On February 22, the brothers of Michigan Alpha at the University of Michigan hosted the 12th annual Bi-Province Retreat for the Sigma North and Sigma South provinces. Eleven chapters were represented and brotherhood was seen throughout the retreat. There were over 100 Phis in attendance along with eight advisers and the Director of Greek Affairs Mary Beth Seiler. Province Presidents Nat Love and Jim Warner welcomed the brothers with words of wisdom and brotherly unity.
This year’s conference also offered a different twist on chapter reports. This year’s reports were done in a forum style with six chapter presidents seated at a table answering questions on how chapters can improve. The audience also provided input as well. Many topics were discussed including successful recruitment techniques and the steps needed to become a Gold Star Chapter. The goal of the Bi-Prov is to work together in the spirit of brotherhood to help each chapter become the greatest version of itself.
Other speakers included General Council Reporter Jeff Davis who spoke about the importance of risk management and discussed the state of Phi Delta Theta. SAPAC also attended the workshop and hosted a presentation on how to prevent sexual aggression acts by being an active bystander. The conference offered synergy, workshops and most importantly brotherhood.