Noble Man Institute


Noble Man Institute is an exciting retreat-based leadership program for newly initiated members of Sigma Tau Gamma based on Kouzes & Posner’s book, “Leadership Challenge.” In many ways, this is the Fraternity’s national new member welcome program. The Institute centers around our six principles while bringing together alumni and undergraduate members of Sigma Tau Gamma from across our regions to develop leadership skills, expand knowledge of the fraternity, and facilitate team building. Undergraduates will participate in large and small group activities including outdoor ropes course-based activities.

After attending Noble Man Institute, undergraduates can expect to:

  • Describe their personal values and the six principles of Sigma Tau Gamma.
  • Explain the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership and identify their highest practice.
  • Compare and contrast the difference between fraternal ideals and behaviors.
  • Articulate ways to make a difference in their chapter and community.
  • Describe a growth mindset and employ strategies to bounce back from failure.
  • Recognize the importance that fraternity membership plays on personal development and lifelong success.
  • Create a vision for their self and their chapter to move towards the fraternal ideal.

Dates and Locations

November 18 – 20, 2016

Camp Sky Y – Arizona
Lake Williamson Christian Center
South Mountain YMCA Camp – Pennsylvania
YMCA Camp MacLean – Wisconsin

Cost of Program

$60.00 per participant (payable through OmegaFi)
Travel to and from the camp is the responsibility of the chapter/associate chapter.

Who can attend?

Participants must be newly initiated members of Sigma Tau Gamma during the 2016 fall semester to participate in this program. Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis with a maximum attendance of 40 participants per site.

What should I pack?

Participants should pack casual clothing. Pack jackets and outdoor attire as Saturday morning’s activities will take place on an outdoor ropes course (weather permitting). Towels, sleeping bag, and pillow are also required as linens are not provided.

Accommodations and Meals

All Noble Man Institute sites are at camp facilities. Participants will bring their own linen or a sleeping bag and pillow. Lodging will be provided in heated cabin facilities. Private shower facilities may be located in a facility outside of your cabin. All meals during the program are provided.

Additional Information

Noble Man Institute is a substance-free program.