DKE alumni leadership guided our students through a two day Strategic Planning conference with the assistance of our faculty advisor, Professor Richard Shupp ’67, and the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Stuart Umberger. Students set their vision for the next 3 years, their mission for this year to work towards that vision, and the strategic initiatives to accomplish the mission. Every Rho Deke student participated throughout the weekend.
The students wrote the attached Rho DKE Strategic Planning Artifacts: their Vision Statement, Mission Statement, and Strategic Initiatives.
Students also decomposed the strategic initiatives into S.M.A.R.T goals and specific actions to achieve results this academic year. This is an example of fraternities supporting the Mission of the College by helping students put their learning into practice in a real world environment that integrates their intellectual, personal, and social growth.
I would like to thank all participants, especially the student executive board for dedicating their entire weekend to this conference. I’d also like to recognize strong alumni contributions from Peter Carlson ’02, Mark Fedorov ’91, Jared Piette ’12, Scott Harris ’95 Brent Souders ’11, and John Terembula ’94 who all helped guide students through this process.
To help students understand the environment they are operating in at Lafayette College, we shared with students the recent message from President Weiss and Chairman Ahart to all Lafayette College alumni. As you would expect from Lafayette students, they had some thought provoking questions to the President and Chairman responding to College leadership’s stated beliefs about students in fraternities.
If you have any questions about the DKE Strategic Planning process or results for our chapter, please contact the students or alumni leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, respectively. Our students set a lofty vision, now we need to help them succeed in their journey towards that vision.