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Regional Leadership Alliances Make an Impact Across the Country

By March 3, 2020Chapter News, National News

Chi Phi’s most widely attended event of the year, the Regional Leadership Alliances, are entering their final week with the last two RLAs coming up on Saturday, March 7,  at Cornell University and Southern Utah University.

This has been an exciting year of introducing a new, one-day format for RLA. Participants now have the option to choose one of six tracks to follow; Education, Finances, Outreach, Recruitment, Risk Management, or Ritual. These track sessions cover everything from Alumni relations and campus presence to how to properly format a budget and communicate expectations among membership.

One member said that the 2020 RLA “was a great experience that allowed me to meet brothers from different chapters and learn more about the Chi Phi Fraternity,” while another described it as “a great way to learn about the fraternity and further build myself into a better man.”

With 97% of survey responses recommending other Brothers to attend an RLA, Chi Phi is more than happy with the results of RLA’s new format.

The Fraternity is especially thankful this year to our volunteer facilitators and host Chapters and campuses (in addition to the ones above); Ohio Wesleyan University, Iowa State University, UNC Chapel Hill, Lafayette College, Georgia Southwestern State University, and UT Dallas. 

After a spring packed with leadership programs and other events, including six previous RLAs on campuses across the country, the Fraternity is just about ready to rest and recuperate before our next major program. Regional Ritual Retreats begin in May and have proven to be one of the most popular events hosted by Chi Phi each year. Join us at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, and the University of Alabama this summer for an in-depth exploration of our Ritual & Heritage, hosted by experts in our customs. Registration will be open soon through Chi Phi Connect.

Above: Participants and Facilitators at the Texas RLA gathered at UT Dallas, including members of the recently refounded Nu Colony at UT Austin.

Below: Brothers from four Chapters work together during a breakout session at the Southeast RLA at Georgia Southwestern, where they discussed Risk Management Policies and building a stronger Chapter through accountability.