Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity members from Northwestern State University are returning to campus with a road map for success in the new year. Over the weekend of January 7-9, 2022, members of the Beta Omicron Chapter joined more than 160 fellow Pi Kapps from 27 chapters to take part in Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers in Dallas, Texas.
The Fraternity’s officer training institute prepares newly elected and re-elected officers and key committee chairmen for their roles as leaders of their chapter. In January, nearly one thousand undergraduates will have received training at six regional locations — also including Charlotte, NC; Springfield, MA; Columbus, OH; Atlanta, GA; and Los Angeles, CA.
The conference marks the return of in-person national student events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Pi Kapp College for Chapter Officers featured a hybrid format with training conducted through a series of online modules and in-person education sessions.
NSU students attending the conference included: Trace Anthon, Colby Grayson, Schuyler Mason, and Travis Jimenez.
These newly elected officers were challenged to think about how they will demonstrate the courage to make positive choices, act on their values, and develop a commitment to excellence.
Sessions are designed to review components of each officer role, dive deeper into vital responsibilities, and provide opportunities to engage with real-life scenarios.
Beta Omicron Chapter alumni also participated in support roles, volunteering as facilitators. In Dallas, Lane Luckie and Thomas Marlbrough delivered the Chaplain and Vice Archon tracks, respectively. Alumnus Zack Cockerham served on the headquarters staff at each weekend of the conference.