Hey everyone! It has been a while since my last blog post, and a bunch of stuff has changed since then. However, I’m not going to focus on every little detail, so you will be disappointed if you’re hoping I’ll discuss the music I’m currently listening to, my current favorite TV show, or if I thought the world would actually end on December 22nd. What I will talk about here is something almost every college kid wonders about: Greek life.
Just recently, we had our Bid Night, which to Greek’s is a college version of Christmas. Parties galore with screaming and shouting and chanting. Bid Night is the night when the new recruited members that each sorority and fraternity have given bids to decide what organization they will become a part of for life. That thought is pretty scary, life is quite a long time to be part of something. It is what you make of it, though, and trust me, as long as you choose the right place, you will have no regrets.
Greek life is not all about the parties. And if that’s what you’re looking for in a fraternity or sorority, don’t join one. It’s that simple. Greek organizations are for those who wish to better themselves in their college environment and the future. Leadership positions are available to teach those who take them invaluable life skills that translate in the real world. Alumni and current members are great for building close bonds and in some cases, help you acquire jobs. In my experience, I have met some of my closest friends after joining a fraternity. I’m not paying for friends here. These friendships are strong and true and I know they will last for life.
I could talk all day about reasons why Greek life is so great, but I think you just need to see for yourself. In my case, I never even thought of joining Greek life before I found my fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, and became interested in seeing what it was all about. Once I accepted my bid and got to see what everything was like, I knew I made a great choice. So, the fact of the matter is that Greek life shouldn’t be shunned for the things it “promotes.” Overall, the positives outweigh any negatives that could be seen. Even though Greek life can be great to be a part of, it is not necessarily the thing for everyone. What I say is take a chance and explore before completely ignoring it as a possible pursuit in your college years. You never know what could happen.