Undergraduate Info

Registration

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

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. Cancellations, without a replacement registration, after the registration deadline are subject to late fees. Any undergraduate attendee who does not submit a cancellation and does not check in at Balfour LTW will incur a no-show fee of $350. Charges for extra participants, cancellations fees, and no-show fees, will be charged to the chapter or colony after Balfour LTW. Chapters and colonies will have 8 weeks from the date of their stipend or fee notice to inquire about stipends or fees. The deadline will be clearly communicated in the stipend or fee notice. Inquires submitted after 8 weeks will be acknowledged, but not fulfilled.

Cancellation Fees:

July 15 to July 21

$100

July 22 to July 28

$200

July 29 to July 31

$300



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. 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, No shuttle service offered
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, No shuttle service offered

Shuttle to Detroit Metro Airport:

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, 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. 1, 2018, 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, 8 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. 2, 2018.

Lodging

On-campus housing is included in your registration from Wednesday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 5. 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 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, 12:00 a.m. to 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. 5, 2018. 

Hotel Information:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Bowling Green
1544 E Wooster St
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 352-0033

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.

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, undergraduate chapters and colonies will receive $0.18 per mile, round trip, from the location of their chapter (the address on file with Headquarters) to the location of Balfour LTW. 

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, notification of the credit will be sent to each Consul and Quaestor. Chapters and colonies will have 8 weeks from the date of their stipend or fee notice to inquire about stipends or fees. The deadline will be clearly communicated in the stipend or fee notice. Inquires submitted after 8 weeks will be acknowledged, but not fulfilled.

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

Expectations and Conduct Policy

Participants' conduct should reflect Sigma Chi's high ideals and enhance the reputation of our Fraternity. Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (Balfour 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.