Delta Chi’s Regional Leadership Conferences are designed to develop leadership skills, to help attendees realize that Delta Chi is more than their own chapter/colony, and to provide Delta Chi men within the Region the opportunity to share ideas, achievements and experiences with other Delta Chi chapters, officers, Regents, alumni, advisors and Headquarters staff. Each RLC is hosted by a chapter or colony within that region and is where the region’s representative to the Fraternity, or Regent, is elected.
The states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska, the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the territories of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Date: February 23-24-25
Location: Seattle, WA
Contact: Shaun Hollenbeck, Regent
The states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado, and the province of Manitoba.
Date: February 23-24-25
Location: Columbia, MO
Contact: Matt Gorney, Regent
The states of Michigan (exclusive of the northern peninsula), Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, and the province of Ontario.
Date: February 16-17-18
Location: Flint, MI
Contact: Justin Donnelly, Regent
The states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, and the provinces of Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Date: March 2-3-4
Location: Long Island, NY
Contact: Jack Rodican, Regent
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCES — Failure to have a delegation in attendance at each Regional Leadership Conference shall result in a fine of $200 for each vote the chapter would be entitled to cast, even if the chapter is ineligible to vote. A delegation must include at least one student member of the chapter and meet the attendance standards that have been set and communicated by the Regent. The Board may waive or reduce the fine on a motion by a Regent following the conference and approved by a majority vote of the Board.
– Delta Chi Law, Bylaws III. 3. (4)
Not every member will have the ability to pay for attendance on his own, so having the chapter pay for some or all of the cost could greatly increase your chapter’s attendance. Planning well in advance will increase the amount your chapter can pay and decrease the amount members have to pay out of their own pocket. Below are some budgeting tips:
- Create a line item in your budget to set money aside, either per semester or year. Setting $1,000 aside each year could allow several members to attend RLC for free.
- Check with your respective campus to see if funding is available to send members. Some places that could offer funding include your Fraternity/Sorority Life office, Student Activities office, or Student Government. Be sure to research this well in advance.
Typically, the following items must be taken care of:
- Registration: this varies depending on Region, typically not more that $150 per person.
- Lodging: typically between $80 and $120 per night. Split four ways, the cheaper end of this could be only $40 per person for the weekend.
- Travel: often this will only include gas money.
- Meals: keep in mind meals may be covered such as dinner Friday, lunch Saturday, and dinner Saturday. You will also likely be staying at a hotel that has free breakfast, so you may only need to cover lunch on the way to and from the event.
Split costs when possible. If your chapter is not able to pay for all costs, start with covering the most expensive items first. If members have to pay out of pocket, try to have them cover the smallest expenses if possible.
Remember: SAFTEY IS KEY!
- Have as many people as possible ride in a vehicle, but don’t forget room for luggage and do not exceed the number of seatbelts.
- Research the time it will take to arrive and plan accordingly. Be sure to include time for meals and breaks.
- Avoid driving at night if possible. This creates an unsafe situation. The same is true for adverse weather conditions. Contact your Regent to make him aware if environmental factors are making your trip unsafe.
- If you are flying, book your flight at least six weeks in advance. Costs could dramatically increase each week after.