Program Manual

COLLEGE COUNCILS

COLLEGE COUNCILS – Michael White, Chairman


The mission of the Knights of Columbus College Council Program is to promote the moral, intellectual and spiritual development of the future leaders of civil society, the Order, and the Church through witness to the Gospel and dedication to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.  Our objective for college councils is to foster excellence and growth in established councils, and to expand our reach by establishing Round Tables or councils on college campuses where a Knights of Columbus presence does not yet exist.


What works for most parish councils is not likely to work for college councils – so for those of you working with college councils, be flexible! Our support for these councils must help these young knights become leaders in their current councils, be accepted and supported by surrounding councils and ensure they are schooled in the requirements to succeed in the Knights of Columbus.
As these young Knights graduate and transition to job market and perhaps a new city, we need to facilitate an easy transition for them to a council in their new location, and welcome them when they arrive. Their youth and vitality can be a source of welcome energy and passion for the welcoming council. If any Diocesan Deputy or District Deputy needs help with any aspect of a college council, our College Council Chairman and his colleagues stand ready to help.
A number of opportunities and resources are available exclusively to college councils.  The Supreme Council hosts an annual College Councils Conference at in New Haven, CT each fall to provide college knights with opportunities for training and networking. This year the meeting will be at the Omni Hotel, September 29 – October 1. The Texas State Council hosts a College Councils Conference in state each spring to provide a more intimate and accessible setting for leadership development.  That meeting will be February 23 – 25, 2018 at Texas A & M University in College Station. Councils, Chapters and Assemblies should financially support these Conferences to help offset the cost to the students and Chaplains.   In addition to these conferences, the Supreme Council also provides a number of resources for college councils on their website: http://www.kofc.org/en/college/index/index.html


 

2017-2018 Star Guide


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