Where am I? Beta Upsilon, Cleveland State University
Iota, Kent State University
Feb. 9, 2012 – After traveling to several different chapters these past few weeks, I discovered how dynamic Sigma Tau Gamma’s brotherhood truly is. Our brothers have a diverse set of skills, talents and backgrounds.
The Iota Chapter house at Kent State University
Take Beta Upsilon for example. Several of the chapter’s members are veterans of the armed forces. They show that you don’t always have to recruit the traditional freshman, straight out of high school. Another example is the Iota Chapter, which is proud to have members from Japan and Korea. Last week, we featured a ‘How To Tuesday’ article
on our brothers who are involved in a variety of student organizations on campus, including IFC, student government and the campus newspaper.
What is the lesson here? With usually less than 15 percent of eligible men joining fraternities on campuses, you should look at every outlet for potential members. Think outside the box and be socially excellent when finding new men to join our brotherhood. In the Summer 2011 SAGA, we featured an article on the importance of recruiting student-athletes. Consider these men on sports teams, marching band, academic teams and other student organizations on your campus. Many of these students don’t join fraternities simply because they are not approached, and their diversity adds to our dynamic brotherhood
I worked with Beta Upsilon and Iota on recruitment this week, since it is the lifeblood of our organization. While I was at Beta Upsilon I got the chance to attend the chapter’s meeting and also meet with the alumni association. I had a great time attending a Super Bowl party at the campus Student Center, as well.
At Iota, I presented a risk management workshop, in addition to the recruitment workshop. I’m proud to say these members are keeping high academic achievement a priority. The chapter has the highest new member GPA on campus! I’m looking forward to attending a Cleveland Cavaliers game with them on Friday.
This weekend, I will travel to my next stop, Youngstown State University. I’m excited to see what dynamics they bring to our national brotherhood.
-Josh Floyd, Gamma Chi ‘11