Carroll Simons Institute


Named after longtime volunteer Carroll K. Simons, this institute brings together current and future chapter officers from throughout the Fraternity for a weekend of experiential training in practical leadership and chapter operations. Participants and facilitators enjoy working with and learning from each other in a setting that promoted teamwork and cooperation.

As a result of CSI, participants have stated that they are better prepared to build high-functioning Chapters and carry-out a top quality Phi Kap experience utilizing the best practices throughout our Chapters and the fraternal world.

We believe that stronger chapters will lead to increased membership through better recruitment and improved retention. Officers will know and utilize the best methods in fulfilling their duties. Brothers will form a tighter bond to their chapter and to Phi Kappa Sigma. Alumni will recognize their quality experience and be more open to providing support and service in their post-graduate years.

At the 2004 Grand Chapter convention, the Fraternity named its Outstanding Chapter Award in honor of Carroll K. Simons. The award is given to only the best well-rounded Chapters that establish an excellent record in all chapter operations. The intended result of the Carroll Simons Institute is to provide the necessary breadth of training to our undergraduates to elevate them toward achieving this award.

Topics covered include:

  • Alumni Engagement
  • Budget Development and Financial Management
  • Developing an Academic Program
  • Dynamic Recruitment
  • Event Planning and Marketing
  • New Member Education
  • Philanthropy & Community Service
  • Public & Community Relations
  • Time Management, Delegation, and Project Planning