- Will a legislative session take place in 2020?
Yes, although the Convention has been postponed, a brief virtual legislative session will be held to conduct the essential business of the Fraternity including elections.
Each chapter is asked to select two voting delegates to participate in the legislative session. Registration for voting delegates will be made available in mid-September and will close on December 1, 2020.
The virtual legislative session will take place on December 28 at 1:00 p.m. EST.
- Why not a virtual Convention?
Alpha Phi Omega is about community. When we gather for conferences, the feedback we regularly hear is how important networking and interaction is to our members’ experience. We do not believe that experience can be duplicated in a virtual environment. New educational resources are being made available to members on an ongoing basis. A chapter can choose how to best use these resources without attending a session at a particular time.
- Who can participate?
Every chapter can and should participate. In a virtual format, every chapter should be able to have two voting delegates. Additionally, the Board of Directors, Past National Presidents, former Life Members of the Board, program chairs, sectional chairs, regional chairs and alumni regional representatives should all participate.
- Can I watch the legislative session?
For security, cost management, and accuracy reasons, the legislative session will only be available to those who have a vote and/or voice on the legislative floor.
- How will national officer elections happen?
Nominations are now being accepted through the form here https://apo.org/about-us/our-organization/board-nomination-process/. The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 28, 2020.
A nominations committee has been formed of students from the Student Advisory Council and two past national presidents. They will present a slate of candidates to the membership by December 1. Voting will be conducted through electronic polls and the results shared with all members of the legislative session.
- How can I submit a proposal to the legislative body?
Proposals can be submitted in writing, i.e., via the US Postal Service or express delivery service such as UPS or FedEx or electronically, i.e., via email to [email protected] Proposals must be received no later than September 28, 2020. All submissions must be in the proper format to be considered.
- Will regional elections be conducted virtually?
Regions elections will be held on December 29th. Refer to the voting delegate tab for more specific information.
- Will there be swearing-in ceremonies?
Yes. A separate session will take place for the officer swearing–in. This session will be open for anyone interested in viewing. This session is tentatively scheduled for December 29th.