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LCA 101: Understanding the High Sigma Position

We couldn’t serve as one of the premier men’s organizations without the hard work of our High Sigmas in keeping members on track with their academics. But how do they perform this all-important work?

High Sigmas should reference the Constitution and Statutory Code 4-4 and 7-8 regarding academic requirements for association and initiation, on-going academic requirements for current members, and the minimum terms set for members on scholastic probation or suspension. They should also reference their bylaws for increased GPA requirements and additional terms for members on an academic status.

When creating an academic plan, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Three academic goals for your chapter/colony. Here are some examples:
    • Increase chapter cumulative GPA from a 2.8 to a 3.0 by the end of Fall 2021
    • Reduce the number of members on a scholastic status by 50% from January 2021 to December 2021
    • Host two academic focused speakers or workshops each term
  • Set study hours & spaces
    • Study hour expectations for members
      • Utilize OmegaOne to track study hours
    • Enact “quiet hours” in chapter facility
    • Ensure your chapter/colony’s calendar of events is conducive for academics
  • Set terms, expectations, and plans with members
    • Set specific academic goals with members on a scholastic status
    • Set expectations for grade checks of members
    • Assist members in creating a master list of assignments, exams, and projects using their syllabi
    • Create a personalized academic achievement plan for members on a scholastic status
  • Track your chapter/colony academic metrics, such as:
    • Term GPA
    • Cumulative GPA
    • Classes each member takes
    • Each member’s major
  • Create Brother mentorship opportunities
    • Peer tutoring
    • Utilize OmegaOne to match members that are taking the same classes
    • Create study groups among members to allow accountability and build bonds
  • Identify and leverage the resources on your campus and in your community, such as:
    • Tutoring/Writing Center
    • Research Opportunities
    • Career center
    • Internship Opportunities
    • Professors

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