My first rush period as an initiated brother was good. I brought out a few guys who would become good brothers. However, that class had an opportunity to be great, but I dropped the ball.
A fraternity is throwing away money if they don’t take advantage of recycling cans. This is the perfect fundraiser for a new member class.
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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When I had pledged over a year ago, I was essentially sold a falsified dream. In this illusion, we were promised strong brotherhood, outstanding academics, success within the classroom and preference from all of the sororities. Upon crossing, we realized it was all a lie.
Nobody had a better big brother than I did. My big brother lived across the hall from me in the dorm for my freshman and sophomore years. He took his role as big brother seriously when I was a pledge. He always looked out for me in private, but appeared to be hard on me in public. He took the time to explain to me what fraternity meant to him, and took the time to answer any questions I had.
I was initiated in an IFC fraternity and decided it is not for me. Can I leave and then Rush another IFC fraternity?
Apathetic fraternities often have the same response to the question of chapter growth. They say that they don’t want to grow, because if they did then they won’t know their brothers. So they struggle with their existence of 15 to 20 brothers…
Over the last few semesters my chapter had been moving up in the ranks but instead of gaining momentum it seems as though we’ve hit a plateau. Recruitment and our social calendar may have even dipped.
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This year marks the 100th anniversary of my fraternity. It is also the 80th year of our chapter. I just want to know what events or programs could we do that will focus on the organization but also involve students, faculty, and administrative on the campus.
How does a fraternity raise money without help from alumni?
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My fraternity is only about ten years old since it was first founded nationally. In those ten years, we have managed to only charter five chapters. What way do you think expanding would be successful and make this fraternity grow?
This whole moving ordeal got me thinking about a great fundraising idea for a fraternity. I would have happily paid my fraternity $1000 or even $2000 to move my stuff for me.