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. That is a crazy level of selectivity, but it’s worth it.

Fraternities & Sororities: No More Generic Statements & Stop Apologizing

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Should a fraternity/sorority office apologize for the insensitive actions of a member they had no control over? In my opinion: No – but if one should, then it shouldn’t play dumb.

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

Formal Recruitment Is Unnecessary, Unnatural & Unhelpful.

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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

Why Weren’t These Talks Broadcast By Fraternities?

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In another post I labeled the greatest competitor to any one fraternity or sorority as TED Talks for a simple reason; TED elevates and promotes its “members” in modern ways that our organizations seem desperate to avoid. 

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