The Consul is the president or CEO of the chapter. He presides over chapter meetings and other chapter affairs and activities, and is responsible for the security of the charter, Ritual and ritualistic materials. The Consul should possess a working knowledge of the Sigma Chi Governing Laws, Ritual, risk management regulations, chapter bylaws and policies, and campus and interfraternity regulations and procedures. He maintains a close relationship and communication with Chapter Advisors, the house corporation, the Grand Praetor, alumni, General Headquarters and university and inter-fraternity officials. The Consul maintains current knowledge of all chapter and member developments and activities, and follows up on all operations and programs through appropriate officers. He will attend the Balfour Leadership Training Workshop.
The Pro Consul serves as vice president or chief operating officer of the chapter, and he works closely with the Consul in carrying out chapter operations. He is chairman of the chapter’s executive committee and directs the Post Initiation Training programs for each group of new initiates. The Pro Consul coordinates the work of the chapter committees and serves as their liaison between the chapter and executive committee. The Pro Consul must be prepared to assume the duties of the Consul, should he be absent or unable to serve, and he must carry out other duties as the Consul requests. He will attend the Balfour LTW.
The Annotator keeps accurate records, reports and minutes of chapter meetings and transcribes those records into the chapter minute book. He maintains the chapter’s bylaws, administrative files and records, including the chapter’s permanent record of member data. He also coordinates the chapter programs in campus and community service, philanthropy, and he handles chapter public relations and publicity.
Members of the revived Alpha The Quaestor is treasurer of the chapter. He is responsible for collecting and safeguarding all funds due the chapter. He prepares a budget before the start of the chapter fiscal year and presents it to the chapter’s execu- tive committee, the members and advisors for approval. He also provides monthly and semi-annual financial reports to the General Headquarters, advisors and the Grand Praetor. The Quaestor keeps accurate records of all financial operations, using an approved bookkeeping system. He consistently reviews records and activities to ensure that the chapter operates within its means. He sees that the chapter’s financial obligations to the Fraternity and other credi- tors are met promptly, and he completes the federal and state tax and Social Security reports. The Quaestor is responsible for insuring the awareness and fulfillment of chapter and individual financial obligations throughout the chapter membership. He will attend the Balfour LTW.
The Magister prepares the pledge brothers for Initiation into Sigma Chi. He must gain member support of and involvement in the program. He directs and conducts a chapter program that instills in the pledges the ideals of Sigma Chi, and he develops their pride in and commitment to the Fraternity through learning, participation and responsibility. The Magister must enforce, along with all members of the chapter, the Fraternity’s prohibition of hazing or any activities that are embarrassing, trivial, deceptive, demeaning or contradictory to academic responsibili- ties or Sigma Chi ideals and policies. He may assist the Pro Consul in Post Initiation Training and is expected to attend the Balfour LTW.
The Recruitment Chairman organizes the chapter’s membership recruit- ment program. He involves the entire chapter in recruitment efforts— including the recruitment period—coordinates communications with recruits, and develops recruitment publications. This chairman ensures that all men who receive recommendations are contacted and invited to events and that all brothers sending recommendations receive noti- fication of the outcome. He is responsible for emphasizing Sigma Chi’s academic and financial obligations, providing information to parents and communicating the values of fraternity membership, specifically mem- bership in Sigma Chi. He will attend the Balfour LTW.
The Tribune coordinates the preparation and mailing of all necessary chapter correspondence. He assists the Consul and other officers in preparing and submitting officer and chapter reports on time. He supplies the General Headquarters, Grand Praetor, advisors and university officials with reports of new officers and other information as required.
The Chapter Editor publishes at least two chapter newsletters a year, highlighting current alumni and undergraduate activities. He furnishes similar material to The Magazine of Sigma Chi, including quarterly news reports, photos and copies of each chapter publication. The Chapter Editor maintains a publications file, which should include back issues of chapter newsletters, publications from other chapters and related material from the General Fraternity. He also coordinates the publication of other chapter printed material (recruitment brochures, Derby Day programs, etc.) and assists the Tribune in maintaining an accurate mailing list.
The Kustos preserves the privacy of the chapter room and assists with chapter meetings and other specified gatherings.
The Public Relations Chairman designs and implements an effective public relations program. He helps the chapter maintain a respectable reputation, implement high quality programs and services, sponsor and participate in public service projects, and generate favorable publicity in campus and community media.
Risk Management (Centurion)
The Risk Manager assists in the development and implementation of the chapter’s safety/risk management program. He coordinates the risk management education of members, pledges and employees, and assists other officers in incorporating safety and risk management into their programs. With the help of the house corporation, Chapter Advisor, Executive Committee, officers and members, he addresses concerns related to building maintenance, safety, fire, health, use of alcohol or illegal drugs, hazing or sexual abuse.
The Scholarship Chairman seeks to create and maintain an environment conducive to scholastic achievement among members and pledges, assisting all officers in emphasizing academic priorities. He provides information on learning resources and assistance available to active and pledge brothers, including those available in the chapter, through the General Fraternity and on campus. The Scholarship Chairman plans and conducts chapter education programs, including faculty discussions and chapter awards. He also serves as chapter liaison with the Sigma Chi Foundation.