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The duty of a chapter President extends far beyond that of running chapter meetings and initiations. The President is the primary representative for a chapter in all areas of the national/international organizations, college campus, and surrounding community. In light of this fact, chapter Presidents must be equipped to handle many different situations: time management, negotiation, conflict resolution, member motivation, and general chapter management.

In addition, Vanderbilt University has specific Fraternity & Sorority Standards that address all areas of chapter management. A president should set personal and chapter goals with these in mind, and delegate the appropriate sections to executive board officers. The complete and updated Standards document and expectations can be found HERE

Helpful Links

Parliamentary Procedures
Introduction to Robert’s Rule of Order
Robert’s Quick Chart of Motions

Officer Transition
Incoming Officer Transition Guide
Outgoing Officer Transition Guide
Goal Setting Guide

How to Effectively Delegate
Effective Use of Volunteers

Time Management
Clean Up That Calendar
End of the Year Checklist
You are not too Busy to Take a Break

Negotiation Skills
Leading with a Light Touch
Why Creativity is your Best Negotiation Tactic
5 Steps to Negotiating

Effective Meeting Management
Pay Student Leadership Forward
Making the Most of the Beginning Weeks of School
Let Your Officers Disagree
Keeping Everyone Awake
Creating Team Motivation

Mental Heath & Stress Management
Resolution for Student Leaders
Take a Week Off

Conflict Resolution
Making Fear Afraid of You
Never Confront a Group
Friends Don’t Let Friends Confront Under the Influence
How Many People Should do a Confrontation?

Other helpful campus resource contact information can be found HERE
Helpful information on working with your Advisors can be found HERE