2. Enhance Social Skills
Joining the Greek system opens the door to a whole new social circle of the best and brightest students on your college campus.
Personally, I have met so many more people since joining Pike then I met my freshman year. I have found true and lasting friends within my own fraternity. I have dated and become good friends with smart and classy women from different sororities. I have met great guys in other houses.
The constant social interaction within the Greek system has allowed me to become a more conversational and confident person.
3. Build Leadership Skills
Members of the Greek system are much more likely to build solid leadership skills in college than non-members.
Anyone in a fraternity or sorority knows that Greek house members are encouraged to actively participate in their chapters political system as well as other organizations around campus. On my campus, 20% of the student population is Greek, and yet Greeks make up 80% of student organizations.
The important role of the Greek community in campus leadership primes Greek members for future success.
Not only do leadership positions shine on a résumé., but managing responsibilities and making difficult decisions mold Greek members into more self-sufficient citizens with a winning attitude.
4. Facilitate Networking Opportunities
With over 9 million Greek members nationally, it is easy to see how going Greek can plug you into a network of success.
Not only are you able to personally network within the Greek system on your campus, but you are automatically given an in with every member of your national or international fraternity or sorority.
Countless college graduates have utilized this powerful connection to find job opportunities near their chapter or hundreds of miles away. It is no coincidence that all but two of the US presidents since 1825 have been Greek, or that 85% of the Fortune 500 key executives belong to a fraternity. The Greek system is a launchpad to bigger and better things.
5. Focus on Community Involvement
Nationally, Greeks volunteer approximately 10 million hours of community service each year.
Houses encourage their members to participate in community service or philanthropy efforts to better the community and raise money for good causes. A thriving Greek system will give any college a sterling reputation within the community.
The last part is waiting for you in my next post!