In working with fund raising and recruitment for programs, I have spent a lot of time talking about the Elevator Speech (this is the idea that you have about 30 seconds from when an elevator door closes till it opens again to sell someone on your idea). This has led me to think about Fraternity and Sorority Life and really wonder. In my undergraduate experience, we spent a lot of time developing catchy ideas and efforts, but those aren’t the ones making the headlines:
Do we really still want to limit our image to these stereotypes? Is this how we as a Greek community wish to be portrayed? Or is it time we change that? Why not take a chance this week during National Hazing Prevention Week and sell your good points, the principles we were founded upon and claim to stand by rather than letting these stories come to define us?