An Insider's Perspective On Greek Life

An Insider's Perspective On Greek Life

What Greek life really has to offer.
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In our world today, the media tends to scrutinize Greek life at universities. The problem isn’t Greek life itself, rather the activities that come along with being a member of this community. Whether it’s dangerous hazing, drug use, out-of-control parties, underage drinking or even sexual assault; all of these things are thought to be a huge part of being a member of Greek life.

Why is it that Greek life receives such a negative connotation? Well, when good things happen in this community, they are commended internally, but these benefits are almost never publicized to the world outside of Greek life.

Like many, I am a member of a sorority, but I did not join for a social life or for crazy parties. Being a member of this community is much more than excessive drinking, hazing rituals, and other things that often don’t even happen in our tight-knit world.

Being in a sorority has taught me things I could not have learned elsewhere. Here are three major aspects of Greek life that are important to all members of this community.

Philanthropy

Being a member of the Greek community has strengthened the importance of philanthropy in my life. Although I was always engaged in charity work through high school, after joining Greek life, my commitment level was enhanced. Being in this community, you are always encouraged to partake in activates offered by other chapters or other members of Greek life.

This is how I found myself becoming a member of Go Blue Wear Pink: a campus organization that raises funds for breast cancer. Without Greek life, I wouldn’t have found this charity that is so prominent in my life.

Social skills

When going through recruitment, you talk to many people about various topics. Although to the outside eye, this may look like a materialistic process, the conversations I had during rush are ones that enhanced my ability to interact with others. Through rush, I was able to connect with girls about things we shared in common and learn new and interesting things about our culture and my school.

If I wasn’t in a sorority, I would have never been able to learn how to have productive conversations with people who started as complete strangers and end up with some significance to my life.

Friendship

The cliché part that comes with joining a sorority is “making friends that will last a lifetime.” When joining a sorority, I knew this was the expectation behind “sisterhood” but never really imagined the extent to which it would happen to me.

On bid day last year, I met girls who I shared many things in common with. Now, over a year later, I am confident that these girls will be my future bridesmaids, best friends and forever my sisters. Living in the house only increases these feelings.

Being surrounded by 74 girls who care about you and your general well-being is one of the most comforting feelings in the world. I know that because of my sorority, I have a support system that will be there for me at my highest of highs, and lowest of lows. Without my Greek affiliation, I would’ve never been able to meet the people I consider to be my family.


When considering if you should join Greek life, exclude what you’ve heard on the news or from your parents or from anyone who has not been a part of this community. Being a part of this has opened my eyes to new experiences, friends, and memories that I wouldn’t have found elsewhere.

Greek life is more than hazing stories in the news or intoxicated teenagers; it has molded me into the person I am today, and I am forever grateful for my experience in this community.

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100 Instagram Captions You'll Want To Use Right Now

Quotes, lyrics, sayings, and other ideas for Instagram captions!
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When it comes to Instagram we are often thinking about what to use as a caption for our photos that we take that we really want to post on Instagram. Sometimes we post the photo without a caption and sometimes we just use an emoji because we're stumped on finding a good caption to use for the photo. So we go the short route and just put an emoji as a caption for our photo. Well whether it is a selfie, a friend pic, group pic, or just need a caption for the photo, here are 100 captions to use for a photo. Some are lyrics, some are quotes and some are just a quick caption to use on your photo. Also here are some accounts you can follow that are worth following:

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Here are Quotes To Use As A Caption/ Lyrics To Use As A Caption/ Quick Little Sayings To Use As A Caption: for your instagram photo that you wish to post !

1.Life goes on, with or without you.

2.Don't Worry Be Happy ! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy

4.Be Confident

5. Be Positive

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar

7. Chillen With My Peeps

8. Go Big Or Go Home

9. What's the deal?

10.The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11.Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12, You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you use to be.

16. I don't need any part time people in my life.

17. Get the Gist

18. Boy, it's the 21st centurey get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy

20. I woke up like this

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power; a smile is it's sword

23. Last Day Of Class

24. I Donut Care

25. Got my donut and coffee today

26.Happy as a clam

27. Beach Days are the best

28.A friend will always make you smile, especially when you don't want to…

29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

31. With You, I forget all my problems. With You, Time Stands Still.

32. Life's a climb, but the view is great

33. Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person but by learning to see imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears billion times.

36. "She's got that red lip, classic thing going on"

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

38. Best Friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? maybe

42.I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't.

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars - Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars- Cold Play

46 . I keep dancing on my own- Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself- Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you- Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness -Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say Sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am Limited Edition

52, Turn that frown upside down

53. Smile its the best thing a girl can wear

54, Stay true

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. You're the king, baby I'm your queen

57. Best Friends Forever !!!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life

60. I know you like first name basis

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

62. Basic white girl

63. Frisky Friday

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations,

65. Maybe our okays will be our infinities - The Fault In Our Stars

66. So hold onto me because i'm a little unsteady - Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life - Best Day Of My LIfe - American Author

68. She;s the beauty and he's the beast

69. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney

70. If you can dream it, you can do it.-Walt Disney

71.Hakuna Matata it means no worries for the rest of your days - The LIon King

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — Rafiki,

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — The Emperor, Mulan

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — Lumière, Beauty and the Beast

76."All it takes is faith and trust." -- Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

77."A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." -- Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

78."If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau (Ratatouille)

79. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." -- The Emperor (Mulan)

80."A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." -- Zeus (Hercules)

81."Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." -- Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." -- Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)

83."Giving up is for rookies." -- Philoctetes (Hercules)

84.. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." -- Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." -- Rafiki (The Lion King)

86."Remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." -- Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

87. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney

88.Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
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89.The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
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90.The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. Pamela Hansford Johnson
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91.Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
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92..Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin
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93.Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn
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94. Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
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95.My power's turned on

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96.Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
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97.Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. Rabindranath Tagore
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98.I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali
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99. Why don't you be you

And I'll be me

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100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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To My Little Lineage

Keep on keeping on, my dudes.

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So I was lucky enough to ask one last member to my sorority line which goes me to thinking. I am beyond blessed that I met the four other women that make up my little line.

I realize that although I, like my big, are leaving the lineage to the young ones, there are a couple of things I wanted to say before I graduated.

Big, you know I love you beyond words. You truly became the big sister I never had growing up and that is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. You have given me so much love and taught me so many lessons that I needed to learn during college. Although I didn't really know you before reveal, I am so glad I met you when I did.

Thank you for supporting me from halfway across the country.

Lex, my little. I knew from day one that you were meant to be my little. I cannot wait to watch you become the nurse that you aspire to be. Since day one of meeting you, it is the one thing you have always talked to me about. You have the ambition and drive to become an amazing nurse after you are done with school.

Thank you for loving me and going through this crazy journey of life during school with me.

Kyndra, my sweet grandchild. You have so much to look forward to as you continue your academic career. I see how excited you are to teach and change the mind's of young children as a teacher. You're someone full of spunk and courage to continue on when times get tough.

Thank you for inspiring me.

Ri, my great-grandchild. (WOW, I am OLD). Welcome to this little lineage. I am so excited that I even had the chance to meet you at the reveal. You have got many mentors in your corner now. Kyndra is an amazing woman who will guide you through this organization and school. She loves you so much and wants you to succeed in all you do. I am elated that I will be around while you are going to school here.

This family will always support each member in it.

Much love,

ggbig.

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