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The Ralph F. Burns Leadership Institute is open to any undergraduate man who meets the following criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA or greater (previous term or cumulative; high school GPA if first-term student)
  • Initiated from January 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015 is eligible to attend
  • Someone the chapter/provisional chapter thinks will make a good leader, formally or informally, within the Chapter/Provisional Chapter
  • Good financial and disciplinary standing with both the Chapter/Provisional Chapter and the Fraternity
  • Freshman or Sophomore class standing; this program is not geared for juniors and seniors

Each chapter or provisional chapter that would like to send members to the Burns Institute must complete the Burns Institute Chapter Application. Each individual you select to attend must also complete an Individual Burns Institute Application. The chapter/provisional chapter will be asked to list the names of each Brother they are recommending to attend the Ralph F. Burns Leadership Institute on the form and to rank order each member. The rank order is important as it is possible that not every member from a chapter/provisional chapter will be accepted to attend the Institute. Please be sure that the most deserving individuals who are fully committed to attending the program are in the first four positions.

Applying to attend the Institute does not guarantee attendance as space is limited. Members who do not meet the criteria mentioned above, fail to submit the individual application by the deadline or are not listed on the chapter application will not be accepted. Chapters and colonies that have members accepted to attend the Institute but do not show, arrive late, leave early or disrupt the program because of behavior may not be invited to send members to the following Burns Institute.

Any member who applies and is accepted to attend the Burns Leadership Institute is expected to follow all expectations of the Institute, including arriving on-time and participating in all sessions.

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Registered undergraduates who cancel their registration after 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2015, or do not show, will result in the chapter being assessed a $425 per person cancellation fee plus the cost of any airline ticket(s) purchased by the Fraternity which will be payable within 30 days from the cancellation. This will be assessed to the Chapter Statement and due within 30 days of the cancellation

Any member who cancels (regardless of how far in advance) or does not attend the Institute (regardless of the reason) in which an airline ticket was purchased will be responsible for the cost of the airline ticket. That member will be invoiced for the cost of the airline ticket and reimbursement to the Fraternity will be due within 30 days. All airline tickets purchased by the Fraternity are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Those attendees that must cancel need to notify Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters by email Phone calls are not an accepted form of cancellation.

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