Brothers from all over gather to share and display their passion for the percussive arts in a series of performances as both soloists and ensembles.
UniPhi has brought brothers of all ages together, including our very own founding fathers. Alumni and actives alike are welcome to fellowship with the fraternity.
Chapters come together not just to enjoy the company of one another, but also to work on widening our ever-growing circle and strengthening the structure of our organization as a presence in the percussive world.
UniPhi 2022 is quickly approaching. As has been posted before, This year’s convention is taking place in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Beta chapter at Stephen F. Austin State University will be hosting the National fraternity from May 27-30. A big shout out to our brothers there for taking on this huge task. This will be our first in-person convention since 2019 at the University of South Alabama. As we return to an in-person convention, we would like to give those that will be attending a reminder of how this works. We will go over the basic rules and then the steps to take to attend UniPhi 2022.
The first rule of UniPhi 2022 is to enjoy your time in Nacogdoches. Our Convention Packet, which can be found at the bottom of the page, highlights the local restaurants which can be visited while in town, as well as the schedule and other relevant documents. As far as constitutional requirements, each chapter is required to send 2 members to convention, with one of those attendees being an active member. This attendance can be virtual or in-person.
The first step to UniPhi 2022 will be to sign up. You can do so by clicking here and filling out the form. We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge travel costs and the concerns of the ongoing pandemic. For those that this affects, we will be offering a virtual convention alongside the in-person convention this year. Please choose this option in the sign up, as we would love to see as many participants as possible. The fee to attend National Convention this year will be $20 for in-person attendees. Virtual attendence is free, but will have the option to pay $20 in order to recieve the Convention t-shirt. The purpose of this fee is to cover the cost of Convention and a UniPhi t-shirt.
The second step to attending this year's convention is to arrange your lodging. We are grateful for the Continental Inn of Nacogdoches for providing us with lodging this year. The address for this hotel is 2728 North St, Nacogdoches, TX 75965. Each member will be responsible for arranging their lodging. You are more than welcome to share rooms with other members in order to lower costs. At the request of the Continental Inn, those attending will need to call the hotel in order to book their room. When booking, be sure to mention “Phi Boota roota” in order to receive our discounted rate. These discounted rates are as follows:
Single King bed - $60/night
Double bed (4 persons) - $65 w/ 2 persons, $75 w/ 4 persons
Family Suite (2 queen beds + sofa couch) - $100
Note: These prices do not include taxes and additional fees.
The third step in our return to an in-person convention will be the easiest part: arrive in Nacogdoches! We will be kicking off our first event of UniPhi 2022, the opening drum circle, at 3:00 pm EST on May 27 at the SFA School of Music building. The address for this is 2210 Alumni Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. We understand that travel costs can be high for some chapters. Thankfully, the National Fraternity will cover the cost of 1 car-1 way in order to subsidize this cost as much as possible. Should this still not meet the needs of your chapter, please reach out to NEC.
In this section, we will go over what to pack for the trip. Of course, any Phi Boota roota apparel is highly recommended, including your letter shirt. Another set of attire to think about is pin attire. This is akin to business casual. On Sunday we will take pictures and would love to have everyone looking their best. We will be in Texas, so expect warmer weather and prepare appropriately. Another good item to bring would be small hand drums you are comfortable with bringing along. These will be useful for the opening drum circle and ritual. We also encourage you to bring any concerns or ideas you or your chapter has for the fraternity. This can include concerns for the National Fraternity, potential schools of expansion, or any other subjects you wish to see discussed.
As we return to in-person Conventions, we recognize that many brothers have not had this experience before. We would like to give a little info on what to expect during this weekend. UniPhi consists of general assembly meetings, committee meetings, a Brother concert, and inter-chapter socializing, among other things. This year’s agenda will include panel discussions on such topics as Chapter History and Leadership Tips. For the committees, we will have Phinance, Ritual, Governing Documents, and Education & Expansion. The purpose of these committees are as follows:
Phinance: determine the National budget for the next fiscal year; discuss fundraising opportunities at the National and Chapter level; discuss national merchandising
Ritual: plan, and carry out, the National Ritual; prepare the Ritual site
Governing Documents: Review the current Governing Docs; Suggest changes to the Governing Docs; Determine if new types of Governing Docs are necessary
Education & Expansion: Discuss improvements to Education and Expansion process; Review National Education Process; Outline list of schools with colonization potential
If any chapter has merchandise they wish to sell at National Convention, please reach out to NEC so that we may spread the word that this will be available.
If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact the NEC at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help you.
Please click here to view the UniPhi 22 information packet.
Update, May 25: The Convention Packet has been updated to reflect the new schedule. The Brother Concert and Ritual have had their times swapped. The new gas allotment, with updated amounts for each chapter, has also been added.