INDIANAPOLIS (October 26, 2016) – Making mindful decisions during fraternity rituals and events ensure a meaningful and genuine experience. The recent webinar, part of the risk management series, had nearly 100 registrants and was led by Luke Bottorff, Judiciary Committee Member, and Lane Velayo, Fraternity Ritual Team Member.
“Court of Honor is not a final interview,” said Velayo, “[It is] an opportunity for the pledges to reflect on their pledging process and prepare themselves for the commitment they are about to enter into.” The discussion throughout the webinar centered on guidance and support during Court of Honor and how to best execute a successful ritual that avoids risk while creating a meaningful experience .
“Many chapters have the misconception that Court of Honor is a final interview or one last chance to bring to light a pledge’s shortcomings,” said Bottorff. “That is completely wrong. This ritual is in place to help the pledge understand how much of a changed person they are on the date of Court of Honor from when they arrived at recruitment. We want the pledges to leave Court of Honor hopeful, encouraged, and prepared for a significant decision in their lives—to accept full, life-long membership voluntarily and with no reservations. “