Induction ceremonies are a celebration of achievement and there are many reasons why a chapter should add one of these events, either in-person or virtual, when possible.
Option 1: Hosted by Your Chapter. Host an in-person or virtual event. Advisors and officers can include a PowerPoint presentation that includes key components of the ritual, including the pledge, and list each student’s name. Lots of suggestions below.
Option 2: Virtual National Induction Event. We are pleased to offer a series of online national induction ceremonies in the spring induction season. Rather than plan your own, feel free to sign up for one of these and we will host and facilitate for you. Dates for the Spring 2023 virtual induction ceremonies will be released early in the new year.
Invite widely. In addition to incoming members, invite faculty, and perhaps former officers, or one or two alumni to say a few words. Make the event special by inviting a senior member of the university administration (president, provost, or dean). Have the president offer congratulations to the new members and the whole chapter on their success. If the president can’t attend, have them record a video of congratulations.
Invitations. Develop an invitation graphic that can be delivered via email to your new members. Hi-resolution versions of the Pi Sigma Alpha logos are available to chapters upon request.
Induction script. Use the ritual document to connect the event to the Pi Sigma Alpha centennial. Script out who will play what role in the process.
Customized Background. The National Office is happy to offer backgrounds for you and/or your officers to use for virtual induction ceremonies.