You must manage your academics. In my first semester as chapter president, I made a 2.0 - straight Cs. I was so excited about finally being president that I neglected my academic responsibilities. The problem was that this was a critical semester for me academically. I was just getting into the core classes for my major, and the rest of my academic career built on what I was supposed to have learned that semester. This made the rest of college a struggle for me, as I did not have a good foundation in the core classes. Don't make the same mistake I did.
“The Chapter President –Preparing Sorority and Fraternity Leaders for the Unexpected”
by Patrick Daley