Chapter Advisor Accreditation, page 7

Interacting With Your Chapter

The Advisor – Chapter Relationship

In an attempt to better understand how advisor and chapter relationships can be enhanced, the Fraternity created a task force to study the issue. As part of their research, they evaluated many of the most successful advisor - chapter partnerships. They found that almost all of those relationships shared the following common characteristics:

The advisor and the chapter are genuinely dedicated to the Fraternity's Vision, Mission and Creed; they both are committed to meeting and exceeding the Fraternity's policies and expectations.

The advisor is a graduate with at least five years of separation from his student involvement; he is a professional and community leader; he is a mature mentor for the chapter. The chapter doesn't expect the advisor to act like a student member; the members treat him with respect.

The advisor is accessible and has contact with the chapter leaders at least weekly; he is willing to reach out and partner with the Fraternity's regional president and professional staff; and he attends the annual Leadership Summit. The chapter respects the limited amount of time available from the advisor; the chapter leaders assist in the development and support of an advisory board.

Chapter Programming and issues

The Sample Chapter Organization Chart provides an overview of most areas of chapter programming and standard structures (i.e. executive council composition and cabinet membership). This organizational chart is supported by the information and evaluative criteria included in the Chapter Leadership Model and Chapter Self-Assessment found under General Resources.

Chapter Self-Assessment

Reviewing these resources will provide most advisors and advisory boards with a good foundation of chapter programming information.

Pi Kappa Alpha Brand Marks

A downloadable file of official Pi Kappa Alpha brand marks and other marketing tools can be found here. Products bearing the Fraternity's names and marks may only be produced and sold by Fraternity licensed vendors. Any product bearing Fraternity and/or chapter names and marks should not depict or advocate noncompliance with Fraternity standards or policies and such use is unauthorized. Unauthorized uses violate federal and state trademark law and subject the user to compensatory and treble damages. Examples which do not comply are profanity, vulgarity, drinking, libel, slander or abuse of other people or animals, violence and criminal acts.

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