The Earl A. Webb Academy of Leadership


The Earl A. Webb Academy of Leadership, 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.

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 board 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 30th Anniversary 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 died on December 31, 2009.

Date and Locations

January 11 – 13, 2019
Sheraton at Keystone
8787 Keystone Crossing,
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Program check-in is from 10:00 AM– 3:00 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019. The program will begin at 3:30 PM and will end at 12:30 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019. It is expected that all attendees are present for the entire program.

If your chapter has a property managed by WPN, your first session will begin at 2:30 PM on Friday, January 11. 

If attendees decide to fly to the program, they should plan to arrive at Indianapolis International Airport no later than 1:00 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019, and plan to depart no earlier than 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

We strongly recommend that chapters book their flights by Friday, December 21st, 2018.

Cost of Program

Webb Academy Fees are included in 2018-2019 National Dues & Fees – there are no additional registration fees for Undergraduate Officers. Attendees will be automatically registered by HQ Staff; therefore no action is needed to ensure that chapter officers are registered.

Alumni Advisors can register for the program through mySigTau at a cost of $85.

The chapter is responsible for providing travel to and from the program.

Who should attend?

Chapter President
Director of Recruitment
Director of Finance & Operations
Director of Member & Community Engagement

Chapters using the Hoffman or Salter Executive Cabinet Model should send their Director of Community Engagement.

HQ Staff will register newly elected officers for the program following the December 1 deadline for updating officer information in OmegaFi Vault.