Phi Sigma Sigma Changes Date of Convention
Phi Sigma Sigma changes the date of Convention from 2021 to 2022, syncing the Fraternity Convention schedule to coincide with the 125th celebration in 2038.
“While we had all hoped that the challenges of 2020 would have been long over by our summer 2021 Convention, due to continued implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to modify our plans in the best interests of our members and our sisterhood,” said Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, International President of Phi Sigma Sigma. “The health, safety and wellbeing of our sisters remain our top priority as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic and its challenges.”
In November 2020, Phi Sigma Sigma appointed a task force to evaluate various options for Convention and the implications of each path forward. Over the past several months, the committee explored a variety of adaptations including:
Virtual 2021 Convention experience
Hold Supreme Council elections via email or mail
Recommend Supreme Council vote to change the date of Convention as permitted by the Fraternity's Constitution
After thorough review of each option, Supreme Council moved forward with the recommendation of the task force, which was to to change the date of Convention from 2021 to 2022 pursuant to Phi Sigma Sigma's Constitution, Article IV, Section 6:
"The Convention shall meet biennially. If circumstances arise which render it either impossible or impractical to hold conclave at the designated time and/or place, Supreme Council may, by a majority vote, change the time and/or place of conclave provided collegiate and alumnae chapters are given at least 30 days notice prior to the convening of conclave."
“We look forward to our Convention proceedings in 2022 and hope it will be a time to reunite and share in the bonds of our sisterhood that have only grown stronger throughout the challenges we face today,” said Wonnenberg. “We do anticipate our next Convention will look different than those of the past. We have an opportunity to reevaluate the structure and format of Convention and create an inclusive opportunity for our collegians, Fraternity volunteers and alumnae to participate in the exciting celebration and activities surrounding our convening proceedings.”
The current Supreme Council will serve until constitutionally replaced at Convention in 2022. The members of Supreme Council have agreed to serve until that time.