Associate Member Program


Virtual Associate Member Program

The IHQ staff recognizes that virtual Associate Member (AM) Education poses new challenges for groups who have never conducted their processes in this manner before. With this in mind, we have made a recording library of the four-week Associate Member Process available for groups to utilize as reference, or in addition to, their own AM process. An additional facilitator guide has also been made available for Associate Member Counselors to conduct weekly debriefs of the programming with all AMs. Should you need additional assistance in conducting a virtual AM process, please contact Jake Tomlin, Director of Fraternity Services, who will work with your chapter coach and chapter leadership to determine the best course of action.


Why The Associate Member Program?

Delta Chi values the associate member experience and believes in the importance of a structured program to acclimate and orient the members to the fraternity. Chapters and colonies can participate in a program that ranges from 4-8 weeks. The manuals provided on this page outline a standardized 4, 6, and 8-week program. The decision regarding the number of weeks the associate member program lasts should be made with intentionality and adhere to any university policies put in place. 

Building Your Associate Member Program

The four cardinal principles of promoting friendship, developing character, advancing justice, and assisting in the acquisition of a sound education are the core of the Fraternity’s purpose, and should be the focal point of the educational process for the associate members. Remember, education of associate members does not stop once they become members. Delta Chi values education and is committed to the continuous education of our members throughout their time in college and beyond.

*** – It is recommended that you print the workbooks and have participants write in them. If printing is unavailable, an interactive version of each workbook and facilitator guide is available.

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