Chapter Vice Presidents

Chapter Vice PresidentsThe Vice President of a Phi Sigma Pi Chapter needs to know a lot. You are the backup to the President if the President is absent and are also in charge of all of the Chapter Committees.

According to the Phi Sigma Pi National Constitution (Article XI, Section 6), Vice Presidents have six roles. Let’s talk about the role Vice Presidents play with Chapter Committees. However, feel free to learn about the others in the Vice Presidents Handbook on the Phi Sigma Pi website in the Resource Center (that is where you can find other resources for your position and other positions within your Chapter).

University of Michigan Chapter Meeting

Act as coordinator and serve as an ex-officio member of the Chapter’s Standing Committees, excluding the Executive Board.

There are eight suggested Committees for each Chapter:

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership (Service)
  • Fellowship (Social)
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Inter-Chapter Relations/Regional Delegate
  • Alumni Relations
  • Recruitment/Initiation

These Committees represent the primary areas of programming and activities on which a Chapter should be focusing its time and energy. However, it shall be at the Chapter’s discretion to determine which Committees it can and will form; and the Chapter Vice President’s responsibility to place each active Member on a Standing Committee using a system of the Vice Presidents choosing.

Additional Committees that may be formed are:

  • Risk Management
  • Webpage
  • Scrapbook
  • Rules & Standards
  • Intramural Sports
  • Awards & Brotherhood

These additional Committees should only be added if the primary Committees are functioning well and have an overabundance of Committee Members.

Solicit reports from all the Chapter Officers and Committees/Committee heads

These reports are used as tools to verify that all Committees are functioning effectively and fulfilling their duties to the Chapter. Find a report outline here.

Planning Tip

If your Chapter is planning an event you need to complete the event planning form at least 30 days prior to the event. The National Office will assist with you contracts, insurance requirements and additional event plans to ensure a safe and fun event for all attendees.

Read more about the role of the Chapter Vice President in the Vice President Handbook.


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