Assessing Your Recruitment Strategy

By: Austin Arias The spring semester is well underway. Recruitment has either just wrapped up or you are beginning to see the retention of your potential new members through new member education periods of your chapters. While a nice break and breather between recruitment cycles is well deserved, there is great opportunity now for your […]

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… […]

Anyone That Truly Cares About Their Organization Has Thought of Quitting

By: David Stollman, CAMPUSPEAK President & Speaker Nobody talks about it, but anyone that truly cares about their organization has thought of quitting. It might be a fleeting thought, but it is there. Don’t feel guilty about it. It is a natural part of caring as much as you do. You’re reading this because you’re a […]

Listen Up!

When was the last time you really listened to someone? I mean really, truly listened—with no phone in your hand, no earbud in one ear, no inner monologue? Chances are it’s been a while. Listening is an incredibly powerful skill—and an even more powerful tool. By truly listening to someone, you’re ensuring their voice is […]

See something, say something: how confrontation makes us better

    Years ago, there was a student on our team—I’ll call her Julie—who did some strange things while cleaning our clients’ homes. She would try on clients’ shoes, spray on their cologne, play their very old, very expensive and very off-limits pianos (“Mary Had A Little Lamb,” no less), and she even made a […]

Words Make a Difference

  Recognizing people is one the most important parts of being a leader, and it’s also one of my favorite parts. Praising and complimenting others has always come naturally to me, and I love making people feel good about themselves. But the first time I remember my positive words really making an impact on someone […]

The “secret sauce” of SNL’s success is dropping the drama

  It is strange that a show like Saturday Night Live’s success comes from removing “drama,” but it’s true! To understand why, let’s first talk about belonging, psychological safety and authenticity. Belonging. My friends Gentry and Josh over at Dyad Strategies told me a lot about belonging that I already knew. Good research can uncover […]

Tom Healy releases his new book, Limitless Leadership.

  Speaker Tom Healy is passionate about helping students reach their extraordinary leadership potential. For the past seven years, Tom has used his straightforward style to empower students by challenging them, making them laugh and most importantly, helping them thrive as a leader in everything they do! Tom recently released his new book, Limitless Leadership: […]

We’re asking the wrong question!

Over the years, I’ve found members are more likely to ask me questions like “is this hazing” or “can we do this with new members”? I understand that often times legal-speak can be wordy and feel complex but is it really that complex to be kind, inclusive, and supportive? No. However, for too many years, […]

What I learned when I proposed

When I was preparing to offer someone a full-time position at my company for the first time, I felt like I was planning a marriage proposal. First, I’d take her to her favorite place for breakfast. Over pancakes, I’d tell her how valuable she is to the company and how happy I am to have […]

Bringing values back to sorority recruitment

Laurel Peffer Price shares how Recruitment Boot Camp is revolutionizing Panhellenic Recruitment Counselor Training. In the world of a Panhellenic community, Formal Recruitment often feels like the penultimate event for which our chapters have trained all year. They’ve spent tireless hours rehearsing door chants, practicing songs, perfecting decorations and memorizing bump group patterns all in […]

Chapter recruitment doesn’t have to be hard

“Chapters make recruitment way more difficult than it needs to be,” says Tom. Tom Healy is a recruitment specialist who works with hundreds of fraternity and sorority chapters each year on their mission to recruit more high-quality members. Tom wants you to know it doesn’t have to be so hard. With the release of his […]