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.
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.
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.
Philanthropic activity is a cornerstone of every fraternity and sorority, and hosting a successful philanthropy can not only help a worthwhile cause, but improve your chapter’s public relations, and bring your members together. So, what makes a great event? Here are some tips to ensure your philanthropy avoids the flop and becomes a much-anticipated annual [...]
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.
Every chapter has problems collecting members’ dues. Period. Even those chapters with a collection rate above 90% have those few specific members who never seem to pay on time, and who have to be hounded night and day. Because most chapters rely exclusively on dues for just about everything, increasing your collection rate should be a top priority on your list of things to do. Although we can’t promise you’ll never have problems collecting dues again, our following six suggestions can, over time, help make your members accountable and sufficiently increase your collection rate.