Lambda Kappa Sigma
December 2016
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TriviaLKS Trivia
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Here is the question...

What LKS sister served our philanthropy Project HOPE on their service ship, S.S. HOPE, as a staff pharmacist?

Hint: Go check out your Member Manual!
Upcoming Dates
January 15, 2017
Deadline for Educational Grant Applications

February 1, 2017
Early-Bird Registration Ends for APhA Annual Meeting

February 15, 2017
Deadline for submitting Chapter Reports 

March 15, 2017
Hygeia Day Learn more

March 24-27, 2017
APhA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Come see members of your Grand Council!

April 30, 2017
Deadline for submitting Officer Roster Forms

August 3-5, 2017
LKS Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Mark your calendars! Visit for all the latest.
Chapter Birthdays
February 21--Alpha Sigma and Beta Beta
March 18--Tau
March 23--Alpha Theta
March 30--Alpha Omicron
April 4--Lambda and Omicron
April 11--Beta
April 18--Delta and Beta Alpha
April 20--Chi
April 24--Nu
April 25--Alpha Phi
April 27--Alpha Psi
April 28--Alpha Lambda
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Greetings from your Grand Vice President for Collegiates!

It's hard to believe that the fall semester is almost over! It has been amazing seeing all the incredible things you have done this semester. I have been blown away with your creativity and dedication to promoting our new Women's Health Initiative of skin cancer and to supporting Project HOPE! You should be proud of your hard work and dedication!

This semester, we focused on recruitment. Recruitment is mostly seen as a once or twice a year occurrence directly before Orientation. But to effectively recruit amazing Potential New Members (PNMs), we need to change our mindset and think of recruitment as a constant process. By developing a strong recruitment program, we can attract the best PNMs to make a stronger future for our chapters and fraternity. 

Below you will find a couple of resources to help you strengthen your recruitment process. We are in the process of developing our new Recruitment and Orientation Manual that will be out next spring! If you have any questions about recruitment or orientation, be sure to reach out to your Region Supervisor!

Your chapters should have also received new Ritual Manuals. (Haven't received them? Email The manuals include our fraternity's sacred and historical rituals that we perform on special occasions. One of the things that differentiates Greek organizations from other organizations is the common ceremonies that we share. We want to ensure all our chapters are performing these correctly and at the appropriate times. All chapters should take time to review the new Ritual Manual to make sure they are performing rituals correctly and that they have all the supplies need. Also, please make sure you return your old Ritual Manuals as outlined from Headquarters. If you need help, please reach out to your Region Supervisor!

I would also like to encourage all collegiates to apply for Educational Grants! The Educational Trust Liaison Committee works very hard to provide $1,000 grants to eight well-deserving students. You can find out more information and apply here. The deadline to apply is January 15th!
I hope you all enjoy this Winter Edition of LinKS. Please keep in touch!


Amanda Higgins, PharmD
Grand Vice President for Collegiates
Finding Your Ideal MembersMembers
Renne Savory, Eastern Atlantic Region Supervisor
Check out this article by Renee Savory, about how to attract the lambs you want for your chapter!
10 Steps for Recruitment SuccessRecruitment
Follow these steps below to ensure a successful recruitment process!
  1. One (or Two) Person(s) in Charge
    • Elect one or two people to solely be in charge of recruitment. This should be an executive level position with a year-long term in office. Pick a strong leader who is organized. 
  2. Post a "Wish List"
    • Make a list of people who you WISH were members and make it visible every time you have a meeting. 
    • The list should be 3-4 times the size of your current chapter.
    • Keep track of which sisters have met each person on the wish list.
  3. Discuss Recruitment at Every Meeting
    • Take no more than 10 minutes to discuss one to two people on your wish list and to talk about your recruitment plans.
  4. Post Goals
    • Create goals for the semester and year and review them at every meeting to keep your enthusiasm going.
  5. Skills Training
    • Train your members to develop good communication skills and practice, practice, practice!
    • All members should know answers to common questions and be able to address simple concerns.
  6. Include Recruitment in What You Already Do
    • Recruitment shouldn't be more work. Incorporate it into what you already do!
    • At least two chapter events per month should include recruitment.
  7. Written Expectations for All Members
    • Recruitment is not just about the leaders. All members are expected to participate. 
    • Expectations could include each member contacting at least one Potential New Member (PNM) on the wish list each week.
  8. Positive and Negative Incentives
    • If members go above and beyond basic expectations, recognize and reward their efforts!
    • If members are falling short of expectations, be clear of the consequences. This can include if sisters do not attend all recruitment events, they are not eligible to be a Big. 
  9. Measurable Membership Eligibility Standards
    • What are you looking for in a member? Set standards that you are proud of and that reflect our Core Values. Then make them known on campus. 
    • High-quality PNMs are looking for an elite organization not a club anyone can join. 
  10. Team Based Organization Structure
    • Recruitment should not be a lot of work. Use your resources!
    • Create a Recruitment Committee using 20% of your chapter. This committee will implement your chapter recruitment plan and serve as Team Captains to organize the rest of the chapter to carry out the plan. 

Please note that these tips may need to be adapted depending on your chapter size. More tips and tricks will be coming with the Recruitment and Orientation Manual to help you figure out what's best for your chapter. 


Adapted from David B. Stollman of CAMPUSPEAK, INC. "10 Steps for Recruitment Success and Best Practices"


What Are Ewe Up To?Ewe
Check out some of the neat things our chapters have been doing this fall!

Alpha Zeta's Fall 2016 Recruitment Campaign--Go for the Gold!

Alpha Theta hosted a bowling fundraiser for Project HOPE as a recruitment event!

Alpha Pi created these great LKS tanks for their recruitment fair!

Alpha Iota created this amazing poster with what LKS has to offer, including their recruitment events!
We Recruited...Now What?NowWhat
You have a group of PNMs whom you have invited to be a part of your chapter. What's next? Orientation begins! Below is a short synopsis of what orientation should include. 

Induction is an important ceremony that marks the start of orientation. Orientation activities should not start until all PNMs have gone through Induction. Go to your Ritual Manual to find out what you need to perform the Induction Ceremony. 

Our Member Manual is a guide to help your leaders teach LKS history, fraternity structure and other useful information. It also includes a quiz that can be used to test LKS knowledge. All chapters should be using this as a resource during their orientation process. Find our Member Manual here

The Big/Little relationship is key to a successful orientation. It's good practice to assign Bigs and Littles and have them meet either at the beginning of orientation or shortly after. Having that special connection makes orientation more special. 

Sunrise Ceremony is another important ritual during orientation. This marks the halfway point between Induction and Initiation. This is a very symbolic and meaningful ritual that is a favorite among sisters. Sunrise too early for you? Make it a Sunset Ceremony or pick another time of your choosing! 

Initiation is the final ceremony performed to mark a PNM's official crossover to becoming a member of LKS. This is the day your PNMs have been waiting for! To celebrate your new sisters, make it a fun party with cake and some LKS gifts!

More information about orientation will be available in the Recruitment and Orientation Manual.