One of the great aspects of Greek life is participating in fraternity and sorority intramural sports. Not only is it an easy way to stay in shape and avoid the freshman 15, it also allows members to get to know each other, bond, and come together in an effort for your chapter.
While we’re all taught that a potential new member can be any student on campus, freshmen students are especially coveted by most Greek chapters. As the competition to meet freshmen and spark their interest is dog-eat-dog, here are our 10 best ways to meet a freshman on campus. 10) University Orientation & Welcome Events For [...]
Summer. Music to just about every student’s ear, summer embodies three months of freedom, all things fun and exciting, and the total absence of deadlines, tests, and responsibilities. Ok, yes, this isn’t how it is for everyone (some of us have jobs or take classes during the summer), but if asked, we wager that the majority of students would rather it be summer then finals week.
Every fraternity and sorority has its own rules about who can and can’t wear their Greek letters. Some organizations allow spouses, siblings, or parents of the members to wear their letters, and others only allow members who have been initiated and are in good standing.
While everyone in the Greek system tries to stay positive about each chapter on campus, the truth is that multiple Greek chapters shutdown every year, for one reason or another. And although we never think it could happen to our chapter, the truth is that chapter closure is more possible than we imagine. So, in order to avoid having to disband your members and saying goodbye to your chapter, let’s take a lesson from those unfortunate chapters who have failed.
Fraternity and sorority paddles are a Greek tradition for all to enjoy. Paddles allow brothers and sisters to display their affiliation with pride, and the gifting of paddles brings members closer together. Whether you’re making a paddle for your big bro, lil sis, pledge brother, pledge sister, or chapter alum, here are some helpful tips to ensure your paddle will be a success.
Every fraternity and sorority chapter goes through ups and downs, the good times and the bad. When your chapter is on top of the world it may feel as if you can do no wrong; however, when you’re chapter is down in the dumps it can feel as if you can do no right. While some of us are fortunate never to experience the pains of a failing, or flailing chapter, for the rest of us, don’t get discourage. There’s plenty you can do to right the wrongs, mend the holes, and put your chapter on the road to success.