Phi Beta Chi's National Convention is the legislative body of our sorority. Convention is the place where members vote on business, elect new national directors, participate in workshops geared towards our active members and/or life after college, learn from one another, and so much more.
"The Sweetest Sisterhood"
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Convention 2020 will take place on Saturday, August 1st. The National Board of Directors (BOD) be hosting the National Business Meeting and a couple of workshops through a web conferencing system to make convention more accessible for Active Members, Alumnae Members, and advisors to attend - all you need is an internet connection. The best part is that convention is FREE!
In addition, the BOD will be leading pre-convention breakout workshops geared towards each collegiate officer's responsibilities between May and July. These workshops are mandatory for collegiate directors, but will be open for all other active members and alumnae if they wish to attend.
Due to COVID-19, we are sorry to announce that we will not be coordinating any regional gatherings as originally planned. However, we hope you feel welcome to join in any of the pre-convention breakout workshops that we will be planning in the months leading up to August 1st.
Web conference call links and other information related to convention and pre-convention workshops will only be distributed by email to members and advisors who are registered.
All times listed below are in Central Time.
Welcome & Introductions (1pm)
National Business Meeting (1:15pm)
Session 1: "Letters that Last A Lifetime" with Lauren Cook (3pm)
Session 2: ROSE Foundation (4:10pm)
Session 3: Bethesda (4:30pm)
Annual Awards & Closing (5pm)
Keystone Speaker Lauren Cook
"Letters that Last A Lifetime"
"There’s a reason that you said “yes” to your organization on Bid Day. But why do you continue saying “yes” and showing up? Chances are, it is because you have found a community in Greek life. Lauren Cook shows how this community can extend beyond college. Saying “yes” to our chapters can be a lifetime experience, not just something that you “were” a part of back in the day.
Lauren shares how our lives can be shaped personally and professionally by the Greek community. Indeed, Lauren shares how her time working at Disney, traveling the country, and the ring on her finger all came from saying “yes” to not only her chapter, but the Greek community as a whole. Lauren invites members to be openly proud to identify as Greek…you never know what or who might change your life when you do.
As a result of attending this program, students will learn:
how to build a lifetime appreciation for being a Fraternity & Sorority member beyond college graduation,
how to engage the power of mentorship by inspiring students to seek mentors and be mentors themselves, and
to find pride within the Fraternity & Sorority Life community and challenge the negative stigmas held against the Greek system."
Lauren Cook, also known as The Sunny Girl, is a graduate from UCLA with a double major in Communication Studies and Psychology. Lauren currently works as a therapist at USC’s Student Counseling Center and is a Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
As the author of The Sunny Side Up and now with her latest publication, Name Your Story, she travels around the country speaking about mental health, happiness, and wellbeing. Lauren has worked at NBC Network News, E! News, and Disney during her time in college and she is a proud member of Chi Omega sorority. Lauren graduated from USC with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and is now working towards her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Visit Lauren's full profile on https://campuspeak.com/speaker/lauren-cook/.
One of the things we enjoy about convention is the wealth of knowledge and resources that are shared between attendees, both active and alumnae members. This year's virtual convention limits our time together so we've launched a series of pre-convention workshops to really dig into topics that are relevant for each collegiate officer.
These workshops are mandatory for the corresponding collegiate officer, but any active or alumnae member is welcome to attend. If the corresponding officer is unavailable for the designated workshop date, at least one other member must be sent in her place.
Pre-register for sessions on the new Events page on our website! Pre-registration is required to obtain the Zoom web conference login info.
All times listed below are in Central Time.
June 6 at 10am - Expansion & PR
June 19 at 5:30pm - Membership
June 20 at 12pm - Development & Education
June 28 at 7pm - Finance
July 19 at 3pm - Operations
July 26 at 12pm - Customs
July 30 at 8pm - Policy & Standards
Even though we're unable to host our Annual Awards Banquet in person this year, we're still celebrating Phi Beta Chi chapters, colonies, and individuals who made a significant contribution to our sisterhood this past school year.
Nominations were due June 30th.
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The shirt shop is OPEN!
Whether you join us for the rest of convention or not, you're going to want to purchase one of these sweet (pun intended!) Phi Beta Chi shirts.
Choose from a classic t-shirt, a tank, or a sweatshirt.
Or buy more than one if you're so inclined!
Proceeds from shirt sales go directly to the sorority.
ROSE Foundation Donations
We are so thankful to the Rose of Sharon Education (ROSE) Foundation for sponsoring this year's keynote speaker, Lauren Cook! Hiring guest speakers wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of Phi Beta Chi members and friends.
If it is on your heart to give back to the educational and scholarship needs of the sorority, please consider making a donation to the ROSE Foundation this year. Donations are optional and are not required to participate in Convention 2020.
Donations are tax-deductible and can be made via PayPal or
by check mailed to: PO Box 65426, West Des Moines, IA 50265
For more information about the ROSE Foundation, visit the Foundation page.