There is a lot to celebrate in February. While Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day may top the typical list, top of any Kappa’s list is Academic Excellence Month!
This month-long celebration of all things scholarly is an important part of the Kappa year. It is a time that we take the time to focus on one of the core purposes of the Fraternity: to encourage and support the intellectual development of its members. Being a student is an undergraduate member’s top priority– but who says that succeeding academically can’t be fun? Try out some of these fun ideas to motivate your chapter and celebrate being #KKGenius!
- During your chapter meeting, ask members to set a S.M.A.R.T. goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound) for Academic Excellence Month, whether it be to study a certain amount of hours, to earn a specific grade on a paper or project, or participate in an academic workshop in their major. Review these at the end of the month and reward members who met their goal.
- Host a “study date” with great snacks and lots of motivation.
- Enter the 2016 Chapter Study Hours Challenge! Track your chapter’s study hours and tabulate the total number of hours for the month. Divide by your total number of members and submit the average study hours by email to your Academic Excellence Specialist. A prize (and year-long bragging rights) will be awarded to the winning chapter!
- Share photos of members studying, academic excellence events or your chapter’s banner on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #KKGenius. The most inspiring ones will be shared by Kappa.
Regardless of how your chapter celebrates, Academic Excellence Month is a great way to celebrate the #KKGenius that surrounds each of us every day.
Now hit the books and have some fun!
Mary Pat Rooney
Academic Excellence Chairman, Assistant to the Director of Chapters