C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference (CRWLC)

South Central Province Fall 2021 MTA/ CRWLC
November 4-6, 2021
Host Site: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Host Chapters: Mu Rho Chapter & Knoxville (TN) Alumni


Host Hotel

Cumberland House Knoxville ($139/ night)
Address: 1109 White Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: (865) 971-4663

  1. To book a hotel room click this link – Knoxville Hotels Near UT | Hilton Cumberland House Knoxville Tapestry or visit our website cumberlandhouseknoxville.com
  2. Select your date(s).
  3. In the “Special Rates” box, under Group Code, enter “CRWLC”.

Overflow Hotel (added 10/12/21)

Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown
618 West Main Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, USA
Phone: 865-522-5400
(From $184/ night)
Click for Hotel Booking Link


2nd Overflow Hotel (added 10/21)

Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville West/Bearden
250 Brookview Centre Way
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (865) 690-7680
(From $139/ night)
Booking closes 10/25

The hotel has 15 available rooms – 10 doubles and 5 kings.
To make a reservation Brothers should follow the following guidance: 

Individual Call-In: By calling Hotel’s toll free Reservation Line, 1-880-Marriott, individuals can make their own reservations. For individuals to receive the established Group rate, they must identify themselves as members of the SCP Fall CRWLC Kappa Alpha Psi 2021 initially when making the reservation. All reservations must be received by the group’s cut- off date of October 25, 2021. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be subject to availability and the best available rate.

Click for Hotel Booking Link



Registration for this event has closed. 10/26/21


**Only financial members may register to attend the CRWLC.
A registration badge is required for entry to:
• All Conference Workshops, MTA Certification, Business Meetings, MTA Pinning Ceremony Luncheon

*Members visiting for new member pinning must register for CRWLC.

Attire:
(Friday) College Casual: College or Alma Mater Polo Shirt/Slacks
(Saturday) Business Suit: Coat and Tie required!


ABOUT THE C. RODGER WILSON LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

During a fall weekend each year, each of the twelve Provinces (Regions) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, serve as hosts of the C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference. 

The C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference (CRWLC) as it is presently known, began as the Undergraduate Leadership Conference implemented by Kappa Alpha Psi’s 16th Grand Polemarch, C. Rodger Wilson. The first Undergraduate Leadership Conference was held on August 24, 1961, as part of the Golden Anniversary Grand Chapter Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. 56 Undergraduates from 51 different chapters were in attendance.

In direct relationship to the conference, “C. Rodger”, as he was affectionately known, coined a phrase in 1957, which we still use today as one of our principle themes, “Training for Leadership”.  C. Rodger realized that the Fraternity needed a formalized system by which it could emphasize the theme. It was under this model which the conference was born as a national program in the undergraduate interest. This program would be a school of leadership training and the curriculum would be planned to demonstrate the techniques of leadership and to stimulate the desire to become leaders and to aid them to become better Fraternity men. More specifically, the curriculum would include professional aspects of leadership, scholarship, chapter organization, pledge training, alumni relations, Fraternity songs, history, law and traditions. Although not initially included within the original plans, Guide Right (the Fraternity’s program to serve our youth) eventually became a part of these leadership programs as well.

Initially, the Undergraduate Leadership Conference was held as a national conference located at one venue on an undergraduate campus, today, the CRWLC is held annually in each Province with the same goal in mind; but now has expanded to educate and train both Alumni and Undergraduate members with professional aspects to effectively execute individual chapter procedures.

Following his death, the Undergraduate Leadership Conference was renamed the “C. Rodger Wilson Leadership Conference” in C. Rodger Wilson’s honor.


FUTURE CRWLC LOCATIONS

2022 – Murray St. Univ.
2023 – Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville
2024 – Western Kentucky Univ.
2025 – Univ. of Memphis


PAST SCP CRWLC LEADERSHIP DATES & LOCATIONS

2019 November 7-9 – Murfreesboro, TN
2018 November 1-3 – Covington, KY
2017 November 2-4 – Jackson, TN
2016 November 11-12 • Nashville, TN
2015 September 11-12 • Memphis, TN
2014 September 5-7 • Clarksville, TN
2013 September 28 • Paducah, KY
2012 September 19-21 • Chattanooga, TN