Breaking Down My Fraternity’s Preamble (Beyond Memorization) | YITBOS

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New members of Delta Sigma Phi memorize the Preamble to the Constitution prior to their initiation. Many forget it shortly thereafter, and few are required to or ever take time to analyze its meaning, which is strange; It explains the … Continued

Fraternities & Gangs Have Plenty In Common – Regarding The Atlantic’s Article & The NIC’s Response

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I remember watching a television series detailing the rise and fall (or sustainability) of gangs throughout America. After learning more about gangs I came to a realization: “Gangs are fraternities.” A recent article in the Atlantic made a similar point, … Continued

Lifelong Commitment Vs. Lifelong Membership: Why Many Fraternities/Sororities Struggle To Keep Alumni Around

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Almost every alumnus will be called upon to give their time or to give financially to their fraternity or sorority – bound by an oath many made before they were able to drink (legally). We regularly plug said oaths and … Continued

Greek Life Is Recruiting For Manpower, Not Character Or Talent. Here’s Why:

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0.4% of applicants to open a Chick-Fil-A restaurant are accepted by the chain. More than 20,000 people apply annually, and the Chick-Fil-A headquarters selects just 75-80.┬áThat is a crazy level of selectivity, but it’s worth it.

Why Today’s Fraternity Men May Never “Be Like Their Fraternity Founders”

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Delta Sigma Phi is a national fraternity with 6,000+ undergraduate members at 110+ institutions and was founded by fewer than a dozen teenagers at the City College of New York on this day in 1899. Neat! At the time the … Continued

3 Things to Track Instead of Service Hours

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  I’ve tracked some 500 hours across the spectrum of high school and college – and I don’t feel like much of a better person for doing it. I feel more like someone trying to have my sense of entitlement … Continued

Student Choice: A New Era of Fraternity Accreditation. Think “Cultural Credits”

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While a student at Stetson University I was expected to complete a certain number of “Cultural Credits” to graduate. These credits were awarded for attending any number of programs or events within a week, including speakers or visiting a local … Continued

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