUR future. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence is our Aim….Ours and Yours. </li></ul>
GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE <ul><li>“ No one will attend to your business as well as you will yourself…” </li></ul>
GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE <ul><li>“ Gain knowledge and virtue and learn your duty to God and your neighbor. That is the great object of life” </li></ul>