A job well done!
As a special token of appreciation for WA Alpha chapter’s commitment to SigEp, the Talent-Power Award at the Carlson Leadership Academy was given in recognition of excellence.
This is more than just a list of Washington Alpha’s accomplishments; it is a testament to the exceptional fraternity experience the chapter provides for it’s brothers.
Between the efforts of 2018 Vice President of Recruitment Blake Gurney, 2019 Vice President of Recruitment Ryan Pettit, and Balanced Man Scholarship Chair Alex Pan, the trio reached unprecedented heights on the recruitment trail.
All three notably attended Ruck leadership Institute – a national SigEp program designed to equip students with skills and knowledge to lead culture change beyond the chapter/campus and into the community.
How does WA Alpha do it?
The success most namely resides in the Balanced Man Scholarship – WA Alpha leans on the Scholarship to bring in dozens of quality men each year.
This year, WA Alpha heavily marketed the Balanced Man Scholarship and received over 320 applications, with 18 applicants accepting a bid to the chapter in addition to many others who joined during formal recruitment.
Heavily invested in 365-day recruitment, the chapter uses BMS applications to quickly prioritize top targets and seek them out through interviews. Potential new members attend chapter events throughout the year, and they are discussed on a rolling basis among the recruitment committee.
“It’s a great strategy for us; we often see informal signs become strong leaders in the chapter,” 2020 Vice President of Recruitment Nick Fazio said. “After seeing the success Pan, Pettit, and Gurney had with it, there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel. We just need to build off it.”
In 2019, the chapter recruited over 50 men, significantly above their goal of 40, with a new member GPA of 3.7. Many new members hold significant leadership positions on campus.
For WA Alpha’s success in acquiring a huge quantity of potential new members and recruiting the highest quality of those men, the chapter is viewed as an a example to SigEp across the nation for recruiting excellence.
“It’s a sign as an organization that we are moving in the right direction,” Chapter President Jared Holstad said. “The closer you get to excellence, the harder it becomes. And we’re committed to recruiting individuals that are on board with our vision for the chapter.”
WA Alpha last won the award in 2018 behind the recruitment efforts of 2017 Vice President of Recruitment Taylor Swanson – now a Regional Director with SigEp.