The Southeast District Council is pleased to introduce this new program for the 2020-2021 academic year!
FocuSED Connections Bro2Bro is modeled after the FocuSED Connections program which facilitates communication between chapters of the Southeast District and strengthens our bonds of Brotherhood. FocuSED Bro2Bro pairs individual brothers for three months rather than chapters and encourages them to get to know each other on a more personal level through whatever means best suit them.
Here are some examples of communication methods to help get you started:
Brothers share their experiences in the fraternity and how they have grown as a Brother
Brothers in the same degree program discuss conferences they have attended that have prepared them for their career, what types of opportunities they have pursued to boost their resume, or advise each other on how to be successful.
Brothers send letters or postcards to each other
Brothers meet up at conventions and get to know their match and their chapter in person
The options are endless, so get creative! Assistance can be provided as needed, so let us know if you need help!
In order to ensure a quality experience for everyone, participants must complete the FocuSED Connections Bro2Bro pairing form before participating.
Each pairing will have at least one common interest, which will be included in an email along with each Brother in the pair’s information. I will be sharing guiding questions with each pairing, that way everyone can jump right in if they aren’t sure where to start. It is not required that you use these questions, they are just there to help start communications for those who need it. If you have questions of your own, go ahead and use those!
The tentative schedule for the Bro2Bro pairings is as follows:
9/9/20 Pairing form due for pairing 1
9/16/20 Round 1 pairing begins
12/9/20 Pairing form due for pairing 2
12/16/20 Round 2 pairing begins
3/9/21 Pairing form due for pairing 3
3/16/21 Round 3 pairing begins
Pairings will be made based on which Brothers have completed the pairing form on time. Please note that while there are three pairing forms deadlines, you DO NOT have to fill it out multiple times. This is just to clarify that you can join the program at any point during the year, regardless of whether you participated in the previous round(s).
If you have any questions about participating in this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! I want to set Brothers up to be successful in their communications, and I welcome any feedback you have for me!