When I was elected on to my chapter’s executive board, I was so excited to start contributing to the people and the place that have given me so much in my time in college. Though I am sure I will learn many more things in the year to come with my executive team, I have already come to the conclusion about a few things that I think any and every leader of a sorority has ever felt.
Nobody likes to be constantly threatened to do things, so instead you and your exec team try to positively reinforce the behavior of the chapter’s members as much as you can. As far as I can tell, it works much better than empty threats.
Being on exec is kind of like being the parents to all of your members. You make sure they have all the resources they need, you make sure they get to have fun and all the while you are simply looking out for them and ensuring their safety and happiness.
It comes down to the executive board to make some tough decisions. While we wish we could make everybody happy, the truth of the matter is that no matter what choice you and your team make, there will be some people who are unhappy with the outcome. Accept this, because it is never going to change.
With great power comes great responsibility, and sometimes great power also brings you be great moments of frustration. Be prepared for these, because they are inevitable and they will challenge you and your exec team to be better.
One moment you guys are joking about how your house Mom messed up your social chair’s name and the next moment you are talking about the girls who are on social probation. Either way, your emotions are always mixed when reading it and your facial expressions makes this apparent.