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The Ability Experience

Join the Gear Up Florida 2018 Team

Join the 2018 Gear Up Florida Team

So you want to be a part Gear Up Florida this summer? Before you apply, here is what you can expect:

All potential team members must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be in good standing with your chapter
  • Have a 2.7 cumulative or previous semester GPA
  • Be an associate, active or alumnus of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity

Gear Up Florida is like taking another class, it’s time consuming with fundraising and training. Here are the expectations that we have for all of our team members: 

  •  Meet fundraising & training benchmarks
  • Communicate monthly with regional servicing director
  • All team members must attend a Regional Team Training in their region in the spring
  • All team members must be able to pass a drug screening prior to and during the event

Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in removal from the team roster. 

Trip Information

  • Fundraising Minimums: 
    • Cyclists: $2,500
    • Crew: $1,000
  • Gear Up Florida Important Dates & Timeline 
    • Crew Orientation (Charlotte, NC): Saturday, May 5, 2018
    • Team Orientation (Miami, FL): Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    • Gear Up Florida Arrival (Tallahassee, FL): Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • Crew Debrief (Charlotte, NC): Sunday, May 27 – Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Forms & Fees 

  • Registration Fee: $150 (This fee is paid to apply, it is only refundable if you are not accepted to the roster. If you are accepted and drop, you will not receive a refund.)
  • Security Deposit: $100 (This fee is paid to receive your fundraising page after being accepted to them team, it is refundable at the end of the event.)
  • Medical History Form: Cyclists must receive a full physical and medical exam (crew does not need a physical exam)
  • Motor Vehicle Report Release: All crew will submit an MVR form and be approved by The Ability Experience insurance carrier prior to acceptance
  • Insurance Card: All team members must have a form of health insurance

Mission Focus: The Ability Experience is committed to using shared experiences to support people with disabilities and developing the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders. We seek applicants who are committed to the mission and integrity of the organization.

Selection: Consideration will be given to those who have held positions demonstrating leadership potential, have contributed to their community, motivated to commit to the Gear Up Florida experience, and those who will continue their involvement beyond completion of the event. Other factors include: class status, grade point average, chapter, and leadership experience.

Think you have what it takes to be part of this team? Click the link below to apply!