Convention 2021
Convention 2021
Convention 2021

DELEGATE information

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House of Delegates

The House of Delegates is the body of Sigma that holds legislative and judicial powers. According to the bylaws, each chapter must have representation to act on its behalf in the House of Delegates for items of business before the organization. A virtual option is available for delegates who cannot attend in person. It is vital that every chapter is represented and has a voice, so your service as a delegate is truly appreciated!  

For the 46th Biennial Convention, the House of Delegates will take place from 9-10 November. These sessions will include voting on proposed bylaws amendments and the slate of international officers, reporting on the activities of the biennium, and recognition of award recipients and new chapters.  

Your chapter should have Convention Delegates identified in the Chapter Management System (CMS) Officer and Committee Chair Report. Chapters are bestowed two votes and may appoint two delegates, although one delegate is sufficient and may cast both chapter votes. Delegates can be changed up to the point of convention; however, specific information is continually communicated to those listed as delegates. Should your chapter change its delegates at any time, it’s important to share all communication that has come from headquarters with whomever will be serving in this role. In addition to identifying delegates in the CMS, delegates also need to be registered attendees of convention in order to participate. The standard registration deadline is 6 October.   

Convention Delegate Community
If you are serving as a chapter delegate, be sure to visit The Circle, Sigma’s online member community, where you’ll find a special community just for delegates. The Convention Delegate Community is a place where you can ask questions about your role, see the ballot, and view proposed bylaws changes. You can find links to important documents, learn about the schedule of events, and talk with other delegates and staff. To access the Convention Delegate Community, visit this link and scroll to find the community called "Convention Delegates."

 

Delegate Education Videos

All members of the House of Delegates are asked to view the online delegate education videos before the event. To access these videos on The Circle, visit this link and scroll to find the community called "Convention Delegates."

Delegate Information Guide: Coming Soon!

Each delegate will receive a mailed copy of the Delegate Information Guide. We will add a PDF to this webpage when it is finalized. 

Voting 

Before convention, please familiarize yourself with the issues to be considered and communicate with your chapter membership to determine how the chapter would like their votes to be cast. 

Bylaws

During the House of Delegates, delegates will vote on changes to Sigma's bylaws, or governing document.  

Learn more about the proposed changes »

View current bylaws »

View reformatted bylaws »

View proposed bylaws changes for 2021-2023 (PDF) »

Meet the Candidates

During the House of Delegates, delegates will vote on the slate of international officers. Each candidate has also provided a written and video statement for delegates to review. Also, delegates can learn more during virtual conversations with the candidates.

View the 2021 ballot (PDF) »

Meet the 2021-2023 candidates »

 

Voting Instructions

The virtual House of Delegates will operate on a stand-alone platform different from the virtual convention platform. Sigma is working with Lumi Global, our longtime electronic voting partner, to customize their platform for the upcoming member meeting. Throughout the pandemic, Lumi has worked with hundreds of organizations to facilitate secure, user-friendly meetings and voting. Sigma will share virtual delegate login information approximately two weeks prior to the November convention.  

 

Questions about your role?

If you need further clarification about your role, the proposed bylaws changes, or have questions related to the election, please post your question to the Convention Delegate Community on The Circle for a prompt response. Delegates with questions at convention may visit the Delegate Information Desk located in the JW Ballroom Foyer. Please check your convention program book or the event app for the Delegate Information Desk hours.