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Initiation Ceremony

Initiation ceremonies are conducted either annually or bi-annually depending on the local chapter. Based on your university’s policy for researching GPA, form a list of students who meet the criteria to join SIE listed under Membership and send them an “invitation to join SIE" .

Order initiation materials per instructions listed below. Your ceremony can be as simple or complex as you wish and may include a banquet, reception, speakers, or a simple initiation ceremony based on the Ritual for Initiation . Include family members in the invitation (or encourage the initiates to do so). Additionally, consider inviting distinguished faculty in your college and your dean/associate dean to the ceremony.

Initiation Materials Order Process

Local chapters should following the procedure outlined below to order initiation materials.

  1. Submit a written request for initiation materials including:
    1. A Word document containing a list of all students who wish to be initiated and have met the criteria for membership into SIE. Please use 12-point font or larger and number the names. Make sure the names are typed exactly as they are to appear on the certificate.
    2. The initiation date.
    3. Option number of initiation package from Initiation Fee Sheet – most students choose Option #1).
    4. Name, address, and phone number of advisor for shipment of certificates and pins.
  2. Mail the request to reach* the national office no later than 3 weeks prior to initiation date (or date you wish to receive materials). The printer needs a minimum of four (4) working weeks to print certificates. *Note: It may take 5-10 working days for CSU to receive this request and route it to the SIE office on campus. Please take this into consideration when submitting an order.
  3. Include one check for total initiation fees plus shipping from either 1) the local SIE chapter account, 2) the host institution, or 3) the faculty advisor.
      ( See fee schedule for shipping fee )

Mail order information to:
SIE National Office
Colorado State University
162 Rockwell, 1201 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1201

SIE Honor Stoles/Cords Order Process

Chapters should send a written request for honor stoles/cords to the SIE National Office. The following information should be included:

  1. Number and color of stoles (stoles come in either gold or garnet with the Greek letters SIE embroidered in the contrasting color).
  2. Number of cords (these are all alike – one gold cord and one garnet cord tied together with tassels).
  3. Date of ceremony the stoles/cords will be distributed or worn (graduation, initiation ceremony, etc.).
  4. Name, address and phone number of faculty advisor for shipment.
  5. Payment in one check for total of stoles/cords plus shipping from either 1) the local SIE chapter account, 2) the host institution, or 3) the faculty advisor.
      ( See fee schedule for shipping fee )
  6. Mail the request to reach* the National Office no later than 2 weeks prior to the date needed. *Note: It may take 5-10 working days for CSU to receive and route your request to the SIE office on campus. Please take this into consideration when submitting an order.

Mail order information to:
Brenda Ogden, Director of Chapter Relations
SIE National Office
Colorado State University
162 Rockwell, 1201 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1201

 

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