Initiation Events

Suggested scheduling time-frames to ensure the timely arrival of keys and certificates for planned initiation events. Please remember it takes between five to six weeks for our jewelry vendor to engrave the keys and ship to the chapters. It also takes two to three weeks for our certificate vendor to process and ship completed certificates to the chapter. Note: Society Headquarters will not process the chapter order unless payment has been received.

Semester:

  • Submit preliminary event date to Society Headquarters (SHQ) within first two weeks of semester (Suggested target dates between 11/30 – 12/04 and 04/11 – 04/22)
  • Submit ‘Final Chapter Approval’ and payment to SHQ between: 10/12 – 10/23 and 02/22 – 03/05
  • Confirm Initiation Date with SHQ between: 11/2 – 11/13 and 03/28 – 04/08
  • Submit next semester’s nominees for CHM and/or FM to
    SHQ for preapproval 11/09 – 11/13 and 04/04 – 04/08, and to
    DC for approval 11/16 – 11/20 and 04/11 – 04-15
  • Participation/Confirmation Report to SHQ within 10 days following the initiation date

Quarter:

  • Submit preliminary event date to SHQ within first week of term
    Suggested target dates 11/23 – 12/04, 03/07 – 03/11, and 05/30 – 06/10
  • Submit ‘Final Chapter Approval’ and payment to SHQ between
    10/05 – 10/19, 01/25 – 02/01, and 04/18 – 04/25
  • Confirm Initiation Date with SHQ between
    11/2 – 11/13, 02/15 – 02/19, and 03/09 – 03/13
  • Submit next term’s nominees for CHM and/or FM to
    SHQ for preapproval 10/26 – 10/30, 02/08 – 02/12, and 04/25 – 04/29
    DC for approval 11/09 – 11/13, 02/22 – 02/26, and 05/16 – 05/20
  • Participation/Confirmation Report to SHQ within 10 days following the initiation date