Here’s how fraternity elections went down: 2 candidates for president, one with qualifications and a bunch of plans (me), one with more qualifications/work-with-the-house, he gets elected. I’m pretty down about […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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