We’ve all encountered that “really-drunk” girl at parties; the girl who drinks other people’s drinks, stumbles around, slurs her words, and ends up hugging the toilet for the night. While these people can be funny and the life of the party, when the girl is a sister the situation can quickly turn from entertaining to serious.
We’ve all gone through it. The new member process is exciting, fun and filled with presents, first-class treatment, and meeting new people. Initiation comes and goes, and that idyllic feeling of bliss begins to wear off. Presents are replaced with time commitments, first-class treatment is replaced with sorority responsibilities, and, as you’re drawn into the folds, those fascinating new people become regular people with regular drama.
The chapter house is an important aspect of any fraternity or sorority. Brothers and sisters live in the chapter house, conduct formal meeting and initiation, host social and philanthropic events, and use it as a central place of congregation. For every fraternity and sorority with a house, establishing a strong house corporation is vital to the well-being of the property, it’s residents, and the chapter as a whole.
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.
One of the less-exciting features of running a fraternity or sorority is collecting dues from the members. Any fraternity or sorority treasurer can explain how laborious the job is, however, it is arguably the most important job within the chapter. Without members’ dues the chapter has no money, and without money, the chapter cannot function. To lessen the stress and weight of collecting money for your chapter, we at The Campus Companion recommend using an online collection service.