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What are the responsibilities of a delegate?

July 12, 2011

Welcome back to Terminology Tuesday! Each Tuesday we will blog about some commonly misused terms within the Fraternity. It’s our hope that you take some time to read, laugh, smile, and then use the information to alter your word choices, and the choices of those around you.

Grand Chapter Congress is coming up in August and each alumni and collegiate chapter select one delegate to represent their chapter during voting at GCC.

Official delegates have the following duties:

  • To report to the official credentials desk at the Grand Chapter Congress prior to the opening business session.
  • To report to the official credentials desk at the Grand Chapter Congress prior to rotating with an alternate.
  • To attend the orientation session at the Grand Chapter Congress.
  • To attend all business sessions of the Grand Chapter Congress, unless rotating with an alternate delegate.
  • To report back to the chapter all business conducted at the Grand Chapter Congress.

Alternates must adhere to the duties of delegates, but are not required to attend all sessions, as long as the chapter is represented in their absence.

See you in Louisville in less than a month for the 48th Grand Chapter Congress!

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  1. Richard Steinkrauss permalink
    July 12, 2011 9:08 am

    Like I commented the last time this blog appeared, a Delegate’s primary responsibility is to represent his chapter’s opinoins on the issues that come before Congress. As such, the Delegate needs to be aware of the issues to be decided and how his chapter membership would feel about those issues. This is democracy in action in DSP, and this responsibility should not be taken lightly. N

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