Become a Delegate

Why should I serve as a delegate?

The Grand Chapter has the power to alter or amend the Fraternity's Constitution, Statutes and Executive Committee Regulations, and to enact, subject to the Governing Laws, any legislation to promote the general welfare of the organization. It may grant or revoke charters to active and alumni chapters or associations and suspend or otherwise discipline any chapter, officer or member. If necessary, the Grand Chapter may act on matters by mail vote. The Grand Chapter has the power to adopt its own organization, officers and rules of government and procedure; to create and disburse funds; and to appoint and regulate organizations, boards, commissions and officers to provide financial regulations. It can review, approve or amend the operations and activities of the Fraternity, subject to the provisions of the Constitution, Statutes and Ritual.

Voting delegates elect the following members of the Executive Committee (EC): the Grand Consul; Grand Pro Consul; Grand Quaestor; Grand Tribune; Grand Historian; alumnus member-at-large; and Grand Trustee and Grand Praetor representatives. They also select members of the board of Grand Trustees and all Grand Praetors. All are elected to two-year terms, except members of the 18-man board of Grand Trustees, who hold office for four years. Nine members of that board are elected at each Grand Chapter. Undergraduate delegates also elect two of their peers to sit on the EC for one year.

The members, each of whom shall have one vote, shall be:
1. A delegate elected by and from the active members of each undergraduate chapter in good standing;
2. A delegate elected by and from each alumni chapter in good standing;
3. The several Past Grand Consuls; and
4. The Grand Consul.



Undergraduate Delegates:

Each undergraduate chapter can send one delegate to represent it during legislative sessions. Chapters can also send a non-voting alternate delegate to Grand Chapter. Once the chapter decides which brother will become its delegate, that person must:

Step 1: Complete the delegate certification form
Step 2: Register for Grand Chapter
Step 3: Book your travel to Grand Chapter
Step 4: Book your hotel for Grand Chapter by going to the travel page of this website
Step 5: Review the proposed legislation in advance of Grand Chapter

To view a list of certified undergraduate delegates, please click here.

Alumni Delegates:

Each alumni chapter can send one delegate to represent it during legislative sessions. An alumni chapter must have filed its annual report with the General Fraternity and paid its dues to receive a vote. Chapters can also send a non-voting alternate delegate to Grand Chapter. Once the chapter decides which brother will become its delegate, that person must:

Step 1: Complete the delegate certification form
Step 2: Register for Grand Chapter
Step 3: Book your travel to Grand Chapter
Step 4: Book your hotel for Grand Chapter by going to the travel page of this website
Step 5: Review the proposed legislation in advance of Grand Chapter

To view a list of certified alumni delegates, please click here.