Deferred Recruitment Doesn’t Exist.

By: David Stollman Your university might require students to complete a semester of college or participate in a formal recruitment process before they can join a fraternity or sorority. There might even be some crazy expectation that organizations don’t “interact” with potential members before their second semester. But even then… Deferred Recruitment doesn’t really exist… only deferred JOINING. A university can’t prevent genuine recruitment, nor should they want to....

Facebook goes wide, but true Friendship goes DEEP!!

By: Andrea Mosby I remember speaking to an audience of students at a University. I asked the audience how many friends they had on their Facebook page. One student proudly said, “I have over 895 friends.” I asked what are their middle names? He looked at me like a deer in the head lights. I realize we have all type of social media that connects us to people, but...

Think Big

By: Saul Flores Every day when we turn on the news, we see stories of young leaders who are standing up for issues, ideas, and communities that they’re passionate about. They’re marching, fundraising, and organizing to solve the issues that are dear to their hearts. Despite the current social challenges, one thing is for certain: young people today are speaking up. It is in these moments of extreme passion...

Why dignity? It’s all about the cookie!

by Mike Dilbeck, Founder and Executive Producer of DignityU To even begin answering this question, we must first ask, “What is dignity, anyway?” Dignity is one of those words that is thrown around quite a bit but very few actually know what it means. To be honest, I didn’t know before I started to explore it more. Furthermore, as I launch my newest project — DignityU —  and engaged in this conversation,...

The Step I Won’t Forget

By: Saul Flores It was a foggy morning when I arrived in Quito, Ecuador. I was taking the first step to embark on the Walk of the Immigrants, a 5,328-mile walk across Latin America. I began this walk to honor the journey and pay my respects to the fearless men and women who walk in pursuit of a better life. I yearned to discover my Latinx roots and to...

Do you FEAR Confrontation?

By: Darryl Bellamy Jr. Have you ever been in a situation where you knew you should speak up, do something, but you push it off to someone else, ignore it, or remain silent? As someone who tried to avoid confrontation at ALL costs, this was me. I’m still working through it, but I’ve improved a lot over the past few years because the more I’ve challenged myself, the easier...

Do, Delegate and Dream as a Lady Leader on Campus

By Quinn Conyers When I stepped on Campus as a college student, I wasn’t really sure what to expect! I knew graduation was the goal but I wasn’t sure what do during the 4 years before I received my cap and gown! Thankfully there was an organization on campus that helped minority and multi-cultural students transition from high school to college! I was assigned a student Peer Mentor and...

Real Men Talk About Their Feelings…For Real

By Josh Rivedal Men are willing to talk about the size of their prostate glands, or how much Viagra they’re allowed to take, but they’re still not willing to be open about their mental health. If men want to live long, healthy and productive lives it’s absolutely crucial that the dialogue surrounding men’s mental health has to change. I lost my father Douglas to suicide in 2009. Douglas lost...

The Kid From Atencingo

A few hours south of the United States, you’ll find a typical Mexican town. Although unassuming at first glance, it enchants you with the sound of roosters crowing in the early morning, and the chiming bells from the Catholic cathedral that echo across rolling hills. In Atencingo, caring for the land is a way of life. Every year, farmers work tirelessly to harvest and nurture the tiny town’s crown...

Enjoy this Perfect Present

Just recently I was in the midst of traveling to a speaking engagement during one of Mother Nature’s angriest times. Meaning nowhere in the US was safe from her cold hands. While I was trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B with canceled flights, blizzard conditions and eventually a canceled gig. I noticed… I noticed a couple that appeared to be in their...

Following #MeToo, a #MeFIRST Framework for 2018

In 2009, at the age of 20, I was raped and beaten—nearly left for dead, by a stranger who helped me change my flat tire. Thanks to: an amazing roommate who (despite my hesitation) put me in her car and took me to the hospital, a sex crimes detective and attorney who were determined to put this man behind bars, and a supportive circle of friends and family who...