Chapter – Membership Orientation
Introduction to Membership Orientation Officer
- Effective MOOs are guides to help the participants move through an intensive and challenging experience.
- Facilitators ensure that attention is on the AMs, not on themselves.
- Facilitators ensure the AMs are staying engaged and fully participating in the program.
- Facilitators ensure there is balanced participation among all AM’s.
- Facilitators allow AMs to struggle with issues and do not offer answers.
- Facilitators become comfortable with silence.
- Effective MOOs are full participants in the experience with the AMs.
- Facilitators complete all worksheets, reflection exercises, etc. along with the AM’s.
- Effective MOOs serve as positive role model for AMs.
- Facilitators address unacceptable, inappropriate behaviors they see and/or hear.
- Facilitators do not use the AM meetings to advance their own agenda.
- Facilitators do not put themselves in a situation where they may be viewed as cliquish.
- Facilitators are present for all meetings and activities on time.
- Facilitators follow all the policies of the Fraternity and university.
- Facilitators live the creed of Phi Kappa Tau on a daily basis.
- Effective MOOs trust the process and let it take its course.
- Facilitators do not over-process or overanalyze the activities.
- Facilitators permit participants to experience the whole thing.
Job Description and Major Responsibilities
- Attend, participate in and preside over all Associate Member meetings.
- Attend all Associate Member Brotherhood events and educational programs.
- Be prepared for all AM meetings and events by reading the Membership Manual and the AM Program Weekly Meeting Outline prior to the meeting.
- Meet weekly with your Advisor.
- Oversee the Big/Little Brother program.
- Coordinate all aspects of Associate Member education and involvement.
- Serve as a positive role model for the AMs by living the creed and Ritual.
- Assure that no hazing takes place and confront any inappropriate behavior by either the AMs or the Active members.
Goals of a Membership Orientation Program
- To serve as an introduction to Phi Kappa Tau
- To inform the AM about the Fraternity: the past, present and future
- To unify the AMs with the active members
- Provide opportunities for AM’s to see the values of the Fraternity in action through leadership, scholarship, brotherhood and service
- Introduce the AM to the alumni of the chapter
- Instill leadership skills through electing AM class officers and by having the AM’s plan a service event
- Introduce the AM class to the value of service and the Hole in the Wall Camps
- Educate the AM on campus and local resources and services
- Provide academic support and resources to all AMs
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