Fraternity resignation letters (5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of  “fraternity resignation letters.”

Examples of fraternity resignation letters

When writing a “fraternity resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell the members about leaving and the final date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the last date as a member.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your position. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank the members for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Milan, November 15, 2021

Dear Friends,

In this delicate moment in the life of the Movement, I have decided to resign as President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, to help the change of leadership to which we are called by the Holy Father, through the Decree to regulate government within movements, to take place with the freedom that this process requires.

This will lead each one to personally take on the responsibility for the charism.

It has been an honor for me to carry out this service for years, an honor that fills me with humiliation at my limitations and if I have failed some of you. I give thanks to God for the gift of the companionship I have been able to enjoy, in front of the beautiful sight of your daily witness, from which I have learned constantly and from which I want to continue learning.

I hope you will experience this circumstance as an opportunity for the growth of your ecclesial self-awareness, so that you may continue to testify to the grace of the charism given by the Holy Spirit to Fr. Giussani, which makes Christ a real, persuasive and decisive presence that has struck us and drawn us into a flow of new life, for us and for the whole world.

Always yours,

Julián Carrón”

Sample 2:

“Cate Armstrong she/her/hers

Sociology junior

Dear members,

I am writing today in recognition of my membership resignation. The dismissal of the painful, lived experiences of my sisters of color amplifies every reason to leave this organization. There is nothing that can be said or done that would ever undo the invalidations that motivated this chain of mass drops. It’s plain and simple — if this organization cannot provide an equitable experience for all members, then I want no part of it. A web of tangible changes has been in the works all summer, and at each checkpoint with leadership, I have watched my sisters lose glimmers of hope in their eyes. Every single avenue to make change within the organization has been exhausted, and still, there is a deep misunderstanding of why this work is so excruciatingly necessary as an absolute top priority. The womxn of the DEI committee willingly handed over their time, energy, and love, only to be met with feelings of indifference. It is hard to express how many times I had to watch my sisters cry, scream, and recount painful memories in Greek Life only to be dismissed at the conclusion of each processing meeting in order to maintain “stability” within the chapter. Silence was never stability. Silence has been driving a wedge through our chapter all summer. 

Our work as a committee highlighted institutional racism at the core. What we quickly learned was the system was operating exactly as it intended to — keeping individuals comfortable and deflecting any tangible changes the chapter asked for. I cannot sit in an organization knowing there are such deep barriers to change. We witnessed this in the prioritization of recruiting new members over the safety of the womxn of color. Forbidding the DEI committee to share presentations (specific members created these on instigating conversations through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion) prior to recruitment because you “cannot pick and choose which parts of recruitment to be involved in.” Navigating the inaccessibility of resources on the Chi Omega website (shoutout Nicki Butler for always sifting through pages of Bylaws and regulations.) Being called “mean girls” because Chi Omega National does not like what we have to say, and how we say it. Telling us slating just got revised so we have to wait until next year. Just wait, change takes time. It can only be fixed if National votes on it. Change takes time. Telling us it’s not going to work. It’s not going to work. It’s not going to work. Okay. Who do you expect to do the work for you when we are all gone? Quite frankly, it truly feels as if the top priority of the higher-ups in this organization is to put a lid on these issues rather than addressing the root of the problem in our chapter. We are only granted transparency if it is on their terms. I am hurt watching many beautiful, whole sisters have to compromise their identities for the comfort of the National organization. Our voices are our biggest tool, and if we aren’t even given a platform to be listened to, then there is simply no hope. 

What always made Chi Omega so special was the fabric of interconnectedness. Our identities, involvements, and passions brought us such a rich diversity of humans in one collective community. However, what we absolutely cannot pick and choose, is which diversity we decide to celebrate. I thought I joined an organization that found beauty in difference, but it has become so blatantly clear that diversity is only celebrated when it is something that can be tokenized in a way that benefits the organization. As soon as our cries became a little too uncomfortable, it was suddenly our fault for defending a value that we were told Chi Omega embodies. I can no longer be part of an organization that will always choose toxic positivity over inclusion. The DEI Committee has shown me that two things can ALWAYS coexist: radical love and inclusion. These womxn show me the sisterhood that I have always been searching for, and I am confident that I will hold onto as I sever my ties to the National organization. These words come from a place of deep pain, but they in no way break the bonds I have formed with so many of you in this chapter. I will always be here, cheering you on to see you grow. I am always a resource, a space for processing, a hand to hold, truly whatever you need. I trust that each of you will make the best decision possible for your persons, and I will never judge you for what you feel is best. I am with you, always. 

Love always,

Cate Armstrong (she/her)”

Sample 3:

“Lauren Chun she/her/hers

English senior

Dear friends,

When I went through recruitment my freshman year, Chi Omega stood out to me the most because there were girls who actually looked like me in it. I didn’t know if the “sorority life” was for me because I did not know anyone else who was in Greek Life and also had no clue what it entailed. Despite this, I put my faith in Chi Omega and went through with becoming a member because I thought that I would be completely supported and loved. Clearly, this is not the case. 

As a POC, I truly feel betrayed, hurt, and let down. I thought that if any sorority were to make a change on our campus, that it would be ours. But, after seeing the DE&I committee work tirelessly to make that change happen and still seeing no support from Nationals or our organization to do the same, I have realized that this change will not occur during the rest of my time here at Cal Poly. 

With that being said, I no longer feel the want or need to be a part of an organization that has let me down time and time again. For the members that are staying, I am in no way shaming you for the choice you have made because I know everyone has different reasons and perspectives on their decision. All I can truly ask is that you reflect upon your actions and do everything you can to make this organization what it should be. I am still so hopeful in the growth of this chapter and I see the potential of what this sorority can be. My greatest hope is that I can hear the amazing news of what’s being done to ensure complete diversity and inclusion, with no excuses, for our members in the future and for the younger members we have now that still have a few years left. 

Although I have met so many amazing and inspiring individuals within this chapter who have encouraged me to work harder, supported me throughout all of my hardships, and have laughed and celebrated with me during my victories, I can no longer be apart of an organization that, as a whole, does not support me and who I am. Please keep fighting and working hard to make these changes and please love each other unconditionally. 

I love you all.” 

Sample 4:

“Erin Grasty she/her/hers

Journalism sophomore

Dear team,

I have decided to resign my membership. I can no longer allow myself to remain in a space that doesn’t support the womxn of color and those who identify with other marginalized identities in this chapter. My time in Chi Omega has been way shorter than I had initially hoped it would be and doesn’t live up to the skewed expectations that I had when joining a sorority. However, I have come to recognize that what I have gained from my short time in this space is worth much more than what I have lost. I am beyond grateful to have met such resilient, beautiful, and strong womxn in this chapter.

I know that these relationships can and will exist beyond this organization which is why I feel compelled to leave and no longer devote countless hours and energy to an organization that refuses to listen. From the past multiple months of being on the DE&I committee, it is evident to me that Chi Omega Nationals is simply not ready to make the changes that we demand. That being said, I have loved so many aspects of being a member of Chi Omega and have formed so many amazing relationships with some amazing ladies. Love you all and please reach out if you need anything.


Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you write a letter to quit a team?

Include your reasons for leaving the team, but be honest. For example: “I need to go to a team where I’ll be able to get more playing time.” Mention what you liked about being on the team and any life lessons you learned. For example: “I enjoyed working with you, and I learned a lot under your tutelage.

How do you say goodbye to your team when you are leaving?

“Greetings [Their name], As I’m sure you already know, I’m moving on from [Company X]. Our final day together will be on [date X] and I look forward to parting on an especially high note. It’s been a pleasure managing you and the team as a whole, and I sincerely wish you luck in your future with [Company X].”

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Letter to the Editor: Letters of resignation from former members of Cal Poly Chi Omega

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