10 Reasons Why You Should Say Yes To Greek Life
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10 Reasons Why You Should Say Yes To Greek Life

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10 Reasons Why You Should Say Yes To Greek Life
Lauren Greeson

As I am currently in my senior year of college, I have came to the conclusion that joining the Greek system has been one of the most rewarding things I have gained in my college career. I attend a university that offers a wide range of opportunities to become involved on campus. Although I reached out to the Greek community feeling biased, I have realized that your organization does not have to be nationally affiliated to have an outstanding effect and give you a sense of growth. I feel that Greek life may not be for everyone and that is OK. However, I feel that it should be implemented in others' lives to help them be a better version of themselves.

I've collected a few reasons as to why I believe that Greek life has had an significant impact on my college journey -- through the good and the bad. It doesn't just end there, though. These are reasons why I strongly suggest people to drop the stereotypes given and to say yes to Greek life. Give it a shot.

1. Big and Little

If you are given a big/little sister that fits the missing pieces of your puzzle, then you have been given a gift from above. That sounds kind of cheesy, but knowing that you have one person that chose to take you under her wing and be there for you gives you a sense of gratitude. This friendship provides a way for you to truly see sisterhood and genuine love from someone who saw something within you that sparked her heartstrings. Oh, it's the little things in life that make a big difference.

2. Experience

The practical thing to say is that you gain a lot of friends during your college years and make lots of amazing memories. Yes, that is true, although it is much more than just that simple fact. It is about having the authentic experience of being a part of something that has purpose in its entirety and continues to blossom as new "bids" are added. To be able to have a great group of lifelong friends, to learn about yourself and others, and to be a part of history in your organization is truly an honor in itself.

3. Service opportunities

This core element has absolutely stunned me because its intentional-meaning design should be implemented in everyone's life at some point. To be able to really step out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons with people who share the same goal is endlessly rewarding and warms my heart. Greek life has shown me how service is incredibly important, whether that be in your local community or doing things for others just because.

4. T-shirts galore

I feel this is incredibly necessary. Who doesn't love a good, comfy T-shirt? The number of shirts that your wardrobe accumulates is unfathomable.

5. Resume builder

This goes along with the experience portion. Greek life allows you to practice and adapt to taking on responsibilities, formulating your work ethic, developing people skills, and exercising your leadership qualities.

6. Values and beliefs

Each organization has its own set of values and beliefs that they stand for. Your organization, the past alumni, and the active members within it have agreed and held themselves accountable to those standards. Greek life gives you a chance to be a part of a group that holds themselves to a higher standard. Those values can begin to be your way of approaching all areas of life and give you a chance to be involved with something with utter purpose.

7. Networking

You will be amazed at how small the world really is. Greek life allows you to meet many people -- which also gives you the chance to have multiple networking connections. This could very well benefit you to some degree. Mark my words.

8. GPA booster

Greek life has taught me to maintain consistency in my studies and to keep my eyes set on my main goal -- a degree and a successful career path. I have been challenged to keep a steady pace and I have sisters who have held me accountable to help me be a better version of myself. Study dates at IHOP are the best, just saying.

9. Support system

I have a home away from home. I have a family that loves me on my good and bad days. I have found that I am truly a part of a team with a common goal. I have mentors that walk with me, give me honesty, and support me. I have a group of people who care about my well-being and shower me with unfathomable love.

10. Lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories

There is always something to do with someone. Whether that be studying in the library, grabbing coffee in between classes, or even helping create flyers for your rush party. You always have someone there to spend quality time with. Not only that, but Greek life also provides fun activities to partake in throughout each semester. There is never a dull moment. Ever.

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