When it comes to fraternity or sorority membership, we cling to the idea that a choice made in the first few days of college yields a real lifetime commitment. Yet, hundreds of thousands of Americans consider fraternity or sorority "something they did in college." What if some of those people who said YES fraternity or sorority once might be interested in saying YES again, this time to a group that is more relevant to their adult lives, adult network, adult interests? CONTINUE READING ›
Student Leadership Blog
We spend thousands to send student leaders to conferences, yet we don't always do a good job getting the most out of that investment. Why not begin requiring student leaders who go to out-of-town conferences to come back and write a blog about the best idea they gained? What about having them bring back one great idea for the organization that funded the trip? CONTINUE READING ›
President Ronald Reagan was a fan of the Russian proverb, "Trust, but verify." Trust that they are doing what they are supposed to do, but verify that they are. As a leader of a campus organization, you need to avoid the trap of blindly trusting your top-third leaders. They are often afraid to ask for help. Just because a leader has been a rock star before, doesn't mean they can pull it off today. CONTINUE READING ›
Who is T.J. Sullivan?
He's a guy who has spoken to more than 2-million college students since 1992 on topics including: alcohol, sex, confrontation, and innovative leadership. He's the co-founder and CEO of CAMPUSPEAK, the nation's premier agency providing speakers to colleges and universities. He's a writer, a blogger, an overly-committed fraternity man. He's a dad, a husband, and a Broncos fan. He's honored you're here, and hopes you find something useful.