Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing major change to all of our lives. We want to assure you that one piece of your lives that will not be gone this fall are our organizations. We recognize that changes are needed in order to follow the advice of public health experts and to put the safety and care of others first. We also recognize that serving bands, making music, and embracing each and every musician as a friend and colleague is at the core of what we do. Therefore, the information below is designed to help you do just that.
The National Councils of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma know that each campus has its own unique procedure in place for this pandemic, and it is our hope that the information outlined below is easily adaptable to every chapter’s situation. However, we want to emphasize that we are here to assist your chapter and your chapter members. If, after reading the guidance below you still have questions or concerns, please reach out to your District Counselors/Governors or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
DOWNLOAD THE PIVOT GUIDANCE (updated September 16, 2020)
**CHAPTER PERSONNEL REPORT SEPT. 30 (OCT. 15 for Quarter Schools)**
**UPDATE TO TAU BETA SIGMA RITUAL SECTION below**
Ritual For Tau Beta Sigma
While not ideal, until further notice, all in-person performances of our Rituals and ceremonies are prohibited. All new members who were or who will be initiated under this special order are and will be duly recognized as Sisters of the National Organization despite not having participated in any/all of our Rituals. Upon payment of new initiate fees, these members should be afforded all rights and privileges of membership. Throughout the Fall 2020 term, the National Leadership Team will be offering the Tau Beta Sigma Virtual Ritual Experience. To protect the secrecy of our Rituals, only members of the National Leadership Team will be authorized to perform the Virtual Rituals for your Spring 2020 Initiates or Fall 2020 Membership Candidates. Chapters are not permitted to execute online performances of our Rituals in any format. Also, despite it being an option to have your Membership Candidates participate in this ritual alternative, it should be noted that this is a chapter’s ONLY option to provide Candidates with a Ritual experience while operating remotely at this time. Additionally, our virtual alternative for Ritual does not replace the need for an in-person Ritual experience once they can be performed in a safe and appropriate manner. To request a Virtual Ritual Experience, please click this link
to fill out the request form. Requests will be filled based on when the submission was made and the availability of Virtual Ritual Team members on the dates that have been requested. Any questions specifically regarding Ritual can be addressed to National Vice President for Colonization and Membership, Erika Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org