Student Involvement and Employment Office
Ways to create good members
- Participate in a ropes course.
- Teambuilding activities (can be facilitated by SIEO or campus professional-
there are hundreds of these activities that you can use).
- Participate in and/or plan a community service project.
- Host a new member surprise party hosted by members.
- Have a resume writing workshop presented by the Career Services Office.
- Invite a faculty advisor to lunch with new members.
- Host a study skills workshop presented by the TLC.
- Arts and Crafts for a Cause.
- Dinner and a Movie.
- Shadow an officer and assist in the planning of a
- Plan a fundraiser to pay for initiation fees.
- Plan and present a speaker on a health/wellness topic.
- Require active membership in at least one organization outside the group.
- Host a Family Weekend event.
- Have new members take the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Inventor and
- Ask a faculty member discuss ethical decision making.
- Ask a campus health educator to do a presentation on eating disorders or
- Discuss risk management and liability with the university risk manager.
- Brainstorm ways to improve scholarship (other than study hours).
- Attend theatrical production or athletic even of a new member choosing.
- Ask the library to give a lecture on effective research methods.
- Attend a program - even a program another organization is sponsoring.
- Have a discussion about membership standards and expectations.
- Have a organization goal-setting retreat.
- Attend a campus leadership conference or workshop.
- Deconstruct past hazing activities to determine intent and brainstorm
- Develop a faculty advisor appreciation gesture.
- Develop an event with another organization that requires new members to ask
the Student Government Association for additional allocations or to apply for a
- Give highest new member GPA recipient a plaque or $25 gift certificate to
- Allow new members time for themselves to do and be what they want. Don’t
monopolize their time.
- Invite a campus fitness specialist or dietician to discuss dietary fads-pros
- Attend the Etiquette Dinner together.
- Have lunch together once a week in a dining hall with the entire
- Invite your faculty advisor to new member meetings.
- Attend an athletic event together.