Announcing the 68th General Convention Details

Registration for the 68th General Convention is open, and there is a lot that goes into planning to attend!  Registration, travel arrangements, what to expect—there is a lot to know. Whether you are an undergraduate officer, member, or alumnus, we hope to provide some helpful information as you begin to register and make plans to attend. We have broken down a lot of information below.

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The 68th General Convention Information

What is General Convention?

Brothers from across the country will gather at this biennial event to conduct the business of the Fraternity, elect Grand Council officers, and observe Ritual. Educational programming will be held during the General Convention and will provide intentional training for chapter officers.

When is the 68th General Convention?

The 68th General Convention will be held Thursday, July 22 – Saturday, July 24, in a hybrid format, offering both an in-person and virtual experience. This will allow for participation at any comfort level.

Where is the 68th General Convention?

General Convention will be held at the following hotel:

Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Click HERE to make a room reservation. This invitation link indicates a $10 resort fee; however, recent negotiations have helped us eliminate that fee. You will not be charged that fee.

How do I register for the 68th General Convention?

Registration should occur using the online form, which can be accessed by clicking HERE. Payment will be accepted during the online registration process.

Convention Registration-Two Attendees Expected Per Chapter (any combination):

  • $425 for in-person delegate and attendees
  • $300 for in-person guest
  • $150 for virtual delegate and attendees

Hotel and Travel are not included in the registration fee; attendees are responsible for all rooming charges at $93/night, plus tax = $105.25/night.

The professional staff suggests that you plan your travel early. At this time, flights are limited, and fares will only increase over time, or you might not be able to find a flight.

The suggested arrival time is mid to late afternoon on Thursday, July 22. Please plan your departure for Sunday, July 25.   

Full safety measures will be in place on-site per state law and hotel policies. This will include social distancing, wearing of masks, proper cleanliness, and sanitation, etc. A copy of all onsite safety measures will be provided at registration. While COVID vaccines are not required, we may ask if you have been vaccinated and provide proof. Please be prepared to answer a brief health screening each morning. Temperature checks are also planned.

There are funding opportunities through grants for those chapters/colonies that feel they cannot absorb the financial obligation. Please talk to your chapter coach about this option.

Attire: Coat and tie for banquets, business session, and Ritual Exemplification; business casual for Friday educational sessions; casual for the poolside event.

Hopefully, this answers some of your initial questions regarding the Convention. For more information, do not hesitate to reach out to convention@phisigmakappa.org as well as calling 317-573-5420 with any additional questions.

2021 Chapter and Adviser Award Applications

The 2021 Phi Sigma Kappa Chapter and Adviser Awards Applications are now open! We encourage every chapter and expansion group to apply. This academic year has looked different than all the rest, but that should not stop you from seeking recognition for the great things you have accomplished. All applications must be submitted no later than 11:45 PM EST on Saturday, May 15.

To access the awards applications, please visit the Chapter Awards page on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Grant Carpenter at grant@phisigmakappa.org or call the International Headquarters at 317-573-5420.

Order of the Diamond Circle Award Nominations & Applications

Established to recognize the outstanding undergraduate(s) of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity each year. Every chapter can nominate a candidate each year who has shown outstanding performance in the areas of chapter, campus, and community involvement and scholastic achievement. A selection committee determines the award winner(s) who receive a distinguished chair in the Diamond Circle. Chairs are named after distinguished alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the Fraternity. The award(s) are presented annually at the General Convention or Shonk Leadership School. 

Call for Nominations for Grand President and Grand Council Directors

In accordance with Phi Sigma Kappa’s Constitution and Bylaws, it is the responsibility of the Chancellor of the Court of Honor to appoint and chair the Nominating Committee at each General Convention. The Nominating Committee will receive nominations for the offices of Grand President and Grand Council Directors, interview all candidates, and make recommendations to the 68th General Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona this summer. The General Convention will take place July 22-24.

Any brother in good standing may submit nominations. Those nominated must be brothers of the third or higher-ranking degree and may not include the Chancellor, or any brother “who is or within the two years immediately preceding the Convention has been on the paid staff of the Fraternity,” according to Article IV, Section 1 of the Bylaws.

The Grand Council periodically assesses the appropriate mix of skills and characteristics required of Grand Council Directors in the context of the needs of the Council at a given point in time. The Grand Council communicates that assessment as appropriate to the Nominating Committee. The skills, attributes, and expectations of future Council members have been outlined. More information will be asked about each candidate so that the Nominating Committee has all the necessary information necessary for strong interviews. Learn more about the Nominating Committee and the Grand Council skills and attributes. 

Nominations should be made using the appropriate form, which can be requested from Associate Executive Director Kathy Cannady at kathy@phisigmakappa.org.

Committee Seeks Proposed Changes to Governing Documents

Those brothers wishing to submit Constitution and Bylaws, Policy Manual, or Ritual changes should do so by June 15, 2021. Only those from members in good standing will be considered.

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee will review the proposed changes. In the case of the Constitution and Bylaws, those approved by the committee will be presented to the voting body in business sessions to be held during the 68th General Convention. The Convention will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona July 22-24. Only those proposed changes with prior approval will be presented on the floor.

For proposed changes to the Policy Manual, those approved will be submitted to the Grand Council for discussion and vote. Any proposed changes to the Ritual will be discussed and voted on during Ritual Exemplification, also to be held during the General Convention.

The Constitution, Bylaws, and Policy Committee is a standing committee, appointed by the Grand President. It is comprised of three members of the Third or higher-ranking degree. Grand Council Director David Cohen (Union ’88) chairs the committee. Other members are Grand Council Director Darald Stubbs (Stetson ’88) and David Schell (Clarion ’73). Three undergraduate delegates will be appointed at the time of the Convention.

Proposed changes should be made using the appropriate form, which can be requested and then submitted by emailing convention@phisigmakappa.org.