Additional Information About Elevate
Elevate will be an exciting and memorable experience. If you bring an open mind, a willingness to take risks and ask questions, and a readiness to have fun, we guarantee an experience you will not soon forget. You can also expect to meet Alpha Sigma Phi leaders and emerging leaders from across the globe who want to lead their chapters, provisional chapters, and fraternity and sorority communities to a whole new level of excellence. You will also have a chance to meet and network with engaging alumni facilitators who are volunteering their personal time to ensure the future success of the Fraternity.
The 2017 Elevate - International Leadership Conference will be held at the McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The McKimmon Center is located at 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606. Parking for the conference will be exclusively at the McKimmon Center. Sleeping accommodations will be provided to registered attendees, facilitators, and staff at Wolf Village Apartments or Avent Ferry Complex.
Check-in begins at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the McKimmon Center. Attendees must check into the conference first and then into their assigned residence hall. All attendees should arrive no later than 4 p.m. EDT to allow time to get checked in with the conference and then into your room. Elevate will begin promptly at 5 p.m. EDT and all attendees are expected to be in attendance for the entire program. It will conclude on Sunday morning with check out, which must occur by 12 p.m. EDT. It is not acceptable to arrive late or leave early. Attendees must check out with the residence hall to which they are assigned by returning their keys. Unreturned keys will be charged to the chapter/provisional chapter following the program. The fee is $125 at minimum.
Attendees and facilitators are responsible for their own travel to and from Elevate - International Leadership Conference. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is located 13 miles (15-20 minute drive) from the McKimmon Center.
Parking for those who will have vehicles at Elevate is available exclusively at the McKimmon Center. Parking at the McKimmon Center is free of charge. Individuals who choose to park elsewhere are responsible for arranging a valid parking pass with the University in advance of their arrival. Individuals who park outside of the McKimmon Center parking lot without a valid University parking pass will be ticketed and possibly towed by the University. Individuals are responsible for their own parking violations.
ABSENCE FROM CLASS/WORK
If an attendee is going to miss class or work as a result of Elevate, there is a letter in the back of the Attendee Guide that can be provided to an instructor/supervisor. It is highly recommended that officers notify all instructors/supervisors as soon as possible so they have plenty of advanced notification. Those who wait until the week or day before Elevate tend to find unsympathetic responses, causing logistical challenges for the attendee and the chapter/provisional chapter.
Elevate will provide attendees with the following meals: Thursday dinner, lunch and dinner on Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday. If attendees need additional snacks or beverages, they are encouraged to bring those with them to Elevate or bring spending money.
Attendees with dietary needs should communicate those needs on their registration form. Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary needs communicated in advance.
ATTIRE/WHAT TO PACK
Dress shirts (3)
Dress pants (2)
Casual clothes for social time Friday evening
*For those attendees participating in either Career Prep tracks should be prepared to wear business professional attire on Friday and Saturday. For those attendees participating in the Health & Wellness or Service & Philanthropy track should bring comfortable clothes to be active in.
Pen and Paper
Parent/Guardian Contact Information
Laptop (Career Prep tracks)
DO NOT BRING
Alcohol or Illegal Drugs
Hats - Not permitted during sessions
Other items unnecessary to the educational environment
NO SHOWS & EXPECTATIONS VIOLATIONS
No shows to the program will be charged the true, full cost of attending the program ($500). Individuals who are asked to leave the program for violating the program's expectations agreement will also be charged the true, full cost of attending the program ($500).