The Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders


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.

The Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders will take place both in-person and virtually in 2024. Virtual Webb Academy is a two day experience that is required for directors of finance and standards board chairmen on Saturday, January 6 – Sunday, January 7, 2024. In-person Webb Academy will take place Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14, 2024 in Carmel, Indiana. Officers required to attend the in-person experience are the chapter presidents, directors of recruitment, and directors of education & Wellness.

Given the time and energy that is provided by Fraternity Headquarters Staff and volunteer facilitators, substitutes will not be allowed. Chapters should make every effort to send the appropriate officers to attend their track in it’s entirety. Failure to attend, send the correct officer, or attend the entire program will result in a fine equal to $300 per virtual attendee, or the actual cost of the program for in-person attendees. 

Virtual Webb Academy: Saturday, January 6 – Sunday, January 7.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST both days

Access the Attendee Guidebook for Virtual Webb Academy

Director of Finance

Finance Track: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 6063 3773

Standards Board Chairman

Standards Board Track: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 799 453 9494

In-Person Webb Academy: Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14.

Carmel, IN (Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel) – 11925 N. Meridian St. Carmel, IN

Officers Hosted at the 2024 Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders:

  • Chapter President (In-Person)
  • Director of Finance & Operations (Virtual)
  • Standards Board Chairman (Virtual)
  • Director of Recruitment (In-Person)
  • Director of Education & Wellness (In-Person)

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.