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What TV Doesn’t Tell You About Greek Life

 Written by    April 4, 2014

Recently, I joined a sorority that is part of the Multicultural Greek Council, Kappa Phi Lambda Inc.! Prior to joining, there was so much that I did not know about Greek Organizations. There are so many skills and experiences that are not talked about!

1. It is a great chance for leadership opportunities.

There are many positions that are available! Every chapter has an executive board and minor board that active members are allowed to join. Even though one does not have much leadership experience, there is the chance to start at a minor position and then move up the ladder.

2. Academics ARE a priority.

OSU has a freshman freeze program. This means that you cannot join a Greek organization without a GPA (this does not apply to certain Greek organizations, ie. business fraternities). Often times, the Greek organization will have a minimum GPA requirement before you can even be considered an active member.

3. Community service and philanthropy are a part of every chapter.

Every sorority and fraternity works with a philanthropy. There are even requirements for hours that you spend promoting and fundraising for your philanthropy and doing community service.

4. Just socializing?

While socializing is a large component of going Greek, there are many advantages. You build HUGE networks. Who knows, maybe one of your Brother’s works at the company you want to work for one day!

5. “Brothers” and “Sisters” are more than just titles.

Because you spend so much time with these people, they become more than just friends, they become your Brothers and Sisters. They are a support system that will always be there for you. They are the people that you can go to whether you need help with something or just need someone to talk to.

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