Here is the situation – a fraternity brother does something stupid. The fraternity is upset, and there are a group of guys who want to have a judicial board meeting to hold him accountable. Of course, the logic is that will solve the problem.
It is an all too common reaction to blame the previous leader for the current challenges your fraternity is facing. Don’t fall for that trap!
At one point or another, every chapter of every Fraternity has become all too familiar with a general sense of apathy from an overwhelming number of its members. The leaders that are forced to run a chapter that is caught in such an epidemic will attest to the hell entailed.
Here’s a thought on how to reinvigorate your chapter, unite your brothers, strengthen recruitment, and impress your (Inter)national Headquarters: Values Congruence.
A good friend of mine is an executive with a well-known company. He recently shared with me a conversation he had with the CEO. The conversation shows why the CEO has been able to create one of the world’s greatest companies.
When there is an epic failure in leadership in any organization, you have to replace the leader.
Good fraternity leaders are able to solve problems. They see that the fraternity is lacking in their social programs or in recruitment or in some other area, and they are able to lead a turnaround in these areas.
1) Keep your website current. Potential recruits and your alumni go there. If there are old pictures and rush calendars from 2004 up, then you can be assured that person is never going to come back.
You probably have a rival fraternity on campus. For some reason or another, your fraternity just doesn’t get along with these guys. And because there isn’t a fraternity out there without flaws, they will slip up eventually.
What the heck is a Lhasapoo? It is the type of dog I have. Think of a cotton ball about the size of a football with legs. Is it a sissy dog? Absolutely, but that is what happens when you get married. You laugh – but just wait…
Fraternities do more good for a college community than most other student organizations combined. Fraternities are dedicated to improving their communities through service. Fraternities excel in academics and provide the best leadership training on campus. So why are they vilified by outsiders?
You guys all know this guy. He is the guy who refuses to chip in a few bucks for the pizza, and then waits around like a vulture hoping that he will be allowed to have the leftovers.
School is finally back in session, and every fraternity has as fresh start. If I could impart one bit of advice to fraternity leaders at the start of this year – it would be to BE BOLD!
I am proud to say that Rafer Johnson is a fraternity brother of mine. We went to school 40 years apart and on different sides of the country, but we are both brothers in Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.
You will have a disagreement with a brother in your fraternity. Chances are, this will evolve into more than just a disagreement – it will become a full-blown fight.