Clubs, Student Life

Should You Go Greek?

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Greek life is a huge part of the college experience for some students. Consider these points to see if Greek life is for you.

Fraternities and sororities support philanthropies. Philanthropy is a cause, such as domestic violence awareness, that Greeks fundraise and volunteer with. Every national Greek organization has its own unique philanthropy. This is a huge part of Greek life — attending philanthropy events and volunteer hours often are required from every member.

You can pursue leadership opportunities. Every sorority and fraternity has an executive board made up of its members. You will be able to run for one of these positions. This responsibility will help you to develop leadership skills and look good on a resume.

Greek life promotes lifelong friendships. One of the biggest draws to Greek life for many people is the opportunity to meet new people. As a member of Greek life, you spend a lot of time with your fraternity brothers or sorority sisters. You inevitability will find new friends within this group. You also will have the opportunity to make new friends through other sororities and fraternities.

You will have no choice but to learn time management. Greek life is fun, but it also is a big time commitment. In addition to social events, members have weekly chapter meetings, required study hours and volunteer requirements. This means you will need to adopt time management skills to make this work. You’ll be able to carry these skills with you throughout the rest of college and your professional life.

Greek life offers a professional network. When you join a sorority or fraternity, you are a member for life. As you are searching for a job after college, you can utilize your Greek connections. Connect with alumni from your chapter who are in the field you wish to pursue. They can introduce you to the right people and potentially help to find you a job.

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