This post isn’t meant to answer those questions, for each situation is unique. Rather, let me offer you some thoughts on how you get to those answers.
Fraternity and sorority life is a “problems-based” industry. We are constantly talking about problems. We seem to always be focused like a laser on what’s wrong with us and what needs to be fixed.
It can be depressing. I only have my hunches to back this up, but I think one of the reasons there is so much turnover in campus Greek advising is that individuals just get sick and tired of the constant negativity.
I don’t believe that we can ignore our problems, especially the ones that could jeopardize our future in an instant. But, what if we focused on our problems just a little bit less? You might ask, well what would we focus on instead?
We would focus on what’s working.
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