Greek life at Cornell University Under Duress
Greek members at Cornell University are currently in the middle of a raging debate. During the past academic year alone, at least eight fraternities have faced some sort of disciplinary action relating to alcohol or hazing violations. Some fraternities are even awaiting decisions regarding the future of their organization on campus, indefinitely.
The increase in violations has been attributed by some to the rapidly changing university policies regarding Greek life on campus. While the changes have been enacted by Cornell University in an effort to curb dangerous behaviors by college students, the results have backfired according to some Greek members.
And the big question for Rockledge remains: how will these policies and inter-fraternity changes affect the chapter, specifically?
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The Last Hurrah of College
Exams are over, the boxes are packed, and the cap and gown is pressed and ready for the big event. Graduation day is such a bittersweet moment in our lives, as we say goodbye to the youth and vitality of college life, and usher in a new era in our lives: full-blown adulthood. Think back to your own time and tell us a story about your graduation day. How did you spend your final days as an undergraduate member of Rockledge? Were there any last hurrahs or memorable moments with brothers that especially stand out?
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Like Father, Like Son: The DiNapoli Legacy
Lou DiNapoli ’78 is lucky enough to be both a father and a brother to his son, James! Both joined Rockledge during their undergrad at Cornell. The DiNapolis' reflect on their shared legacy, Alpha Sig brothers, and more.
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A 20 Year Old with 48 Extra Years of Experience
We recently came across this great story in the New York Times, featuring a 68-year-old man who enrolled in college – and chose to join a fraternity – at age 65. It’s a great read and a testament to the true fraternity values and the definition of brotherhood.
Would you do it all over again, and relive your fraternity experience in today's day and age? Click on the headline to share your response.
Remembering Our Heroes this May
May is just several weeks away. This year, we’d like to share your thoughts, messages, and memories of those soldiers who have served their country. Maybe you want to send well-wishes to a brother who may have lost a family member in Afghanistan or Iraq? Or you simply want to share a fond memory of a long-lost brother who died in combat?
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Centennial, Plus Five
By Scott Beicke (email@example.com)
We received overwhelmingly positive feedback for our Centennial Celebration in 2009, so we are considering a similar such weekend in 2014—call it Centennial Plus 5. It would be a terrific opportunity to see the work completed on the House in Phase I of our renovation as well as, of course, reconnecting in person with other brothers.
Those of you who attended the 2009 weekend can imagine the planning that went into hosting such an event, so we are looking for a few good men to step forward and help coordinating the contemplated 2014 celebration. Please email me if you have an interest in contributing some time and thoughts to a worthy cause.
Searching for 300+ Alumni
We need your help! There are currently more than 300 Rockledge brothers on our lost email list, meaning we don't have valid email addresses on file for them to receive our eLetter and other electronic communications. Please help us to reach more alumni brothers more frequently and cost effectively by reviewing our lost email list. If you recognize any of the names on the list, simply click them to send an email to our alumni relations firm with their updated contact information. Our email database is used solely for chapter communications.
Thank you for your help!