by Matt Mattson
This week is National Hazing Prevention Week. That got me thinking. What’s really the best way to prevent hazing? Here are my best ideas.
1. Recruit better, kinder, more thoughtful, more compassionate, higher performing people who have respect for the basic dignity of others.
2. …that’s all I got.
We’ve written about hazing related topics before — of course with our own organizational growth twist on the topic. Check out some of our past blogs related to hazing.
by Matt Mattson
I’ve been working with engineering fraternities and Greeks from engineering schools a lot lately — so that explains the origin of this idea. In fact, one group of Theta Tau members dreamed this one up.
Want a creative way to a) Drive names onto your names list, b) Spice up your organization’s on-campus promotional tables, and c) Offer some entertainment to passersby so that you might have an opportunity to strike up conversation?
Set up a table on campus. Put a ream or two of plain white paper on said table. Put a piece of tape marking the launching line on the ground. Challenge everyone who walks past to see if they can create a paper airplane that flies further than yours. Only rules are…
1) Only one piece of paper.
2) Your piece of paper must have your name and contact information on it so we can let you know if you won (and to tell you about other fun stuff we do).
3) If you win, you get a high five and a piece of candy. If you lose, we get to tell you our 30-second pitch.
by Josh Orendi
Just got this text from Mark Mixon, former IFC President at Penn State:
Sharing an umbrella on rainy days is an interesting way to meet new people–ever try that for recruitment?
Good idea, Mark. What a great way to demonstrate Social Excellence, make a positive impact on your community during a gloomy day, and add names to your Names List.