Nobody had a better fraternity big brother than I did.
My big brother lived across the hall from me in the dorm my freshman and sophomore years. He took his role as big brother seriously when I was a new member.
He always looked out for me in private, and always supported me in public.
He always took the time to explain to me what fraternity meant to him, and took the time to answer any questions I had.
He took it even more serious when I was a brother. He was always there to help me get through a jam. He was a car whiz, and fixed my piece of junk car a hundred times.
He had contacts with an auto parts store, and was able to get me parts at a discount saving me hundreds of dollars. We both had the same major, and he would take the time to help me through my studies whenever I asked.
My fraternity big brother showed me what brotherhood was really about. It wasn’t about the parties or chasing girls, it was about being there for each other when you are really needed.
My fraternity big brother never expected anything in return for all the favors he did for others, and that made the biggest impression on me. He was the model big brother.
When it is your time to be a big brother, remember to take the time to do it right. It is easy to get distracted by the day to day responsibilities of a college student. However, if you truly believe in the purpose of joining a brotherhood, you will give the role the level of commitment it deserves.
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