The tenacity with which students and alumni hold on to the secrecy of our fraternity and sorority rituals is admirable. Truly admirable – and mostly successful.
You may hear it as a student fraternity member. You’re more likely to hear it if you are a student fraternity leader. You are destined to hear it if you work within Fraternity & Sorority Life on a campus, at … Continued
“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
“In 1899 at the City College of New York,” is how I started about half of the gazillion public speeches I gave as a staff member for Delta Sigma Phi. Our story is heartwarming. Fraternities can be obsessive with their … Continued