The Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders


This year Webb Academy will take place virtually. Virtual Webb Academy is a five-part experience that is required, with a bulk of the virtual training beginning on January 9, 2021. Required officer attendance from each chapter includes the president, director of recruitment, director of finance and operations, and standards board chairman. Important items to remember regarding Virtual Webb Academy.

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Attendee Guidebook is Found Immediately Below

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The Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders, colloquially referred to as Webb Academy, is an annual program held in January designed to bring together Executive Cabinet members and Alumni Advisors from each chapter and associate chapter. Webb Academy provides the time and space to become more effective leaders, develop personal and officer goals and design a framework for chapter success.

The curriculum includes reviewing Executive Cabinet responsibilities, chapter standards, operating procedures, and personal and leadership development. This three-day program of intense leadership training and networking with other undergraduate officers, university professionals, Fraternity volunteers, and Headquarters Staff concentrates on personal and chapter leadership.

Officers Hosted at the 2021 Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders:

  • Chapter President
  • Director of Recruitment
  • Director of Finance & Operations
  • Standards Board Chairman

Undergraduates attending Webb Academy should expect to:

  • Understand their leadership roles within the chapter
  • Know deadlines related to positions and headquarters support
  • Reinforce and recall effective leadership practices
  • Articulate and identify hazing practices and behaviors
  • Create chapter-specific budgets and recruitment plans

When the program started in 1985, Sigma Tau Gamma was the first national fraternity to hold a President’s conference. It has evolved over the years and now includes four officers with plans to bring together the entire executive cabinet from every chapter and associate chapter.

The program is named in honor of Earl A. Webb for his commitment to our Fraternity and his desire to see each officer properly prepared to take on their respective roles. Webb was elected National President at the 30thAnniversary Grand Conclave in 1950. A dedicated lifelong member of Sigma Tau Gamma, he gave more than 60 years of leadership and service to the Fraternity. His noble character inspired the nickname “Mr. Sig Tau”. Earl Webb entered Chapter Eternal on December 31, 2009.