Alumna-at-large dues are $65 per year and in an effort to streamline this payment, alumna-at-large dues must be made between August 1st-31st of each year to be considered in good standing for that academic year.
Remaining in good standing lets you…
Serve as an expansion advisory committee member for our new or established colonies! Serve as a chapter advisory board member! Serve as a Regional Director or even as a national committee member when openings are announced.
National Advisor Philosophy
Volunteer advisors exist to empower women. They facilitate decision-making, provide accurate information and resources, and serve as a mentor to collegiate members. They cultivate partnership among all entity stakeholders and reinforce expectations in alignment with national policies, procedures, and operations.
Chapter Advisory Committee
The Chapter Advisory Committee is comprised of four advisors selected by the chapter, a Faculty Advisor, Operations Advisor, Academic Advisor, and Intake Advisor.
The purpose of this committee is to assist entities of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. in successful daily management, ensuring all national and local requirements are met, maintain open communication between university and National Headquarters, and aid as a resource for professional and leadership development.
Expansion Advisory Committee
An Expansion Advisory Committee is comprised of three advisors selected by the National Headquarters office, a Colony Operations Advisor, Colony Intake Advisor, and Colony Academic Advisor.
In addition to assisting colonies in successful daily management, ensuring all national and local requirements are met, maintaining open communication between university and National Headquarters, and aiding as a resource for professional and leadership development, the main purpose of this advisory committee is to guide colonies through the 2-year process of petitioning for chapter status.
Alumnae Association Committee
The purpose of the Alumnae Association Committee is to prioritize and create an action plan to accomplish the Alumnae Association (AA) needs gathered from focus groups which include the following: defining a purpose and membership requirements for an Alumnae Association, develop tools to evaluate the performance and growth of an Alumnae Association, develop sister lifecycle, update the Young Women’s Leadership Program and Graduate Member Program.
The AAC committee is comprised of seven (7) alumnae members that bring their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and leadership skills and meet bi-weekly to tackle the priorities that were identified with the guidance of Headquarters and the National Board of Directors.
Civic and Community Engagement Committee
The Civic and Community Engagement Committee (CCEC) shall be a committee operating as outlined in the national constitution (Article IX, Section I). This committee will assist the National Board of Directors (NBOD) by preparing recommendations related to social, economic, civil, community, and public policy topics for the board to discuss.
This committee will assist the NBOD by preparing sorority policy alternatives, public policy and/or political awareness of issues impacting our diverse membership, related to: civil and community engagement, public policies and law, fraternal organization policy, advocacy on behalf of the sorority during the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition’s annual congressional visit as deemed necessary, and advocacy on Capitol Hill on behalf of the sorority and under the direction of the NBOD for other topics impacting our membership.
The CCEC will be a committee that works under the direction of the NBOD on resource sharing amongst our membership, membership education, creation of programming, identifying strategic partnerships and recommending communication action plans.
This committee will also serve as a focus group for new initiatives by the SLG National Leadership. NBOD deems the CCEC necessary to proactively move the strategic plan of the sorority forward. The CCEC will work with the NBOD to provide perspectives on sorority policies, procedures and operations as they pertain to social and community issues.
The CCEC will work to proactively engage the sorority in one or more of the six key areas to highlight current issues of social, economic, public policy, civil and community issues affecting our membership.
National Leadership Volunteer Opportunities
National Board of Directors
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is governed by its National Board of Directors, which consists of six elected officers, all of whom are members in good standing of the sorority. The Board of Directors serves as the policy-making body of the sorority and exercises general and final supervision over all business and affairs of the sorority.
Working together with the Executive Director and Headquarters staff, the Board lays the foundation and the vision for Headquarters to manage the day-to-day operations of Sigma Lambda Gamma and supervises the appointments of national committees.
In addition to meetings at convention and sisterhood retreat, the Board of Directors meets twice annually, and conducts business via teleconference on a regular basis.
A Regional Director of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is an informational resource for Sorority collegiate groups in her region. These officers ensure that Sorority entities are following national policies, procedures, regulations and assist each group to excel academically while fostering a positive, nurturing sisterhood relationship within their membership. In addition, Regional Directors serve as liaisons between University personnel and the National Board of Directors through annual campus visits. A key service provided by our Regional Directors is leadership training, primarily at regional retreats, but also on a chapter-by-chapter basis. A Regional Director must be an alumna member in good standing and live within the region in which they oversee.
Education Foundation Trustee
The Foundation serves to support scholastic achievement, provide leadership training, and continue the commitment to life-long learning and service to the global community, such as:
- Financial assistance to collegiate and graduate members who demonstrate academic and leadership excellence
- Leadership and Member Development programs sponsored by the Education Foundation
- Outreach projects, such as the Sigma Lambda Gamma Young Women’s Leadership Program