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Money Management For Greeks: Chapter and Council Finances

Money Management For Greeks: Chapter and Council Finances

  • Why isn’t our Chapter on budget?
  • How do we get members to pay their dues?
  • When certain members don’t pay their dues, why don’t the paying members care more?
  • How do I handle the delicate balance of brotherhood/sisterhood and money?

As I travel the country working with Greek Organizations, I hear questions like these all the time. The problems vary, but there is one consistent flaw that runs through every Greek organization struggling with their finances. This flaw is the root cause of their difficulties.

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The Fraternity Closet: Being Closeted and LGBT+ in Fraternity & Sorority Life

As both members of Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as Professionals, we are aware of the value of diversity in our memberships. LGBTQ+ students, however, provide a unique challenge in that they are not always as visible, and their issues are not always as understood as other minority groups.

Most every chapter in our time will have at least one member who is, at least, curious about different sexuality and gender expression. According to a recent CDC study done across the country on high school students, at least 11.3% of young people do not identify as heterosexual. In fact, 6% identified as bisexual and 2% as gay or lesbian. 3.3% were unsure, or what we would call questioning. Since there is no major intervention that would target these numbers directly between High school and college, it is safe to assume that these numbers would be a good anchor point for what we should see in our student population. However, we do not.

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Transforming our Campuses into Spaces that Welcome, Support, and Value LGBT Students

 By: Jamie Piperato, Founder of JPHigherEd.com

 

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