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    FOSTER UNITY

    Have the members of your group/organization work together on a community service project.

    Visit the ropes course at Lake Wauburg to work on group cohesiveness, communication and leadership skills.

    In fraternities and sororities with chapter houses, the group might work together on a chapter room improvement project.

    Work together to plan a social or athletic event with another group.

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    DEVELOP PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITIES

    Discuss the organization’s weaknesses such as poor recruitment, apathy, and poor scholarship, and plan solutions that the organization might then adopt.

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    DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS

    Encourage participation in school/campus activities outside of the organization. For more info visit: https://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/

    Encourage new members to get involved in organizational committees and/or leadership roles. For more info visit: http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/

    Develop a peer mentor program within your group for leadership roles.

    Invite school/community/business leaders into the organization to share their experiences.

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    INSTILL A SENSE OF MEMBERSHIP

    Plan special events when the entire organization gets together to attend a movie, play, or religious service.

    Plan a “membership circle” when current and new members participate in a candlelight service in which each person has a chance to express what membership means to them.

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    PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP

    Take advantage of your school/college/university academic and tutoring services. For more info visit: https://www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu/

    Designate study hours for members of your organization.

    Invite college/university or community experts to discuss test-taking skills, study methods, time management etc.

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    BUILD AWARENESS OF THE ORGANIZATION'S HISTORY

    Invite an older member to talk about the organization’s early days, its founding, special chapter traditions, and prominent former members.

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    AID CAREER GOALS

    Use college resources for seminars on resume writing, job interview skills; various careers. For more info visit: http://www.crc.ufl.edu/

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    INVOLVE MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Get involved with campus and community service projects.

    Plan fund-raisers for local charitable organizations.

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    IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

    Encourage new members to plan social or service projects with other new members of organizations

    Work together to plan joint social or service activities.

Adapted from: StopHazing.org