I am a Brother
I really love the fraternity that I'm in, which is Kappa Kappa Psi. It isn't a social fraternity, which is what most people think of when they think of fraternities. My fraternity is an honorary fraternity, so it is an honor and a privilege to be a member of it. We often call ourselves a service fraternity, because we serve the bands, but technically, we are an honorary fraternity.
Like I said before, I love it. I get to serve the bands of Kansas State University, and I get to be surrounded by great people while I do it. I get to be surrounded by my brothers of KKΨ, and often by our sisters in Tau Beta Sigma. All of us are musically inclined in some way, and we all are working towards the same goal, in whatever we do. And I love it.
This year, I'm serving as the treasurer, and also as the head of ritual. It isn't required of me to be the head of ritual, but I volunteered for it, because I told the president that I wanted to make sure that the ritual is done right. Because I'm in charge of the ritual, I'm in charge of figuring out which brother will read which part of the script. For the first part of the ritual, there are five speaking parts, and I had the first three filled. I sent separate emails to two brothers, and I got positive responses from both. One was a former officer who will only be at K-State for the rest of this semester, then he will go and student teach. He has performed rituals before, so this wasn't anything new for him.
The other brother that responded gave me a short, simple response, but it made me very happy.
"Yes. I would love to do more."
Word for word what he sent me. In this first section of the ritual, he has a small part, and I told him that he wouldn't have to do much for it. His response showed me that he is genuinely happy to be a member of this fraternity, and he wants to do more to serve it that just the bare minimum. He wants to leave it better than he found it.
I sent him a reply and promised him a large part in the next sections of the ritual. He probably doesn't realize it, but he made my day so much better. When someone expresses to me that they want to go above and beyond what they were called to do, it makes me want to do all that I can in my power to help them.
Yes, I did probably make a big deal out of a small response, but really, when you make a big deal in a positive way, I don't think it's a bad thing.
I love Kappa Kappa Psi.