Dear person who is interested in joining a fraternity|sorority and who was bullied as a kid, You may hold the key to addressing some of fraternity’s (and society’s) acknowledged problems.
“This seems like a lot more stuff for members to do than last year,” stated the person attached to the raised hand. “We are not going to lower our standards,” said the leader of the group, after just having … Continued
I never felt pity for a chapter whose members felt as if they couldn’t recruit without the use of alcohol; it’s a pathetic excuse, but I also don’t think that drinking with people is a terrible way to meet friends. … Continued
The boy could not quite grasp why his entry did not qualify. Had he not put in the proper effort? Did he misread the expectations? Was this a miscommunication or too direct a communication? For three months, the Fraternity Man … Continued
I attended my first Delta Sigma Phi Convention in 2011, just two weeks after starting a full-time position at the Fraternity’s headquarters. Here’s a photo from that time: I wore ill-fitted suits and ran around the smoldering, muggy heat … Continued
Some time ago, a group of young students met somewhere on campus to establish a code of friendship between them. To establish an everlasting bond, they utilized elements of secret societies and religious organizations, cementing their common bonds in … Continued
How are we enabling our students to be model citizens, to affect their city, state or nation, or to be stewards of what is right in society? We “encourage” them. We “educate” them. We “support” them. And yet our … Continued