2017 High Alpha Summit Registration Is Open

January 12-15, 2017

JW Mariott Indianapolis

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Registered Schools:

Akron Alabama-Birmingham Alberta
Arizona State Arkansas Arkansas State
Ball State University Bloomsburg Boston
Bucknell Buffalo Butler
California-San Diego California State- Fresno Central Missouri
Clemson Coastal Carolina Colorado State- Pueblo
Culver-Stockton Denison Drexel
Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Edinboro
Elmhurst Evansville Ferris State
Florida Florida International Florida Southern
Franklin Georgetown Georgia
Gettysburg College Hanover Idaho
Incarnate Word Indiana Indiana State
Iowa State John Carroll Kansas
Kutztown Lake Forest Louisville
Loyola Marymount Memphis Michigan Tech
Middle Tennessee State Minnesota State Missouri State University
Murray State Nebraska-Omaha New Hampshire
New York University North Carolina State North Dakota
Northeastern State Northwestern Oklahoma City
Oregon State Pennsylvania State Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rollins San Diego Shepherd
Shippensburg Simpson South Carolina
South Dakota South Dakota State Southeast Missouri State
Southern Illinois-Carbondale Southern Indiana St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Stetson Tampa Tennessee-Chattanooga
Texas A&M-Kingsville Texas Tech Toronto
Truman State Valparaiso Villanova
Virginia Commonwealth Wabash Washington
West Virginia University Western Western Kentucky
Western Michigan Wilmington College Wyoming

What is the High Alpha Summit?

The High Alpha Summit is a three-day gathering of chapter and colony presidents within Lambda Chi Alpha.  Participants will learn the fundamentals of being the chief executive officer for their respective chapters or colonies, with emphasis on leadership, ethics, operations management, external relations, and risk management.

Who is invited to the Summit?

All chapter and colony presidents who are (or will be) in office as of February 1, 2017 are invited to the Summit. He must be able to attend the Summit in its entirety and be willing to learn and grow as a leader. No other chapter delegates or substitutions are permitted.


Where is the Summit being held?

The Summit will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The address to the hotel is 10 S West St, Indianapolis,  IN 46204.


When do participants need to arrive/depart from the Summit?

Participants should plan to arrive by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (January 12, 2017) and plan to leave no earlier than Sunday morning  (January 15, 2017).

An optional tour of the International Headquarters  office will be available on Sunday morning from 8:30am to 10:30am. Participants should plan their travel arrangements accordingly if they are interested in going on the tour. If flying, it is recommended to book a departing flight no earlier than 12:30pm.


What airport do participants use if they’re planning to travel by air?

All flights should arrive into the Indianapolis International Airport (Airport Code: IND). Shuttles will be available on Thursday and Sunday.  Times will be announced later.


Is a travel reimbursement being provided?

Unfortunately,  travel reimbursements  will not be  provided.


When are participants able to register for the Summit and how much is the fee? 

Registration is now open and will close on December 14, 2016.

The registration fee is $200. This fee covers the participant’s lodging, meals, and program materials. This fee will be applied to your chapter or colony’s billing statement with the General Fraternity,  so a payment  is NOT required when you register. Cancellations must be done before December 21, 2016 to avoid being charged a $450 no-show/ late cancellation fee.


Do participants need to reserve their own hotel room? Book their own travel arrangements?

Participants will not need to make their own hotel reservations. Rooming accommodations from Thursday night to Sunday morning are included with registration. All participants will share a double-bed room  with another participant during the  Summit.

Each participant is responsible for his own travel to and from Indianapolis. Shuttles will be available for those flying to and from Indianapolis International Airport. If travel arrangements require participants to arrive on Wednesday night, participants are responsible for finding their own lodging accommodation  for Wednesday night.


What if officer elections are scheduled after the registration deadline?

Unfortunately, since a headcount is needed for final preparations, the deadline is set. But if the chapter or colony will be electing a new High Alpha who will be taking office in January or February, we encourage the chapter or colony to go ahead and elect the new High Alpha before the registration deadline. The High Alpha-elect will not need to take office immediately following his elections, but he will have a chance to sign up for the Summit and take advantage of this educational opportunity.


Who do participants contact if they have additional questions?

You can contact Marcus Kelley, Associate Director of Education, at mkelley@lambdachi.org and at 317-803-7376 for assistance.

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