The Spencer Institute
Held in conjunction with the Chi Psi Annual Convention, the Spencer Institute promotes leadership and national camaraderie. This year, due to COVID-19, Chi Psi has moved the Spencer Institute to an all-virtual setting. Undergraduates taking part should have already received an email, but are free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any technical issues or questions.
The Institute is designed primarily for #1s (Presidents) and #4s (Treasurers). Recruitment Chairmen and other interested undergraduates are welcome to attend the sessions. The workshops, led by professional trainers and alumni volunteers, emphasize leadership development, financial responsibility, and strategic planning.
Brothers receive comprehensive training focused on recruitment, Alpha administration, educational programming, and risk management while learning about the National Fraternity and interacting with Executive Council Members and Central Office staff.
To address particular concerns and problems which face #1s and #4s, the Institute contains several breakout sessions to help instructors provide answers and guidance. While #1s learn from their peers and focus on Alpha leadership and administration, #4s receive a rigorous overview of collection techniques, payroll taxes, taxes for nonprofit organizations, accounting, budgeting, and general financial responsibility. Altogether, the Spencer Institute supplies the tools to help Chi Psi's undergraduate leaders run an Alpha effectively.