The selling point…

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:

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Sadly, rather than the good things that an org does, trying to change things for the better, the media focuses on the stories like that out of Alabama, Tennessee, Orlando, and more

With our image of the Greek world coming from the likes of Animal House, Greek (the TV Show), Revenge of the Nerds, and Old School…not to mention countless others.

 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?

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About rigsurfer

A Brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Inc., Joined in Fall 2010. Completed a B.A. in English at North Carolina State University in 2013 and received a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Texas Tech University in 2015. Passionate about Leadership and Diversity as well as Ducks, Scooby Doo, and reading.
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