Ensure each Initiate is provided feedback in person at least once on the Initiate's progress on the requirements of the Chapter Initiation Program.
Each Initiate must receive feedback on their progress at least once during the Initiation Program as required by the National Constitution. This should occur around the midway point of the program to provide Initiates an opportunity to make improvements. Making decisions about whether or not an Initiate should continue in the program at this point is a violation of their due process rights.
During the course of the term, it is important that the Initiate Advisor keeps the Chapter up-to-date on the progress of each Initiate in the Initiate Class. Members may have an opportunity to share their feedback regarding Initiates at a midway review Chapter discussion. This
feedback could include observations of an Initiate gleaned through interactions at events or in one-on-one meetings.
After gathering information about Initiate performance, the Initiate Advisor should hold individual conversations with each Initiate to provide feedback in a private setting. In some cases, the Initiate Advisor may choose to include the Big or other trusted Chapter leaders in these conversations so that the Initiate feels supported in making the necessary changes.
In order to ensure due process, Initiates must get feedback on their progress. Feedback may include acknowledging:
- Strengths the Initiate has
- The Initiates progress in the Initiation Program
- Favorite/Least favorite parts of the Initiation Program
- Challenging parts of the Initiation Program and how the Chapter can be more accommodating