GAC REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

*UPDATE ON HOTEL BOOKING*

Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters is aware that the room block at the Hilton Minneapolis for GAC is full. We thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Phi Kappa Psi’s Grand Arch Council (GAC) is the biennial supreme governing body of the Fraternity. Members come together from across the country to propose amendments, elect Executive Council members, and make committee recommendations for the Fraternity. Think democracy, but also the biggest Phi Psi official party!

Undergraduates and alumni reconnect with brothers from near and far in a tradition that began in 1855, three years after the founding of Phi Kappa Psi. GAC has occurred every two years since, consistently delivering policies and decisions that keep Phi Kappa Psi going!

*Order of the S.C. registration will be sent out in the upcoming weeks. All S.C. members will be notified when registration opens.

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UPCOMING GAC INFORMATION

81ST GRAND ARCH COUNCIL

Hilton Minneapolis
JULY 10-14, 2024

REGISTRATION DRAWINGS

Phi Kappa Psi is excited to share special drawings for GAC registrants! If you complete a full GAC registration by the dates listed at 11:59 p.m. PST, you will be included in each drawing that occurs after that date. You will also get an additional entry for each drawing you qualify for!

Below are each drawing date and prize! Winners will be announced individually and on Phi Kappa Psi’s Facebook and Instagram channels. 

Read the drawing disclaimer below for full drawing details.

 

December 5, 2023

One night free at Hilton Minneapolis (a)

A winner for this drawing has been announced. 

December 26, 2023

$100 discount on GAC registration (b)

A winner for this drawing has been announced. 

January 14, 2024

$100 gift card for travel costs to GAC (c)

A winner for this drawing has been announced. 

February 11, 2024

$50 gift card to the Phi Psi Store (d)

March 10, 2024

One free newly-branded Phi Psi polo (e)

April 14, 2024

One free GAC t-shirt (f)

May 12, 2024

One free Phi Kappa Psi Metal Membership Card (g)

Disclaimer: To be eligible for drawings, individuals must complete a full GAC registration by 11:59 p.m. PST on the date listed for each drawing (a. December 5, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST; b. December 26, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST; c. January 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST; d. February 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST; e. March 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST; f. April 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST; g. May 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST). Individuals who complete a full GAC registration by any of the specific dates will qualify to have their name entered one (1) time for the drawing that occurs for that date. Individuals may also get additional automatic bonus entries into each subsequent drawing(s). Individuals only qualify to win up to one drawing. Once a recipient is announced, that individual is not eligible to win in subsequent drawings. Elected officers and staff members are excluded from the drawing. All drawings are final.  One recipient for each drawing will be chosen at random from the pool of eligible participants.

a. Recipient will receive one gift card in the amount of a standard room at the Hilton Minneapolis based on the convention rate for the Grand Arch Council of $185.
b. Recipient will receive one gift card in the amount of $100.
c. Recipient will receive one $100 gift for the airline of recipients choice OR one $100 gas card.
d. Recipient will receive one $50 gift card to the Phi Psi Store.
e. Recipient will receive one free Phi Psi polo listed originally for $43.95 in the size of their choice.
f. Recipient will receive one free GAC t-shirt int he size of their choice (design will be announced via t-shirt contest).
g. Recipient will receive one free metal membership card.

Recipient will be responsible for any associated taxes or fees included in their drawing prize. No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted. If you do not register by the last deadline (g. May 12, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST), you will not have an opportunity to win ay of the listed drawings.

GAC SCHEDULE

Updated April 2024

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

8:45 a.m. – Busses Depart for Founders Cup
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Founders Cup Registration
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Founders Cup
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Founders Cup Awards Reception
12:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Registration Open
12:00-5:30 p.m. – Undergraduate Welcome Lounge
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
– President’s Reception

THURSDAY, JULY 11

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Registration Open
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Welcome/Opening Ceremonies
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – General Session I
9:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Committee Meeting I
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Awards Lunch
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. – Undergraduate Speaker
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Committee Meeting II
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – General Session II
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Foundation Donor Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Undergraduate Reception

FRIDAY, JULY 12

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Chapter Advisor Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
– Registration Open
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – General Session III
10:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Committee Meeting III
12:00 – 1:45 p.m. – District Luncheons
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Careers and Networking Session
3:30 – 5:25 p.m. – General Session IV
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Order of the S.C. Meeting
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Order of the S.C. Reception
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Order of the S.C. Dinner

SATURDAY, JULY 13

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – House Corporation Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – General Session V
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Chapter Development Services Luncheon (Invite Only)
2:15 – 5:15 p.m. – General Session VI
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Final Banquet – Reception
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Final Banquet

UPCOMING GAC INFORMATION

81ST GRAND ARCH COUNCIL

Hilton Minneapolis
JULY 10-14, 2024

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Everyone! GAC is open to all undergraduates, alumni, and family of Fraternity members. Here’s why:

We want your voice to be heard – GAC is the opportunity for members to express their thoughts, opinions, and vote on how Phi Psi functions.

Meet members and guests from all over the country – People from every state reunite or acquaint for the first time at GAC. Catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and share Phi Psi stories with us!

Opportunity to travel – GAC is held in different cities across America, giving the opportunity to explore somewhere you might’ve never been.

Events for non-members – For guests who are not initiated, there are guest programming activities provided while members conduct Fraternity business. Non-members are encouraged to connect with all attendees.

Chapters are required to send two delegates to attend and vote on Fraternity business. Alumni Associations may also send delegates to vote. Delegates must represent groups that are in good standing and do not have outstanding dues (90 days or more overdue) to be eligible to vote on Fraternity business at GAC. If groups are not in good standing and have outstanding dues, they cannot vote.

Chapters who do not send delegates to GAC will be fined. There is no fine for Alumni Associations for not sending delegates.

Colonies are required to send delegates but cannot vote on Fraternity business.

Opportunities to engage in brotherhood

GAC kicks off with a President’s Reception where brothers gather to catch up and socialize with fellow members, honored guests, Executive Council, and headquarters staff.

GAC ends with a final banquet to celebrate a successful conference! Awards are given to individuals and chapters to highlight their accomplishments.

Conducting Business

Business at each GAC includes general sessions, committee sessions, and district meetings. Attending members conduct fraternity business and socialize with brothers from across their region and nation.

General sessions are just like chapter meetings – conducting new business, committee reports, voting on new Executive Council Alumni members, and much more.

Just like in a chapter, members attend committee meetings to collaborate with one another and brainstorm ways to progress our Fraternity. Committees will then reconvene and share their reports at a general session along with recommendations they may have for Headquarters staff.

District meetings are when groups (chapters and alumni associations) from each district assemble to discuss current updates from their group.

For non-members attending, guest programming is available with activities and events while members conduct Fraternity business.

A full schedule of this upcoming GAC will be provided soon, but above is the gist of what traditionally happens. Can’t wait to see you!

Below you will find the Guest Program for GAC in July. Please note that events are already included in the Full Registration ticket price, but must be added at an additional charge in the Base Registration ticket.

Thursday, July 11:

There are two options to the guest program on Thursday. You will have the option to pick one:

  • Minneapolis Bus Tour and Urban Forage Winery and Cider House (3 hour bus tour, wine tasting, and lunch)
  • Minneapolis Bus Tour and Como Zoo (3 hour bus tour and tickets to the zoo are provided. Lunch will be on your own.)

Friday, July 12:

  • Mississippi River Boat Tour and Lunch

Saturday, July 13:

  • Mill City Museum and Lunch

Registration for the 81st GAC will open December 4, 2023! Stay tuned for updates on how to register online and details to be revealed closer to December 4.

Unfortunately, GAC tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.

However, tickets are transferrable between members. If you end up purchasing a ticket and find out you are unable to make it, you can transfer your ticket to another Phi Psi member at no extra cost. 

This year, we are encouraging members and non-members alike to pre-register for the 81st Grand Arch Council by offering the opportunity to be among the first to order our newly branded Phi Psi polos – and at a discounted price!

Once you register for GAC, you will get a confirmation email thanking you for purchasing your ticket. This email will also include the link to the new design available for purchase.

Phi Kappa Psi has reserved a room block at Hilton Minneapolis. The cost is $185 (+ taxes and fees) per night.

Please note: Though Phi Kappa Psi does not cover the cost of hotel for delegates attending GAC, hotel costs were included in chapter dues, and therefore no action is needed for colony/chapter delegates to reserve a room. 

Good question!

Full Registration covers costs for the President’s Reception, Final Banquet, breakfast each day, and each daily event.

Base Registration covers costs for the President’s Reception, Final Banquet, and breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You will have the option to add on daily events individually at an additional price.

Please note: Space is limited for the number of people who can attend some of the events related to the guest program. If the number of registration exceeds the capacity, priority will be given to those who registered for the full guest program.

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