The Greek system is just a bunch of snotty rich kids who have to buy their friends. Right?
As an incoming freshman, I knew little about Greek life, and I sure didn’t think I would ever join a fraternity.
I had heard the stereotypes about the rich snobs and meathead bro kings who went Greek to buy friends. This idea of Greek life is not uncommon among non-Greek students, yet it could not be farther from the truth.
I met several members of the Greek system during my freshman year and realized that they were charismatic, intelligent, and driven people.
A friend of mine in the Chi Omega sorority strongly encouraged me to rush a house, and for that, I am forever indebted to her. After meeting with a few fraternities, I went with my gut and pledged Pi Kappa Alpha in the fall of my sophomore year.
Since going Greek, I have come to understand that beauty of the Greek system. I have realized that signing that bid card was the best decision of my college career. I would urge any incoming freshman or current college student to Go Greek. Here are 9 reasons why.
1. Have fun, memorable experiences
Okay, okay College is fun and memorable for almost everyone.
The Greek system has more fun. I’m not just biased. Im speaking from the experience of spending a year in college as an independent before going Greek.
Greek houses have yearly budgets in the tens of thousands of dollars. This finances all kinds of large-scale events from ski trips to music festivals.
Additionally, fraternities and sororities hang out all the time. Fraternity men enjoy the luxury of being friendly with dozens of attractive sorority women. Sorority women enjoy the same relations with fraternity men.
Huge parties with a balanced ratio of guys to girls who all know each other are much more fun and memorable than 20 random dudes and a handful of girls.
Interested? Read more in my next post!