“My fraternity gave me a group of lifelong friends and helped me develop into a better person.”
“My fraternity gave me a group of lifelong friends and helped me develop into a better person,” Robinson said. “I believe that if our organizations are doing what they are supposed to do, they will inspire their members to be the best version of themselves.”
The Greek system is synonymous with college life by providing a vital service.
“Our organizations allow students the opportunity to meet new people, develop their social skills, improve their leadership skills and find a place to belong,” Robinson said. “College can be challenging, but fraternities and sororities create a support system that will help students through the process.”
And there’s more to belonging than tailgating and formals. Last year, JSU fraternities and sororities donated more than $102,000 to charities, volunteered nearly 14,000 hours in the community and achieved an average GPA of 3.29.
“Ninety-four percent of our members say they can articulate leadership skills they have gained through membership to a fraternity or sorority and that joining had a positive impact on their life,” Robinson said.
The most challenging aspect of his job is ensuring that everyone understands and follows organizational policy.
“Often these policies are recommended or mandated at the national level and we are responsible for enforcement of these policies,” he said. “Many students may not understand the purpose behind organizational policy, but there is one major theme – student safety.”
But despite the difficulty of helping young people appreciate the purpose of the rules, what makes Robinson’s job worth while are the people he meets along the way.