First off my fraternity only initiates a pledge after his grades are out and receives a 2.75 GPA and 2.5 cumulative, but our current fraternity president is keeping guys around off the books several semesters later and charging them dues but never fully initiating them or recognizing them nationally.

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I’m our fraternity vice president, but do a lot of the president’s work as he’s working a lot (it’s like having 2 presidents ). We gave a bid to a guy some brothers don’t feel fit “our normal image” and next week they will try to cut him early. Some brothers feel he is “sloppy seconds” as he rushed a different fraternity 2 years ago and quit. Other brothers feel that he may not keep quiet about certain secrets.

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Do you have any tips/advice/suggestions about hosting successful fraternity parties? We just had a Rave, and the music was great and the lighting was sweet, but for some reason people would wander in and then wander out 10 minutes later.

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Our fraternity had a great rush and now we have a large pledge class. What is the best way to start a pledge program to get these guys quickly involved? We are worried that some guys may quit, and that is the last thing we want. Thank you.

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I have received this question about 100 times this past week in several different forms. The answer is very simple, but the politically correct world doesn’t like the answer. However, I will give it to you straight.

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As a president of a fraternity I understand that motivating members can be a hard challenge. After all, one reason officers take the challenge is too better their members for the rest of their lives. That may seem like an impossible task, but I have a bit of a solution to this leadership problem.

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So rush week is this coming week (I’m a freshman btw). My parents (who aren’t keen on the “Greek-life” thing) told me that I’m allowed to rush, however I can’t accept any bids for this year. Basically they want me to not join a house until my sophomore year. Does turning them down for this year hurt my chances on still being a part of their house next year? Cause I don’t want them to think badly of me because of that. Should I just wait until sophomore year?

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Fraternity Recruitment is one of the most important and difficult tasks a fraternity has to accomplish to survive. This article will help turn fraternity recruitment a chapter strength. 5 Ways Your Fraternity Can KILL IT during Recruitment details 5 essential things your fraternity must remember to recruit quality guys fast.

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