Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest podcast interviews (and food suggestions) from all over North America!

Making Hazing History with Mike & Hank: Masonic and Adult Service Group Hazing Deaths

Welcome to our next episode of Making Hazing History with Mike and Hank! I’m Mike Ayalon, CEO of Greek University. Our co-host today is Hank Nuwer, the Author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Wrongs of Passage, High School Hazing and The Hazing Reader. Hank was retired for 21 days from Franklin College, and now he’s already back to work at Ball State. Today Hank and I explore some of the hazing deaths affiliated with Masonic groups and Adult Service Groups. We even discuss one hazing death involving Daniel Rees where Benjamin Franklin was the bystander that could have intervened. Check out these amazing stories with Hank! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcvO0SdWjzk

Greg Vogt: What should you say and do if someone you care about has a mental health need?

We interview Greg Vogt, one of the newest speakers at Greek University. He has already been speaking for Active Minds, and now he’s looking forward to sharing his story with your fraternity and sorority students as well. In his raw and transformational speeches, Greg unfolds his journey from living a typical childhood to battling depression, suicide attempts, and spending a year in a mental health treatment center. A story of personal recovery and healing, Greg faces unexpected external obstacles when he experiences the tragic loss of his favorite high school teacher by suicide, and then of one of his best college friends in a car accident. Greg graduated from The University of Arizona in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. During his time as a student, Greg spent nearly two and a half years writing and publishing a book. A self-help memoir, “The Battle Against Yourself,” was written with the mission to help students who are struggling to find hope, identity, and fulfillment. We talk about his time in a mental health treatment center, how he made the decision to attend the University of Arizona, why Kappa Alpha Order is so important to him, what he learned....

Dr. Jason L. Meriwether: Will we be successful in stopping hazing on college campuses?

With us today is Dr. Jason L. Meriwether, an experienced higher education leader with over two decades of service to public and private universities, including nine years of HBCU service. We talk to Jason about why he decided to attend the University of Louisville, what was special about Fisk University, where he is seeing success at Humboldt State University, his new book: Dismantling Hazing in Greek Letter Organizations, whether we will be successful in stopping hazing, why students are still unaware of the risks of hazing, a discussion on some hazing cases including Knoll v. Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska (1999) and Kenner v. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (2002), the Meriwether educative hazing prevention model, and how can we get students to get over this fear of getting in trouble and instead save a life. We even learn Jason’s favorite places to eat near Humboldt State University. This is a do not miss episode. Please like and share widely! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34DwYP2haCE

Alyssa Gorenberg: How do we attract more quality alumnae to get involved with our organizations now?

Welcome to episode # 66 of Fraternity Foodie! Today we have with us Alyssa Gorenberg, housing board member for Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, and an alum of the University of Michigan. We talk to Alyssa about why she chose the University of Michigan, why Delta Phi Epsilon and Hillel are so important to her, what is Moishe House, what makes the Delta-Eta chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon so successful, advice for recruitment, how initiation has evolved during COVID-19, what the National Housing Corporation can do for the sorority, how to attract more quality alumnae, and what we should be doing in cases of anti-semitism or racism on college campuses. We even find out Alyssa’s favorite restaurant in Chicago. You’ll love it! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C50NdoGwcYI