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84th National Leadership School

Kip Barton had the opportunity to be on the 84th Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Leadership School faculty held from August 8-11, 2022, in Chicago. Below is his account of his experience.

It was an incredible event attended by over 400 undergraduate brothers, plus more than 50 national staff and chapter advisors from across the country.

Leadership School kicked off with a Model Initiation Ritual which brought back memories of my initiation in 1983. It was a great way to set the tone for what was to come. Day two did not disappoint! We started by taking everyone to a memorial service at the gravesite of Billy Levere.

We then headed to The Levere Memorial Temple (LMT) for a day of general sessions and small group meetings. We had the opportunity to tour the temple and finished the day by taking a large group photo outside.

I had a chance to see the new Minerva Statue and noticed some of the San Diego alums listed on the donor wall! Phi Alpha to those who contributed to this fundraiser. LMT is a unique and mystical place, and our continued support is crucial to keep it functioning and intact! To round out day two, we headed to Wrigley Field to take in a Cubs game.

It was a bucket list moment for me! Walking around Wrigley Field and the surrounding area was unique and memorable.