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Greek Life Today is on a mission to elevate the fraternity and sorority community by sharing inspiring stories from chapters across North America. Join host Jon Moore as he learns what high-performing fraternities and sororities are doing in the areas of philanthropy & community service, social life, alumni relations, recruitment, risk management and more, and learn how you can bring these best practices to your college or university. It’s time for a new generation of Greek Life leaders to s ...
 
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What are the characteristics of a great fraternity and sorority experience? Does it require having a house? Are huge parties a must? What about big-dollar philanthropies or epic tailgates? Greek Life at small colleges might not have any of these things, but it does shine in one aspect: Community. And, after all, community might be ... Read more Gre…
 
In theory, America is a shining light to the rest of the world. In practice, our country and its leaders falls short of that billing. But where do our leaders learn to break their promises? According to photographer Andrew Moisey, this behavior is learned inside the American fraternity. Between 1999 and 2006, Andrew had unprecedented ... Read more …
 
References to Greek Life run rampant on college campuses, and the immediate connotation is almost always related to fraternities and sororities. But how often do we stop to think about why our organizations are identified by Greek letters, or what ancient Greece has to do with how we operate today? Here’s where the Tragos Quest ... Read more Tragos…
 
Over the last few months, I’ve seen instances of fraternities and sororities getting in trouble for things related to free speech on college campuses. While I certainly would never encourage some of the behavior that has been called into question, I have continued to wonder about what kind of protections the first amendment provides these ... Read …
 
At age 6, Amber Mariano knew what she wanted to do with her life: Become president of the United States. In November of 2016, just days after her 21st birthday, she took a great step in that direction when she became the youngest person EVER elected to the Florida House of Representatives. As a sister ... Read more How Amber Mariano of Gamma Phi Be…
 
The fall of 2014 changed everything for two University of Michigan sorority women. One was sexually assaulted and the other had a dear friend disclose their sexual assault to her. Although they didn’t know it at the time, their paths would eventually intersect as they searched for a way to make things better for themselves ... Read more Michigan so…
 
In 2003, Michael Lewis published the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which detailed the efforts of the Oakland Athletics to quantify the game of baseball and eradicate unsubstantiated narratives. In the 15 years since its release, baseball and the world of sports have been revolutionized. Which begs the question: is it ... Read m…
 
The Tale of Mr. Giver is a story I shared at a recent leadership conference. It’s about a family that leaves the busy city in search of a better life. Along the way, Mr. Giver encounters a few people who help shape his worldview. This episode isn’t exactly about Greek Life, but I think it ... Read more The Tale of Mr. Giver The post The Tale of Mr.…
 
On May 6th, 2016, Harvard President Drew Faust announced a controversial policy restricting the opportunities available to members of single-gender organizations. In response, hundreds of undergraduate women took to Harvard Yard to express their concern, unified by the rallying cry of Hear Her Harvard. And with that, a movement was born. To underst…
 
In 2014, US News and World Report estimated that only 13 percent of all undergraduate degrees earned by women were in science, technology, engineering and math. Looking at Greek Life, sorority women in STEM are even less common. With this as a backdrop, you can hopefully understand why this tweet caught my attention. “Together we ... Read more Meet…
 
In May of 2007, things came to a head for Chi Psi at Ole Miss. “It wasn’t one thing, or one event… it was a long, gradual decline in being a fraternity.” The alumni, in partnership with the university and the fraternity’s central office, decided it was time to close. This episode covers a decade ... Read more Inside a fraternity recolonization: Chi…
 
Every day, an estimated 6,200 children around the world die from hunger-related illnesses. In a country like the United States, where we have so much food, it’s hard to imagine how this is possible. Since 2016, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at the University of Illinois has been doing their part to address this crisis through their ... Read more Feedi…
 
For more than a decade, Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Cincinnati has conducted an international mission trip. Through this program, brothers have visited places like Peru and Nepal while performing manual labor for local communities in need. In this episode, we learn about why the trip is so important to the chapter, and we relive the ... Rea…
 
Danni Messina wanted to find an alternative way to join her Tri Delta sisters in supporting St. Jude. Because of some extenuating family circumstances, she wasn’t going to participate in her chapter’s fall philanthropy. Instead, she decided to send out a tweet that would alter the course of her life. this time of year is ... Read more Tri Delta sis…
 
Walk Hard, the philanthropic journey from Alpha Tau Omega, started in the spring of 2009 with a simple idea: “Let’s walk until we can’t walk anymore.” It’s been eight years since three young men set out to walk the 128.3 miles from Troy, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida. In that time, the chapter has ... Read more Alpha Tau Omega at Troy walks…
 
“You are braver than you know!” That’s what Kelly Gerken, founder of Sufficient Grace Ministries, often tells the young men of Alpha Sigma Phi at Bowling Green State University. Since 2013, the odd couple — a fraternity and a ministry — have paired up every December to raise money and awareness for families suffering perinatal loss. ... Read more A…
 
In the fall of 2012, Ali Mahmoud received some disappointing news from his friend, Omar. Omar was going to join a fraternity, which Ali thought would compromise his Muslim values. But what other choice did he have? It’s not like there was a Muslim-interest fraternity he could join. And just like that, the idea for Alpha ... Read more Alpha Lambda M…
 
In 1996, a Pi Beta Phi sister at the University of Toledo was killed in a drunk driving accident. Her name was Katie Hoben, and the drunk driver was a fellow UT student. In her honor, and with the goal of preventing more fatal accidents, the sisters created Mocktails / Mock Trial. The program is a ... Read more Pi Beta Phi at Toledo aims to curb dr…
 
In the spring of 2014, long-time Sigma Alpha Epsilon advisor Bob Dax was diagnosed with ALS. Devastated by the news, the Brothers dedicated their 2014 philanthropy, Donut Dash, to Bob and set their sights on raising $100,000 for ALS research that year. This is the story of how they reached that goal and, ultimately, raised ... Read more Sigma Alpha…
 
The Greek Life Today podcast is officially ready for launch! In this introductory episode, I share the mission of this project and my journey to launching it. In short, I believe that fraternities and sororities have massive potential to transform college students into leaders, and solve problems in our communities. That said, I think they ... Read…
 
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