A time for preparation, not perfection.

*This blog was originally written as part of "The Road: The Journey to Excellence," Delta Tau Delta's comprehensive member education program.

Most men who will join the fraternity this year are 18 years old right now.On average, they will live to be 75.6 years old.This means they will be with Delta Tau Delta for approximately 57.6 years, or 2,995 weeks.They will be alumni for 53 years, or 2,756 weeks.They will be chapter members for approximately 3.5 years, or 182 weeks.And for the next 6 to 8 weeks, they will be your new members.

Doing More

It happened recently, the annual media prompt of “why do fraternities still exist."

Sinister? Ouch! That puts it in a different context…..Even some people in England hate the American concept of fraternities!

What will you do without them?

It’s that time of year again; spring has turned to summer, radio stations are playing Semisonic’s ‘Closing Time’ on repeat, and millions of students have graduated. We have high hopes for the Class of 2011 as they make their way into the world, but I can’t help but wonder…what will we do without them? The members of the Class of 2011 were our role models and leaders on campus. They knew the community, remembered the organization’s history and maintained a connection to alumni that other members could not. They served as our bridge between the new and old. They stepped in to take over when the Class of 2010 departed, but now they too leave a void.

Your Search Begins Now ...

As an undergraduate I had a very clear idea of how to plan for life after college: take the LSATS, create a killer resume, get set up with a great recruiter, do some networking and land the perfect job. During the fall semester of my senior year I discovered that, despite my best laid plans, life after college was going to be a little more difficult than I anticipated.