Welcome to the Campus Leadership Portal for the North Central District of Kappa Kappa Psi. In an effort to create a central hub of information for the Directors of Bands and Chapter Sponsors of our 33 great chapters in the NCD, we crafted this page to put the important information in an easy-to-access and up-to-date format. Let us know how we can improve this page to better suit your desires and needs!
We are VERY proud to report that 32 of 33 chapters submitted Fall Activity Reports on time, for a 97% completion percentage. This puts the North Central District as the TOP district in the country for submission completions for the 2016 Fall Activity Report.
We earnestly thank you, our Kappa Kappa Psi campus leadership teams, for your amazing work encouraging your students to complete these important documents on time, and also for taking the time to complete your own portions of the approval process.
(There are no upcoming submission deadlines)
Chapter Personnel Update - All changes in chapter membership status must be accompanied with the submission of a Chapter Personnel Update, along with any required dues, within 30 days of the change being made. For example, if a brother returns to campus in January after a few-semester-long absence, their information and dues should be submitted using this report. Please note, most membership changes that happen at the start of the academic year are reported on the annually-due (September 30) Chapter Personnel Report. This form will need approved by the Chapter Sponsor and Director of Bands.
Initiate Registration - This form must be submitted along with new member dues within 30 days of the completion of the Membership Education Process, marked with Third Degree. This form will need approved by the Chapter Sponsor and Director of Bands.
Graduating Seniors Report - This form must be submitted within 30 days of any graduating chapter member(s)'s official graduation date. This form will need approved by the Chapter Sponsor and Director of Bands.
Leadership Conference - January 21, 2017 - This workshop day is to be held in Terre Haute, Indiana, at Indiana State University. Focusing on leadership and chapter development topics, we encourage all brothers to attend this free event.
South Block Meeting - February 4, 2017 - Hosted in Frankfort, Kentucky at Kentucky State University. This event is open to all brothers, and we especially encourage attendance of those chapters in Kentucky and Southern Ohio. (Free)
West Block Meeting - February 18, 2017 - Indiana University is hosting this event in Bloomington, Indiana. We especially encourage attendance of the chapters in Illinois and Indiana, along with any other brothers from the rest of the district who wish to attend. (Free)
North Block Meeting - March 4, 2017 - This event is taking place in Akron, Ohio, on the campus of The University of Akron. All brothers are welcome, and we ask chapters in Northern Ohio and Michigan to strongly consider attending. (Free)
North Central District Convention - April 7-9, 2017 - Hosted in Columbus, Ohio by the Chi and Eta Chapters at Ohio State University, the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Otterbein University, and the Iota Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at Capital University. Information will be updated as it becomes available, and posted to the official convention website. Registration is expected to cost approximately $55 per attendee, and will be available in January. Active brothers, Chapter Sponsors, Chapter Directors of Bands, and Alumni Association members are welcome to attend!
North Central District Convention - You're Invited!
We have some excellent opportunities for both sponsors and band directors at this event, including the full Kappa Kappa Psi National Council, student conductor workshops, a forum focusing on the experience of collegiate band directors, a reading band, and the performance of the North Central District Intercollegiate Band. In addition, the weekend is filled with incredible workshops targeted at our student members, a performance of a district-wide Third Degree ceremony, and alumni networking opportunities.
Specifically, we are hoping you might wish to join us throughout the day on Saturday for the band director forum, band director luncheon, student conductor workshop, and reading band. Please email us if you would like to attend!
Information will be forthcoming for this year's convention. Please check back frequently, and we hope to see you in April!
The role of Governors in the Fraternity is – without a doubt – a role that is both wide in scope and narrow in focus. It is my firm belief that a Governor should truly be able to maintain awareness of all happenings within his or her jurisdiction on a wide scale, yet also be able to delve into details on specific events and other points of interest. Most importantly, however, I truly believe that one serving in the role of Governor should work their hardest to not just be available to maintain the integrity of the Fraternity and oversee the appropriate application of its precepts and regulations, but to facilitate the development of brothers within a district into life-long participants in Kappa Kappa Psi and in the greater world of college and university bands.
I heartily plan to continue my overall mission through the pursuit of three main goals:
- Reconnect with all student members of the organization.
- Put forth a true and worthwhile effort to work closely with the North Central District of Tau Beta Sigma throughout the biennium.
- Learn from brothers to facilitate topics that they want to learn.
Even more than those three goals, however, each brother of the NCD can fully recognize the importance of every other brother, Sponsor, and Director of Bands. It is in this spirit that I hope to assist in encapsulating the motto, “Kappa Kappa Psi Matters.” Already, brothers of the district are thinking about how best to connect with one another. New projects are being undertaken in the NCD. Important questions are being asked. Students and sponsors are working together to carve out a sizeable niche for our great Fraternity on campuses across the six states of the North Central District. Kappa Kappa Psi does matter, and it could not be more important for the NCD than to recognize its own strides in backing up that phrase.
Gamma Pi, Purdue University
Zeta Omicron, The University of Akron
Grove City, Ohio
I am excited to join the National Leadership Team as one of your two governors. My counterpart, Jason, gave a brief introduction to my fraternal experiences in the August Arpeggio. While my experiences, as well as yours, in the fraternity can be life changing, they are just part of who we are. Along with being a Life Member of the Zeta Omicron chapter at The University of Akron, I am an Economics and Financial Literacy teacher, soccer and softball coach, graduate student, friend, sister, daughter, wife to my wonderful husband Preston, and puppy mom to a sweet rescue named Ruby. And like much of our active membership, there can be at times to let these roles interact harmoniously in my life.
This year, your district council is focusing on the concept of ‘Harmoniously,’ and it’s something that I am personally very excited about. The council is going to be asking students some extremely thought-provoking questions, and I want to encourage everyone to find balance with the programming presented, and your chapters' identities, traditions, and goals, as well as your own.
I look forward to meeting many of you at the various fraternity events around our spectacular district. Please do not hesitate to contact me on Facebook, Twitter, or email if you have questions, concerns, or just want to say hi!