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2022 Fiji Academy Resources

During the Fiji Academy, participants received several different documents, workbooks, and presentations. The resources and materials provided at the Academy are now available below, including General Sessions, Officer Tracks, Pursuing Excellence Sessions, Vendors who attended the Academy, and Fraternity Archives information. Contact the Director of Education if there are resources you are unable to locate.

Additionally, if you would like to view or download photos from Academy, visit the 2022 Academy Google Album.

Chapters and colonies which were unable to attend the 2022 Academy, please view the training videos recorded for the 2021 Virtual Academy. 

General Information

 Colony Session

 Risk Management

 United Service Organization (USO) & Donate Life

 Using Your Brotherhood Data

 

Officer Tracks Information

 Corresponding Secretary

 Historian

 New Member Educator

 President

 Recording Secretary

 Recruitment Chairman

 Treasurer

 Graduate Volunteers

 

Pursuing Excellence Sessions

 Academic Bootcamp

Does your chapter struggle with being among the best chapters academically on your campus? Do you have many members who struggle to do well in their classes? Do you have a difficult time recruiting strong students to your chapter? Do you have too many new members who fail to reach their academic potential? Do you struggle to hold members accountable who do not meet academic expectations? Does your chapter do “ok” academically, but want to do better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Academic Bootcamp will help you overcome these challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and the Educational Director Amelious Whyte (Minnesota Faculty) about successful strategies to advance academic excellence in their chapter, discuss unique challenges that are holding their chapter back, and leave with a plan for how they can improve scholarship within their chapter.

Handouts:

 Building Up Without Tearing Down

Do members of your chapter believe in the benefits of hazing? Do you? Are you aware of the possible consequences? Most of those people that are caught hazing knew those consequences but continued to haze despite them. Why, when there are so many reasons for so many people to know better, do those people not do better? Powerful cultural, organizational, and social forces can alter the behavior of ordinary people. These forces not only make average people do negative, destructive things, but they have the potential to also compel average people to do positive, constructive things. To stop hazing, we must build people up without tearing them down. In this interactive workshop, we will examine the forces and motivations that drive hazing and develop actionable strategies for empowering the members of your organization to become their best. 

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 Me & My Brothers: Embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Chapter Success

During this session, brothers will learn about the concepts of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) through the various identities each other hold. Brothers will also discuss how this issue impacts our chapter and what responsibilities our chapter’s hold to help promote DEI for the betterment of our fraternity and its members. Participants will leave this session with tangible skills that can be used each day when they return to their respective campuses.

Facilitated by Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging DeVere Kutscher (Davidson 1997), Shawn Knight, M.Ed. (Clemson 2016) and Tim Ira (Alberta 2011).

 Men As the Solution: Sexual Violence Prevention

In addition to hearing Brenda Tracy's sexual assault survival story, participants will learn about their role to create cultures that value safety and accountability and why Brenda believes men are the solution to end sexual violence. With actionable items and time for Q&A, participants will leave feeling empowered to make a difference in their own lives and those around them.

Brenda Tracy is the Founder of Set the Expectation.

 Mental Health: If Everyone Is Fine, What's Wrong With Me?

Have you ever wondered how we became a society of 'fine'? How did we all become conditioned to be 'fine' all the time and can we get the train back on track? The good news, it’s possible. The even better news, it might not be as hard as we think. Join facilitator Archie Messersmith-Bunting as we discuss the science behind your feelings, discover new ways to express what you’re feeling, and learn all important questions to ask when you are worried someone in your life might not be 'fine'.

 Ritual: Relearning the Basics

Knowing and appreciating the Ritual is an integral part of being a Phi Gamma Delta. Unfortunately, COVID-19 interrupted our ability to practice and perform these rights of membership. In this session, you will have the chance to relearn the basics of the Fraternity Ritual and ensure that your chapter is aligned with one of the most important aspects of being a brother.

 

Fiji Academy Vendors

Fraternity Archives Information