College Weekend

College Weekend is a premier Fraternity leadership experience designed to educate chapter leaders and advisors on best practices in a variety of topics. Chapter leaders and Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) members are encouraged to attend. Through a variety of tracks, or “Colleges,” the Fraternity is able to educate chapter leaders and advisors on current initiatives or pressing issues, in addition to position-specific training.

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College Weekend Learning Outcomes

  • Practice servant leadership, inclusivity, and collaborative, effective communication strategies to guide, mentor and partner with the Executive Council, Panhellenic teams and Alumnae Advisory Committee.
  • Establish personal responsibility to uphold expectations of the Fraternity.
  • Effectively serve as the primary leader for the chapter at all times with internal and external constituents.
  • Identify their role in the bigger picture of Pi Beta Phi and the National Panhellenic Conference.
  • Utilize Pi Beta Phi core values to make informed decisions and improvements in day-to-day chapter life.

  • Navigate eReports and locate resources to assist with administrative responsibilities. 
  • Support the Director Leadership through the steps of the elections process and promoting leadership development in the chapter. 
  • Conduct a collaborative bylaws and bylaws addendum review process. 
  • Identify and manage a variety of membership status changes when they are applicable.
  • Implement an equitable and inclusive points system.
  • Define your role as the First Vice President.

  • Identify and develop practices that will actively and effectively contribute to an inclusive member experience.
  • Discover opportunities for meaningful program implementation through sisterhood events, Leading with Values programs, academic mentoring and Fraternity Heritage curriculum centered around Pi Beta Phi’s six core values.
  • Discuss best practices for collaboration with Chapter Leadership Team members to prove a premier member experience.
  • Learn how to assess member satisfaction through the Annual Member Evaluation and adapt chapter practices and programming based on the results for improved member retention.
  • Identify tools to delegate effectively and manage a team of Directors.  . 

  • Identify and develop practices in their specialty areas that will actively and effectively contribute to an inclusive member experience.
  • Define their role as Vice Presidents Finance/Housing. 
  • Understand their role in chapter and member finances.
  • Understand their role in housing and the correlation to provide a positive member experience.
  • Build and foster relationships with their finance & housing support system.
  • Understand and be able to address unique/difficult member finance and housing situations and implement them into real-world scenarios.
  • Identify ways to positively hold members accountable through housing policies and procedures. 

  • Identify and develop event planning and member accountability best practices that actively and effectively create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the chapter.
  • Define and create context for Pi Beta Phi policies and procedures.
  • Envision what it looks like to hold members accountable through Pi Beta Phi’s Member Accountability process.
  • Maximize members’ safety and reduce risk by planning events and training chapter leaders that plan events to ensure all events are aligned with Pi Beta Phi polices, processes and safety guidelines.
  • Articulate Pi Beta Phi’s event planning process and be able to identify events that require Regional Team approval.
  • Incorporate prevention and policy education into each process to reduce and manage risk in Pi Beta Phi.
  • Prepare to implement the knowledge and skills gained in order to create a comprehensive risk management strategy tailored to their chapter and community. 

  • Identify and develop best community relations practices that will actively and effectively contribute to an inclusive member experience.
  • Prepare to implement the knowledge and skills gained in order to create an engaging community relations strategy tailored to their chapter.
  • Identify communities with which the chapter interacts and explore how chapters and members can and should relate to them.
  • Envision a successful brand strategy for the chapter’s audiences and communities.
  • Identify meaningful service and philanthropic efforts, utilize best practices to maximize the chapter’s positive impact on society. 

  • Identify and develop skills that will actively and effectively contribute to an inclusive member programming, events, and experiences.
  • Develop a greater sense of appreciation for Pi Beta Phi's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and identify ways chapter operations can support this vision.
  • Learn how to successfully collaborate with the Chapter Leadership Team to work with all specialty areas on inclusion opportunities.
  • Establish a plan to assess chapter inclusion satisfaction and establish a plan to use this data to inform support.
  • Identify tools to collaborate effectively with key stakeholders (Director Community Inclusion, AAC Inclusion and Regional Inclusion Specialist).

  • Explore and develop best practices for facilitating strong recruitment preparation that guides your chapter to recruit Potential New Members who share our values and contribute to our sisterhood.
  • Identify and develop recruitment practices that will effectively contribute to an inclusive member experience.
  • Discover and enhance your leadership potential to better support your entire Recruitment Team through planning and execution of their responsibilities.
  • Recognize recruitment as a year-round process and discover strategies to promote Pi Beta Phi outside of primary recruitment with a growth mindset.

  • Build confidence in yourself, increase knowledge, and build skills to support and mentor chapter leaders. 
  • Build and foster relationships with AAC members from other chapters, as well as partners across Pi Beta Phi. 
  • Understand best practices when advising collegians and how to address common issues that arise as an advisor.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of Pi Beta Phi’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Increase knowledge around Pi Beta Phi’s Leadership model and AAC’s role in representing the fraternity at the local level.
  • Develop a renewed passion for service to Pi Beta Phi. 
  • Build skills to help support other volunteers and recognize opportunities to better sustain AAC members. 

Frequently Asked Questions

All Executive Council positions and Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) members are invited to attend College Weekend. Chapters may send as many attendees as they would like. Of course, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when deciding who your chapter should send. First, think about your chapter’s budget. What funds are available to send a member? Registration and travel expenses are typically covered by the chapter. Second, consider who is likely to gain the most from the College Weekend experience and curriculum. Sending chapter officers and committee leaders makes the most sense for chapters hoping to get the most out of their investment. Finally, determine the needs of the chapter. Which colleges (tracks) offer the most valuable information for your chapter? The best piece of advice: before determining whom your chapter should send to College Weekend, seek the insight of your AAC and, if needed, your Collegiate Regional Team. Each chapter should participate fully in the Pi Beta Phi Officer Training Program in the Online Learning Center regardless of their participation in College Weekend.

Every chapter officer choosing to attend College Weekend is required to register for a track. Space is limited in each track, so register as soon as possible!

Registration will close on December 1, 2022. Registrations will not be accepted after this date.

Keep in mind, the longer you wait to register the less likely you will be able to attend your position’s track. Your chapter may send as many attendees as your budget allows – just make sure you are also budgeting for Convention.

Almost all chapters have their incoming officers elected and entered into eReports by December 1 of each year. If elections cannot be done by the registration deadline, it is recommended the chapter’s Leadership and Nominating Committee select someone or multiple members they think should attend on behalf of the chapter. Don’t worry about having a chapter register before their elections just to hold their spot. As long as they are registered by the December 1 deadline, spots for each chapter will be held.

When registering, you are required to choose if you would like to meet a new sister or if you would like to room with a sister from your chapter. The option to request a specific roommate is not available for collegians. The Fraternity will do its best to accommodate your arrangements based on the answer provided.

It is required for all officers to watch their training videos on the Pi Beta Phi Online Learning Center prior to attending College Weekend.

  • All Attendees must digitally acknowledge the Pi Beta Phi Event and Meeting Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk form when registering for College Weekend 2023.
  • Pi Beta Phi is partnering with the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch to ensure all current norms of industry cleaning standards are being met during College Weekend 2023.
  • Pi Beta Phi will have disposable masks on hand for any College Weekend attendees that might want or need them.
  • Pi Beta Phi will have COVID-19 rapid tests onsite should a College Weekend attendee become ill during the event.
  • Pi Beta Phi will hold extra rooms available in case an attendee becomes ill while at the event.
  • Pi Beta Phi offers the option for event attendees to upgrade to a single room (at an additional cost).
  • It is recommended that attendees test for COVID-19 and monitor any symptoms prior to departing for St. Louis.
    • In the case that an attendee has tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days prior to the event or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath prior to departure for St. Louis, the attendee should not travel and shall not be permitted to attend the event.
  • To accommodate, in case of illness, Pi Beta Phi is extending the refund/substitution policy deadline to January 20, 2023.
    • All requests for refund or substitution must be made in writing to events@pibetaphi.org prior to 5 p.m. CST on January 20, 2023.

Please email events@pibetaphi.org for assistance with registering. 

All requests for attendee fee refunds or registration substitutions must be made in writing to events@pibetaphi.org prior to 5 p.m. CST on January 20, 2023. No refunds or substitutions will be offered after this date. 

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