Undergraduate Info

Registration

Registration is open from March 1, 2017 until July 1, 2017.

Each chapter or colony receives five (5) paid-for spots. Thomas Cowan Bell Chapters receive additional paid-for spots. Registrants over your chapter or colony's paid-for allotment are $350 each. Charges for extra participants will be charged to the chapter or colony after Balfour LTW.

All colony members should register in the Expansion division.

All chapter members may choose to register brothers in any of these seven divisions:
  • Consul;
  • Pro Consul;
  • Quaestor;
  • Risk Management;
  • Magister;
  • Recruitment; and
  • Ritual

Only current Consuls and Consuls-elect can attend the Consuls division. Please prioritize sending officers to the Consul, Magister, and Risk Managment divisions.

Flying

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. 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, No shuttle service offered
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, No shuttle service offered

Shuttle to Detroit Metro Airport:

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, 3:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 undergraduate participants will occur in the lobby of Offenhauer Towers.

Offenhauer Towers 
Bowling Green State University
704 E Merry Ave 
Bowling Green, OH 43403


Event Check-In Hours: 

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Check-In Deadline:

Your chapter will not receive any portion of its travel stipend if any of its attendees are not checked-in by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Lodging

On-campus housing is included in your registration from Wednesday, Aug. 2 to Sunday, Aug. 6. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, you will be responsible for all arrangements and costs of your stay and doing so will not reduce the price of your registration.

On-campus housing check-in will occur in Offenhauer Towers and will be open throughout the conference, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

On-Campus Housing Check-In Hours:

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. 

On-Campus Housing Check-Out:

All attendees must be checked-out of on-campus housing by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. 

Meals

Meals will be provided starting with breakfast on Thursday, Aug. 3, through dinner on Saturday, Aug. 5. No meals are included for Wednesday, Aug. 2 or Sunday, Aug. 6.

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)
  • One laptop computer per chapter (to submit your chapter’s strategic plan)

What will be provided:

  • Small towel 
  • Bed linens
  • Bed

Travel Stipends

You are responsible for covering the cost of travel to and from Bowling Green State University. However, each chapter will receive a single stipend based upon the one-way distance from that campus to Bowling Green State University and the number of attendees from that chapter. 

For a chapter to receive its stipend, every participant must attend and check-in at every session. Failure to do so will forfeit the entire chapter’s stipend.

Stipends will be awarded as a credit on the chapter's account prior to Sep. 1, 2017. Notification of the credit will be sent to each Consul and Quaestor prior to Sep. 1, 2017.

Thomas Cowan Bell Chapters receive a bonus to their travel stipend outlined below, provided they meet the conditions above. 

Blue level: $250 bonus
Gold level: $1,000 bonus

Stipend amounts can be seen at http://bit.ly/17bltwstipend