The Sacred Purpose Blog

Good afternoon Brothers and Friends!

It is with great excitement that we announce that The Sacred Purpose Movement has partnered with WellnessLifestyle to bring your chapter some fantastic resources. With this new partnership, Theta Chi Fraternity members are able to design t-shirts that promote health and wellness and earn 10% of each purchase to support wellness-related chapter activities. WellnessLifestyle contributes an additional 10% of each purchase to wellness education at high schools and universities in need of support.

What is WellnessLifesyle and why the partnership?

Launched in January of 2015, WellnessLIfestyle is a mission-driven organization that empowers students to lead change on campus around health and wellness by launching social messaging campaigns to raise funds for peer wellness education and wellness-related activities on campus. WellnessLifestyle and The Sacred Purpose Movement decided to form a national partnership to utilize the audience of both missions and work together to educate collegiate students about safety, health, and wellness. For Theta Chi Chapters, this partnership provides even more resources than before, while providing an opportunity to earn money in the process. For WellnessLifestyle, the partnership aligns with their mission and builds a greater audience to share best practices related to health and wellness.

Here’s how it works:

Step #1: Connect with WellnessLifestyle no later than September 15, 2015 to let them know that you plan to launch a campaign to raise funds for your Chapter!

Step #2: Create a t-shirt design that inspires any one (or more) of the following wellness values: emotional strength, environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice, health social relationships, intellectual curiosity, leadership, leisure and recreation, physical health, spiritual growth, and wise financial decisions.

Step #3: Submit your design and completed application by September 25, 2015 and wait for final approval by the selection committee.

Step #4: WellnessLifestyle will prepare all behind-the-scenes logistics for your 33-day campaign. All campaigns will launch on October 1, 2015.

Step #5: Launch and promote your campaign by word of mouth and via social media, and encourage everyone in the world to purchase your limited edition design and help you raise funds for your Chapter!

Step #6: At the end of the campaigns, t-shirts will be printed and shipped, and each chapter receives 10% of the total sales from their campaign. WellnessLifestyle will match the 10% of the chapter that earns the most – the most successful Theta Chi campaign will double their earnings!

Step #7: Use what you have earned to support education on safety, health, and wellness or other wellness-related activities for your Chapter!

It’s that simple?

Absolutely! Sara Henry founded WellnessLifestyle to inspire wellness as a way of life and empower students to lead change on campus, and her vision is to ensure that all students have access to the wellness resources they need to make healthy decisions now for a lifetime of success and well-being. Chapters earn 10% of each purchase to support wellness-related activities in your organization or on campus, and WellnessLifestyle contributes an additional 10% to wellness education at high schools and universities in need of support.

So what’s the catch?

There isn’t one! It’s really as straightforward as it seems. But, to make sure that everyone is committed to the campaign, WellnessLifestyle asks that each member of participating Chapters to agree to purchase a t-shirt with the Chapter’s design. The minimum t-shirt order required for a campaign to be successful is 36, and the shirts ordered by your Chapter members will count toward this total.

Need more information?

If your Chapter needs more information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Brandon Younkin, Director of Education, byounkin@thetachi.org

Sara Kathleen Henry, Ph.D., Founder of WellnessLifestyle, sara@wellnesslifestyle.com

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Good Afternoon!

It is with great pleasure that we finally announce a great opportunity for your chapter to save significant money. Starting this academic year your chapter can save up to $10 per man on your annual insurance assessment!

Here’s how:

  1. Your Chapter elects/supports a qualified and motivated Vice President of Health and Safety
  2. Your Chapter recruits and appoints a qualified Health and Safety Advisor
  3. Your Vice President of Health and Safety organizes seven health and safety related events throughout the academic year
  4. Your Vice President of Health and Safety communicates regularly with Director of Education in regards to his progress
  5. Your Vice President of Health and Safety officially reports the final numbers via the Sacred Purpose website
  6. Find a way to purposefully invest the money saved from being on top of your game!

 

If all six of these steps are followed, your chapter will receive a deduction in your annual insurance assessment by $10 per man. It is imperative that your Vice President of Health and Safety report on time and in the correct fashion in order to obtain this discount. You can find the reporting structure via the Sacred Purpose website at www.sacredpurpose.thetachi.org. From the main page of the website, you will find a navigation bar and under the “Resources” tab there is a reporting form.

When all requirements are met and reported, your chapter will receive confirmation from the International Headquarters. In order for the discount to be applied to your chapter’s insurance assessment, all necessary requirements must be met by May 16, 2016. The reduction in dues will be considdered for the 2016-2017 academic year.

If your chapter has any questions regarding The Sacred Purpose Movement, recruiting a Health and Safety Advisor or hosting health and safety related events, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Education, Brandon Younkin at byounkin@thetachi.org or (317) 848-1856.

Good Afternoon!

We hope that your summer has been the best yet and was filled with many unforgettable memories. With the 2015-2016 academic year right around the corner, we thought you might like just a little refresher to get you in the zone! At the conclusion of this blog, we’ll also leave you with a sneak peak of some exciting announcements to come in the near future!

So for our Vice Presidents of Health and Safety, it is your responsibility to set your next term’s Vice President of Health and Safety up for success. With that, it is expected that each chapter host or co-host 7 events with health and safety related topics each academic year. We’ll breakdown what is considered an “event” further on in this post. It is also your responsibility as Vice President of Health and Safety to recruit, train and work with a designated Health and Safety Advisor (click the link to the left to see tips and read about how you could recruit and train your very own advisor.) Finally, as VPHS, it is your duty to report to the International Headquarters when appropriate. This is crucial in measuring our impact on our 150+ host institution’s communities.

So, what is an “event”?

An event related to health and safety sounds vague and hard to understand to some, but it is really just that simple. As Vice Presidents of Health and Safety, you are charged with being the champion in providing educational resources to your chapter, to your campus and to your community. To do this, hosting events seems to be the best course of action.

To host an event, start with a simple idea. Whether that idea be Anti-Hazing Awareness, or Hazing Prevention, or Sexual Misconduct Prevention or Bystander Intervention- you get the idea. A lot of the time your campus will offer resources to these events already. If you think that your chapter would like to be involved with them, reach out to your campus professional who is in charge via email or telephone call. By building those relationships early on in the year, it will set your Chapter up for success in the future. However, you also have the freedom to create an event from scratch! For example, the Zeta Rho Chapter at the University of Kentucky promotes and runs a week-long event educating students about stress reduction called “Shake the Stress Week.” It is highly encouraged to work with or involve other clubs and organizations while hosting your events. Not only does working with other clubs provide your Chapter with more “people-power,” but it also can help with the creativity of the event. Most of all, don’t forget to have fun! With the Vice President of Health and Safety position being only two years old, there is a lot  of room for creativity. It is important to note that the trend you set in your term, will be the trend followed for years to come.

In conclusion, reaching out to other Chapters is always a great idea. From what the reported data shows, there are a 104 Chapters all providing exceptional educational programing in their community. Don’t forget to utilize your most important resource, your Brothers! If your Chapter is stuck and cannot develop an event, please do not hesitate to contact Brandon Younkin, Director of Education at IHQ. His email is Byounkin@thetachi.org.

 

 

 

Psssst: Here’s a look into what will be coming your way in the near future! The Grand Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity has approved of a way for your Chapter to save money on your annual insurance assessment. We will be officially rolling this out in the next week or two, but if you want the “in” on how to save money, it’d be a great idea to start getting ideas rolling for this semester’s health and safety event schedule.

 

That’s all for now! Have a great day.

 

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