2020 National Conclave

From Coast to Coast
July 31 – August 1, 2020

National Conclave Update
May 5, 2020

In response to the continued uncertainty of the national health emergency caused by COVID-19, the Sigma Alpha National Sorority Board has voted to adapt the 2020 National Conclave planned for Minneapolis this July. While the meeting will still be held July 31-August 1, 2020, chapter voting delegates and alternate delegates will now participate virtually. The participation requirements and expectations for this event as outlined in the national bylaws & standing rules will still apply; only the format and delivery will change.

National President, Kelly Lawler, shares the board’s decision basis and a framework of the plans for the meeting in this video. Additional details regarding registration, delegate forms, Conclave scholarships, the national awards competition and all respective deadlines will be forthcoming over the coming weeks.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through the changes. We look forward to meeting with you this summer!

Sigma Alpha National Sorority Board

In 2015, Sigma Alpha Sorority moved to hold its National Convention on a biennial basis and to hold a National Conclave in the years in which there is no National Convention.

Program Design & Purpose

The National Conclave is designed as a concentrated leadership development session for collegiate and alumnae leaders. Chapter delegates will network with other sisters, national leadership team members and sorority staff to:

  • Identify sorority priorities
  • Develop policies
  • Impact programs within the national organization

Delegates will have the opportunity to examine current policies and procedures, elect new national leaders and direct the priorities of the national organization. Sisters will work within national committees and focus on issues, programs and situations affecting both collegiate and alumnae members. Through this committee work, recommendations will be presented to the national leadership team for action and implementation.

Who Can Attend?

Attendance at the Sigma Alpha National Conclave is limited to one Voting Delegate (required for collegiate chapters) and one Alternate Delegate (optional) per collegiate and alumnae chapter. Chapters must be in good standing with the National Sorority to be eligible to vote during the National Congress. Chapter advisors are also encouraged to attend.

How Do Chapters Select Their Delegates?

Chapters should select a delegate according to the process outlined in its chapter bylaws. In addition to being a sister who is interested in further investing in herself, her chapter and her sorority, the ideal delegate should:

  • Be active within chapter activities.
  • Currently hold (or hold in the coming year) a leadership position.
  • Remain in the chapter for at least two semesters or three quarters post-Conclave (collegiate delegates only).

The sister or sisters selected to represent your chapter should be willing to partake in the decision-making process within the national sorority, to represent the best interest of her chapter and to share with her chapter what she learned.

2020 Conclave Schedule

Preliminary Schedule

Coming Soon

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