Friday, March 02, 2007

Ruck applications due soon

(Update: Since we attribute this to an individual at HQ, and we don't want anyone to think he might have suggested a title that could be misinterpreted, we are making an adjustment to the title (it was "Got Ruck?". Fair warning - this is a one time deal. We reserve the right to post in our own words. As always, comments pro and con are solicited.)

Announcement from HQ. Thanks to David Graziano for sending it.
Richmond, Virginia…Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity announces that applications are now on-line at for the 2007 Frank J. Ruck Leadership Institute, to be held at The College of William and Mary June 20-24, 2007. The deadline for return of applications is March 16, 2007. Thanks to a grant from the Sigma Phi Epsilon Foundation, participants will only be asked to pay $395 of the total cost of $1,500 per man.

The Frank J. Ruck Leadership Institute is a tribute to the efforts of Frank Ruck, Past Grand President and Order of the Golden Heart recipient. Brother Ruck was a champion of the Balanced Man Ideal of Sound Mind, Sound Body. Utilizing the Leadership Challenge as a model, 140 undergraduates will discover what is possible when a vision, a plan of action, and the execution of that plan come together.

The Ruck Leadership Institute seeks to “teach the few to impact the many.” That group of 140 undergraduates will be teamed with some of SigEp’s best facilitators, for this five-day, intense journey.

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, provides a great backdrop for the program, as members will walk down Duke of Gloucester Street, where Presidents, revolutionaries, and the founders of Phi Beta Kappa once walked. Discussions will swirl around the Raleigh Tavern, and late night physical activity will keep our minds and bodies sound.

You can apply for this program at Should you have questions, contact David Graziano at (804) 353-1901, extension 343.
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