Greek life is a great way to get involved, both in your community and on campus. If you’re looking for a way to get out of your dorm room, joining any organization on campus is an ideal way to do just that. Greek life not only gets you out of your dorm, but also provides you with an opportunity to do community service, a way to meet people, and unique ways to build and strengthen skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
It builds long lasting friendships
The people you meet who are involved in Greek life on campus are people that immediately have something in common with you. You may become closer to the people in your own organization because you spend more time with them, but you also build friendships with other members of Greek organizations. The friendships you make in the few short years you spend in undergrad are friendships that you will carry through your entire life.
It strengthens leadership skills
Greek life gives you many opportunities to build strong leadership skills that stick with you for life. From holding a chair position, to organizing fundraisers, to leading service events, there are many opportunities to build the skills you need to succeed in your career and everything you choose to do in life.
It creates connections
Being a part of such a widely known organization makes it really easy for you to build professional connections with people both on and off campus. Not only is Greek life helping you build your resume with service and leadership, it’s also allowing you to meet people that could lead you to your future job, an internship, or even just another opportunity that might take you one step closer to your end goal.
It encourages service
Greek life is #lit for philanthropy. Nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities are associated with different philanthropies that expect a certain number of events and fundraisers to be completed to benefit that philanthropy. They target organizations in our nation that will benefit a large number of people in multiple areas, such as eating disorders, homelessness, the Red Cross, and cancer research. Across the nation, many young men and women are working in their communities to help philanthropies such as these through participation in Greek life.
It helps you become your best you
Joining a sorority or fraternity is like signing up for a giant support system. No matter what you’re doing, whether it’s studying for a big exam, performing in a theatre production, or participating in a sport, there will always be someone around to cheer you on and encourage you to grow and shine.
It’s a whole lot of fun
Aside from everything mentioned above, Greek life is a blast. There’s no other time in your life like the years you spend at college, and Greek life provides you with everything you need to make the most out of that short time. From meeting new people to trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone, and also finding your home away from home, going Greek is a decision you won’t regret.