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This question was submitted by one of our readers. If you have a question you want me to answer go here to submit it: Fraternity Advice. Question: I am president […]
My fraternity just recently held elections. My Big Brother in the fraternity was the previous Vice-President and I figured he was a shoe-in for the role of president. However, I was nominated alongside him for President. I ended up winning the election over him.
What do you advise for a chapter whose Fraternity President values “brotherhood” over any other function of the Fraternity? He has made it clear that having a good time, making things fun, and relaxing the rules are more important than having standards, expelling brothers from the fraternity, and holding executive officers accountable.
Our elections are coming up soon and we have a brother that is planning on running for president. When we ask him why he is running, his response is that he has a good rapport with the other houses. When we push for more, that is his only reason why he is running.
Currently, Greek life at my campus is only a few years old. For the past two years, I have been on the Executive Council and currently I am president of a very new IFC. My position in my fraternity is secretary, therefore, most of my work is paperwork and not many members realize what I do for the chapter. How can I make IFC seem important to all Greeks and students as well as use this position to catapult me into being president of my fraternity?
This fraternity president has issues running meetings, motivating his brothers and convincing guys to be active in the chapter. Enclosed are solutions to all his problems.
I’m the president of a colony at my school. My school’s fraternities run small about 20 to 30. We’re currently at 18 after one month on campus. We just got a house this summer. The sororities love us, and we have plenty of people wanting to rush. The newer guys we’ve brought in a far better quality then many of the original brothers.
I’m looking to become my fraternity’s president next year and I notice that a problem that we face right now is getting people to be quiet and not be disrespectful by talking during our fraternity meetings.
When I pledged to my fraternity, I knew that I wanted to make a permanent positive change to the fraternity. I wanted to help lead and make the important decisions along with my fellow brothers. I was elected to pledge class Vice-President and basically ran (our pledge class president didn’t do much at all) perhaps the most motivated and influential pledge class our chapter had ever seen.
I was initiated my freshman year into a house that was on probation for alcohol-related incidents and we have been on probation ever since. Probation has made our house alcohol free and we’re not allowed to have social events unless they are educational. We are also not allowed to participate with other Greek houses on campus.
I was my fraternity president for two years, and I was NC State’s IFC president for one. However, I lost my first election for fraternity president. That election had a bizarre twist which to this day I am not sure if I handled correctly. Let me explain…
Being the president of a fraternity is a unique honor. A typical brother is only in the fraternity for four or five years as an undergraduate. That means that the president of the fraternity is the chosen leader for a significant portion of a brother’s college experience.