If there were a magic formula for fraternity success, all chapters would obviously be following it. In lieu of a magic formula, here are some of the fraternity ideas that […]
‘The fraternity is a business’ is probably a popular saying around your fraternity house. On a few levels it is correct, but I personally hate the saying. It is almost […]
There is great value in being a member of a national fraternity. There are financial benefits because there are obviously more brothers contributing by paying their national dues. This enables […]
It is convention time of year, and many of you will be going for the first time. Here is a list of people I would make sure you meet while […]
Hopefully your faculty advisor has a good understanding of the university you attend. They have chosen a career path that focuses on students and helping others. They have agreed to dedicate time to help your chapter. Those are precisely the qualities you should be looking for in an advisor.
My fraternity recently went under membership review and went from a 50+ man chapter to a 9 man chapter. We are on recruitment suspension until Spring 2013. I want some advice on how to manage a small chapter, dealing with “former” brothers, and how do I manage my loyalties with the new chapter and the former relationships I had with the “former” brothers.
I am a Brother in a relatively small (compared to other chapters on campus) fraternity. I’m sure you can relate since you built your fraternity from the ground up.
I’ve got an interesting situation. Recently one member, a new and more soft spoken member, had his girlfriend stay with him at the fraternity house for several days. During this time another member, older by 1 pledge class & more of a for lack of a better word dick, slept with the first members girlfriend.
I go to school in Utah, so a huge majority of the students on our campus are Mormons, and most of our fraternity brothers are Mormons. Luckily because of this, we have very little issues with risk management or standards issues.
Speaking from personal experience, being a Founding Father of your fraternity is a truly special experience. How often can someone say they had a hand in shaping something that could potentially last 50, 100, maybe 150 years? It’s an incredible position of leadership and should not be taken for granted. It is also not an easy position to be in, by any means.
This year’s NASPA conference in Phoenix offered a special insight into Greek Life and perception on college campuses all over the country. The NASPA Assessment and Knowledge Consortium put together a report about their findings about Greek Life and the numbers are both surprising and alarming.
Because of this we keep pushing our fraternity alumni away rather than get them more involved. What’s a good way to get back in touch with alumni to show appreciation, and to get them to want to get more involved?
What should I (or the fraternity) do about a member who doesn’t care about image and how he comes across? I could really care less about how he feels his actions affect him but when it’s detrimental to the fraternity, that’s where me and my president have issues. We have both talked to him but he continues to shrug it off and say that it’s not a big issue and that it’s his choices to make.
So I am the new president of a chapter with 30 men, we are currently looking for a new advisor. One of the people applying for the role is a more recent alum of our chapter. He is an ok friend; however in the position of advisor I feel he would not affect the house in a positive light.
Has this ever happened at one of your fraternity meetings?
An excited brother has a great idea. It could be the fraternity president or a brother in crowd – it really doesn’t matter.