One of the best decisions I've made at college was joining Greek life. The second semester of my sophomore year I decided to go through my university's National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) formal recruitment to join a sorority. I received a bid from Delta Phi Epsilon and was ecstatic.
Here are five reasons why I love being involved in Greek life:
1. The friends.
Yes, this may sound cliche, but I have met some of my best friends ever since I joined a sorority. You create such a strong bond and spend so much time with these people that they become your family.
2. The leadership opportunities.
Greek life offers so many different opportunities to run for a leadership position! Not only is it good to hold some sort of position, but it also prepares you for the future.
3. The support.
No matter what you're going through, there will always be someone there for you, even if you want to go to Taco Bell at 2 a.m.
4. Doing good for philanthropies.
My sorority's philanthropies include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. This allows for my chapter to host different events and fundraisers to help raise money for these causes.
5. Wearing the letters with pride.
No matter what organization you're in, it's important to wear your letters with pride! It's a great feeling to be apart of something bigger than myself, and a part of something that has an amazing cause.