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Registration Deadline:

The deadline for chapters to submit an application is November 1, 2018.

Who can attend?

Any newer member of the Fraternity who was initiated in 2018, or will be initiated by January 18, 2019. Preferential consideration should be given to first or second year students.

What is the cost?

Due to a considerable grant from the Alpha Sigma Phi Foundation, there is no registration fee to attend.

What is the cancellation policy?

The chapter will be charged a $500/man fee (true cost of the program) for anyone registered to attend the Burns Institute who does not attend and/or cancels after the deadline without finding a qualified replacement. The cancellation deadline is November 30th at 5:00 PM EST.

When is the institute?

January 18-20, 2019. All attendees should plan to arrive on January 18, 2019, by 3:00 PM. Because of the successful growth efforts of our chapters and Alpha Sigma Phi, space is limited so please reserve space for your chapter today. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Where is the institute?

Selected chapters will send at least 50% of their new member class to one of three locations on January 18-20, 2019. The program will be taking place in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Contact Information:

Any questions regarding registration can be directed to Tyler Campbell at or 317-843-1911.

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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