Archon Election 2019
As with any large organization, performance of the governmental and managerial functions requires the participation of many people. In Phi Kappa Psi, these people are elected officers, appointed officers and employed staff. The hallmark of Phi Kappa Psi is its 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 undergraduates. Under this system, the Fraternity is organized into Chapters, Colonies, Alumni Associations and Clubs. These organizations are also grouped into Districts, which are established on the basis of geographical and administrative efficiency.
The Archon is the presiding officer of his district and serves for a term of two years. It is the 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 regarding these organizations. He is also the custodian of the archives, records, and other property of the district.
The Executive Council is responsible for the decisions of the Fraternity during the intervals between meetings of the Grand Arch Council. It is composed of four alumni members — the President (SWGP), Vice President (SWVGP), Secretary (SWAG), and Treasurer (SWP) — and six undergraduate members —
Archons — representing the six districts of the Fraternity.
- Must be an undergraduate member at the time that he is elected to serve
- Must live/attend school within the district he is elected to represent
- Prohibited from receiving employment, and/or monetary compensation from Executive Council during their tenure.
- Attend Executive Council Meetings
- Submit Report for Executive Council Meeting and Quarterly Report
- Must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or meet the all men’s average for his campus, whichever is
Those members who are interested in running for archon at their District Council meetings are able to submit information using this form. This form allows for interested candidates to provide information regarding their candidacy to the District prior to the District Council Meetings.
Please have the answers to the following questions prepared before starting your candidacy application:
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?