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On or about March 8, 2003, the National Board of Alpha and Delta Psi Omegas officially formed a Regional organization structure.

Map of Regions

The Regions are:

REGION 1: Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah

 

REGION 2: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

 

REGION 3: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maritime Provinces, Maryland, Delaware, DC, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

 

REGION 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico

 

REGION 5: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

The new Regional Representatives were charged with increasing activity and organizing conferences among the casts in their respective Regions.

NOMINATION FORM FOR STUDENT MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, the National Officers of Alpha Psi Omega/Delta Psi Omega will select from nominated candidates, two recipients of Alpha Psi Omega/Delta Psi Omega Scholarships each in the amount of $1500 to be used by the recipient to further her/his education and/or professional goals in theatre. Nominations must be made by faculty sponsors of APO/DPO chapters or by the chapter itself. Nominees should be informed of the nomination and the following materials should be submitted to the National Office no later then January 15th of each year. Winners will be announced at the annual national meeting of APO/DPO at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (winners will be informed as early as possible so that they may attend the meeting if they wish; otherwise, the scholarship will be sent directly to the recipient following the annual meeting. Student members of APO/DPO should be nominated for outstanding achievement in theatre work and academic performance (a minimum 3.0 GPA or its equivalent is required). Nominations must include:

  1. Name/Address of Faculty Sponsor and/or Chapter making the nomination.
  2. Name/Address of the nominee.
  3. Letter of recommendation from Faculty Sponsor. This should outline the reasons for the nomination.
  4. 1500 word essay by the nominee describing her/his future plans and goals.
  5. A resumé of the nominee's theatrical activities and academic achievements, honors, etc.
  6. A current transcript of the nominee's academic record.
  7. The Faculty Sponsor should send all materials requested in items one through sixe to the National Office. All of the necessary materials must be sent and received for a nomination to be considered. The National Officers of APO/DPO reserve the right to give no scholarship or only one depending on the quality of nominations received. Only one nomination per chapter may be made each year and the nominated student must be enrolled at the nominating chapter's institution at the time the nomination is submitted.

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO (OR E-MAIL RESPONSES TO):

Dr. Bret Jones, National Business Manager, APO/DPO
Alpha Psi Omega
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount St.
Box 153
Wichita, KS  67260

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Five Steps to Forming a New Chapter

(or Reactivating an Old One)

Better... the forms themselves

STEP 1: SELECT A FACULTY SPONSOR

The sponsor should be a full time faculty member in the department of Speech or Theatre (unless the academic and production activities are in some other discipline). All correspondence is sent to the advisor, unless the advisor elects to do otherwise.

STEP 2: SELECT NEW CANDIDATES

The theatre staff and/or advisor will supply the sponsor with records of new candidates. Most chapters operate by point guidelines. A suggested point system is outlined in the constitution and can be adjusted to each chapter's needs.

STEP 3: CONDUCT AN INITIATION CEREMONY

The National office will, upon request, make the faculty sponsor an honorary member and authorize him/her to induct the new members and elect officers. In order to do so, you will need to order the ceremonies book from the National Office.

Once an initiation ceremony has been conducted, send the initiation report to the National Office with each individual's dues (These are paid only one time per member). Membership cards for each person on the report will be mailed. Faculty sponsors become honorary members and are not required to pay dues.

STEP 4: ADOPT A SET OF LOCAL BY-LAWS BY WHICH YOU OPERATE

The by-laws should include qualifications for membership and anything else that is relevant to your chapter. In most institutions, the administration requires that the constitution and by-laws of student organizations be deposited in the office of student affairs. The National Constitution can be used as a guideline in developing your by-laws. The constitution is available online here.

STEP 5: READ THIS GENERAL INFORMATION

Charter - If you have lost your chapter's charter, you may purchase a replacement. This is not required as you already have a chapter and charter at your school.

Supplies - Supplies are ordered from the National Office. Supplies available include: pledge cards, membership cards, jewelry, scroll, charter, constitution, ceremonies book, membership certificates, and a wall banner. Costs of each are printed on the Supplies page.

Honorary - Alpha Psi Omega chapters are not normally producing organizations but are honorary and run simultaneously with the regular producing organization. Close cooperation and motivation for succeeding are essential for a smooth running and meaningful cast. Most casts establish awards to keep students active and motivated.

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National Policies on Hazing, Invitation to
Join, Induction Period, and Induction Ceremony

Hazing

It is REQUIRED that each Chapter’s Faculty Sponsor seek guidance from their college/university's Office of Student Life, Dean of Students, etc. as appropriate to ensure adherence to all applicable college/university's rules and local and state laws as to what constitutes hazing, and not only strictly follow but exceed those standards.

Hazing has been defined as any activity that endangers the physical safety of another person, or produces mental or physical discomfort; causes embarrassment, fright, humiliation, or ridicule; or degrades the individual.

The National Office policy prohibits hazing during the induction period and induction ceremony. It is permissible to ask inductees to participate in activities that are fun, theatre centered, and which strengthen the relationship between the inductees and the members. No inductee may be asked to participate in any activity that is demeaning, embarrassing, or physically dangerous nor may they be harassed by current or alumni members. No inductee can be required to participate in any activity outside of the National Requirements listed in the 2009 revised National Constitution and Ceremonies if the inductee is unable or unwilling to do so. Most inductees are willing to participate in group activities that are fun and appropriate. The induction card indicates those pieces of information which inductee are expected to know. However, not knowing the Shakespeare selection and/or the Greek alphabet are not reasons for
excluding anyone from the society if an honest attempt was made by the inductee.

Invitation to Join

It is an honor to be selected for membership in Alpha Psi Omega/Delta Psi Omega, and prospective members work hard to meet the requirements for the societies. Chapters should state and post clearly what requirements must be met and how one may apply for membership. National Standards, listed in the 2009 revised National Constitution, may be raised by individual chapters but may not be lowered. It is important to keep in mind that this is an Honor Society, not a social fraternity or sorority. Once students have achieved the requirements, they are invited to join.

Some chapters vote on prospective members who have met the requirements but may decide to wait until later to invite the student to join for the following reasons: there is not a sufficient number or a good balance of inductees to form a viable induction class, because the GPA and participation points are not sufficient, or because the chapter feels that the prospective inductee needs to exhibit a better attitude toward the work or a more mature behavior. In these cases, the student should be notified officially in writing by the chapter’s Faculty Sponsor as directed by the vote of the chapter as to what needs to be done to
achieve induction status.

Induction Period

Activities during the induction period must be voluntary.

Induction Ceremony

The only Induction Ceremony recognized by the National Office is the ceremony issued by the National Office. Chapters must adhere to the National Induction Ceremony strictly, and inductees must participate in all aspects of said National Induction Ceremony.

Acceptable Reasons to Withdraw an Inductee from the Induction Process

       
Engaging in any illegal activity that would reflect negatively on the organization, program, or college/university.

       
Engaging in an activity that violates the college/university’s student code of conduct.

       
Academic standards fall below the national standard or higher local standard.

       
Dismissal from a production by a faculty director or guest director for disciplinary reasons.

       
Refusal to participate in the National Induction Ceremony.