I am the president of my fraternity. I just got an email from our formal chairman saying that he has to step down from his position because of ‘health issues’ I am not questioning his health concerns, but from his email it seems like he realizes he has not done anything to plan for formal and realizes he has a huge work load ahead of him.
Fraternity fundraising for your philanthropy can be a challenge. The bigger the group you have the more difficult it is to keep all your brothers happy all the time. However, if you handle the organizational aspects of your fundraiser in an efficient way, you’ll leave yourself some breathing room.
My fraternity has a big problem with dues. Some people have legitimate excuses but most don’t. Also, we offer payment plans on a need to need basis. What are some ways to make guys pay dues? What I have gathered so far:
I am the rush chair of a small struggling chapter looking for a bit of advice on rush events. When it comes to rush week our rush events have always been lackluster to say to least. How does my fraternity have a good rush week?
“On Sunday, My fraternity is going to most likely pass a fraternity fine system. I’m trying to find out more information on the negative aspects of a fine system. Can you please help?”
We recently chartered on campus and our alumni have raised around $5000 dollars for us to furnish our house and make a formal room. This includes leather couches, lamps, tables, drapes, etc. Now there is a debate on where this room will exist in the house. The brothers largely (90% of the chapter) want it in one room, while the alumni want it in another room.
When I decided that I wanted to be apart of the Greek community, it wasn’t that hard to decide which fraternity best fit me and vice versa. It was 1997, I was an eager new member and finally felt as if I found a place to belong. I was coming close to the end of my new member period when I received a phone call from home. My mother said that my grandmother was not doing well.
My colony is a great group of guys and our nationals is behind us 100% towards our chartering, but our school’s IFC and student life refuse to let us ‘on campus’. We are not recognized by either of these institutions and, therefore, cannot officially mix with any sororities or hold any official functions on campus.
My current fraternity president met a 32 year old dude at the gym and wants him to join the fraternity. He’s a cool person but do you think the age would be a problem?
I go to a school with a rapidly growing Greek scene. However, we do not have Greek Housing currently. We have a large female population so rush is really centered on bringing guys out to parties at unofficial houses. We will not have a house next year as the school is cracking down on the party scene.
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.
How do you get guys to join your fraternity? Our house doesn’t have the reputation others may have, but we are on the rise on our campus. Many of the rushees we gave bid cards to are sitting on the fence between us and another house with a better reputation. What can be done to get over this hump?
I was recently elected to the position of fraternity president of a local fraternity. My fraternity is fairly young, though due to virtue of transfer students, we happen to have brothers at other schools around the country. I believe that we are at a critical point in our fraternity’s life, in which the contemplation to become national is here.
I know a lot of chapters illegally initiate new members into their fraternity from time to time. These chapters don’t think it is a big deal to not report these new brothers, and they really like being able to pocket the couple hundred bucks in fees that are supposed to go to the national headquarters. This is a very, very bad practice for many reasons.
My fraternity may be going on social probation. I am afraid of not being competitive come rush. Can you help?