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The Fraternity Leader: The Complete Guide to Improving Your Chapter Paperback – June 11, 2011
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Pat has also survived over 200 mortar attacks while deployed to Iraq as an Air Force officer, designed laser guided robot systems in Italy and shot a 67 on one magical day. He and his family live in Charlotte, NC. Follow him on Twitter at @TheFratAdvisor
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-We increased our attendance at parties from 200-300 people to over 1200 people, by following the steps laid out in his book.
-Having successful parties has helped out a ton with recruitment, but running our rush week like the book lays out helped drastically. For the past 3 years we have generally gotten 15-25 guys throughout the entire year. This fall semester alone we've gotten 22 guys, with a second rush week planned to start today.
-Another problem the book helped us resolve has been retention. At the end of each year, we are lucky if we still have 10 of our original 15-25 new members around. This year, we have put together the new member program laid out in the book, and we have yet to have a new member miss a single meeting or event.Read more ›
One area of strength of this book is its focus on Recruitment - the lifeline of every chapter. It is both the first chapter and one of the most substantive chapters of the book, providing necessary skills for any chapter to recruit. The Fraternity Leader equips members with responses to some of the major hesitations that potential new members have - cost, safety, etc. Being able to implement these skills will almost undoubtedly increase a chapter's recruitment efforts.
With a strong transition into the importance of a fun new member education program, The Fraternity Leader addresses another absolutely crucial aspect of a fraternity. In stressing a safe and hazing-free new member program, The Fraternity Leader takes a step in helping fraternity men lead their chapters back to the intent of the founders of fraternity.
If you notice that things in your chapter need to change and you think you want to take a stand and change them, then reading The Fraternity Leader will help you do that. Leadership in fraternity and implementing change is not easy, but reading this book is a good first step.
The recruitment chapter lays-out an effective strategy on how to recruit the most guys with the least amount of effort. It was easy to incorporate the ideas shared in the book and we saw immediate results after implementing the steps that Patrick outlines.
We also were able to improve our relationships with sororities, which was a problem that my fraternity has always suffered from. The best part of the entire book is that it obviously comes from someone with a ton of experience, as evidenced by the real-life examples shared within its content.
I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone looking to take their fraternity to the next level.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its an ok guide to being a fraternity leader. Best to use resources that IFC and school gives you. Book was a waste of moneyPublished 8 months ago by Adrian Morera
The book gave real life experiences from a point-of-view that is not condescending. This gave me a lot of confidence in some of the ideas I already shared before reading this book... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Elijah K.
This book teaches many useful things to anyone in any Greek house regardless of position or age. Any new presidents should read.Published 11 months ago by Austin Albers
Well written and much good information. I gifted my local Fraternity Active Chapter Consul with the book and he has used it to his and the Chap;ter's benefit.Published 14 months ago by Jingle
Patrick Daley's website/blog has helped guide fraternity chapters across the country by providing "guides" on common fraternity organization, problems, and leadership. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mrs. Kimberly Hindle
I've been in my fraternity for two years now and would highly recommend this book!Published 16 months ago by TheRoyalFei
This book outlines effective strategies to improve your chapter. I'd recommend it to any current or future fraternity leader.Published 16 months ago by Davis
Leader or not, if you are in a fraternity you must read this book. Period. Pat describes many aspects of Greek life that is essential for each member to understand as a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by joeshmoe
Great, Great book for fraternity and sorority leaders alike. The many ways on how to improve your chapter in this book make it worth reading, and the leadership skills you can... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Davis