5 Stereotypes About Greek Life That Are Completely NOT True

5 Stereotypes About Greek Life That Are Completely NOT True

"All Greek Life does is party"
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1. "All Greek life does is party."

Contrary to very popular belief this is indeed false. College kids in general party, it happens, but it's not fair to categorize a group of great college kids as party animals. The sole purpose for many sororities and fraternities is to celebrate a special bond together such as sisterhood or brotherhood. Another big aspect of Greek life is to support the org's philanthropy. A lot of people don't know fraternities and sororities each have their own organization that they volunteer with and fundraise for all year. This fundraising can take many hours and a lot of the times the philanthropy events take place on weekends as well, leaving no time to party and only time for the orgs to give back to their community. If anything, Greek orgs are some of the most generous organizations on campus.

2. You have to be good looking to “get in"

False. There are no ratings of photos or appearance during the behind the scenes of Rush week or recruitment like the movies. The only reason a photo is required during the joining process is so that active members can put a name to a face. During recruitment/rush, the only thing potential new members are rated on is who they are on the inside. There are so many different people involved in Greek life there is no point in being biased on choosing members based off looks nor is there any tolerance for it. We all come from different backgrounds, the only similarity in looks we have are our T-shirts we wear on bid day.

3. All of Greek life “hooks up" with each other

False. First off, yes, some sorority girls and fraternity boys do end up dating, and it's totally normal, that's just one way people meet like any other college student might meet someone in class and end up dating, totally normal. However, all of Greek life does spend a significant amount of time together whether it be at mixers/socials or supporting each other's philanthropy events. So, yes, sororities and fraternities do have a close bond but not the kind that a lot of people assume, we're all more just like one big family.

4. People in Greek life have low GPA's and get to stay in their org anyways

False. It is hard for all college students to maintain a high GPA, however, it is very important for those in Greek life to maintain their chapter's GPA in order to stay an active member. It is almost more crucial for those in Greek life to maintain a good GPA in order for them to be in good standing in their chapter, to hold positions and doing well in school is important as well. There are no special exceptions for those in Greek life, we're expected to do our best in classes just as much as any other student.

5. We're all the same

False. Sororities and fraternities are much like any other club, a group of people who share similar passions but come from different backgrounds. From my experience in my chapter I have noticed many girls with different majors, ages and cultures, and yet we all manage to be friends regardless of our differences. In fact, our differences are appreciated and are what makes our chapter so unique.

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.
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Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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37 Instagram Captions You Need This Summer

Having trouble coming up with the perfect caption? Look no further.

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If you're anything like me, you spend more time thinking up the perfect Instagram caption than you spend actually getting the picture. Due to this, I created a list for all of your Insta caption needs, varying from new love to corny to #bossbabe. Enjoy!

Funny Quotes

1. Humble, with just a hint of Kanye.

2. Just wing it. Life, eyeliner, everything.

3. Friday, my second favorite F word.

4. If I ever let my head down, it will be just to admire my shoes.

5. If life gives you lemons, just add vodka.

6. Kinda classy, kinda hood.

7. May your coffee be hot and your eyeliner even.

8. I like long romantic walks down every aisle at Target.

Relationship Quotes

9. "I can't get you out of my head. The way you color up my world, I'm seeing red." - Dustin Lynch, Seein' Red

10. You make me happy in a way no one else can.

11. The good things in life are better with you.

12. Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.

13. You're my favorite place to go when my mind searches for peace.

14. Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like.

15. Your arms feel more like home than any house ever did.

16. I like me better when I'm with you.

17. You are the best thing that's ever been mine.

18. All of me loves all of you.

19. I choose you. And I'll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I'll keep choosing you.

20. We got together like cupcakes and frosting.

Friendship Quotes

21. Do it for the "after" selfie

22. If I didn't drink, how would my friends know that I love them at 2 AM?

23. I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship.

24. Coffee and friends make the perfect blend.

25. Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more.

26. Friends make you laugh till your cheeks hurt.

27. You can't to epic shit with basic people.

Boss Babe Quotes

28. If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

29. Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.

30. I can and I will. Watch me.

31. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

32. Give a girl the right shoes and she can take over the world.

33. Be you. Do you. For you.

34. Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other.

35. No excuses. No complaints. Go out there and kill it.

36. Put your hair up in a bun, drink some coffee and handle it.

37. I didn't come this far to only come this far.

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