Alumni Info

Registration

Registration is open from March 1, 2018 until July 14, 2018.

Kent and Sarah Johnson Chapter Advisor Training is open to any chapter advisor up to the first 65 registrants. After 65 registrants, chapter advisors, or a replacement may attend at a cost of $350 for registration including lodging and meals. Newly appointed chapter advisors and chapter advisors who have not attended training in 2017, 2016 or 2015 receive priority for the paid for registration spots.

Faculty are volunteers selected and invited by Team Balfour. If you are interested in serving on the 2018 Balfour LTW Faculty, please contact balfourltw@sigmachi.org.

Flying

You will be able to begin booking flights for Balfour LTW on May 15, 2018 via the Blue and Gold Travel website at sigmachi.org/travel. Sigma Chi will not reimburse flights booked outside of Blue and Gold Travel.

The Fraternity will provide a ticketed shuttle service between Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and Bowling Green State University. Tickets are included in the registration fee and must be reserved in advance by submitting your flight information through the registration system prior to the registration deadline. The shuttle trip between DTW and the university's campus takes approximately 90 minutes.

Shuttle from Detroit Metro Airport:

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (Kent and Sarah Johnson Chapter Advisor Training attendees only)
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, No shuttle service offered

Shuttle to Detroit Metro Airport:

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, 3 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

Driving

Parking is included in the registration fee and will be available at Bowling Green State University. You will receive a parking pass with your room assignment from the university prior to the start of the workshop.

If you are not staying on campus, but need parking, please contact balfourltw@sigmachi.org.

Event Check-In

Event check-in for alumni, faculty and committee members will occur in the lobby of Falcon Heights residence hall.

Falcon Heights Residence Hall
Bowling Green State University
707 E Merry Ave 
Bowling Green, OH 43403


Event Check-In Hours: 

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (Kent and Sarah Johnson Chapter Advisor Training attendees only)

Lodging

For Balfour LTW faculty, on-campus housing is included in your registration from Wednesday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 5. For Kent and Sarah Johnson Chapter Advisor Training attendees, on-campus housing is included in your registration from Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, we can reimburse up to $23 per night. Please note that staying in a hotel will not reduce the price of your registration.

On-campus housing check-in will occur in Falcon Heights and will be open throughout the conference, beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.

On-Campus Housing Check-In Hours:

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Kent and Sarah Johnson Chapter Advisor Training attendees only)

On-Campus Housing Check-Out:

All attendees must be checked out of on-campus housing by noon on Sunday, Aug. 5. 

Hotel Information:

Book the group rate for Balfour LTW

Last Day to Book: July 1, 2018
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bowling Green
1544 E Wooster St
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-0033

Use code Sigma Chi BLTW for a discounted rate. 

Meals

Meals will be provided starting with breakfast on Thursday, Aug. 2, through dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4. No meals are included for Wednesday, Aug. 1 or Sunday, Aug. 5.

Faculty Welcome Dinner:

There will be a welcome dinner exclusively for undergraduate faculty from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Following this dinner, there will be training sessions for each faculty team.

Packing List

What you should bring:

  • Casual summer clothes (shorts, T-shirts, etc.) for four days 
  • Workout clothes (for SigFest activities)
  • Hand soap (if staying in on-campus housing)
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Large towel (optional)

What will be provided:

  • Small towel 
  • Bed linens
  • Bed

Kent and Sarah Johnson Chapter Advisor Training 

Who should attend?

  •  Newly appointed Chapter adivsors
  • Chapter advisors who have not attended training in 2017, 2016, or 2015 
  • Any Chapter Advisor or alumnus can attend at a cost of $350 for registration and related travel costs, after the first 65 registrants

What will you learn?

  • Instructional Models being deployed to undergraduate brothers at Balfour LTW
  • Working with various constituents within the International Fraternity
  • Sigma Chi Programming
  • Working through case studies
  • Strategic Planning and effective meeting practices
  • Developing a culture of leadership
  • Ritual discussion

Expectations and Conduct Policy

Participants' conduct should reflect Sigma Chi's high ideals and enhance the reputation of our Fraternity. Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (LTW) is an event at which our members' actions are highly visible; therefore, participants should take extra care with their words and actions.

The Education and Leadership Board (ELB) will continue a policy of no alcohol anywhere on campus, including in the residence halls. During unscheduled time and while off-campus, no attempt will be made to dictate participants' actions. If you do go out, please act responsibly. If you are driving, assign a designated driver.

Any damage to residence hall rooms or any other facilities will be the financial responsibility of the individuals who cause the damage. In the event that damage or loss occurs in public areas of the living facility, such as lounges or hallways, and the person responsible cannot be identified, all chapters that had attendees residing on that floor may be held responsible for damages. Tampering with fire extinguishers or alarms will lead to an automatic fine and disciplinary action.

Security personnel will be in the residence halls during the late evening hours. They are there for your safety and should be treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. Their presence will in no way impede your fun, as long as you observe university policies, local ordinances and state laws.

Violations of any of the above guidelines will result in disciplinary action, which may include dismissal from Balfour LTW. None of the faculty or staff has any desire to act as police; we trust that your responsible behavior will eliminate the need for such action.

If there is a violation in policy, including, but not limited to the misuse of alcohol, drugs, or other behavior unbecoming of a Sigma Chi that results in expulsion from Balfour LTW, the individual in question will be asked to leave at his own expense.