He has a fraternity brother who had his younger brother rush. For whatever reason, the brotherhood decided the younger brother did not deserve a bid, and this caused some discontent in the fraternity. He asked me my opinion on legacies.
I am the newly elected VP of my fraternity. I came in a year and a half ago as a sophomore in a complete rebuilding scenario. We are at a small school and currently only have 16 actives. The average “good” fraternity here has around 50-70 guys. Before I came in the type of guys that were here made us one of the few pretty much GDI fraternities here. All of those guys smoked pot and were pretty worthless so you can imagine our reputation around campus.
4 Spring Rush Rules
1 – For a lot of fraternities, it is difficult to get brothers motivated during the spring recruitment period. Brothers just aren’t as interested for whatever reason.
Question: Is there a benefit to having smaller numbers in your fraternity?
Answer: Yes there are. The following are a few that come to mind:
Brothers from a fraternity in Illinois read my article Should We Have Two Fraternity Recruitment Classes a Semester and informed me that they had recently made this change. They allowed me to interview them about how the process is working out for them. Below is what they said:
What is your opinion on having two recruitment classes in a semester? Do you have any advice?
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.
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.
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.
The fraternity president must do these 10 things during fraternity recruitment to ensure that the fraternity is successful during rush.
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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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?
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.