Chapter Operations & Recruitment Discussion

April 24, 2020 – Q&A discussion about chapter operations and recruitment and how chapters are adapting due to COVID-19 impact with AJ Fidanzo, Delta Upsilon at Bradley University; Zach Gaubert, Pi Kappa Alpha at University of Kentucky; Michael Haber, Pi Lambda Phi at Ohio State University; Brad Welch, FarmHouse Fraternity at Iowa State University; and Judson Horras, NIC President and CEO

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Key Points:

Chapter Ops

  • Form new committees and expand number of bothers in volunteer roles to increase engagement
  • Strategic planning for maintaining brotherhood in various scenarios (limitations on group sizes, how to bond online, what if some live in the house and some don’t)
  • Restructure study groups and academic support systems to virtual
  • Start to plan now for fall philanthropy events, especially if transitioning to online


  • Expand size of recruitment committee and ensure it has tools to take action
  • Create strong presence for your chapter through campus communication channels and social media
  • High school seniors are less busy than normal right now since major events like prom and graduation are canceled, so they’re looking ahead to fall and excited to think about university experiences