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 2023. Virtual Webb Academy is a two day experience that is required for directors of recruitment, directors of finance, and standards board chairmen on Saturday, January 14 – Sunday, January 15, 2023. In-person Webb Academy will take place Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Officers required to attend the in-person experience are the chapter presidents and directors of education & Wellness.

Virtual Webb Academy: Saturday, January 14 – Sunday, January 15, 2023

Attendee In-Person Webb Academy: Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22
Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Marriott Downtown) – 200 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Access the Attendee Guidebook for the In-Person Webb Academy

Chapter President

Director of Education & Wellness

Access the Webb Academy Experience Survey

Officers Hosted at the 2022 Earl A. Webb Academy of Principled Leaders:

  • Chapter President (In-Person)
  • Director of Finance & Operations (Virtually)
  • Standards Board Chairman (Virtually)
  • Director of Recruitment (Virtually)
  • 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.