Reflection: Member Development
Developing members throughout their membership experience is a hallmark of fraternity and sorority involvement. Chapters should be working to identify ways to keep members engaged throughout their time in the chapter as well as develop leadership and skills through programming and education.
So your plan has been created, revised (maybe), and now you are coming out of your officer term. Here are some questions you can ask yourself about the past year:
- What kind of impact did you have within your chapter?
- How will that impact be sustained?
- What suggestions do you have for future officers?
- What are you most proud of?
- What do you wish you could have done?
Use this time to critically reflect over the last year. Critically reflecting will help to provide for a smoother transition and greater success for the person moving into this position. [15 points]
Documentation includes a written reflection on the success of your action plan, not to exceed three pages. This reflection should detail the ways in which your chapter has achieved the outcomes detailed in this priority area (see section below). [Due:]
Chapter does not need to submit documentation for the following. These outcomes will be verified by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as indicated in the Community Service and Philanthropy Report (but please be sure the chapter’s achievement of these outcomes is addressed in the reflection).
- Chapter members are engaged in campus and community opportunities as indicated on the Leadership Development Report. [5 points]
- The chapter engages with their inter/national organization. [5 points]
- The chapter provided intentional development for members at all levels. [5 points]