The success of Phi Kappa Tau is only possible because of the volunteer support that propels the organization.
Founded in 1906, Phi Kappa Tau has grown into an organization with more than 85,000 alumni members and 3,500 undergraduates on more than 85 different campuses across the country. Since the Fraternity’s founding, the success of the organization has relied on engaged and supportive volunteer advisors. As a part of the strategic plan adopted by Convention during Phi Kappa Tau’s Centennial Celebration, the organization has developed an exciting certification program to accomplish three objectives:
- Create a common vocabulary amongst chapters/colonies in an effort to generate synergies and share best practices
- Provide resources for volunteers to ensure their success
- Generate correspondence and enlist feedback from advisors about what resources are necessary for success
Each of the certification program’s three parts are approximately 20 minutes in length. The certification program will cover the basics of the topic, but supplemental resources are available on The Exchange.
Volunteer Certification Programs
Alumni Advisor Topics Covered: Alumni Relations Programming, Working with Alumni and Major Responsibilities
Board of Governors Chairman Topics Covered: Chairing a Board of Governors Meeting, The Borradaile Challenge and Major Responsibilities
Chapter Advisor Topics Covered: The Art of Advising, The Borradaile Challenge and Major Responsibilities
Domain Director Topics Covered: Purpose, Requirements and Success Metrics
Financial Advisor Topics Covered: Omega Financial, Financial Policies and Major Responsibilities Scholarship Advisor Topics Covered: Scholarship Programming, Scholarship Resource Specialist and Major Responsibilities Recruitment/Retention Advisor Topics Covered: The 5-Step Recruitment Process and Membership Reporting
Risk Management Advisor Topics Covered: Crisis Management, Liability Insurance Policy and Major Responsibilities
“The success of Phi Kappa Tau is only possible because of the volunteer support that propels the organization forward. The role of volunteers is crucial at all levels: local, regional and national.” – Tim Hudson, Truman State ’97