So I was thinking about this point today. I’ve done a lot of post on what it means to be a part of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) and disproving myths such as “Buying Friends” but there is a more basic idea to start with:
What does it take to be a brother (or sister)
It takes commitment. It takes commitment to the principles or values of the organization. It takes commitment to learn the history and story of your org. It takes a financial commitment to support you chapter. It takes commitment of time to be there for the fraternity or sorority not to mention your brothers or sisters. It takes commitment to grow in your brother or sisterhood. It takes commitment.
I’ve seen men come in very excited to be joining a group only to disappear. I’ve seen guys start timidly and become some incredible leaders both in and outside of the organization. I’ve seen men make the commitment and others fail to do so.
And I’ve seen the difference it makes.
So what does it take to be a brother (or sister)?
It takes you. Your time, energy, finance…
It takes your commitment to give to the chapter as much as you take and both grow together.