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New Model Resources

This page shares resource for chapters implementing the New Model and chapters planning their transition to the New Model.

To learn more about Phi Gamma Delta's New Model and its programming, click here:

The New Model

Materials Needed to Implement the New Model

 Built to Lead Resources

 Foundation of Courage Resources

 Growth System Resources


Report Your Chapter's Programming

Submit your chapter's completed programming by using the New Model Program Reporting Form.

Reporting Form

Reporting Form Instructions

 Step 1: Input General Information & Select Programming Type

Report the Following Information: School / Chapter Name; Your Name; Your Email; Level Program is Directed for (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, All Levels); Program (Built to Lead, Foundation of Courage or Growth System)

 Step 2: Submit Programming Report

This step will be different depending which program type you report:

Built to Lead

Information Needed for All Programs: Facilitator Name; Program Date; Number of Members in Attendance

Additional Information for Menu Experiences & DEIB Programs: Topic (the program's title); Program Description (1-2 sentences describing the program)

Foundation of Courage

Information Needed for All Programs: Program Date; Facilitator Name.

Growth System Programs

Information Needed for All Programs: Program Name; Facilitator Name; Program Date; Number of members in attendance

 Step 3: Review Submission

Review your content and submit the report.


Benefits of Early Adoption

Grants & Scholarships

 Courageous Leaders Scholarship

Those who want to set-up their Courageous Leader Scholarship, please review the Courageous Leader Scholarship Manual. This will guide you through the process. Reviewing this now will allow you to develop your timeline for implementing your scholarship.


For those who want to begin using grant money, you can use the Grant Template and work with Senior Director of Education Lauren Tanner-Leif so you are ready to submit reimbursement. When you are ready to submit your reimbursement, please submit your grant request and the invoices/receipts through the online Grant Application Form.

Leadership Development & Training Opportunities

 Free DEIB Training

Phi Gamma Delta has named Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) a strategic priority, meaning all levels of the Fraternity need to take opportunities to learn and grow. Staff, Archons and Appointed Volunteer Leaders (AVL) have led the way by participating in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

As an Early Adopter, your chapter has the opportunity to join Fraternity leadership by having your cabinet and DEIB Chairman (if applicable) participate in the IDI:
The IDI® assesses intercultural competence – the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalties. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad, and inter-ethnic relations within nations. To learn more, visit the IDI website. 

Participation in the IDI means all cabinet members and the DEIB Chairman will participate in an assessment that usually takes 15-20 minutes to complete and participate in a debrief to review their assessment. During the debrief, you will discuss next steps for learning and growth based on your results. Individual IDI results are private and will not be shared with anyone other than the trained facilitator conducting your debrief. If you have questions about confidentiality, please contact the Abby McCollom.

Participating is free as long as those who sign-up fully participate in the IDI. If a member does not fully participate, the chapter will be billed for the cost of their participation. Full participation means:

  • Completion of the pre-IDI training course on Phi Gamma Delta’s LMS.
  • Completion of the IDI Assessment.
  • Participation in individual debrief within three weeks of completing IDI Assessment.

Complete the IDI Sign-Up Form to register your chapter. Once the form is received, the IDI Assessments will be sent to those indicated on the form.

If you have questions, you can schedule a meeting (please indicate this meeting is to discuss the IDI) with the Director of Undergraduate Member Experience Abby McCollom or email her.

 The Leadership Institute

Early Adopter chapters can have three members register for The Leadership Institute for free. Visit www.phigam.org/LeadershipInstitute for more information and to register.

If you have questions, contact Director of Undergraduate Member Experience Abby McCollom

 UIFI Scholarships

UIFI (Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute) is a four-day, three-night, immersive leadership experience hosted by AFLV. During UIFI, fraternity/sorority students come together to challenge conventional wisdom, discover new solutions to critical problems and accelerate progress in their communities.

Phi Gamma Delta offers scholarships for 25 brothers to attend UIFI. These scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first-serve basis, and they cover the cost of registration for the Institute. However, the chapter/individual is responsible for the cost of travel to Bloomington, Indiana (many IFCs, Greek life offices and student governments offer assistance for educational travel).

Contact Senior Director of Education Lauren Tanner-Leif if you have questions or to claim a scholarship.


Transition to the New Model

Steps for Transition

Have a conversation about the New Model with chapter leadership and graduate advisors. Evaluate what the chapter is currently doing in compliance with the New Model, and identify pieces of the New Model the chapter can begin to implement to help make 2024 the end of the transition, not the start. 

 Growth System

  • Begin using the Growth System trainings.
  • Start using ChapterBuilder.
  • Establish a BCA Recruitment, a BCA member who is dedicated to supporting the chapter's recruitment.

 Built to Lead

  • Evaluation Grid: Compare the chapter's calendar to Built to Lead programming requirements. Consider programs in the following areas:
    (Use this evaluation grid to start discussions about the chapter's plan to transition their programming as needed. If you need support as you evaluate the grid with the chapter, contact Director of Undergraduate Member Experience Abby McCollom.)
    • Area 1: Currently achieving the program objective.
    • Area 2: The chapter's program is close to meeting the objective, meaning the chapter could add or alter the program minimally to achieve a Built to Lead program objective.
    • Area 3: Not currently completing the objective.
    • Area 4: There are areas you have questions about.
  • Begin adapting current programs to meet expectations detailed above.
    • Programs in Area 1: Build these into the chapters regular programming.
    • Programs in Area 2: Start making adaptations so the program meets Built to Lead program objectives.
    • Programs in Area 3: Begin evaluating the best way for your chapter to meet that objective (this can be part of your conversation with staff).
    • Programs in Area 4: Connect with staff to get questions answered and communicate needs for support.
  • Start conversations about Foundation of Courage. Chapters can begin to use the Foundation of Courage model before they transition to immediate initiation.
    • Discuss the chapter's plan to transition their timeline for onboarding new brothers into the fraternity.
    • Begin using Foundation of Courage programs when possible.
  • BCA Built to Lead: Establish BCA member dedicated to supporting Built to Lead programming.
  • BCA Foundation of Courage: Establish BCA member dedicated to supporting Foundation of Courage programming.

Additional Training & Resources

 LMS Courses

Additional training options are available on Phi Gamma Delta's LMS. Log-in to the website to access the LMS at the bottom of your My Account page. From the LMS, visit your Learning Center, and search for "New Model." This search will show all your New Model courses. You can also search specifically for the following sessions:

  • New Model: Built to Lead Overview (6:05 minutes)
  • New Model: Foundation of Courage Overview (3:00 minutes)
  • New Model: Grant & Scholarship Overview (4:04 minutes)
  • New Model: Growth System Overview (2:43 minutes)
  • New Model: Guide to Transition (10:01 minutes)
  • New Model: Role of the BCA (5:59 minutes)
  • New Model: Role of a Coach (2:20 minutes)

 Who to Contact With Questions?

  • Courageous Leader Scholarship: Ben Robinson, Educational Foundation Executive Director
  • DEIB Programming: Abby McCollom, Director of Undergraduate Member Experience
  • General Benefits: Lauren Tanner-Leif, Senior Director of Education
  • Grants: Lauren Tanner-Leif, Senior Director of Education
  • Growth Programming: Graham Hess, Director of Fraternal Growth
  • Health & Safety Programming: Andrew Depew, Assistant Director of Education
  • Program Tracking Report: Abby McCollom, Director of Undergraduate Member Experience

 For Section Leaders & Purple Legionnaires

Recruitment of BCA Members:

Begin reviewing the BCA roles and responsibilities provided for each BCA position associated with the New Model. As you review, build a list of individuals who fit that criterion. Once identified, work with your Section Leader to begin asking those individuals to join the BCA. We are aware that recruiting volunteers will look different for each chapter, our Graduate Engagement staff are available to help provide support for your recruitment of BCA members.

BCA support comes in a variety of forms. Consider what is best for the chapter and what has already been established by the BCA. If you have questions about whether local or remote advising is best for the chapter, please contact the Senior Director of Graduate Engagement.


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