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
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
I will not be running for my fraternity’s governing board in 2019 as I had done in 2017 (read more here). It was fun, but the fun part was more or less trying to introduce some sense of campaigning into … Continued
National consultants visiting chapters every year would have been a foreign concept to our respective founding members. The earliest fraternity “staff” were national secretaries whose primary responsibility was to maintain records. They would work with local volunteers to determine if … Continued