The William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy is Back In Person!

Investing in Our Key Leaders to Create Championship Chapters in TKE

Georgia State University
June 8 - 11, 2023

The William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy (AVA) is designed as TKE’s premier volunteer training opportunity for local level volunteers. This year’s program has a second track focusing on skill development for those wanting to learn facilitation and program development.

Primarily, the AVA focuses on the individual to develop their personal leadership and mentoring style to guide and impact chapter performance. Sessions will be led by the Professional Staff and volunteer leaders in the Fraternity.

Utilizing lessons taught at both the Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Leadership Academy and key principles from Past Grand Prytanis Dr. William V. Muse’s research on leadership and management in the fraternity world, the AVA helps train TKE volunteers to truly build Better Men for a Better World on campuses across North America.

This program is more than simply learning what the Key Result Areas are for the year or how to use the TKE Chapter Module. It explores the volunteer mindset to help you visualize the big picture of how to play an impactful role in TKE's success for decades to come. It aids your growth as a leader in the Fraternity’s mission to aid men in their mental, moral and social development for life.

The 2023 William V. Muse Alumni Volunteer Academy is open to any TKE volunteer serving as a Chapter Advisor, Board of Advisors Member, or Housing Corporation Board Member. The facilitation track is open to any volunteer interested in growing their skillset in delivering high quality programming. Spots are limited so do not wait to submit your application.

For those interested, please apply using the link below. Applications are due by April 7, 2023. If selected, you will receive an email from the TKE Education Team with further information regarding the status of your application and any further instructions. After being accepted, you'll need to complete your full registration by Monday, May 18th. With the upcoming Fall semester, it's vital that our volunteers are leading the way to Creating Championship Chapters.

Together, we can Create Championship Chapters in TKE. Apply today to be a part of an outstanding opportunity for both you and TKE.

Volunteers are critical to Creating Championship Chapters in Tau Kappa Epsilon. These men and women are invaluable and cherished members of the TKE family who inspire excellence within our organization. Focused and dedicated investment is required for our Fraternity to reach its potential!

- Frater Donald E. Aldrich -

Frequently Asked Questions

We've brought back the Alumni Volunteer Academy to help grow our beloved Fraternity.

When are applications due?

Initial applications are due by April 7 and completed registrations are due May 18th. TKE will continue to enroll volunteers as space allows.

How many individuals can attend?

We currently have space for 50 chapter level volunteers and 10 for the Facilitation Track. Crushing your Presentation – Championship Presentations

Who is the program designed for?

The Alumni Volunteer Academy is built for those serving in a local level volunteer capacity such as Chapter Advisor or Board of Advisors members. The Facilitation Track is designed to help those providing programming on the chapter and province level to increase their skillset and effectiveness in delivery. Both new and long-term volunteers willing to learn the ins and outs of helping Create Championship Chapters are welcome to attend.

When and where will be the program held?

We will host the program from June 8-11 on the Georgia State University Campus downtown Atlanta.

How much does this program cost?

Those accepted into this year’s program will pay a $150 registration fee to hold their spot.

What are the expectations of the program?

We expect volunteers to come ready to learn with an open mind and heart. The time commitment for the program is for participants to arrive by the evening of Thursday, June 8 and stay through the sessions on Saturday, departing on June 11.

What You'll Learn

Alumni Volunteer Academy will focus on the development of our alumni and increase their skill set as volunteers. Through training led by TKE Professional Staff members and others, each participant will walk away with a better understanding of their personal leadership style and a revised outlook on the future plans for the International Fraternity. In addition, the following topics will be addressed and specifically tailored to different positions in TKE’s volunteer ranks.

Chapter Advisor

  • Increased skills to assist your chapter in KRA achievement, including recruitment, financial planning, and St. Jude Fundraising.
  • Understand how the KRA scorecard is built and impacts the chapter you advise.
  • Teachings on the current generation of college students and how to most effectively address and communicate with them.
  • Assist your chapter with officer transitions to ensure continued, year-to-year, success.
  • Meet with other Chapter Advisors to share best practices and techniques.

Board of Advisors Chairman

  • Refine your leadership abilities as the point person for the BoA and, by extension, all alumni from your chapter.
  • Evaluate the structure of your chapter’s Board of Advisors to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • Understand the day-to-day operations of a collegiate chapter to best understand how the BoA can support their goals.
  • Specific information for those Board of Advisors who manage a chapter house.
  • Discussion on TKE insurance policy to increase knowledge of support provided to BoA members.
  • Interact with other BoA Chairmen to share best practices and techniques.

Board of Advisors Officer or Member

  • Explore the most effective and efficient practices for running and operating a Board of Advisors.
  • Learn about effective communication strategies with today’s college students to ensure a strong relationship between the BoA and the chapter officers.
  • Discussion on TKE insurance policy to increase knowledge of support provided to BoA members.
  • Interact with other BoA members to share best practices and techniques.

House Corporation Member

  • Learn more about your critical role in leading the landlord-tenant relationship with the chapter.
  • Gain insight to helping create environments for successful chapter operations.
  • Discussion on TKE’s insurance policy and property program to increase your knowledge of support provided to House Corporation Members.
  • Interact with other alumni volunteers to share best practices and techniques

Alumni Association Officer

  • Work with TKE HQ on compiling a valuable and accurate contact list of chapter alumni.
  • Improve your event-planning process for alumni association gatherings.
  • Recruit new members to your alumni association.
  • Manage your Alumni Association’s social media activity.
  • Interact with other alumni association officers to share best practices and techniques.

Alumnus Interested in Getting Involved

  • Explore the different volunteer positions available to you and where you may fit in within the TKE volunteer team.
  • Define expectations for yourself as a TKE volunteer and alumnus.
  • Interact with our top TKE volunteers and gather information on serving TKE moving forward.

Graduating Senior

  • Evaluate the expectations of continuing to serve TKE past graduation and where your talents can best be utilized.
  • Understand relationships and impacting in interacting with college students as a recent graduate.
  • Network with other volunteers and learn how TKE can assist in building connections for your future.
  • Reflect on your college experience to frame your volunteer experience moving forward.

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