Its always a huge hit and all the guys want to be asked to it. Everyone comes dressed up with masks, the event starts off formal with more traditional music before slowly transitioning into the chaos that is mardi gras. Our fraternity and sorority community represents a diverse population of students. Set up a mock jail. Everyone wore white and we drank water. Fraternity – What’s the Point?The 10 Skills Your Fraternity Should Teach You. Twin – find one other member of your organization and dress the same. 54. Even the reserved members that wouldn’t start a conversation at a party find that they have an opinion on the best toppings for an ice cream sundae. Etiquette dinners are always great. Honor football team with pig roast or barbecue. Beauty and the Beast. Obviously he was just joking, but I appreciate a person with good humor. Water event…River, lake, beach get together, etc. Guest speaker: getting a well known person to come in and talk with students about how they became successful and taking questions on what people could do to get where their at. Today, over 5,000 students are strong and vital members of the community. I have known this to be true for small fraternity chapters when they attempt to arrange mixers with sororities on their campus. In the NPHC, there is one official brother/sister arrangement: Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma. Finally – thanks to all who contributed. Many organizations have special names for these pairings. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thefraternityadvisor_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_3',119,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thefraternityadvisor_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_4',119,'0','1']));60. Delta Delta Delta has no brother fraternity and no unofficial ties to any fraternity as helping to found us . Our fraternity is looking to do a pub trivia style mixer. It’s tentatively going to show the wives (and chapter members/dates, by extension) that there IS life after the “four years” (ahem, ahem) one spends in school w/a chapter. These are usually pretty classy events where we go to nice hotels, dinner cruises on boats, wineries, etc. 29. As a community members follow the values of: friendship, leadership, service, scholarship and social success. 63. Handcuff Bowling: Great for fun with sororities. Great time for college age kids to relive their youth. It was incredibly fun and always fell within university policies as there was no alcohol allowed. Also it gets our name out on campus. Since it was a community service event, we were able to do something with a sorority that otherwise would have been “our of our league” so to speak–this built a good relationship between our groups and we ended up doing more together later. A simple rotation. Fur-Ball – collect pet foods, toys, leashes, etc. ABClothes things like Christmas paper, trash bags, soda boxes, wooden barrels, traffic cones what have you. There’s enough negative stereotyping going around…why feed it? 30. © 2014 thefraternityadviser.com. 91. 74. jQuery(document).bind('gform_post_render', function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 9) {if(typeof Placeholders != 'undefined'){ Grand Old Flag (Red, white and blue) – collect items for soldiers’ care packages, VFW, Wounded, 97. Why not bring the two new member groups together, hire a great speaker, and give them the opportunity to meet and introduce themselves over a small social activity. Stack Photo: a photo of a sorority family that is tiered shaped. The first was a mardi gras/masquerade ball themed event. It was awesome and everybody loved it. If you make a master list I think you should credit the ideas to the individual chapters who reported them to just so they get credit. Resources To Stay Connected Keeping Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Siblinghood and Entertainment. USA themed, 45. daylong theme / rave-house music theme, eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thefraternityadvisor_com-netboard-2','ezslot_23',117,'0','0']));49. american theme / country theme. Set up a table in a prominent spot on campus with photographs and other displays. What sorority and fraternity are brothers and sisters? Service hours are much more fun when a sorority is involved. The three most popular dress up mixers I have seen were themed, “Boots and Boxers” (more clothes are worn than just that), “Favorite YouTube Character”, and of course “America.”, 57. Finish with an outdoor dance or party. Some sorority families are big and some are small. 16. After all the ties are picked the girls match up with the guy whose tie they picked. We are tied to our dates by the wrist and we each have a glow stick taped to our backs. In the 2019 calendar year, UofSC fraternity and sorority members completed nearly 130,000 hours of community service and donated almost $1,050,000 to philanthropic partners. Here in Toledo, it is a popular feature for groups to have social events or team building. Mardi gras. It’s in the Cards – collect decks of playing cards, travel games, checkers, extra dice, etc., for a children’s program or shelter; casino night or Las Vegas theme type event. Big Brother/Big Sister – Some organizations designate initiated members as mentors to newer members and use this title to identify them. 121. 34. (Cheyenne Greathouse | Collegian Media Group) Wildcat.Request.Live.01 We got another fraternity to combine with us, so we could match the size of the sorority. Game Night: focus on social games like Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Catchphrase, etc to get your members and other groups to get to know each other and interact. I am happy to report that I received a ton of great ideas, and a few duds. Feel free to add more in the comments section below. Campus security Social: get some pizza and soda or whatever you want to eat and drink and mix and mingle with campus security and get on their good side rather than trying to dodge them. 10. It will give you more good insight on this topic. We believe in fraternity and sorority life and advocate for the organizations and students in their pursuit of fraternal ideals. Be a tourist in your neighborhood. Color-coded team mallets and balls. Ice cream is quick and easy to setup, doesn’t cost a lot and gives the members something to talk about. Its super intense and also a relaxing time with a fire and smores available when you get out. A simple rotation. Members vs. new initiates flag football game, replete with cheerleaders and coaches. Theme party. Big: Nickname for big sister or brother, which is a mentor assigned to a new member. If the campus is near a lake that’s large enough for sailboats, this could be a great idea, especially if the booze factor’s not involved (less chance of a risk management event). You can usually get cheap food from the bowling alley or delivered for the group (standard pizza / pop) and impress everyone with your repertoire of Big Lebowski quotes. Serve devil’s food cake and similar fare. Greek Week Committee Application By the 1960s, fraternity and sorority pairings would design a 50' x 150' three-story set built upon scaffolding and decorated with painted flats, upon which a 10-person pick-up band would play, surrounded by a "ballyhoo" of a dozen sorority dancers. 61. 15. Then we take them ice skating or dancing or something. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Members of fraternities and sororities address members of the same organization as "brother" (in the case of … Or, kidnap victims and ransom them. 125. We’ve had groups use AMC’s The Walking Dead as a social night where people dress up as characters, zombies, and decorate accordingly. Brothers are handcuffed to their date/member of sorority. Or those guys with girlfriends running all the way across campus to find her. With the exception of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc, sweetheart organizations have been banned for NPHC organizations since 1990. 21. Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s national philanthropy is the Military Heroes Campaign. Eastern Illinois University 3065 University Union 600 Lincoln Avenue Charleston, IL 61920 217-581-3967 [email protected] Wear winter clothing. Any mixer that doubles as a philanthropy event. Big - Nickname for big brother or sister, a mentor assigned to a new member. I’ve worked with a few chapters that have found this to be a great activity. Joint volunteering. Fraternity & Sorority Life is committed to providing ongoing education and support to fraternities and sororities as they navigate necessary adjustments and expectations in fall 2020. Best mixer of my udergrad days wasn’t really a mixer at all but a community service event. To attract the females, as Frat’s always do…LOL…Mixers that have girls dress as character. 56. I’ve tried to encourage our chapters to have themes that incorporate some sort of easy philanthropy collection. It also helps break your chapter out of typical community service routines. It is sincerely appreciated. Give prizes to the top 3 winning couples. What ends up happening is we’ll have members invite one guest then with the remaining invites we split them up with the sororities so that we can get unity within our Greek community. One of my favorite events we did in college was an “Aquafina Party”. 80. In a personal shout out to my fraternity (FarmHouse Fraternity) he joked about some of the themes of our socials. Dues : The monetary costs of membership in a fraternity or sorority. So many fraternities are caught  in having events at night and it becomes routine we feel. Everyone really got into it surprisingly. It is interesting to see who ends up asking who. One chapter I worked with would bring their new member class and the new member class of a local sorority together for a presentation on Greek values and would then host an ice cream social for the two groups shortly after. eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'thefraternityadvisor_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_18',105,'0','0']));2. Co-ed softball or volleyball. Earlier this semester we had a date party called the “catalina winemixer” which is a reference to the film step brothers. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thefraternityadvisor_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_5',108,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thefraternityadvisor_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_6',108,'0','1']));11. The Seasons – dress up as your favorite season. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'thefraternityadvisor_com-netboard-1','ezslot_22',118,'0','0']));55. For example, one may allow the sorority to attend a function hosted by a non-dry fraternity, while another sorority may not. Brotherhood: The common term for the bond between members of the same fraternity. Cut-off jeans and camo, barefoot or boots. 87. April Showers – collect personal care items for a homeless shelter; spring break theme. 53. Serve crawfish, barbecue, or something equally Southern. As long as you do it off campus or get permission you should be good to go. 88. Beads, hurricanes, grenades, crazy outfits, everyone really enjoyed it. Build a snowman, carve an ice sculpture, or hold the whole event in a skating rink. And let’s try to stay away from racial profiling and leave that to the TSA. Set it up like a typical speed dating session. Whatever the majority of your members major is have a social with those teachers to get on a personal level with them and to get to know them better as well. Brother: An active or alumni member of a fraternity. Many organizations have special names for these pairings. While waiting, treat them to a party. He is the author of thefraternityadvisor.com and The Fraternity Leader – The Complete Guide to Improving Your Chapter. ), DON’T DO IT. We worked closely with the staff of the center. 1. Sororities, whatever themes come up. Sweetheart – Sorority member or other woman chosen to serve as a sweetheart of a fraternity, usually chosen because of work she’s done with the fraternity. My thoughts are that my readers are mature enough to judge of the good and the bad. Hold sign-ups to facilitate pairings, play a bit of music, and allow three to five minutes for each pair to get to know one another. I apologize that some are duplicates. 66. 150. Highlighter party – everyone wears white/neon and you buy a bunch of highlighters. The way I look @ it, if there’s a chance someone might be offended by a party’s theme (e.g. Born This Way (by Lady Gaga) – collect baby items for a shelter or pre-school; dress as what you wanted to be in elementary school (superhero, scientist, etc. Why not piggy back your mixers into them? Meet the University’s administration, faculty, and staff. He also was recognized as his university, chapter and national fraternity man of the year. They obviously don’t get voting rights or obligations for setting things up for the chapter or any other general hazing practices. The badge must be worn with business like attire, usually over the heart and above all other pins. It’s something different an physically engaging. We hung up empty beer cans and crumpled newspaper. (Please no more CEOs and Secretary ho’s! 31. 64. Cook outs: If your house or suite area has an outside grill, take advantage of it! Bid: An invitation to join a sorority or fraternity. 128. CarmenZoom: Use CarmenZoom to get in touch with your chapter members, either in small groups or everyone all together! Beer pong, or water pong with DJ and the winner gets to have their favorite song played. 12. And the theme was homeless and hobos. Lake Regatta. eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'thefraternityadvisor_com-banner-1','ezslot_12',107,'0','0']));8. 120. Your email address will not be published. 86. 58. Our Sigma Chi favorite at Duke is candy shop. Use blue and white lighting for cool impressions. I think this is a great list, and will become a resource for fraternities and sororities for years to come. Sponsor campus competition with change used as votes. our founders created Tri Delta and wrote the rituals themselves. Fraternity and Sorority Terminology 101. 93. ), 95. Each one of our chapters offers an individual experience to students. 13. Generally popular post-Thanksgiving prior to finals. It includes bigs, littles, grand littles, great grand littles, etc. the sorority or fraternity headquarters. While it may be difficult to arrange given that sororities tend to be a bit larger than fraternities in size, one focusing on new-members or a particular class could help resolve that issue. Sometimes what we do is have a brunch mixer. Nickelodeon – dress up as your favorite Nickelodeon character. (ID to come) as the sorority sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. hold the Miss Blue Revue scholarship gala at the Doubletree Inn in Farmers Branch, Texas on Saturday, March 25, 2017. 23. NPHC fraternities and sororities were founded to celebrate and promote Black/Afro-diasporic pride, history and culture. 130. 72. Decor might be Cajun, redneck, or simply country.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'thefraternityadvisor_com-leader-2','ezslot_7',121,'0','0'])); 71. 122. Many organizations have special names for these pairings. 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