DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence #NoBillNoBreak Senate Sit In For Gun Control Laws

11 Tweets Only “Woke” Greeks Will Understand

In case you missed it, Watch the Yard WENT IN this past weekend on Twitter.  In a sea of  intriguing trends, this one is the mother of all online  Greek conversations. For a good hour, WTY had its Twitter trigga fingers ready with comments concerning Greek organizations, their purpose and the roles they play in today’s campus and community efforts.  Truth spewed out of each tweet so fast, you could have hosted a Twitter sermon and every retweet would have been a “PREACH”.

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

We’re sure that Representative John Lewis (Phi Beta Sigma Frater) and Representative Donna Edwards (Lady of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority) probably tuned into this conversation because soon after they led the dynamic #NoBillNoBreak Senate Sit-in as a means to demand action and legalistic change to the existing gun control laws.

And since you know we’re down for the cause, here are a few of our favorite Greek truths told by WTY that only “Woke” Greeks will know, understand and advocate.

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DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence #NoBillNoBreak Senate Sit In For Gun Control Laws

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

Now, you KNOW we won’t leave you without turning this into a useful chapter development strategy. Here are a couple of ways to use these tweets  as a means to engage and encourage your chapter to be progressive in their thinking and their programming.

Round Table Seminar/ Discussion Panel

Many of the things stated in these tweets are hot topics. Why not turn them into an epic round table discussion? Clearly,  everyone will have an opinion or two on at least one of these topics. Being able to morph these tweets into a transformative discussion could do wonders. 1) It allows members to really evaluate the direction of their current chapter initiatives and determine if/how closely they align with the original mission of the organization. 2) It brings awareness to areas of improvement that members never considered before. 3) It generates the right kinds of conversation and motivation needed to get the proper programs  implemented.

This would be a great internal program for NPHC members as well as an external program for prospects to attend. Understanding their perception of Greek Life will help members get a better feel for if their sorority’s or fraternity’s scholarly and communal reputation is still in tact.

Woke or Nah Workshop

Workshops are where the magic happens in my opinion.  You get to be a part of the nitty gritty execution plan committee and make things happen. Turning these tweets into active  workshop discussions can serve as the ultimate mission/motto think tank. Break the updates up into different groups or tables and have people evaluate the tweets. Define where your organization stands in regard to the statement. Then, figure out whether you affirm or debunk the statement and in what ways. What initiatives and/or programs help establish your sorority or fraternity in regards to these statements? Are your programs visibly making a difference where you are? How  are you ( or can you) measure your impact in regards to this truth?

Getting members of your organization to concentrate on their influence on a micro level will really help mold mindsets  on a regular basis. These kinds of exercises should be discussed at least once a quarter (every 3 months) in order to emphasize and solidify the importance of the true meaning of Greek Life which is leadership, mentorship and personal/professional development.

To see the rest of the Watch the Yard tweets , check them out on Twitter.

And let us know which tweets resonated with you the most on Twitter, Facebook or IG. We’d love to hear your feedback and what you thought of these statements. Until next time…

DPTaughtMe Highlights Best Tweets from Watch The Yard about Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Mentorship and Influence

 

 

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One thought on “11 Tweets Only “Woke” Greeks Will Understand

  1. Steve Jenks (@CentaurOfAttn) says:

    The only tweet I have a small issue with is pledges not being members. One of the reasons a lot of orgs are moving towards “New Member Education” (aside from the stigma attached to “pledging”) is because of the legality issues of a new member paying initiation fees and doing the paperwork before the “pledging” begins – which is mostly so that we can get the certificates and all of that when you cross.

    That said, you shouldn’t lean on your process (whatever it’s called) as a member. The spirit of the tweet is still true. If your process doesn’t directly relate to your principles, it doesn’t mean anything.

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