FM Quips can be read in 5 or fewer minutes. See other FM Quips by clicking here. Connect with Fraternity Man (Nik) on Twitter to share your thoughts. From death sprouts life, and vice versa. The idea that failure is … Continued
Some things come to the mind incomplete. I wake up in the morning, have a thought about fraternities, jot it down, and may never return to it again. Many of the posts I write are forever drafts, never to be … Continued
Without going full crazy and suggesting that our ritual be made public then, I am listing below some ideas that our Fraternity’s leadership and chapters of our fraternity could take to heart as ways to reduce the mystery (and the resulting public anxiety/resentment) around our fraternity in a way that would help more members and the general public understand what we are about – and how beautiful it all is.
The coalition is great in its concept, but it relies too heavily on others to act for anything to change. We can change how we are insured, we can change how we report statistics, and we can influence what qualifies for “standards” and why generic, catch-all checklists impede the progress of the fraternity experience.
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