Fraternity education is highly centralized and generally wasteful. Focusing funds and learning decisions at the chapter level may increase fundraising and program efficacy.
In most medium-to-large, historically-white fraternities, the Executive Director/CEO (ED) is employed by an inter/national board. The ED is generally responsible for the maintenance of membership records and for managing communications between the various components of the fraternity. This makes sense, … Continued
Some of us consider our fraternity experience to be the defining moment of our time in college. We are lucky – lucky to have attended college – lucky to receive an invitation to a fraternity (sort of) – lucky to … Continued
My fraternity suggests that chapters meet 20 times or more each year to win our big trophy. That requirement was referenced as an example of an “energy cost” in my last post. [Read: The Dues Are Too Damn High] It’s … Continued
I never drank “Nile Juice” from the penis of a statue of a Sphinx. It was never on my bucket list, but the way alumni describe the expired tradition is weirdly enchanting. We would hear about the juice at Homecoming … Continued
Students run fraternities. They recruit the members, put the work into our good statistics, and ultimately own our future. That ownership is not represented in fraternity leadership. Most fraternity governing boards consist of men several generations removed from the college … Continued