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Archon Election 2019

An Amazing Opportunity to Lead Phi Psi into the Future

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Before applying, please note that you will be  asked the following essay questions. Please type out your answers prior to starting the application and submit them in the form. Please keep answers at 500 words or less.

Please introduce yourself:

What does being a member of a national fraternity mean to you both as an individual and as a member of your chapter?:

Pick a section of The Creed and explain its importance to you as a man, and as a potential Archon:

What do you want to accomplish in your role as an Archon?:

Why do you feel you are qualified for the position of Archon? What strengths do you bring to this position?:

What is an Archon?

An Archon serves as a voting member of the Executive Council and is also the presiding officer of his District Council.  Each Archon serves for a term of two years, beginning in the middle of a Biennium and running through one Grand Arch Council.

Under the Fraternity’s governing documents, an Archon must represent the interests of his district while on the Executive Council.  It is also an Archon’s duty to communicate with each chapter, Alumni Association and Alumni Club within his district, so as to fully and fairly represent their interests to the Executive Council and to provide the Executive Council with accurate information about his district.

The position of Archon is fundamental to Phi Kappa Psi’s governance structure and is a crucial part of the Fraternity’s unique commitment to undergraduate control. Phi Kappa Psi is the ONLY men’s or women’s fraternity which vests its governmental authority predominantly within its undergraduate members.

Learn More: Archon Role & Responsibilities

When is the election?

During the District Council Meeting that will take place at the Woodrow Wilson Leadership School in June, each district of Phi Kappa Psi will elect Archons for the 2019 – 2021 Term. Please note that each chapter is required to send one member to this program, and individuals interested in the archon position must be in attendance,.

What are the position Requirements?

To serve as an Archon, a candidate:

  • Must be an initiated, undergraduate Member of a Chapter within the District represented by the Archon position he is seeking at the time of his election;
  • Must have the greater of a 2.50 Cumulative GPA or the all-men’s average GPA on his campus, whichever is higher.
  • Must attend Executive Council meetings as scheduled and fulfill other obligations connected to his role as a voting member of the Executive Council;
  • Must report on his activities for each Executive Council meeting and quarterly to his District;
  • Cannot be employed by or receive monetary compensation from another member of the Executive Council during his term as Archon
  • Expected Time Commitment is 5 to 10 hours a week

Important Dates:

Friday, April 1, 2019
Archon Application Early Deadline 1                                                                    

All applications received by this date will be distributed to all Chapter Presidents and Alumni Association Presidents.

Friday, May 15, 2019
Archon Application Deadline 2  

All applications received by this date will be included in the District Council packet to be distributed to all attendees of the District Council meeting (Via Email).

Wednesday, June 19 – Sunday, June 23, 2019
District Meeting #1 and District Archon Nominations
District Meeting #2 and District Archon Elections 

District Archon nominations and elections will take place during District Council meetings in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson Leadership School in Indianapolis, Indiana.   

Sunday, June 23, 2019
New Archon Meeting

All new archons will meet with the Executive Director and members of the Executive Council on Sunday morning from 9am – 12pm.

Apply Now

Before applying, please note that you will be  asked the following essay questions. Please type out your answers prior to starting the application and submit them in the form. Please keep answers at 500 words or less.

Please introduce yourself:

What does being a member of a national fraternity mean to you both as an individual and as a member of your chapter?:

Pick a section of The Creed and explain its importance to you as a man, and as a potential Archon:

What do you want to accomplish in your role as an Archon?:

Why do you feel you are qualified for the position of Archon? What strengths do you bring to this position?: