Master The Budget: 11 Thoughts To Get & Stay On Track

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Getting On Track: Overcoming Our Fraternity Chapter’s $18,000 Debt In the fall of 2010 I was elected to the position of Chapter President. I was elected via tie-breaker against another brother (my little brother) who apparently decided to run the … Continued

What Gets Measured Gets Managed: Those Years I Managed Teen Lifeguards

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It was my third or fourth day as a lifeguard, my tan was hitting its stride, and I came to the final stop in my rotation around the pool before I could take a break out of the sun. I … Continued

Student Leaders Can & Should Claim A Starring Role At The NIC

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Not long ago, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) launched NIC 2.0, a “restart” which altered the organization’s mission and structure. The changes gave the NIC greater reach/influence and a larger budget, but little has been done to give students more … 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

Fraternity Big Brothers & Why They Should Lead New Member Orientation

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Reveal ceremonies, paddles, nicknames and pairings: Those are the things people most often search for when they type any combination of “fraternity” and “big brother” into a Google search. These relationships should be more than that.

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.

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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