2013 Officer Academy
June 28-30, 2013
Hilton Downtown – Indianapolis, IN
120 West Market Street
Programming will cover:
The Sorority will be hosting two simultaneous programs over the Officer Academy weekend. Phired Up will be hosting a “Social Excellence” experience during Officer Academy. Officer Academy will also feature educational chapter management breakout sessions. Additionally, the Sorority is partnering with Recruitment Boot Camp to offer an intensive training program for chapter Recruitment Directors. Topics regarding chapter operations will include New Member Education, Chapter Business Meetings, Philanthropy/Service, Ritual, and more. The weekend will also provide opportunities for sisters from different chapters to connect.
Registration provides you:
- Lodging at the Hilton Downtown Indianapolis for Friday evening, June 28 and Saturday evening, June 29
- All meals during your stay, including dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday morning
- All program materials including workbooks and supplies
What you or your chapter is responsible for:
- Transportation to/from Indianapolis
- Ground transportation to/from the hotel to the Indianapolis Airport
- Parking at the hotel (but a reduced rate of $5.00 per night for self parking and $15.00 for valet parking has been secured for participants of the Officer Academy)
Arrival and Departure Details:
Collegians will need to arrive into Indianapolis by 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28. All Officer Academy programming will kick-off at 3:00 p.m. Programming will end at 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 30. For those participants flying, no flight should be booked for departure prior to 2:30 p.m. The airport is Indianapolis International Airport (IND).
Ground Transportation and Parking Details:
Parking at the hotel is available for attendees at reduced rate of $5.00 per night for self-parking and $15.00 for valet parking.
Driving time from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to the Hilton Indianapolis is approximately 20 minutes. Since the Sorority is not providing ground transportation, all participants need to arrange transportation from the airport to the hotel. Below is a list of ground transportation options:
Downtown Indy Express Go Green Line Airport Shuttle:
Approximate cost is $10.00 per person each way
Accepts cash and major credit cards
On-demand service available at Ground Transportation Center – Zone 1
Bus stop is at the Hilton on Illinois Street
Approximate travel time is 24 minutes
For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Go Green Line website
Approximate cost is $35 each way for airport transportation.
For more information, call 317-487-7777 or visit Yellow Cab Indy
Approximate cost is $45 (one way, dependent upon company and number of passengers)
For more information, call 317-487-7243 or visit the Indianapolis International Airport’s website
Public Transportation – IndyGo Route 8:
Approximate cost is $1.75, exact cash, per person each way
Buses run 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., approximately every 30 minutes
Board the IndyGo Route 8 at Ground Transportation Center – Zone 6
Bus stop for the Hilton Indianapolis is at Ohio Street and Capitol Ave
Approximate travel time is 45 minutes
For ticket information, call 317.635.3344 or visit the IndyGo Route 8 website
What to Pack:
Appropriate letter attire is encouraged for all Officer Academy and Recruitment Boot Camp programming. Pajama pants, sweatpants, and revealing clothing are not acceptable. Please refer to the National Attire Policy on Officer Portal for details. Be sure to prepare for the air-conditioning at the hotel.
A portion of Officer Academy will include a T-Shirt swap for all the chapters to swap Alpha Sigma Tau T-Shirts. Each attendee from your chapter brings one (or more) new Alpha Sigma Tau T-shirts to contribute to the activity!
The Sorority will secure room reservations and create rooming assignments. You will need a credit card to secure incidental charges at the hotel and perhaps expenses for meals while traveling. If you will be using the chapter’s Billhighway prepaid card, please ensure there are excess funds on the card to cover pre-authorization amounts.
If your chapter is attending both Officer Academy and Recruitment Boot Camp, please note you will not be rooming together. Those members attending Officer Academy will be rooming with collegians from another chapter who are also attending Officer Academy, and those members who are attending Recruitment Boot Camp will be rooming with collegians from another chapter who are also attending Recruitment Boot Camp. The Officer Academy and Recruitment Boot Camp schedules vary greatly, and the purpose of this arrangement is to not only simplify logistics, but to also encourage branching out between chapters.
Please contact for any questions:
Holly Morris, Director of Operations
Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters