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Pursuing Excellence: Frame Analysis of Zeta Upsilon, a Sigma Nu Chapter

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The thesis focuses on the opportunity of receiving the Rock Chapter Award as a chapter of Sigma Nu Nationals and analyzes it using Bolman and Deal’s Four Frames. An introduction to Sigma Nu, its programs, the Zeta Upsilon chapter, and

The thesis focuses on the opportunity of receiving the Rock Chapter Award as a chapter of Sigma Nu Nationals and analyzes it using Bolman and Deal’s Four Frames. An introduction to Sigma Nu, its programs, the Zeta Upsilon chapter, and guidelines brings into perspective how members and a chapter can earn a Rock Chapter Award. The introduction highlights the structural emphasis on the award and its achievement, however an analysis offers insights on how to further tighten the bolts within the structure and offer support by aligning members needs and skills with Rock Chapter criteria. A multi-frame approach is further supported by discussing the symbolism behind Rock Chapter and how it can be used as cohesion between the rigidity of the structure and the softness of the people. The frame analysis provided some solutions, which include adding a form of officer hours, increasing the effectiveness of the treasurer, and improving the culture of the weekly meetings. The four frames offer various insights into what is missing and how leadership can utilize assets, such as the resources of Sigma Nu and even Zeta Upsilon, to inspire the pursuit of excellence. Further, the four frames opens the door for leadership to better prepare for future Pursuit of Excellence Self-Assessments or operations by not being confined to one frame, which is useful to Zeta Upsilon as the chapter has been conditioned to rely on a structural approach during its short time back on Arizona State’s campus.

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Increasing Engagement in a Business Fraternity

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This thesis will be investigating organizational theory behind engagement within the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) at Arizona State University. The focus will be around the lack of attendance and enthusiasm toward the required events for members within the

This thesis will be investigating organizational theory behind engagement within the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) at Arizona State University. The focus will be around the lack of attendance and enthusiasm toward the required events for members within the fraternity despite a previous demonstration of engagement during their recruitment and pledging process. The paper will analyze this through the four frames presented in Reframing Organizations by Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal. The four frames are human resource, structural, political, and symbolic. The paper will propose solutions to increase engagement. The solutions include reducing the requirements of membership, reforming the election process, requiring a baseline of members to pre-commit to attending events, increasing support for one another within the organization, and modifying the recruitment process. These solutions are based on the longevity of the problem within the organization and Bolman and Deal’s frames. Analyzing this problem and the potential solutions will help future members of the organization combat this issue and protect DSPs relationships with professional organizations. This has been a very interesting and insightful project. I learned a great deal and am proud to leave something to this organization behind that can help the fraternity and other chapters of Delta Sigma Pi going forward.

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