The Journey to Excellenceis an opportunity to transform your chapter.forms closer relationships with your brothers.helps you achieve your personal goals.
The objectives of the Delta Tau Delta New Member Education Program are simple and straightforward.
- Develop a sense of obligation and loyalty to Delta Tau Delta, your campus and the community.
- Cultivate and develop leadership skills - including responsibility and accountability.
- Provide an atmosphere that encourages academic excellence.
- Challenge each member to reach his full potential by encouraging individual creativity rather than group conformity.
- Involve initiated brothers in educating and introducing the new members to Delta Tau Delta.
By implementing this program, your chapter will develop committed and passionate members who are loyal and actively participate in all activities, come to chapter meetings, pay dues, and remain active until graduation and beyond. This is the blueprint for a successful chapter. This is the path leading to a life of excellence.
Developing a strategy and refining your recruitment skills are essential to recruit men for membership numbers. What if your recruitment strategy didn’t just mean more members, but it could improve your chapter GPA, retention of member or even the chapter budget. Recruitment is the lifeblood of the organization and it is vital chapters view it as such.
The Road provides three workshops focused on recruitment education delivered by the director recruitment. After new members are initiated, you will participate in the programs that focus on creating a vision for the chapter, setting standards for membership and learning the process of how to recruit.
Objectives of the Recruitment Education Program:
- Identify strategies to recruit members to help achieve the chapter vision and goals.
- Practice communicating the expectations of membership with potential members.
- Understand the importance and the process of discussing the Mission and Values with a potential new member.
- Recognize the steps to recruit a man to join Delta Tau Delta.
Begin the journey through the Recruitment Education Program by checking out the following courses in the program:
The Ritual ceremonies of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity are an instrumental part of your experience as a member. The Ritual and Rite of Iris provide direction on how to live a life of excellence, but when the ceremonies are only performed once a semester it is difficult to understand the meaning and symbolism.
The Ritual education section of The Road utilizes the white book to guide you through everything from the ceremonies to the symbols. After recruitment education, you will participate in monthly conversations about the Ritual and Rite of Iris facilitated by the guide.
Objectives for Ritual Education:
- Reflect on the meaning and message incorporated in the ceremonies of Delta Tau Delta.
- Analyze the concept of Ritual and explore application to daily life.
- Review the history of the Fraternity and the Ritual.
- Increase the respect and appreciation for the Fraternity and the Ritual.
Design the Journey
Here are some examples:
- Freshmen members need to learn how to create a personal budget.
- Sophomore members should take personal interest/strengths measurement to understand potential career options.
- Juniors should learn about the process of applying to graduate school.
- Seniors learn about the components of a benefits package and what can be negotiated.
Different than other sections of The Road, you are encouraged to learn this information in a variety of ways. Your chapter may organize a program for the members, you can attend a session on this topic on your campus, you learn about this topic through another program your chapter participates in or you take the initiative to learn about it through a course or online learning. The goal is for chapters to organize five-member education programs a year, but to focus on participating in programs on campus or using creative ways to educate your members.