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Grand Arch Council

80th Grand Arch Council heads to Minneapolis, MN

The Grand Arch Council (GAC) is a biennial event that serves as the supreme governing body of the Fraternity. Members come together in the spirit of democracy to cast votes on proposed amendments to ensure a strong future for Phi Kappa Psi. Attendees also nominate and elect Executive Council members to serve for the following two years and make committee recommendations to the Headquarters staff.

Undergraduate members and alumni alike come together not only to conduct business, but to reconnect with brothers from near and far. This tradition started in 1855, three years after the founding of Phi Kappa Psi. GAC has been taking place every two years across the country and has been consistent in delivering policies and decisions that support the advancement of Phi Kappa Psi.

GAC will take place Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Saturday, July 18, 2020

Please find all pertinent information relating to GAC below. Check back often as this will be updated regularly.

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55403
Room Rate: $175 a night

Room block will open on January 22, 2020
Please do not reach out to the hotel prior to this date to reserve rooms in the room block. A link to reserve rooms will be provided here once the room block opens.

Registration will open January 22nd. Registration rates are as follows:

Early – $650
Regular – $700
On Site – $800

Early Guest Program – $350
Regular Guest Program – $400
On Site Guest Program – $500

Daily – $120*

Registration includes all events and meals. Guest Program participation is a separate expense. Members may have an opportunity to register for guest programs if space allows.

*Participants will be allowed to register for up to two (2) days using daily registration. Further attendance will require that participants pay the remaining balance of a full registration based on their original registration date.

Registration is transferable but non-refundable. Members are encouraged to transfer their registration to another member if plans change and they are unable to attend.

We realize that some members will be in search of GAC roommates. It is the Fraternity’s goal to make this as easy as possible for all who plan to attend. We have established a forum for members to connect with others who are seeking roommates. The Fraternity is not responsible for any pairings. The establishment of this forum is a way for members to connect with each other who may be in need of a roommate.

Looking for a roommate? Submit your information here.

View who else is looking for a roommate here.

We have created a Google Forum for members to get feedback from others regarding their amendment proposals.

Wednesday, July 15

7:30am-3:30pm         Foundation Golf Outing
1:00pm-7:00pm        GAC Registration
2:00pm-5:00pm        Education Sessions
7:30pm-9:00pm        President’s Reception

Thursday, July 16

8:00am-9:30am           Welcome & General Session I
9:45am-12:00pm         Committee Meetings I
12:15pm-2:15pm          Awards Luncheon
2:30pm-3:30pm           District Meetings
3:45pm-6:00pm           Committee Meeting II

Friday, July 17

8:00am-10:00am        General Session II
10:30am-12:00pm      General Session III
12:00pm-2:00pm        Mentoring Lunch
2:00pm-4:45pm          General Session IV
5:00pm-6:30pm          Model Initiation
6:30pm-7:30pm          Order of the SC and Guest Reception
7:30pm-10:00pm        Order of the SC Initiation and Dinner

Saturday, July 18

9:00am-12:00pm      General Session V
12:00pm-2:00pm      Lunch on your Own
2:00pm-5:00pm        General Session VI
7:00pm-8:00pm        Reception
8:00pm                       Final Banquet