Greek Mentorship.

3 Ways Prophytes Can Be Better Peer Mentors

Hey Hey Fam!

It is officially the first blog of the New Year and we’re starting off with a BANG! We’ve already covered No BS Ways to Goal Setting for your members, organizational chapters and council. (Don’t forget to download the free #GreekGoals Worksheets btw). We know that you’re in planning mode for the upcoming semester and we want to make sure your year is as amazing as possible. One of the best ways to serve as a catalyst for change on your campus is to become a mentor. January is National Mentoring Month and yall know we are all about personal and professional development! So this month, we’ll be focusing on the power of Greek mentorship, tips on how to use your letters to become influential forces in your peer’s lives, and challenging the perception of generational mentorship within Greekdom.

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Trust the Process: The Intro

Remember when you first thought about joining your organization? You attended the events, rubbed elbows with the members, researched history, expressed interest and waited ever so quietly until an official invitation shook your world up. You had dreamed of becoming a Frat or Soror and now it was finally your chance to show and prove. From that moment, you imagined what your line jacket would look like, who would be at your probate, how loud you would be during role call and when you’d run out to be Super Neo once your org’s song came on at any given black function. Yeah. According to you, you were in that thing. Until you realized, there was a process.

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Ways to Revamp and Regift Greek Paraphernalia: Sorors

Greek gifting season is upon us people! Probates, graduations, holidays and birthdays. Tis the season to give, give and give otra vez! Whether we’re purchasing something for ourselves, our Spesh, Sandz, Number, Neo, Legacy, or whoever,  you name it, we’re going all out on the cool Nalia! Because that’s what we’re supposed to do. Afterall, we all have a bajillion shirts with our organization’s letters and/or sayings on them. Somewhere in our apartment, we can find at least 3 variations of wooden paddles, picture frames, shadow boxes or whatever else can be made with wood and paint. It’s TRA-DISH-E-ON!

HOOOOOOWWEEVA! Sometimes we just don’t know what to do with with all of our divine digs. Especially our tshirts.  Seriously, what are we supposed to do with half a million tshirts from picnics, neo years, homecomings, etc? When we can’t answer that question, we end up with this foolishness:

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Greeks Against Domestic Violence

If anyone knows me, they know I like being a busy body. I love finding unique things to do in my city. Often times, if my friends can’t make it to my outings, I’m out and about by myself. Although I am completely fine with rolling solo dolo, for safety reasons, I have to be extra cautious about my whereabouts. Even though I haven’t used my lethal knuckles in a while,  I do wonder if there are other techniques/ tools that I need to know about in order to defend myself (Lord forbid) if anything were to happen.

Then that made me think: I don’t have to live in this kind of fear on a daily basis. However, some people don’t have the luxury of living with this peace of of mind everyday. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I began thinking about how some women and men are secretly fighting for their lives in hostile living environments.

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Study Habits to Raise Your Chapter’s GPA: Part 2

Welcome back to DPTaughtMe Study Hall! If this is your second time with us for Study Habits, that means you want that GPA lookin nice for you and your Greek organization. We’re proud of you!  And if this is your first time seeing this, make sure you check out Part One of this installment. We have some good advice about being “Basic” and establishing your ideal Study Squad.

And we’re not done. We have a few more ideas to help you nail that midterm and/or final for this semester! So let’s hop right into it!

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Study Habits to Raise Your Chapter’s GPA: Part 1

By now, you are set into a school groove. You’ve re-established your core set of friends while meeting some new ones. You’ve attended a few key parties and a handful of student org events. Classes are…well classes, except for the ones you really enjoy – those are bliss. Speaking of classes, you know what time of the semester is coming up, right? You know what I’m talking about. Midterms! (Or Finals if you’re reading this later in the year.)

Yup. Midterms/Finals are right around the corner and that test anxiety is starting to kick in. As a Greek student, not only is it important for you to keep your grade up for your own personal reasons, but now, your GPA affects your chapter’s GPA too (no pressure).

So, to keep that GPA up and the momentum high, DPTaughtMe would like to give you some interesting, creative and practical studying tips to bring in those money-making grades. Once those grades hit your inbox, you’ll be cheesing harder than Meek Mills basking in Nicki Minaj’s presence.

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Pique Your Interests, Peak Your Membership

It’s fair to say, we all know the nervousness of going on a job interview or the anxiety of showing up to a family function when we know only one person. Trying to join a fraternity or sorority is sort of a combination of both of those situations.

If you’re an aspiriant, you always hear the same ol, same ol rules about how to express your interest to the organization you wish to join. Be discrete. Do your research. Watch your GPA. Come to the events. While all of these to-dos are important, there are other factors to take into consideration before pledge your loyalty to a particular fraternity or sorority. Trying to get in can be a little intimidating, I’m not even going to lie. BUT, intimidation is only a state of mind.

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