This summer leadership conference brings together undergraduate leaders and alumni to develop new transferrable skills, learn about recent Fraternity initiatives, and network with brothers from across the country.

2020 VIRTUAL SHONK UNDERGRADUATE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL

In April 2020, the Grand Council decided to transition the 2020 Shonk Undergraduate Leadership School in-person event previously scheduled for July 23-26, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana, into a virtual format during the same time period. This decision was in the interest of the safety and well-being of our brothers.

Brothers can log in to their myPhiSig account to access recordings of all the large group webinar sessions.

Any member or friend of Phi Sig can watch the State of the Fraternity, presented at the Shonk Undergraduate Leadership School Kick-Off, and the chapter awards presentation. Information about each session and links to the recordings are below.

SHONK UNDERGRADUATE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL KICK-OFF

Session description: Hear from Grand President Chris Hoye (Ferris State ’91) and COO Nick Zuniga (Ball State Al) on the State of the Fraternity and learn more about Leadership School programming. A special announcement will be given by the CEO of the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), Jud Horras. Phi Sig undergraduates and alumni will not want to miss this address directly from the Fraternity’s leadership.

Zoom recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swuGiogCXRs

CHAPTER AWARD PRESENTATION

Session description: International Headquarters (IHQ) professional staff will join Grand President Chris Hoye to present the annual local chapter awards. These awards include President’s Special Achievement, Fred Schwengel Most Improved Chapter, James Whitfield Chapter of Honor, Herbert L. Brown Outstanding Chapter, and Outstanding Chapter Adviser. Please note alumni club/association, Order of the Diamond Circle, and individual alumni awards will NOT be presented at this time.

Zoom recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqc6RjltYmI

Leadership training in chapter management, as well as personal development, is provided in annual leadership schools. Named for Court of Honor member and past Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation President Albert D. Shonk, Jr., the Shonk Undergraduate School is held in conjunction with the General Convention every other year.

This learning opportunity brings together undergraduates and officers for a refresher course in their duties as fraternity leaders and provides a clearinghouse for new ideas on chapter life in general. The leadership school was inaugurated at the 1952 General Convention, and subsequent sessions have seen the program expand and grow to the point where it has become one of the most vital parts of the Fraternity.

Slated as an annual meeting beginning in 1988, the Shonk Leadership School features only the best in educational programming for our undergraduate members.

The next Shonk Undergraduate Leadership School will occur online in late July 2021.