Kappa Delta Gamma has completed the annual chapter report for 2014-15. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.
This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2014-15
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Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 15, including 15 initiate members.
Kappa Delta Gamma held 11 meetings this year.
1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:
April 28, 2014; Topic: this was a board member meeting which we established our new roles and responsibilities; also discussed events for the upcoming year.
2. Campus or community projects, activities, or events:
August 25, 2014; Topic: we were deciding on the topic for our required program, and discussed how we will get out society into the public’s eye.
September 8, 2014; Topic: the goal was to choose our topic for required program (bullying), and then we started brainstorming a variety of facilities and audiences for our program.
October 6, 2014; Topic: we planned our member meeting for the month. In addition, we focused on establishing some volunteer opportunities.
October 13, 2014; Topic: we started by doing an icebreaker to get to know our members better, and we asked the members for some ideas on the required program. We also did a pumpkin carving contest for the Halloween month.
December 4, 2014; Topic: we wrapped the donated gifts for our adopt-a-family and wrote out some Christmas cards for the community.
January 27, 2015; Topic: this meeting was used to finalize the plans for the required programs, and we started establishing our plans for spring initiation.
February 24, 2015; Topic: we used this meeting to finalize all of our materials (that we still needed and the ones we created) for our required program.
March 14, 2015; Topic: this was the date we worked with the law and leadership group to accomplish our anti-bullying program.
April 7, 2014; Topic: in this meeting we evaluated our results from our required program, finalized our initiation plans, and began making our plans for our last member meeting.
April 30, 2015; Topic: we explained what KON was and what we did as a chapter to our new initiates; we also held elections for our public relation position. Lastly, we brainstormed some ideas for what we wanted to do as a chapter for next year.
Apple Pushers: Helped throughout the night during the showing of the film.
Adopt-a-Family: we sponsored a family during the Christmas season; our members and staff choose an item off our Christmas tree to purchase and donate to the family.
Selfless-Elf 5k: we supported the Akron-Canton Foodbank and volunteered at the selfless elf 5K. During this event we did a variety of tasks depending on what was needed.
Anti-Bullying Program: on March 14, 2015 we did our required program on the topic bullying. We showed the movie Bully. During the time we had we did a few activities and discussions based on the movie and the groups experiences. At the end we had a poster board with a pledge which said ”On this, the 14th day of March 2015. I hereby pledge my hands to positive acts, acts designed to lift up my peers, and promote an inclusive, constructive, and caring environment in my school, my home, my community, and my world! I pledge: to clap my hands out of celebration, to shake hands out of respect, to wave my hand out of warm acceptance, to hold hand out of loving support, to lend my hands to those in need, and to join hands with my peers in this our pledge to put an end to bullying” . If the student agreed they used paint to put their handprint on the board showing they will stand up and use their hands for lifting their peers up not tearing them down.
Co-sponsored the film “Growing Cities”: as a chapter we co-sponsored the showing of “Growing Cities”. We welcomed the speakers for the panel and helped with any tasks that needed to be done.
Dance Marathon: We supported Akron Children’s Hospital and a few of our members helped raise funds for the organization.
3. Tentative plans for next year
Our main goal for our chapter in the following year is to continue to reestablish our chapter on campus, and to expand our participation on our campus and in the community. The next year, we have decided to continue doing our required program with the bullying topic. We would like to expand our reach and take it a step further than what we did this year. The tentative volunteer opportunities we would like to participate in are relay for life, mock tails, MS walk, Akron-Canton Foodbank, make a difference day, selfless elf, dance marathon, trunk or treat, adopt-a-family, and more. We will try to get a few speakers for our member meetings based on the majors of our members.
Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric
Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 2
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 2
Procedures for election of officers: 4
Officer training plan: 2
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 4
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 3
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 3
Participation in national conference: 0
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 3
Activities respond to shared goals: 3
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 3
Effective leadership: 3
Social Responsibility: 3
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 2
Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 4
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 4
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 4
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 3
Yearly evaluation of programming: 3
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 4
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 4
Meaningful Relationships: 4