6. Build Camaraderie
This aspect of Greek life is one that I treasure above all others.
My time in the Greek system has been the best time of my life because of the friends I have made in Pi Kappa Alpha. I would wager that many other fraternity and sorority members would say the same. Joining a house all but guarantees meaningful, lifelong friendships.
7. Get Better Grades
Every year, the average GPA of Greek members nationally is significantly higher than that of non-Greek members.
The reason for this is the Greek community's commitment to scholarship.
When you go through college as an independent, your education is your battle and yours alone.
In a Greek house, you are given excellent online resources. Study hours, past test files, personal tutors, old notes, and advice on what professors to avoid are some of the advantages that Greek members enjoy. This gives us a leg up on everyone else, and the statistics prove that our methods are effective.
8. Learn to Work with All Types of People
With as many as three hundred members in one Greek house, it is unreasonable to think that everyone will see eye to eye.
Today's Greek system is characterized by diversity of ethnicity, interests, and beliefs. The success of a house on campus is dependent on its members ability to work well together and overcome differences.
This skill is one that all college students would be wise to learn. It is indispensable in today's business world.
9. Become a Part of Something Bigger
Helen Keller said, Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
In college, it is easy to get lost in the sea of thousands of people on your campus.
Joining a Greek organization sets you apart from the masses and allows you to accomplish much more than any individual.
Additionally, the spirit of togetherness within a house is empowering and provides a certain sense of security. You know that your brothers or sisters have your back through thick and thin, and you have theirs as well.
I am so thankful for what my fraternity has done for me. It has made me love college more than I thought was possible. The friends I have found and the memories we have made together will hold a special significance with me for the rest of my life.
If you've had a similar experience or disagree completely, I would love to hear your opinion. Please leave a comment.