Maybe, We’re Supposed to Run?

[RING OF PHIRE: The Ring of Phire is a team of undergraduate fraternity and sorority members dedicated to delivering the messages of Phired Up Productions to their peers around the country.]

by Amelia Mieth, Ring of Phire Member

A couple of months ago, I saw something that has resonated with me to this very day. Watch this video to see if it resonates with you too…

Video Credit: Maybe, we’re supposed to Run? from on Vimeo.

Although this story wasn’t intended for Greek life, I think it is extremely applicable to being a member of a fraternity or sorority. Do you remember how excited you were to become members of your organization? How do you think our founders felt when they created our groups? They probably weren’t thinking, “Yeah, this is cool,” and left it at that.

So where did we lose it? When did our organizations stray from what they were founded on? I don’t have the answer, I don’t know who does, but I am excited to say that after hearing this message, I want to help make a change.

My name is Amelia Mieth, and I am a senior at Drake University, where I serve as the President of the Panhellenic Council, and am a member of Alpha Phi. I’m lucky to be in the Greek community at Drake – we have thirteen (soon to be fourteen) thriving chapters, an extremely successful recruitment program, outstanding student leaders, and exceptional academics. But I feel that there is always room for improvement, and am excited to be at the forefront of a lot of change occurring for our community.

I am also thrilled to be a member of the Ring of Phire. It’s going to be an awesome adventure for the six of us to begin, but we can’t do it without YOU. Talk to us! What do you feel you need help with in your fraternity or sorority? What do you see that you want to change?  It doesn’t just have to be about recruitment – nothing is off limits. While we may not have all of the answers, I am sure that we have the resources to help develop a successful answer.

I would love to hear from you. Questions, comments, just a quick hello – I’m open to it all.

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