Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sororities tackle 'idiots'

Part of "Greek Week" at George Washington University was a presentation by TJ Sullivan of CampusSpeak, an organization that represents college speakers.

Media Credit: Viktors Dindzans

About 350 Greek-letter members attended a presentation on "Confronting the Idiot in Your Chapter," by TJ Sullivan Saturday night. The event, sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi, was part of an annual Greek Week.

"By a round of applause, how many of you have an idiot in their chapter?" motivational speaker TJ Sullivan asked Saturday night to a crowd of about 350 GW fraternity and sorority members at Marvin Center Grand Ballroom.

The response was loud.

Sullivan's presentation, "Confronting the Idiot in Your Chapter," sponsored by Alpha Delta Pi as part of Greek Week, dealt with recognizing and responding to problematic or "idiot" behavior within Greek-letter chapters.

"I've been in Greek life for 20 years. I love being a Greek," said Sullivan, a founding father of the Indiana University chapter of Pi Kappa Phi. "But there's two things I don't like - that we put up with behavior from our members that we wouldn't put up with from other people and that we don't have a problem with a brother's or sister's behavior until it affects the reputation of our chapter."
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