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Theta Xi Strategic Plan Online Survey

The purpose of this survey is to obtain your input for the Fraternity's 10-year strategic plan. This plan is under development with a target completion date of July 2001 so that it can be adopted at the 137th Anniversary Convention in Palm Springs, California in August 2001.

You should allow 15 -25 minutes to fill out this survey. The more you put into the answers, the more beneficial they will be to determining the direction of the plan.

Survey responses will be held in the strictest confidence by the Strategic Planning Committee!

This survey is copyright of Theta Xi Fraternity and can not be reused without permission

Personal Information (optional): The following demographic-type information will greatly aid our understanding of the pattern of responses.
a. Fraternity role(s): check all that apply

Position
Present
Past
1. Active chapter president
2. Alumni association president
3. Alumni club president
4. Chapter advisor
5. Grand Lodge member
6. Regional Director or Assistant Director
7. National Committee Chairman
8. Foundation Director
9. Alumnus
10. Undergraduate member
11. Associate Member
12. Other:
13. Other:

b. Chapter: Roll Number:

c. Year initiated:

d. Name:

e: Phone number:

f. email address:

Plan involvement:
Please contact me if you would like to discuss my answers more.
I am willing to participate with the Strategic Planning Committee in developing the 10-year plan.

Survey Questions:

1. Communications
a. Overall, how would you rate the quantity of the communications that you receive from the national level of our fraternity (including headquarters and the Grand Lodge) ?

b. Overall, how would you rate the quality of the communications that you receive from the national level of our fraternity (including headquarters and the Grand Lodge)?

2. Chapter Communications
a. In addition to the Ritual and Constitution, what level of chapter guidance or directions should be provided by Theta Xi Headquarters and the Theta Xi Foundation?

b. How useful are the following methods for providing guidance to operating chapters:

Resources
Rating
1. Chapter visitations
2. Regional Conferences
3. President's Academy/Leadership Workshops
4. Chapter Advisor
5. Alumni Association Advice
6. Regional Directors
7. National Listserve
8. More Good Men -- Recruitment Guide
9. Alpha 9 -- Membership Education Guide
10. Benchmarks of Excellence
11. Brother to Brother -- Substance Abuse Guide
12. Values in Action -- Values Clarification
13. RoadMaps -- Mentoring Guide
14. The Quest
15. The Ritual
16. The Constitution and By-laws
17. Officer's Guide
18. Other:

c. Please respond to the following:

Statement
Opinion
1. Chapters should determine their own identities.
2. Chapters should determine their own goals.
3. Recruitment performance of active chapters is important.
4. Scholastic performance of active chapters is important.
5. Risk management at active chapters is important.

3. Chapter Size/ Fraternity Size:
a. Based on my personal experience, I think the minimum number of Brothers in and active undergraduate chapter should be in order for chapter Brothers to experience the complete collegiate fraternity experience.


b. Based on my personal experience, I think the maximum number of Brothers in and active undergraduate chapter should be in order for chapter Brothers to experience the complete collegiate fraternity experience.

c. Based on my personal experience, I think the average number of Brothers in and active undergraduate chapter should be in order for chapter Brothers to experience the complete collegiate fraternity experience.

d. Currently, approximately 50 undergraduate chapters have active Theta Xi Fraternity Charters. I think the ideal number of active chapters for the Fraternity in 10 years (in the year 2010) is:

e. In comparison to other national social fraternities, I believe Theta Xi Fraternity's total active undergraduate membership should be in the:

4. Recruiting New Undergraduate Members:
a. Rate the responsibility of the following Brothers for recruiting new members into Theta Xi:

Theta Xi Group
Desired Responsibility
1. Grand Lodge
2. Executive Director/ HQ Staff
3. Regional Directors
4. Local Alumni
5. Active Chapters
6. National Recruitment Chairman
7. Other:

b. What factors do you think are keeping the Fraternity from recruiting more Theta Xi men?

5. Membership Interaction:
a. Rate the desirability of the following activities to promote cross-chapter interactions:

Activity
Level of Desirability
1. Annual Regional Conferences
2. Regional Recruitment Retreats
3. Additional Regional Get-togethers
4. Visits to Other Chapters in Region
5. Regional Newsletters
6. Regional Listserves
7. National Convention
8. President's Academy
9. Other:

b. Overall, what do you think of the current level of undergraduate member involvement in establishing plans and policies at the national level of the Fraternity?

c. Overall, what do you think of the current level of alumni involvement, commitment, and support of undergraduate active chapters?

6. Building and Recruiting New Undergraduate Chapters:
a. Respond to the following:

Statement
Opinion
1. Diversity in chapter size is important.
2. Diversity in school size is important.

b. Where should Theta Xi Fraternity go to build or recruit new active Theta Xi chapters?

School Type
Opinion
1. Big Name Schools
2. Schools with inactive chapters
3. Schools nearby existing chapters
4. Schools with large Greek systems
5. Schools with growing Greek systems
6. Small - Medium sized schools
7. Other:

c. What factors do you think are keeping our Fraternity from building or recruiting more new chapters or activating dormant chapters?

7. Performance reviews:
a. Rate the performance of Theta Xi Headquarters and the Grand Lodge:

Activity
Rating
1. Providing chapter communications
2. Helping chapters solve problems
3. Answering inquiries and fulfilling miscellaneous requests
4. Collecting fees from chapters
5. Building undergraduate commitment
6. Building alumni member commitment
7. Providing liaison to universities
8. Planning and conducting anniversary conventions
9. Recruiting new chapters
10. Supporting scholastic achievement of chapters

b. Rate the performance of the Theta Xi Foundation:

Activity
Rating
1. Building educational endowment
2. Providing a return on investment
3. Providing chapter house loans
4. Developing chapter programs
5. Providing presidents leadership academy
6. Moderating adverse behaviors of undergraduates
7. Providing regional conference programming
8. Supporting scholastic achievement of chapters

 

8. Strategic Organizational Priorities:
a. Rate the following as relative priorities for the Fraternity over the next 10 years:

Organizational Activity
Importance
1. Increase alumni involvement
2. Increase undergraduate chapters
3. Increase undergraduate members
4. Upgrade chapter housing
5. Increase cross-chapter interaction
6. Enhance national reputation
7. Improve communications
8. Improve scholastic achievement
9. Increase undergraduate commitment
10. Increase financial stability/resources
11. Increase philanthropy/service
12. Improve reputation of Greeks
13. Moderating adverse member behavior
14. Other:
15. Other

 

b. Rate the following chapter priorities in order of importance (1 to 5):

Activity
Priority
1. Scholastic performance
2. Moderating adverse behavior
3. Financial stability
4. Chapter house quality
5. Philanthropy/service

c. Rate the following national priorities in the order of importance (1 to 5):

Activity
Priority
1. Alumni involvement
2. Financial stability
3. National reputation
4. Communications
5. Chapter programming

 

9. General Feedback:
a. If there were 3 things that you would like Theta Xi to start doing, what would they be?

b. If there were 3 things you would like for Theta Xi to stop doing, what would they be?

c. Any additional comments that should be considered in the 10-year strategic plan?