Officer Manual Series
Fraternity and sorority council and chapter officers hold influence within their individual chapters, their governing councils, and the broader campus community. Few other student leaders have the opportunity to influence the life of students on campus in the way that the leaders of our interfraternal community can in both direct and indirect ways. The experience and the lessons gained from leadership positions last long beyond graduation. This handbook series was designed with the contemporary fraternity and sorority student leader in mind. Utilizing the resources and information within these handbooks as supplement to your other leadership training opportunities will assist you in creating values congruent fraternal organizations.
The Officer Manual Series can be purchased as a set ($250 for members, $300 for non-members) or as individual books ($35 for members, $45 for non-members). Click here to access our online store through our e-Portal.
Academic Achievement - This guidebook is designed to help officers pursue academic achievement in their fraternity and sorority community councils and chapters. A council or chapter that excels in the area of academic achievement is one that promotes both individual and chapter academic achievement and recognizes outstanding efforts of individuals and member chapters. An outstanding council also provides mechanisms and tools to provide support for struggling organizations. 48 pages.
Council Management - Designed to help council leadership (in particular Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers) be successful in managing the operations of their council. Council Management can be broken down into four key areas: administrative affairs, communication, technology, and financial structure. A council that excels in these areas sets goals, follows through on goals, has policies in place that assist the council and member chapters in moving the community forward, and collaborates with other entities to further the fraternity and sorority community. 64 pages.
Leadership & Educational Development - Designed to help council leadership be successful in creating leadership and educational opportunities for their council. A council that excels in this area facilitates the development of chapter and new members’ leadership skills by providing resources and programs that address critical issues facing the fraternity/sorority community. These programs/resources are aimed at appropriate audiences and make good use of university and inter/national headquarters' resources. 48 pages.
Membership Recruitment and Intake - This Designed to help council officers excel in fostering membership growth for their councils. A council that excels in the area of membership recruitment is one that focuses on two overarching responsibilities: First, the council should be generating interest among incoming and unaffiliated students. Second, the council has a responsibility to coach chapters through the recruitment process and strategies; the council should work towards providing their member chapters with the resources and skills necessary to be successful in recruitment. 64 pages.
Philanthropy & Community Service - Designed to help council officers develop meaningful philanthropy and community service opportunities in their chapter, council, and local community. A council excelling in this area understands the difference between service philanthropy and supports councils and chapters in their efforts in both areas. Community service references the hands-on service efforts that is calculated in time (i.e. hours volunteering). Philanthropy references fundraising and is most often calculated by dollars raised. 48 pages.
Public Relations - This guidebook is designed to help councils successfully manage a positive and comprehensive public relations (PR) program. A strong PR program promotes positive events and behaviors, and works to take responsibility for negative behaviors. Public relations extends beyond just working with media and includes developing positive and ongoing relationships with key consitutuents and stakeholders. 48 pages.
Risk Reduction & Management - This handbook is designed to help council risk management officers be successful in educating members about comprehensive risk reduction and sound risk management practices. The council risk reduction and management philosophy focuses on providing proactive educational opportunities as well as the establishment and application of council-wide risk management policies. 64 pages.
Self Governance & Judicial Affairs - This guidebook is designed to help council judicial officers be successful in promototing principles of self governance soundly and effectivly.The council judicial system promotes self governance by confidential peer review and guarantees due process, so that every opportunity is extended to seek the truth in those matters being reviewed. 48 pages.