Find Yourself at Compass!

Compass is Delta Tau Delta's personal development experience focused on providing participants with the skills and tools needed to be successful on campus and in life. Compass is rooted in the concepts of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) which is the combination of three different concepts: consciousness of SELF, OTHERS, and CONTEXT. At Compass, we focus primarily on context of SELF - learning more about how you see yourself and how others see you. This is step one in developing better EQ.

Why EQ?

Research shows the overwhelmingly positive impact of a higher EQ in a variety of spaces:

  • Those who are better able to perceive and recognize others’ emotional status were better able to respond flexibly to changes in their own life, as well as build supportive social networks
  • EQ may account for 55 percent of the variation in higher scores (for areas such as wellbeing, effectiveness, quality of life, and relationships)
  • There is a direct relationship between higher emotional intelligence and overall performance in a global workforce population. The largest contributors to overall performance are related to taking responsibility for one’s personal actions, including a) overall optimism, hope and seeing possibilities in challenges and b) intrinsic motivation and the internal drive to do what needs to be done.

Compass helps our members succeed as they prepare to take on leadership roles, professional careers, and develop relationships within their community - always remembering they are their own Compass as they determine how they will forge their own future. This weekend experience has been intentionally designed to benefit all members, including non-officers and new members. The ideas and knowledge gained throughout the program give men a chance to holistically find their own way to be leaders and show up for one-another on a daily basis.

Year one attendance at Compass focuses on Consciousness of Self. We talk about who we are and how we see ourselves. We dive in deep with the CliftonStrengths assessment to first help us create a common language for how we show up in the world. We provide members with the opportunity to test their assumptions on how they believe others see them. We also provide many opportunities for practical reflection on topics that matter to our members and their communities, so they feel empowered to make real change when returning to campus. We achieve this goal by helping members lean into their raw talent, turning talent to strengths in all situations. 

Life of Excellence Domains 

Personal Leadership

  • Values
  • Identity
  • Talent
  • Self-Authorship

Professional Development:

  • Career Exploration
  • Relationship Building
  • Career Preparedness

Wellness & Well-Being:

  • Personal Wellness
  • Communal Wellness
Delt’s Five Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical and Financial

Strengthening Community

  • Belonging
  • Inclusion
  • Stewardship
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The Fraternity and Educational Foundation graciously provides funding to host Compass free for attendees, including all travel, meals and lodging. Future sessions of Compass are currently being planned. Please email if you're interested in learning more about future session dates.