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MEMBERSHIP SELECTION PROCESS (MSP) OVERVIEW. By Kendall D. Franklin Tenth District MSP Chairman April, 2007. Agenda. Introduction MSP Process Flow Chart Overview Membership Requirements MSP Initiation Fees Key Forms / Documents Application For Membership Key Points / Summary.

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Membership selection process msp overview

MEMBERSHIP SELECTION PROCESS (MSP) OVERVIEW

By Kendall D. Franklin

Tenth District MSP Chairman

April, 2007


Agenda

Agenda

  • Introduction

  • MSP Process Flow Chart Overview

  • Membership Requirements

  • MSP Initiation Fees

  • Key Forms / Documents

  • Application For Membership

  • Key Points / Summary


Introduction

Introduction

  • MSP is the only process through which new members are initiated into the fraternity.

  • Key Roles:

    • District Representative

    • District MSP Chairman

    • State Representative

    • Chapter Basileus

  • Code of Conduct / Zero Tolerance For Hazing

    • If you haze, then you WILL BE EXPELLED!


Introduction1

Introduction

  • MSP is divided into four (4) general phases

    • Selection Phase

    • Application Phase

    • Education Phase

    • Initiation Phase


Msp process flow

MSP Process Flow


Membership requirements general

Membership Requirements – General

To become a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., prospective candidates must:

  • Possess the qualities of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift;

  • Display qualities of leadership;

  • Show evidence of school and/or community involvement ;

  • Request the college/university registrar’s office to send an official transcript bearing the college/university seal to the District Membership Selection Chairman or State Representative;


Membership requirements general con t

Membership Requirements – General (con’t)

  • Participate in an official Informational Session conducted by the District Membership Selection Chairman or State Representative;

  • Pay all dues, fees, and assessments on time;

  • Submit a medical examination (taken within the last 90 days);

  • Pass a records check, formal interview, and written examination;

  • Submit three letters of recommendation from the community at large;


Membership requirements undergraduates

Membership Requirements – Undergraduates

  • Must have earned at least 36 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of college credit;

  • Must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another scale);

  • Must be certified as a registered full-time student working toward a baccalaureate degree;

  • Must satisfy any and all other qualifications as may be imposed by the college/university;


Membership requirements graduates

Membership Requirements – Graduates

  • Must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree from an approved and accredited four-year college/university;

  • If candidate graduated from a college/university where there was an active Omega undergraduate chapter, then said candidate must wait at least 4 years after graduation before applying for membership.


Msp initiation fees

MSP Initiation Fees


Msp initiation fees1

MSP Initiation Fees

  • Money orders or cashier’s checks are the ONLY acceptable forms of payment.

  • Initiation fees must be submitted along with application.

  • Money order #1 must be made payable to “OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.”

  • Money order #2 must be made payable to “TENTH DISTRICT”


Key forms documents

Key Forms / Documents

  • Form 1 – Notice of Chapter Request

    • Notifies DR that chapter wishes to conduct an MSP.

    • Approval of Form 1 only authorizes chapters to select candidates and to compile a Form 105 Package.

    • Form 1 approval DOES NOT CONSTITUTE authorization to distribute applications, conduct education phase, or conduct an initiation.


Key forms documents1

Key Forms / Documents

  • Form 105 Package – Request For MSP

    • Formal request for an MSP for specific candidates.

    • Key Form 105 Package documents are:

      • Form 105 – Request for MSP

      • Form 1E – List of Approved Candidates

      • Attachment to Form 105 – Nationally Mandated Programs

      • Form 37 – Report of Chapter

      • Form 50 – Chapter Officers

      • Form 53 – Chapter Roster

      • Form 9A-1 – Nomination Portfolios (1 per candidate)

    • Submit Form 105 Package to District MSP Chairman


Key forms documents2

Key Forms / Documents

  • Form 10 – Certification Of Men For Initiation

    • MUST BE INCLUDED IN MSP PACKAGE! CANDIDATES MUST SIGN PAGE 2!

    • State Representative (or District MSP Chairman) should have prospective candidates sign page 2 at the Informational Session.

    • If undergraduate candidates are involved, then page 1 must also be stamped/signed by the registrar’s office at the university.

    • If undergraduates are from more than one university, then include one Form 10 per university.

    • DO NOT COMPLETE INITIATION DATE FIELDS. Leave blank for District MSP Chairman and DR to complete.


Key forms documents3

Key Forms / Documents

  • Form 3 – Fraternity Pin Order Form

    • MUST BE INCLUDED IN MSP PACKAGE! CANDIDATES MUST SIGN PAGE 2!

    • State Representative (or District MSP Chairman) should have prospective candidates sign page 2 at the Informational Session.

    • One Form 3 can be used for all candidates (graduate and undergraduate)


Application for membership

Application For Membership

Refer to handout (limited copies available)

Application Notes:

  • Passport Photographs

    • MUST submit two (2) passport photographs.

    • Photographs must clearly show candidate wearing a suit jacket, collared dress shirt, and tie.

    • PRINT candidate’s full name and chapter name on back of passport photographs.


Application for membership1

Application For Membership

Application Notes (con’t)

  • Money Orders:

    • Validate money order amounts

    • Validate “Pay to the Order of…” name.

    • Validate that candidate’s name is clearly PRINTED on the front of each money order (use memo section or remitter section).


Application for membership2

Application For Membership

Application Notes (con’t)

  • Letters of Recommendation:

    • Only professionally-written letters of recommendation will be accepted!

    • Letters of recommendation must be written in standard business format.

    • All letters of recommendation must be typed! (no handwritten letters of recommendation!)

    • Failure to adhere to these standards shall be cause for rejecting the candidate.


Application for membership3

Application For Membership

Application Notes (con’t)

  • Validate that candidates have signed and/or notarized all necessary documents in the application!

  • Notary public stamps must appear on pages 7, 8, 11, 19, and 22 of the application.


Key points summary

Key Points / Summary

  • Only the DR, State Representative, or District MSP Chairman are authorized to conduct the Informational Session and the initiation ceremony!

  • Candidates must NOT use the old application form!

  • Education Phase can only begin after the DR has received approval from the IHQ.


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