DeVotie Ritual Institute

November 3-4, 2017
Evanston, IL

The Institute is a great way for brothers to learn more about our Ritual and how to apply it to their daily lives. Attendees will stay at the Holiday Inn North Evanston and be able to walk to the Levere Memorial Temple. When you register for this event, your hotel reservation will be made for you as well if you choose the "Registrant with Hotel" option. If you plan to make your own lodging arrangements, choose "Registrant without Hotel."

Please review the information below for full details on the program prior to registering. If you have any additional questions, please contact James Irwin.

 

EVENT OVERVIEW

Our DeVotie Ritual Institute provides initiated, undergraduate brothers as well as alumni with the experience to learn about the Ritual of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and its application in both chapter and individual life. This weekend event will provide attendees with knowledge of the application, history and use of our Ritual in daily life and chapter settings. In addition, the Institute gives brothers a memorable experience by using our historic headquarters at 1856 Sheridan Road as a backdrop.

This program is open to all initiated brothers, though alumni hotel accommodations and participation is limited, so please register soon if you wish to take part in the program.

MISSION AND OUTCOMES

The DeVotie Ritual Institute will educate undergraduates in the Ritual of Sigma Alpha Epsilon through four areas: knowledge, execution, education and accountability.

By attending the DeVotie Ritual Institute, members will:
• Attain a basic knowledge of the Ritual through discussion and presentation by trained facilitators.
• Learn best methods of execution and applications of the Ritual within chapter, ceremony and life by practice, discussion and observation.
• Learn methods to educate members on the Ritual passed to them to other members.
• Learn how the Ritual should be used to maintain accountability within the chapter.

REGISTRATION COSTS & DEADLINES

Registrant with Hotel (Deadline October 9 or sell-out): $95
This includes registration for the event and provides your meals for Friday night and all day Saturday, as well as hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn North Evanston for Friday and Saturday night.

Early Registrant without Hotel (Deadline October 9 or sell-out): $55
This includes registration for the event and provides your meals for Friday night and all day Saturday.

Registrant without Hotel (After October 9 or until sell out): $75
This includes registration for the event and provides your meals for Friday night and all day Saturday.

Alumni Track with Hotel (Deadline October 9 or sell out): $150
This registration is for alumni who wish to participate in our Ritual Institute. Space is limited, and all dates and times remain the same as the collegiate program. We ask that if you have previously attended, you allow other alumni to attend. This includes registration for the event and provides your meals for Friday night and all day Saturday, as well as hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn North Evanston for Friday and Saturday night.

Early Alumni Track without Hotel (Deadline October 9 or sell-out): $90
This registration is for alumni who wish to participate in our Ritual Institute. Space is limited, and all dates and times remain the same as the collegiate program. We ask that if you have previously attended, you allow other alumni to attend. This includes registration for the event and provides your meals for Friday night and all day Saturday.

Alumni Track without Hotel (After October 9 or until sell-out): $120
This registration is for alumni who wish to participate in our Ritual Institute. Space is limited, and all dates and times remain the same as the collegiate program. We ask that if you have previously attended, you allow other alumni to attend. This includes registration for the event and provides your meals for Friday night and all day Saturday.

Registration, Substitution and Cancellation Deadlines
Registrants who wish to take part in the room block must register by 4:00 pm Central Yime on October 9. Starting October 10, the rate for those not using the hotel block will increase as indicated above. The deadline for registration for those who do not wish to stay in our room block is 4:00 pm Central Time on October 30.

Cancellations & Substitutions may be submitted until 4:00 pm on October 30. All substitutions will incur a $75 substitution fee. After that time, no refunds will be issued. We are sorry, but Sigma Alpha Epsilon Foundation Chapter Education Funds cannot be used for the registration fees for the DeVotie Ritual Institute.

HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM PRIORITY REGISTRATION DEADLINE

As part of the health-and-safety fee allocation, chapters have the opportunity to earn credit toward their health-and-safety fee per man by having at least one member from the chapter attend and graduate from the DeVotie Ritual Institute. A space will be guaranteed for one brother from each chapter from across the Realm through October 1. After that time, registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
In other words, make sure you have at least one delegate registered by October 1.

DEVOTIE RITUAL INSTITUTE TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Fraternity is offering a limited number of tuition scholarships this year. This will cover the cost of registration. Travel to and from Evanston will still be the responsibility of the recipient. To apply for the scholarship, please click HERE.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT TERMS

By registering for this event, you hereby acknowledge that you have read all of the following terms and conditions and agree to them:

By completing this registration, you certify you are either 1) registering yourself for the event or 2) completing registrations for fellow chapter members on their behalf and are liable by doing so. During registration, it is the responsibility of the person registering to keep track of who he registers, and that person will be responsible for payments for any member he registers. Failure to pay for yourself, or the members you registered, will result in your chapter being billed.

Registrants wishing to take part in the room block must register by 4:00 pm Central Time on October 9. The deadline for registration for those who do not wish to stay in our room block is 4:00 pm Central Time on October 30.

Cancellations may be submitted until 4:00 pm on October 30. After that time, no refunds will be issued.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

SUBSTITUTIONS & CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations & Substitutions may be submitted until 4:00 pm on October 30. All substitutions will incur a $75 substitution fee. After that time, no refunds will be issued.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Those who indicate at the time of registration they wish to be part of our hotel group will automatically be placed on the list to stay at the Holiday Inn North Evanston. Those who do not will have to secure hotel accommodations on their own. Please note, our special discounted rate at the hotel will be extremely hard to beat elsewhere in the Chicagoland area. Partial night rates will not be permitted, and roommate requests cannot be honored. If space permits, those who initially chose not to take part in the hotel block may do so, but once you have opted in, partial refunds of registration are not permitted.

You will be required to provide your own transportation to and from the Levere Memorial Temple. Sigma Alpha Epsilon will not provide transportation to or from the Levere Memorial Temple or Holiday Inn North Evanston.

The address for the hotel is:
Holiday Inn North Evanston
1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Those members who have graduated from the DeVotie Ritual Institute and remain in school are eligible to apply for our Ambassador Program, which allows for those who previously attended the Institute to assist in the planning and operation of the program. These dedicated and thoughtful students will assist the faculty and staff to ensure the success of the program.

To apply for the program, click HERE.

SCHEDULE & CURRICULUM

Please view the 2017 schedule HERE.

CODE OF CONDUCT

As an attendee of our Institute, you will be asked to agree to the following terms, which help designate us as true gentlemen and leaders:

I do hereby agree to adhere to the following Code of Conduct while I am a delegate of the DeVotie Ritual Institute. My conduct will at all times be a reflection of “The True Gentleman.” I will not violate the laws of the land, the regulations of my university/college or the Fraternity Laws and health-and-safety policies of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

If I fail in any way to follow this Code of Conduct, I fully understand that the Eminent Supreme Recorder or his designee has the right to remove me from the institute immediately and send me home at my own expense, or with my chapter being billed by the Fraternity Service Center. I also understand that if this occurs, my membership in Sigma Alpha Epsilon may be terminated.

As a gentleman, I understand that some t-shirt slogans or pictures can be vulgar or tasteless. I will refrain from wearing such a shirt while a part of the DeVotie Ritual Institute. If I have a question as to my shirt’s acceptability, I will ask a staff or faculty member for guidance. I realize that this type of dress reflects on the image of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

I further agree that I shall continue to abide by the Scope of Association, which I signed upon claiming my sae.net account.

I understand that if my poor attendance at general sessions, seminars, or meetings or my conduct warrants my failing the DeVotie Ritual Institute and not being awarded a diploma, I will be responsible for reimbursing the total tuition cost paid by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. I understand and acknowledge that attendance at the entire Institute — from start to finish — is required for successful graduation. Departing early from the Institute, for any reason, may result in my failure to graduate from the Institute. Additionally, I understand that if my actions cause injury to someone or something, I will indemnify and hold Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Foundation harmless from any claims arising from my actions.

 

Click HERE to register for the 2017 DeVotie Ritual Institute

 

 

 
 

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