I am currently the fraternity treasurer of a chapter that is part of an international fraternity. For the past few years, national active dues have become a huge burden for our fraternity. These national dues are rising due to other chapters’ irresponsibility regarding alcohol/drug related issues and hazing.
I am the newly appointed chairman of Public Relations of our fraternity. What are some new innovative ideas I should begin doing?
So I recently lost an election for my fraternity in which I was a lot more qualified for and experienced for than the candidate running against me. The position was Public Relations Chair. I feel that one of the only reason other person got elected was because he knew someone to get him discounts off of shirts.
What ideas can I propose to get elected as Fraternity Secretary?
If your fraternity is fortunate enough to have a chapter advisor, chances are he has a family, a job and other commitments. That leaves him precious little free time. You should be very grateful that he is willing to spend some of it to help the fraternity.
Charity events are fantastic. Giving back to the community is a true reflection of an individual and organization’s character. Unfortunately, there will be members of your chapter who will not feel this way.
Most fraternities have a tough time filling their fraternity house. A house that isn’t full is a drain on a fraternity’s finances. It is much like a college student who has a credit card debt. The student makes sacrifices and pays and pays, but never seems to get ahead.
The alumni chair position is critical. Fraternities preach a lifetime of brotherhood, then forget about their brothers once they graduate. While the graduated brother’s relationship with the fraternity will forever be different, they still want to be kept abreast of how the fraternity is doing.
Fraternity websites are notoriously bad. They lack focus and creativity. This is a shame, because the web can be such a powerful tool for your organization.
They say that the front door to a university is their athletic program. Fraternity life is very similar.