Chapter Annual Report/Survey
All Sigma Tau Delta chapters are required to submit an Annual Chapter Report/Survey. The survey is emailed to Lead Chapter Sponsors each spring. Survey reports are due June 30.
The survey is multiple-choice, quick and easy, and a great source of ideas for successful chapter development and achievement. In fact, Outstanding Chapter Award applicants are required to submit a copy of their Annual Chapter Report as a synopsis of the previous year's activities.
2011-2012 Chapter Annual Report/Survey
Following on the success of previous years, the 2011-2012 Chapter Annual Report/Survey was once again offered as a quick, multiple-choice, online survey. Survey results provide chapters with a snapshot of the best practices of active and successful chapters. The results also provide Society leaders and Central Office staff with feedback about how to best support and serve our members and chapters.
Chapters engage in a wide variety of interesting activities, from socializing to service. Last year:
- 96.2% inducted new members with a formal ceremony
- 73.9% held a gathering for fun, fellowship, and/or learning
- 71.8% hosted a campaign to boost new member recruitment
- 60.9% engaged in a service project
- 59.8% held at least one fundraiser
Targeted membership drives (e.g., email, letter, or personal invitations to qualified students) were by far the most popular way to recruit new members (67.2%).
Better World Books campus book drives were the most common service project (32.2%).
Book drives and sales also remain the most often reported form of fundraising (57.7%).
The survey shows that, unfortunately, most chapters are still not reading much of the information that is provided for them.
- 52.5% read the eNews and other broadcast emails
- 40.1% read The Sigma Tau Delta Newsletter
- 14.5% follow the Sigma Tau Delta Facebook page
- 6.7% read the WORDY by Nature blog
These helpful resources should not be overlooked. The Newsletter and eNews provide up-to-date details on Sigma Tau Delta events, important reminders about deadlines, and interesting articles about the Society. The Facebook page and blog offer activity ideas, publication opportunities, and useful links, as well as opportunities to network with student leaders and other chapters.
Questions or comments may be directed to Deb Seyler, Director of Communications and Chapter Development, at email@example.com.