This is, by far, the stupidest punishment that can be given to a fraternity. If a fraternity does something wrong, then either the university or nationals punishes the chapter by not letting the chapter take on new members. This is ridiculous on so many levels.
David Stollman from CAMPUSPEAK is a fantastic speaker. We recently spoke, and I could remember parts of his presentation from the only time I heard him speak – 10 years ago! If you ever get a chance to hear one of his presentations – you need to take advantage of that opportunity.
Every Sunday across the country hung-over college men settle in to watch NFL football. If your chapter room doesn’t turn into a sports bar on these glorious afternoons, then your fraternity is missing a fantastic opportunity to develop your brotherhood.
I got this idea from a good buddy of mine. An organization he belongs to raffles off a motorcycle each year. His organization has about 200 people, and everyone is required to sell 20, $10 raffle tickets. That means that this fundraiser will gross $40,000.
The president must define the goals for the fraternity, and then guide the brothers into a mindset that it doesn’t matter who got the job done, as long as it was done. It would be amazing what could get accomplished if this fraternity utopia could be created.
College football games are the ideal place for a fraternity fundraiser. Before the game, there are literally thousands of people there tailgating and getting drunk. That combination seems to create more impulse buying – the ideal situation for a fraternity fundraiser.
Statistically, there is really only one way that a fraternity brother will die – and that is being killed in a drunk-driving accident. Your fraternity has the responsibility to protect the brotherhood from their own stupidity. Therefore, a DD program should be established.
Every fraternity should have a drink machine. A used one can be bought for about $1000. However, this one-time expense will lead to years of profit for the fraternity.
There is decent money to be made from a website that has a lot of traffic. Your fraternity website has that potential as well. You can add adds to your site and profit off your content. You can also solicit local businesses to put ads on your site. There is truly a lot of potential there.
Some classes are boring. There is no denying that. Often, the professor will go off on a random tangent that will cause students to day dream. Day dreaming leads to the majority of the lecture being missed, despite you being there.
Scheduling time is a critical time period for your academic success. Picking classes at random will damage your chances of having a successful semester. Consider the following before picking classes.
Test banks are useless. They are bulky and get outdated extremely easy. The idea behind them is to provide study materials for brothers in the form of old tests.
Another simple fundraiser for your fraternity is by putting on a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. All you need to do is put together a double elimination tournament where the winner gets a decent prize. The hardest part is finding the teams to play, but that actually shouldn’t be too difficult.
This is a great example of how your fraternity can have a very profitable fundraiser by having a raffle.