Fraternity Advice: Move-in Day First Impressions

JJ O'Brien General Advice

With the beginning of the fall semester upon us, I thought it’d be relevant to talk about the importance of a first impression, particularly when it comes to fraternity recruitment and more specifically, new student move-in day. Whether your chapter is helping with first-year move-in, participating in orientation, or hosting social events, new students are looking to you as a …

GreekPillar Team Takes First at LehighHacks

Tim O'Hearn Development

The GreekPillar team was out in full force last weekend where they competed in Lehigh University’s first annual hackathon. For a full 24 hours, teams were tasked with either creating new applications from scratch or using technologies provided by sponsors such as Thomson Reuters and IBM. The GreekPillar team elected to create something completely new. The result was Burst, a …

Calm Before the Storm: Prepare your Fraternity for Rush

Tim O'Hearn Recruitment

Without regularly taking new members, most clubs and organizations, especially those on college campuses, would quickly die out. Stellar recruitment not only solves problems, but prevents a hell of a lot of them from ever materializing. With the constant changing of the guard that happens in undergraduate Greek organizations, it can be difficult to analyze what aspects of recruitment went …

Getting Blackballed: How to Prevent it from Happening

Tim O'Hearn Recruitment

With each new school year comes a new group of clueless freshmen. Recently, with the emergence of websites like TFM and Old Row into mainstream American culture, one might think that high school students come into college knowing more about the enigma that is Greek Life. Too often, they just end up making fools of themselves, sometimes getting the dreaded …