Drew Hopson: Is COVID-19 the long-overdue innovation catalyst for fraternities?
Drew Hopson handles programming and resources for Triangle Fraternity’s 40+ campus groups, as well as handling responsibility for their chapter visitation and assessment program. Drew joined staff after two years at the University of West Georgia where he worked in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life while earning his Masters of Education in Counseling. Hopson is a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity but has volunteered and interned with several men’s college fraternities including Phi Kappa Tau and Pi Lambda Phi, as well as several NIC leadership programs and regional Interfraternity meetings. Drew is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, where he was a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards for leadership, academic performance, and service.
In episode #136 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Drew chose DePaul University, we discuss the work he did with the Interfraternity Council as VP of Internal Affairs and President of the IFC, what his experience has been like at Triangle Fraternity, why he thinks COVID-19 was a long-overdue innovation catalyst for fraternities, his thoughts on fraternities that give up their affiliation with the university, how we can get ahead of the alcohol/hazing problems to come, how we can encourage men to talk about mental health in their chapters, and how fraternities can get better results with recruitment this fall. You’ll even learn the best place for deep dish pizza in Chicago. Enjoy!