Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest travels (and food choices) at University cities all across North America!

Interview with Joseph Rios, Ed.D. on Leadership

Check out my 18th episode of Fraternity Foodie with Joseph Rios, Ed.D.! We talk about the USC college admissions scandal, diverse memberships in #fraternity and #sorority, when it’s time to move on, chapter evaluation and assessment plans, the relevance of fraternity, what to say when you’re unemployed, navigating institutional politics, DISC assessments, and great food in Boston! Link: https://youtu.be/11v-VJ7vPZI

Interview with Laurie Weidner, CEO of Parent Education Partners

Check out my interview with Laurie today as we discuss the role of parents in student engagement, retention, and success. This is often a resource not utilized enough within the fraternity and sorority community as an ally. We talk about what makes Cal State Fullerton a great campus, Laurie’s role as a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Council for the entire California State University system (23 campuses), how to improve student retention and completion rates, differences in the K-12 education system between California and Tennessee, why Greek Life is perfect for first generation college students, how Greek Life enables students to be more competitive in tight job markets, how fraternities and sororities can better retain their members, advice for better PR on your campus, how fraternities and sororities can make parents advocates in Greek Life, and what high school students should be doing to get themselves more prepared for their next step in their career or higher education. This is a do not miss episode! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxgHKkrjTZU

Interview with Tom Murphy, Executive Director of Phi Mu Delta

Check out this interview with Tom Murphy of Phi Mu Delta! We talk about why he chose Phi Mu Delta at Susquehanna, his experiences working in higher education for Lycoming and also Monmouth University, his legacy in the fraternity, his strong connections with other fraternity brothers, the historic growth of the fraternity, democracy as a core principle of the organization, his past work as a member of the Governing Council of the NIC, and what needs to happen in order for fraternity to remain relevant and continue to grow. Enjoy! Link: https://youtu.be/GfeIOHgn16o

Interview with Ron Browne on Alumni Involvement

Check out my interview on April Fool’s Day with Ron Browne (yes, there is an April Fool’s joke at the start of the interview), our 15th episode! Ron is a former Chapter Director for the Sigma Pi chapter at Central Michigan University, staying very involved to this day. We talk about what’s difficult and what’s rewarding about the Chapter Director position, how news is distributed to the alumni, mentoring between alumni and undergraduates, how the chapter got a beautiful chapter house, what to do when your chapter is dormant, successful alumni events, what needs to change about Fraternity, and what he’s doing at Northwood University. Enjoy! Link: https://youtu.be/YbAbP7EHMXc