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The 54th Biennial Convocation Will Take Place
August 1 through August 5, 2018
at the Sheraton At The Falls in Niagara Falls


Pack your bags for the 2018 Convocation in Niagara Falls, New York! Join your fellow brothers August 1-5, 2018 for a jam-packed week of networking, fun events, and beautiful views. This is a celebration of Sigma Pi you won’t want to miss.

Although a passport is not necessary to join in on the fun, it is highly suggested as some events do take place in Canada. Don’t have a passport? No worries, getting one is easy, visit your local post office for more information.


The nominees for the next biennium’s Grand Council have been announced! There are five positions available for the Director at Large positions. All candidate profiles can be found on under the “Resource Center,” located at the following path: Sigma Pi > Grand Chapter Resources > 2018 – 2020 Biennium > Elections Board.

Check out the list of nominees below.

Grand Sage
Joe Palazzolo (Monmouth ’03)

Past Grand Sage
Steve Lawler (Iowa ’82)

Director at Large
Jeff Cline (North Carolina State ’88)
Daniel C. Daugherty (Morehead State ’92)
Quentin “Q” Groce (Grand Valley State ’09)
Brian Kurisky (Ferris State ’07)
Rhett LaRose (UTSA ’12)
Ed Levesque (Bridgewater State ’89)
Christian Miele (Towson ’04)
Tracy Nadzieja (Arizona State ’89)
Tim Quick (Iowa State ’01)
Neil Thorsbakken (Middle Tennessee ’08)
Will Wojcik (Minnesota ’08)

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NOTE: Early registration fees increase at 11:59 PM central time on April 30, 2018. Normal registration fees are in effect May 1-July 13, 2018. After early registration ends and normal registration begins, all fees will go up an additional $100. 

Registration Type Fee
Undergrad Delegate $ 275.00
Undergrad Alternate Delegate $ 400.00
CD/PA/Alumni Club Delegate $ 350.00
Full with No Hotel $ 400.00
Full with 1/2 Hotel $ 700.00
Full with 1 Hotel $ 1,000.00
Basic $ 200.00
Extra Hotel Nights & Rooms $ 130.00

It is pertinent that you have a passport to be able to take advantage of all opportunities and events at Convocation. Below are some links that will help you get your passport. Passport processing generally takes four to six weeks. Allow an additional two or three weeks to gather all of the required documents before applying.

  • How to apply for a passport
  • Apply in person if you meet one of the following requirements:
    • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
    • You are under age 16
    • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
    • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
    • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Information regarding Passport Card & Enhanced Driver License


There are some great opportunities for tourism on the United States side of Niagara Falls! Check out the official site of Niagara Falls here, or the Visit Buffalo site for more information.


Want to check out the other side of the border? Niagara Falls Canada Tourism, Visit Niagara Canada, and Niagara Falls Canada all have great resources relating to tourism in Ontario.

Want to see the Falls up close and personal? Soak up every drop of powerful spray aboard the Maid of the Mist. It’s the one and only tour boat fleet whose captains have safely navigated the mighty waters of the Niagara Gorge for over 100 years, taking tens of millions of visitors directly into the center of the swirling mist.

Note: A ticket for the Maid of the Mist will be included in your registration fee. 

The 54th Biennial Convocation will take place at the Sheraton at The Falls in Niagara Falls, New York. The hotel is located approximately 26 miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Click here for Transportation Options.


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