Nic Model Membership Orientation Program

Short Description

North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
Sample Membership Orientation Program

Target Audience

Membership Orientation Officer
Recruitment Retention Advisor

Borradaile Challenge or Area of Focus

Membership Orientation

Content

Week One Local and National History

  • Educate the associate members on the local chapter and national history
  • Introduce the AM class elections and Big Brother program

Week Two Education

  • Hold a program on time management/study skills/university resources
  • Have the Scholarship chair review scholarship plan and assign mentors
  • Have a study session for both active and new members
  • Hold AM class elections
  • Introduce Big Brothers

Week Three Brotherhood Building

  • Hold an all-chapter teambuilding retreat
  • Hold a sporting event that consists of teams of made up of both actives and associate members
  • Invite Alumni back to share their perspective on brotherhood

Week Four Awareness

  • Hold seminars on risk management (hazing, alcohol, social events, sexual assault, drugs)
  • Help associate members understand all university and national policies

Week Five Service

  • Have associate members organize a community service event
  • Provide an educational program on the Hole in the Wall

Week Six Values – Based Leadership

  • Have chapter officers share their perspective on their position and leadership
  • Facilitate a conversation with the chapter about the meaning of Creed and the values of Phi Kappa Tau
  • Participate in a gavel pass and have brothers share what Phi Tau has meant to them

Initiation Week

  • Pre-Initiation Discussion
  • Initiation
  • Post Initiation Discussion

Taken from Breaking Down Hazing and Building Up Brotherhood
A North-American Interfraternity Conference Resource
© 1999

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