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2013-14 Report

Kappa Gamma Theta has completed the annual chapter report for 2013-14. Chapter Report B outlines chapters activities completed during the academic year.

This chapter report outlines chapter activity for the year 2013-14

Name of Human Sciences Unit:

Baylor Family and Consumer Sciences

Name of Administrator:

Rinn Cloud

Chapter Vice President:

Jen Bennet

Name of Adviser:

Janelle Walter

Number of Kappa Omicron Nu student members at end of academic year: 30, including 13 initiate members.

Kappa Gamma Theta held 9 meetings this year.

1. Meetings for the year, identifying Required Program:

August 29 - business meeting, discuss plans for the year, suggestions from members; September 26 - discuss volunteer opportunities, ways to raise awareness about bullying; social after meeting to encourage member friendships and closeness; October 24 - discuss details for 1st Annual Pumpkin Pie Fundraiser, discuss items needed for the event and time shifts, speaker for the Family Abuse Center (to tie in bullying awareness and prevention); November 21 - discuss Pumpkin Pie fundraiser earnings and success, discuss volunteer opportunities; December 9 - fall initiation; host a reception for new initiates

January 30 - business meeting, discuss plans for the new semester; March 3 - open meeting for potential new members to attend and learn more about our chapter, discuss Taco Dinner Fundraiser details, post ingredient and time sign up sheets, encourage member involvement, discuss opportunities for service; April 3 -recap success of the Taco Dinner Fundraise and funds raised, discuss plans for initiation and the end of the year events, last opportunities for service, sign up members for ScholarCon; May 2 - Spring initiation, reception held by members that hosted faculty and parents, recognized seniors, gave out awards for the member with the most service points and the highest GPA.

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

1st Annual Pumpkin Pie Fundraiser (November 18-20) - Raised money to promote bullying awareness and for chapter activities through the preparation and selling of pumpkin pies the week before Thanksgiving. Members sold pies to family, friends, and faculty. Advertising was posted around the Baylor FCS building and banners were shared on Facebook. Members that prepared food are ServSafe certified.

Spring Taco Dinner Fundraiser (March 16) - Taco Dinner prepared by members and advisor (Dr. Walter). Friends, family, and faculty invited to dine in or take out dinner to raise money for our chapter. Members that prepared food are ServSafe certified.

3. Tentative plans for next year

Increase attendance at monthly meetings. Increase opportunities for leadership for members. Increase the number of speakers at meetings. Increase participation in fundraisers. More service opportunities for our chapter.

Student Organization Effectiveness Rubric

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

Learning Benchmarks
Co-curricular activities that enhance academic goals: 5
Activities respond to shared goals: 5
Participation in National Required Program initiative: 4
Effective leadership: 4
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: 4
Yearly evaluation of programming: 4

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

Interpersonal Benchmarks
Meaningful Relationships: 5
Collaboration: 5