Application for Grand Council

Applications will be accepted thru July 22, 2022.

The Grand Council serves as the Board of Directors for Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Inc. The Grand Council will be elected at the Grand Chapter meeting held during the weekend of Oct 6 – 9, 2022, and will serve for two years. Those interested in serving on the Grand Council are encouraged to submit their name for consideration to the nominations committee.

Members of the Grand Council should expect to put in 2-3 hours per week in service to the Fraternity. Article V and Article VI of the TEΦ Constitution has further information and qualifications on serving as a member of the board of directors. Specific information related to the officers of the grand council can be found here – Grand Council Officers. The latest version of the TEΦ Constitution can also be found on the TEΦ Governance page. Note that members must be in good standing having paid their dues (lifetime member or annual alumni dues paid) to be eligible for office. Feel free to contact any current member of the Grand Council if you have questions about serving. You can also contact the nominations committee by emailing there here.

Candidates for consideration on serving on the Grand Council shall submit an application and agree to provide the following prior to being interviewed by the Grand Council:

  1. A signed non-disclosure statement.
  2. A signed Conflict of Interest form.
  3. Submit to a background check.
  4. Provide a declaration of understanding that Grand Council members, in most cases, are expected to fund their own travel to Grand Council meetings when appropriate. Note the Grand Council is proposing a change in legislation which would allow for more electronic participation, but even if that passes some travel will still be expected.
  5. Any other documentation that the nominating committee may deem necessary.

Footnote – Regarding background checks – Certain states require that an organization that works with children under the age of 18 must submit all board members and staff to a background check for the safety of the children and for the liability of the organization.  Since some college students start college prior to their 18th birthday and Tau Epsilon Phi is active in multiple states, the Grand Council has determined that this requirement is prudent for the welfare of the organization and its membership.

Nominations from the floor of Grand Chapter:

A candidate may nominate themselves for any position from the floor during the election at Grand Chapter. Prior to any balloting taking place, a nominee from the floor must:

  1. Confirm to the Grand Chancellor, and in collaboration with the nominating committee, if possible, that they meet all requirement for the position as enumerated in the Constitution.
  2. Immediately complete all necessary paperwork, including but not limited to, the non-disclosure agreement, conflict of interest form and acknowledgement statement about incurring costs as a member of the Grand Council.
  3. Immediately authorize a background check to be conducted.
  • As the background check requires several days to complete, any candidate nominated from the floor and elected to a position who fails to pass a background check will have their election declared null and void by the Grand Council and the candidate who came in second (or the next appropriate ranking) shall assume the position having previously qualified.
  • If there is no additional candidate or that candidate refuses to take the position, the position shall be filled by the Grand Council as a normally occurring vacancy outlined by the Constitution.

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