March 11, 2020
Members of Alpha Kappa Lambda, Alumni, Volunteers, and Partners;
The Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda National Headquarters staff recognizes the unprecedented position of our chapters as higher education institutions suspend in-person classes and many scheduled on-campus events because of COVID-19. For many, this may mean uncertainty in how to meet as a chapter, what events are allowed, and how to keep members motivated during this time. The work of fraternity is never done and so there is still a lot that can be accomplished with education, planning, and training.
The list below outlines just some of the operational tasks and alternative activities that can be completed by the chapter during this time. Many can be completed in less than a few hours and some are “checkbox” tasks that should be completed even if the chapter was able to meet normally. It is not a complete list and we will continue to update it as more ideas and information is shared with us from our host institutions and interfraternal partners.
While some chapters have already received an in-person visit from a NHQ staff member, we are offering to all chapters a 15-30 minute Zoom meeting to discuss these operational tasks and help chapters organize. We want to make ourselves available and demonstrate the benefits of these technologies we are suggesting. A Doodle link for scheduling will be shared with chapters soon.
We encourage all our chapters to follow the recommendations made by government officials, your host institution, and trained professionals on regular gatherings for registered student organizations. If you are unsure of what to do, please do not hesitate to contact the National Headquarters for guidance.