One of the most popular ways to engage in campus life in college is to join a fraternity or a sorority. Some students are turned off by the idea, but you really shouldn’t be right away. While you may think Greek life is just an excuse for students to throw big parties (and for some it is), it’s much more that. Read our four reasons to join this unique lifestyle and see if it’s right for you.
It is so much easier to make friends at a new place if you have a group of like-minded people to join. Rushing a fraternity or a sorority will offer you membership into an organization that is just that. Plus, you and the students you rush with will all share the same journey and memories should you make it in together. Lasting bonds will form between you that will serve as the basis for future friendships. Once you’re in a Greek organization, those similar experiences will continue, and you will develop a support network at school that will hopefully compare to the one you have at home.
Everyone who has even seen a movie about college has seen the stereotypical frat parties. “Animal House” is more true to life than people probably think. Granted, that might not be something that appeals to you, but it’s important to remember that fun is an important part of any college experience. If you’re plugged into Greek life, you won’t have to worry about what party to go to on weekends. Instead, you’ll have your pick. Also, parties aren’t the only activities. Many Greek organizations sponsor community service events, as well. The point is, joining a fraternity or sorority will save you from spending too much time developing a social life so you …