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Question: What’s the most important decision a chapter makes year in and year out? 

Answer: Who is elected to be Chapter President.

This is obviously critically important for many reasons, not the least of which is protecting and building on what you’ve accomplished as a chapter.  While the outcome of any election is unknown, the chapter has a responsibility to do everything it can to ensure that the men running for chapter president are qualified, committed for the right reasons and that the chapter knows each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.  

Why is RPG concerned with who is elected Chapter President? 

That is a great question!  RPG is concerned with this because your president plays a critical role in the successful operation of the chapter house.  Interfacing with RPG on leasing, room assignments, rent, inspections, opening and closing the house, and repair issues are just a few additional things that a chapter president is required to do.  Much like communication with the National Fraternity, RPG is constantly communicating with Chapter Presidents, House Managers, and Treasurers on issues that affect the daily operation of the facility.  We want to ensure that the end result is good communication between all parties, so that things can run smoothly with no interruptions in services and you have a nice place to live. 

Once your chapter holds elections, make sure to work with your LC for help on updating the records so we have the correct information. You should also schedule a welcome call with us.

Important items to take care of regarding the house upon taking office:

  • Let us know your best contact info so we can update the portal for you, the treasurer and house manager to gain access to pay bills and report maintenance issues.
  • Review the financial accounts as it relates to the house.
  • Schedule practice emergency drills
  • Walk the building with the new House Manager and outgoing President and House manager so you can become familiar with pending issues.

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. — Jack Welch