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Chapter Report for 2015-16

Kappa Gamma Sigma has completed the annual chapter report for 2015-16. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2015-16

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Dr. Ethel G. Jones

Chapter Vice President:

Shadai English

Name of Adviser:

Dr. Maria James

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 10, including 11 initiate members.

Kappa Gamma Sigma held 8 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

9/24/15 discussed the national initiative - program planning and activities, fundraising, and initiation. Last years activities were discussed (Adopt-a-Highway, non-perishable food donation, and relay-for-life).
9/8/15 discussed the date for Adopt-a-Away, Coronation, date for fundraising and the type, and whether or not we would like to participate in the storm disaster assistance program.
12/4/15 met with other FCS student organizations to deliver non-perishable food items and toiletries to the Cooperative Church Ministries of Orangeburg (CCMO).
2/1/16 discussed the appointment of vacated offices (secretary and vice-president), College Street cleaning, fundraising, and program planning for the next academic school year.
3/5/15 induction ceremony
3/28/16 discussed the appointment of new officers - Shadai English (vice-president)and Robert Gidding (secretary), the date of the street cleaning, and the date and items to bring for the bake sale fundraiser.
4/7/16 induction ceremony
4/18/16 discussed the new appointment of officers- secretary, vice-president, and president-elect (Alexandria Kidd), bake sale, new initiates, and relay-for-life.

2. Campus or community projects, activities, or events:

Adopt-a-Highway 11/4/15 members collected 4 bags of trash and on 4/4/16 members collected 6 bags of trash along College Street in Orangeburg, SC
Our queen-Janell Cash participated in the Coronation ceremony and homecoming festivities.
KON along with FCS student organizations (Fashion Merchandising Association, FCS Student Unit, and the National Council on Family Relations Student Affiliate) collected more than 75 bags of non-perishable food items and toiletries to donate to The Cooperative Church Ministries of Orangeburg (CCMO).
Induction ceremony 11/5/15 we initiated 8 new members and 4/7/16 we initiated 3 new members.
Fundrasing activities - we had 2 candy sales and one bake sale raising over $500.00 to support KON activities.
We raised over $800.00 for Relay-for-Life to support cancer research and participated in the Orangeburg activities on 4/22/16 and 5/14/16 (luminary postpone service due to rain).
Collected and delivered cleaning supplies and detergents totaling more than $500.00 with the other student organizations to CCMO.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Continue with Adopt-a-Highway, Relay-for-Life, collection of non-perishable food items and toiletries, coordinating with other FCS student organizations for programming, and adding additional national initiatives based on Conclave.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

Chapter Effectiveness Benchmarks
Registration with appropriate institutional office: 5
Participation in institutional training for student groups: 3
Procedures for election of officers: 4
Officer training plan: 5
Structure for selection and initiation of members: 5
Structure for member input into setting goals for chapter activities: 4
Process for planning annual activities to respond to goals: 4
Participation in national conference: NA

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 3
Activities respond to shared goals: 4
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 5
Effective leadership: 5
Social Responsibility: 5
Sense of Civic Responsibility: 5

Faculty Support Benchmarks
Value for student organizations: 5
Professional/technical support to student organizations : 5
Faculty Participation in chapter activities : 5

Evaluation Benchmarks
Yearly evaluation of chapter activities: 3
Yearly evaluation of programming: 5

Intrapersonal Benchmarks
Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect: 5
Commitment to ethics and integrity : 5

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5