GreekTrack stands with Black Lives Matter

GreekTrack stands unequivocally with Black Lives Matter in the struggle against racism and police brutality in America.

It is appalling and unacceptable, that in 2020, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and sadly many other Americans are murdered because of the color of their skin without justice for their deaths. It is also unacceptable that there are other Americans who say nothing, or worse, defend the perpetrators.

But words are not enough. It is clear that it is morally unacceptable to allow things to continue as they are. It is well-past time for what Martin Luther King Jr. called “Direct Action” – economic and political acts to directly achieve specific goals. Each and every one of us must ask ourselves “What can I do to affect real change in my community and make people of color safer?”.

GreekTrack is immediately instituting the following company changes to support the fight for racial equality:

  • All employee donations made to 501(c)(3) organizations supporting efforts for racial equality will be matched by GreekTrack. At the time of publication, employees have made match-eligible contributions to a variety of organizations, including The Bail Project, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, One Struggle KC, ColorOfChange, and the Poor People’s Campaign.
  • Beginning immediately, all employees will receive an additional day of PTO each year, designated as “Social Action PTO”, so they can volunteer during business hours to support organizations working towards racial equality.
  • We have reviewed our products and have made the decision to remove all references to “colonies” and “colonization” from our system. We believe that these references minimize the destructive and long-lasting impact that imperialist colonization has had on cultures around the world, and we will advise our partner organizations to use a different naming convention for their prospective chapters moving forward. We have adopted the term “prospective chapters” to denote groups that are in the process of becoming full established members of their national organization, and we encourage all fraternities and sororities to examine their own naming conventions for the expansion process in order to remove oppressive language.
Changes to GreekTrack to remove the term "colony".

As philosopher Tim Scanlon said in his book, “What We Owe to Each Other”, working out the terms of moral justification is an unending task. The fight against racial injustice will not be resolved in a matter of weeks. But we can do better. And we must continue to do better. We challenge the fraternities, sororities, and associations that we partner with to commit to making continual and lasting changes to their activities that will further racial equality in our nation, and we promise that we will do the same.


Tony Schmidt
GreekTrack CEO
and the rest of the team at GreekTrack

Introducing GreekTrack’s Expansion Module: Grow

Your fraternity or sorority is growing across the country, but it’s proving difficult to track each prospective chapter’s progress through your expansion chartering process. Worry no more with GreekTrack’s latest module: Grow.

Each prospective chapter gets their own GreekTrack website to help them manage their own members, events, dues, etc. On the headquarters portal, you can watch as they progress through the various stages leading up to their chartering ceremony! Define individual steps within each stage to track each task as they are completed. With Grow you greatly reduce the amount of time spent reaching out for updates!

A CRM system for your prospective chapters during expansion

Do you have consultants visiting your prospective chapters? Give them a centralized place to keep notes and record their meetings. Now headquarters is also up to date on exactly who has contacted whom when.

With unlimited custom fields you can record limitless data as well as take note of key contacts. Local alumni in the area are shown to help you bring in local volunteers to help the new prospective chapters reach their chartering goals.

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10 Ways your chapter can stand out during recruitment

It’s recruitment season and you’re probably wondering what are some ways to make your chapter really stand out during recruitment. Here’s 10 tips summarized from Reddit user RobinIsAGoodfellow.

1. Have great food in your house

Who are we kidding, everyone loves and remembers good food.

2. Ensure your chapter has great relationships with deans and the national office

No one wants to join an at risk chapter.

3. Loyal alumni network who support the house

This shows that brotherhood in your fraternity is actually for life, not just a slogan. Also shows that your fraternity has a strong after graduation network.

4. Intramural powerhouse

Everyone loves being on the winning team.

5. Clean-cut image

It’s important to show that your chapter can clean up well for formal events, etc.

6. Active non-secret rituals

Your chapter should be known for a few non-secret rituals like serenading sororities. This helps build your chapter’s brand and presence on campus.

7. Having a house hound doesn’t hurt

Freshmen may be leaving their homes and their life long pets behind. It’s nice to show up at a house with a dog to make your house feel more like a home.

8. Be open about your interest

Go ahead and let freshmen know you’re interested in them. They’ll be more enticed to come out to future events and will talk highly of your chapter throughout the recruitment season.

9. Stable chapter finances

Who wants to join a starving chapter? Freshmen should never feel that they are getting a bid just to get at their wallet.

10. A strong history and traditions

Ensure that freshmen that visit your house see the rich history of your chapter and feel that this house will be around for their future sons to join. Decorate the walls with photos of alumni and keep mementos from traditions your chapter conduct on campus.

11. A well-organized chapter is an attractive chapter

To add to the list, showing that your chapter is very well-organized is always attractive to an interested freshmen. To get your chapter paperless and more organized you should check out the online chapter management service, You can easily manage your chapter’s membership and events and even collect dues online.


Source: Reddit