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.
There are many occasions to give sorority gifts. In addition to the standard holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years), gifts are also appropriate, and fully appreciated, on a sorority’s founder’s day, during formal sorority recruitment, and at the start of finals week. It’s also not a bad idea to give gifts when trying to promote your chapter’s own upcoming events such as a philanthropy, campus-wide dinner, or party. Whether your goal is to improve sorority relations, promote your fraternity’s event, or just get to know the sorority girls, here are some great sorority gift ideas to steal their hearts and leave them wanting more.
Financial obligation is one of the major responsibilities of fraternity and sorority members. While most members understand their dues pay for socials, house decorations, and recruitment t-shirts, few realize just how important their payments are. Greek chapters use members dues to pay for chapter insurance, not to mention the chapter’s own dues to the fraternity or sorority headquarters. Bottom line: without members’ dues, fraternity and sorority chapters would literally cease to be.
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.