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General Assembly Overview
The General Assembly is the Fraternity’s biannual legislative session and the supreme ruling body of Lambda Chi Alpha. The first General Assembly was held at the Boston University chapter house in 1912. The General Assembly meets every other year, in even numbered years, to elect the officers of the Lambda Chi Alpha and to determine policies and procedure for the chapters, colonies and members.
In addition, this three-day event includes chapter programming for non-delegate participants to take back and share with your chapter. It will also provide you the chance to meet brothers from your Conclave or from all over North America. It will offer you a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget!
More details on the 57th General Assembly will be coming soon, but please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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International Ritual Team
At each Lambda Chi Alpha summer conference, brothers from throughout the United States and Canada assemble to exemplify our fraternity’s Initiation Ritual. This experience provides many opportunities to network with other members of the fraternity, both undergraduate and alumni; learn more about the intricacies of the Initiation Ritual, and have the experience of a lifetime. While applicants will be expected to learn their respective part, any initiated brother can apply to be a member of the team and will be trained on the proper way to perform the ceremony, regardless of prior experience.
If you are interested in serving on the 2018 International Ritual Team, please click HERE to complete an interest form. Application will be available in January or February.
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Grand High Zeta Nomination
You can also nominate brothers for the Grand High Alpha or Grand High Zeta Positions. Click here for the nomination form.
If you are nominated, you must fill out the consent form to be eligible to run. Click here for the consent form.
General Assembly FAQ
When and where will the 57th General Assembly and Stead Leadership Seminar take place this year?
General Assembly Dates: August 2-5, 2018
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Who should go from my chapter?
According to the Constitution and Statutory Code, each chapter must have at least two undergraduate members present, which one of them must be designate the Official Delegate representing the chapter. Everyone from your chapter or colony is eligible to attend the 57th General Assembly and Stead Leadership Seminar. The High Alpha, High Zeta officers/aspiring leaders, and anyone interested in leadership and character development are encouraged to attend. Your High Pi and other alumni volunteers will also benefit a significant amount from the experience.
What is a chapter delegate?
The delegate is each Chapter or Colony’s individual representation in the legislative committees and on the floor of the General Assembly. Each Chapter or Colony is allowed only one delegate. He is also responsible for presenting a complete report of the proceedings at the first regular Chapter/Colony meeting following General Assembly.
How do I register?
Registration has not opened.
What will occur at the event?
Over this three-day event and while the legislative sessions are occurring simultaneously, non-delegate undergraduates (and alumni advisors) have the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience, share operational best practices, and celebrate the bonds of Lambda Chi Alpha brotherhood.
What will I get out of it?
You will gain the knowledge and have the resources to become a better leader and will obtain a richer fraternal experience. You’ll have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Brothers on issues including:
- Accountability and Conflict Resolution
- Recruitment Best Practices
- Initiation Ritual
- Harm Reduction & Event Planning Resources
- Leadership Development
You will learn from other brothers and contribute to group conversations and round tables. Our goal is to strengthen the experience you offer at your Zeta. Chapter Delegates will participate on committees with members of the Grand High Zeta, as well as their undergraduate brothers, in assessing the Status of Chapters and General Assembly legislation before voting on the floor of the General Assembly.
Does my chapter get travel reimbursement?
Official chapter delegates are eligible for travel reimbursement. Please stop by the information booth on Friday or Saturday to pick up a reimbursement form. If you are flying into Jacksonville, you will need a copy of your itinerary/receipt of purchase to receive any reimbursement. Airfare will be reimbursed based on reasonable flight prices that will be announced to each chapter in April. Delegates who choose to drive will be reimbursed based on the mileage from their chapter house/university to the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort. All chapter delegate reimbursements will be credited to the chapter account in August. No reimbursements will be issued after October 15, 2018.
Who else will be there?
Brothers from all over North America, including the Grand High Zeta, Student Advisory Committee, Master Stewards and the General Fraternity Staff, will come together to conduct the business of the Fraternity and participate in the educational and developmental Chapter programming. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and discover new ideas for your Chapter or Colony.
Does the chapter have to send a representative?
Yes, as mandated by the Constitution and Statutory Code , The Chapter must have at least two undergraduate Members present at each General Assembly and Leadership Seminar, and the Chapter must designate which undergraduate member will be the Official Delegate representing the Chapter. Failure to have two members present for the entire conference will result in an additional $2,500 fine imposed on the chapter by the Grand High Zeta.
What is the attire for the conference?
Chapter programming participants for the programming sessions and meals will be asked to dress business casual. Nice shorts and a collared shirt or polo are acceptable. Delegates must wear badge attire (shirt, tie and badge) for actual General Assembly sessions. Hats are not appropriate for any sessions. Saturday night’s dinner is a formal banquet and dress for that is black suit, tie and badge (or tuxedo). Keep in mind that you are representing your chapter and Lambda Chi Alpha at all times.
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