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SIGMA PI UNIVERSITY
JULY 13, 14, AND 15, 2017

Sigma Pi University: Tony Siress Career & Educational Institute is the Fraternity’s off-Convocation-year summer conference. The focus of Sigma Pi University is to provide personal and professional development to our membership. In the past, topics have included personal finances, men’s health, and career development skills. This year’s topics, to be announced shortly, will be similar in scope and depth.

Each chapter is encouraged to send multiple attendees to SPU for personal and professional development. Alumni are welcome to attend as well. There is no formal application process to attend; each chapter may send current and future leaders, and any member who wants to continue their quest for excellence through personal and professional development.

The inaugural M. Atlee Ermold Ritual Institute will take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, prior to Sigma Pi University. This event will provide attendees with knowledge of the application, history, and use of our Ritual in daily life and chapter settings. This program is open to all initiated brothers.

Both institutes will take place at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Sigma Pi University concludes on Saturday, July 15, while the M. Atlee Ermold Institute is a one day session. For more information, and to begin your registration, click the button below.

The international bylaws state (Bylaw 12 Section 12) that each chapter is required to send at least one participant to Sigma Pi University. There is a chapter fine assessed for chapters that fail to send a participant.

CLARIFICATION ON DINING EXPERIENCE

The dining hall for the conference will be McCallie Dining Hall. McCallie Dining Hall is an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall located on the first floor of Corlew Hall (this building is situated right next to the BAS, where the conference will take place.)

SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time Start Session Name Location
12:00 PM Registration BAS ATRIUM
5:00 PM Dinner CORL
6:00 PM GC Welcome BAS-S102
7:00 PM Networking Event Hendrix Stadium Club

Friday, July 14, 2017

Time Start Session Name Room
7:00 AM Breakfast CORL
8:30 AM State of the Fraternity BAS-S102
9:00 AM When Meetings Just Aren’t Good Enough BAS-S128
9:00 AM True Colors BAS-S328
10:00 AM Personal Finance BAS-S128
10:00 AM Networking Event Review/Keys to Networking Successfully BAS-S328
11:00 AM From College To Career BAS-S328
11:00 AM Going beyond budgeting: How to develop your personal finance strategy after graduation BAS-S128
12:00 PM Lunch CORL
1:00 PM How to Save a Million Dollars BAS-S128
1:00 PM Peer Session: Planning/Hostings a Successful Philanthropy BAS-S328
2:00 PM What Happens on Campus, Stays on Social Media BAS-S328
2:00 PM Leadership/Career Devlopment BAS-S128
3:00 PM Creating & Executing an Emergency Plan for Chapter/Individuals BAS-S328
3:00 PM Legal Issues in Fraternity Life BAS-S128
4:00 PM Navigating Difficutlt Conversations in Life & Profession BAS-S328
4:00 PM Men’s Health: Masculinity BAS-S128
5:00 PM Dinner CORL
7:00 PM Rec Center Time  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time Start Session Name Room
7:00 AM Breakfast CORL
8:30 AM Facilitating large and small group learning BAS-S126
8:30 AM A Guide to a Greener Chapter House BAS-S128
9:30 AM My Credit? And Why do I care about that? – Powered by OmegaFi BAS-S328
9:30 AM Fight for the Center Line BAS-S126
10:30 AM Engaging Brothers in Men’s Health Conversations BAS-S128
10:30 AM Men’s Health & Wellness BAS-S328
11:30 AM Using Technology to Prepare for Life After Graduation – ePorfolio BAS-S126
11:30 AM Approaching Conversations with Baby Boomers/ Gen Z Enters The Workforce BAS-S128
12:30 PM Lunch CORL
1:30 PM Active vs. Brother: Chapter Roles and Responsibilities BAS-S328
1:30 PM Leadership That Matters BAS-S126
2:30 PM Working with your Greek Life Office & Higher Ed Career: Forum Discussion BAS-S128
2:30 PM Brotherhood as an Alumnus BAS-S328
3:30 PM The Foundation of Membership: Best Practices for a Developmental New Education Program BAS-S126
3:30 PM Total Quality Mgmt. BAS-S128
4:30 PM Professional Panel Forum/Closing BAS-S102
7:00 PM BBQ Theta-Omega House

ACCOMMODATIONS

The registration fee includes stay in an MTSU residence hall with another conference attendee. However, if you choose not to utilize this option, you must book your hotel on your own, but please inform Jen Wyatt at the Executive Office by email at jwyatt@sigmapi.org that you are not using the residence hall space.

Hotels that offer MTSU-associated discounts include:

Double Tree by Hilton
1850 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-895-5555 *ask for Sigma Pi conference rate

Holiday Inn Express (BOOKING LINK)
165 Chaffin Place
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-849-9000

Hampton Inn & Suites
325 N. Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-796-2006

Fairfield Inn & Suites
175 Chaffin Place
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-849-1150

TRANSPORTATION

Participants will be able to drive or fly to Sigma Pi University. Those flying should plan to fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA). From the airport, travel to Middle Tennessee State University at 1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. You may utilize Lyft, Uber, or a taxi service. Estimated costs for Uber and Lyft are approximately $40 one-way.

A shuttle with limited capacity will be leaving on Thursday, July 13, promptly at 2:00 PM at the Nashville International Airport to take people to MTSU. Priority will be given to those who signed up for this option during the registration process. If you did not originally register for this option, it will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

PARKING

Middle Tennessee State University has multiple parking opportunities around campus, including lots near the residence halls in which SPU attendees will be staying. Citations will NOT be written on July 13-15 in green or red lots. If you are attending the Ritual Institute on July 12, a visitor parking permit will be issued to you, if necessary. The visitor permits are available to allow guest to park in white, green, or red decal lots.

MTSU PARKING MAP

SUBSTANCE FREE EXPECTATION

SPU is a drug and alcohol free educational program and environment. All participants, regardless of age, are not to bring or use alcohol or drugs during the institute. There are no exceptions. Violation of this policy results in expulsion from the conference at one’s own expense.

CANCELLATION

If you need to make changes or corrections, you will need to contact Jen Wyatt at the Executive Office (615) 921-2300.

  • Registration packages may be cancelled with a partial refund according to the following schedule:
  • Cancellation BEFORE June 18, 2017: Refund issued, less $50.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation AFTER July 2, 2017: Refund issued, less $100.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation AFTER July 9, 2017: NO refund issued.
  • Failure to attend WITHOUT cancellation: No refund issued.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you need documentation to present to your university on the scope of the conference, please utilize this document

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Greek State of Mind – Image Scholarships

Greek State of Mind is collaborating with the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation to award two $250 scholarships at Sigma Pi University! The Greek State of Mind scholarships are open to all undergraduate attendees of Sigma Pi University who are in good standing with both their local chapter and the Grand Chapter. The winners of these scholarships will be determined based on their academic performance and excellence in leadership as well as their contributions to improving and strengthening the image of their chapter, their local Greek community, and/or the Grand Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Nationwide Scholarships

Nationwide is collaborating with the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation to award two $250 scholarships at Sigma Pi University! The Nationwide Scholarships are open to all undergraduate attendees of Sigma Pi University who are in good standing with both their local chapter and the Grand Chapter. The winners of these scholarships will be determined based on how the scholarship will aid in educational pursuits, as well as future professional goals.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

OmegaFi Scholarships

OmegaFi is collaborating with the Sigma Pi Educational Foundation to award three $250 scholarships at Sigma Pi University! The OmegaFi scholarships are open to all undergraduate attendees of Sigma Pi University who are in good standing with both their local chapter and the Grand Chapter. The winners of these scholarships will be determined based on academic performance, as well as their contributions to their chapter and local community.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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