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Message to Fraternity and Sorority Headquarters

Fraternity and sorority headquarters must be willing to close chapters that do not meet our standards and remove members who are not reflective of our values, even if it impacts the financial bottom-line. Our programming needs to focus on successful on-boarding, an impactful undergraduate experience, and instilling the importance of a lifetime affinity. We speak […]

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Message to Today’s Undergraduate Fraternity and Sorority Members

If you are an undergraduate member of a fraternity or sorority who has been nothing more than a social member, why are you expecting a small group of undergraduates to manage the chapter? My advice is to get out of the back row at the chapter meetings or if you’ve already stopped attending meetings, make […]

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Why We Are Failing?

Editor Note: This blog has merged some narratives from an old blog and combined with some new messages. Fraternities have been around since 1776 and sororities since 1867. Clearly, we have done something right to have been around for centuries. Yet, our continued existence is being discussed on a daily basis. Why? Before I answer […]

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The Choice Is Ours…Recruit and Educate To Fail or Succeed

I’ve spent more than 30 years involved with the Fraternity and Sorority system as a chapter officer, chapter advisor, regional volunteer, foundation board director, house corporation board member, and president of a company that focuses on alumni/ae and parent relations as well as fundraising. I met my wife through my fraternity. My son is a fraternity brother. My best friends are almost all fraternity brothers. My fraternal experience has been more than rewarding.

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