Sigma Delta Pi: Custom Zoom Backgrounds, Fall Activities & Upcoming Deadlines

Need a Zoom background for your remote activities?
See “Adviser Resources” at https://sigmadeltapi.org/chapter-resources/

Have you planned a September/October initiation of new members?
This past spring, many chapters delayed inducting new members.  Help us recognize those qualifying students who are still waiting to become members by planning an initiation, even virtual, of ALL qualifying individuals this month (September) or next (October). This will refortify your chapter membership base and sustain the vitality of both your chapter and our national organization.

Have you considered multiple initiation ceremonies, one this fall term and one in spring 2021, to provide ample opportunities for all your qualifying students?
Holding two ceremonies (fall and spring) will help rebuild your chapter and provide more students with Sigma Delta Pi’s exclusive membership opportunities such as graduate research grants, study abroad awards, chapter grants, and various national recognitions.

What guidance is there for planning virtual chapter activities, to include remote initiations?
Please visit: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

Where is the national calendar of activities and deadlines for chapters and members?
For the current 2020-21 academic year: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

What are the upcoming deadlines in September and October?
September 23: Application deadline for Board of Student Advisers (click here for details)
October 1: Submission deadline for Student Best Practices Session at the 103rd AATSP, July 8-11, 2021 (click here for details)

Sigma Delta Pi: September/October Initiations and Fall Activities

Have you planned a September/October initiation of new members?:
This past spring, many chapters delayed inducting new members.  Help us recognize those qualifying students who are still waiting to become members by planning an initiation, even virtual, of ALL qualifying individuals this month (September) or next (October). This will refortify your chapter membership base and sustain the vitality of both your chapter and our national organization.

Have you considered multiple initiation ceremonies, one this fall term and one in spring 2021, to provide ample opportunities for all your qualifying students?:
Holding two ceremonies (fall and spring) will help rebuild your chapter and provide more students with Sigma Delta Pi’s exclusive membership opportunities such as graduate research grants, study abroad awards, chapter grants, and various national recognitions.

What guidance is there for planning virtual chapter activities, to include remote initiations?
Please visit: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.

Is there a national calendar of activities and deadlines for chapters and members?:
Yes! Please share and bookmark our regularly updated, Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2020-21: https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Maximizing Student Membership and Engagement Virtually in AY 2020-21. Official Policy for Remote Events, Official Online Calendar of Events and Deadlines

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As we collectively begin a new academic year with ongoing challenges due to COVID-19, we must also sustain future opportunities for our students, to include membership for ALL qualifying students, worthwhile activities that reflect the mission of our Society, and continued engagement with our members and campus communities throughout the 2020-21 academic year. 

This past spring term, many chapters delayed initiating new members until this fall with hopes that “normal” campus activities would resume, and face-to-face induction ceremonies would again be feasible.  However, we all recognize now that such desired “normalcy” is still elusive. 

What to do?: Plan on a regular schedule of activities, even if they must be remote due to social distancing protocols and/or an online semester.

If your chapter delayed a spring 2020 initiation of new members or only inducted graduating seniors this past spring:
Plan an initiation, even if virtual, of ALL qualifying members in September (next month). This will refortify your chapter membership base and sustain the vitality of both your chapter and the national organization.

Plan multiple initiation ceremonies, one in fall and one in spring, to provide ample opportunities for all your qualifying students:
Holding two ceremonies (fall and spring) will help rebuild your chapter and provide more students with Sigma Delta Pi’s exclusive membership opportunities.

What guidance can you provide for virtual chapter activities, to include a virtual initiation ceremony?
See the following webpage for your virtual planning:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-and-shle-policy-for-remote-events/.
Also share and bookmark our new Sigma Delta Pi Calendar for 2020-21:
https://sigmadeltapi.org/sigma-delta-pi-calendar/

Sigma Delta Pi: Maximizing Student Membership and Engagement Virtually in AY 2020-21. Official Policy for Remote Events.

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As we collectively face a new academic year with ongoing challenges due to COVID-19, we must also prepare strategically and thoughtfully to ensure we can sustain opportunities for our students in the future, to include membership for ALL qualifying students, worthwhile activities that reflect the mission of our Society, and continued engagement with our members and campus communities throughout the 2020-21 academic year. 

This past spring, many chapters delayed initiating new members until the fall with hopes that “normal” campus activities would resume and face-to-face induction ceremonies would again be feasible.  However, we all recognize now that such “normalcy” as many had hoped is not yet a reality. 

What to do?: Plan on a regular schedule of activities, even if they must be remote due to social distancing protocols and/or an online semester.

If your chapter delayed a spring 2020 initiation of new members or only inducted graduating seniors this past spring:
Plan an initiation, even if virtual, of ALL qualifying members in early September (or earlier!). This will refortify your chapter membership base and sustain the vitality of both your chapter and the national organization.

Plan multiple initiation ceremonies, one in fall and one in spring, to provide ample opportunities to all your qualifying students:
Holding two ceremonies will help rebuild your chapter and help provide more students the opportunities that Sigma Delta Pi membership provides.

What guidance can you provide for virtual chapter activities, to include a virtual initiation ceremony?
Below is a recently approved policy to guide you with your virtual planning.

Sigma Delta Pi and SHLE
Policy for Remote Events