A healthy partnership with your host institution is an important part of having a prosperous and effective fraternal organization. If fraternities are to overcome many of the stereotypes associated with them, it is up to fraternity leaders to show that they are invested in being valued partners in higher learning.
After all, there are very few student organizations that create the types of opportunities to take lessons learned in the classroom and apply them in real life leadership scenarios. Greek Life when leveraged to its fullest potential presents an experience that is really unparalleled on campus.
On Sunday, February 23rd, leaders from the Cal Chi chapter came together with SigEp’s director of chapter services, Ben Weinberg, and key members of the Office of Student and Leadership Development to engage in a unique leadership retreat members hoped would reset the paradigm for its stakeholders.
The gathering afforded Cal Chi’s student leaders the opportunity to outline and explore the chapter’s mission and to ask administration for advise and counsel on how to execute on their plans. Administrators also had an opportunity to offer resources and advice about the best ways to move forward into the next year.
As a result of the retreat, Cal Chi came to a consensus on its mission purpose:
- To shatter the fraternity stereotype
- To elevate each individual member to his fullest potential
- To foster genuine familial bonds based on belonging and respect
- To project brotherly love outwards into the community through acts of good
Cal Chi’s leaders are excited about the challenges that lay ahead and are confident that through partnership with SLD and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life only success lays ahead. A special thank you to Andrea Niemi, Devin Walker, and Allison Lane for making time to meet with our men.