Stop Pretending That Service Matters To Your Fraternity

This is call for fraternity and sorority organizations to stop making service a core principle. 

Or, start doing it well.

Because the half-assed way by which we do it today is really serving no one, so to speak.  It isn’t serving our communities and it isn’t serving the development of our members and organizations.

It might be serving us as great photo ops, fillers for award applications, and likable Facebook posts.

Service is often the first value spoken about by Greek organizations and the last one on the actual priority list. 

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  1. Amen brother!! Your actions do speak louder than words.

  2. If I had to guess, I would have to say that a majority of the organizations have some sort of line or phrase in their motto or creed concerning service, so live it out, not just because you would get fined if you don't show up, but because you actually give a damn about what your organization stands for.

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Kappa Sigma