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Steps to Student Induction

The Chapter Sponsor should complete the following steps to induct their students:
  • Review all student records; document points and GPA and complete an Induction Rubric for each student. The Student Induction Rubric can be found at the end of this handbook. This is provided for the Chapter Sponsor’s use in determining when a student is eligible for induction. It is for the Chapter Sponsor’s records/files. You do not need to turn these in to NDEO.
  • Have the students apply for Induction at MAKE SURE THE STUDENT SPELLS HIS/HER NAMES CORRECTLY and exactly as they’d like it to be printed on their induction certificate – it will cost you another induction fee  if you need to re-order the certificate to fix a misspelled name! You will receive an email confirmation when a student has applied for Induction. 
  • When you receive the email confirmation, you can log in to to Induct Students. Click on Control Panel. On the Control Panel, click NHSDA. On the next page, click Induct. You will see a list of students who have applied for induction. Check off their name if they have met the qualification for induction. Below the list of names, you will be able to add pins and cords to your order. Once you have added the correct number of pins and cords (optional step), click Save. You will be redirected to to complete your order and pay with a Visa or MasterCard. If you are not automatically redirected to the NDEO site for payment, you will need to click the "Log onto NDEO" button. You will need to log in with the Institutional Membership username and password for the NDEO website. If you do not have access to this information, you can call the NDEO Home Office at 301-585-2880 to pay by credit card, or send a check made payable to NDEO to National Dance Education Organization, 8609 Second Ave, Suite 203B, Silver Spring MD 20910.
  • Determine how you will pay the student induction fee. Will the school pay for it, or will each student contribute money? Payment can be made via credit card online or over the phone, or by sending a check. If using a check, please make ONE check payable to the NDEO home office for the total amount of all student induction fees. Certificates will not be sent until payment has been received. 
  • Set and publicize a date and plan the induction ceremony. Be sure that the date allows at least 3 weeks for the NDEO home office to print and mail the induction certificates. Begin planning the induction ceremony. An induction ceremony may take the form of an informal event conducted at an NHSDA meeting, or it may be set up as a formal affair to which parents and members of the school community are invited. The format of the induction ceremony is determined by the sponsor. Induction ceremonies have been conducted at restaurants and after performances or shows, and have included guest speakers, the lighting of a candle, and even reciting of a chapter pledge. It is a great opportunity for a student to earn points by creating a unique chapter pledge. The Chapter Sponsor is encouraged to come up with a plan that meets the needs of the school as well as the desires of the students. 
  • When the certificates arrive, sign each certificate on the Chapter Sponsor signature line. You can hand out the certificates during the induction ceremony, or at another convenient time. Also, don’t forget to provide a list of the inductees to appropriate school personnel so that their induction will be noted in student transcripts or other records.