College: Going Greek versus Non-Greek
Creating a college social life can be quite the experience, whether you choose to go Greek or independent “GDI’s”. Fraternities and sororities use the acronym GDI, standing for God Damn Independents. The social atmosphere at colleges and universities can vary amongst the campus sizes and locations. Greek social life can be more prevalent in some higher learning institutions, while being uncommon in others. Fraternities like the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) are one of the groups known to be on the upper hierarchy of most campuses. The two social circles Greek and Independents are encompassed, by individuals who share similar interests in activities, studies, and friends.
The Greek social life can be a characteristic pedigree from involvement in high school activities with continuation through college years. The common traits of a “Going Greek” are an entanglement of community services, intramural sports, and social functions. With an emphasis on the social functions!
Fraternities and sororities will routinely adjoin for thematic soirees on a weekly underpinning. These enthusiastically themed parties range from community services, date nights, homecoming gatherings, Halloween parties, to athletic celebrations. This often makes you feel like a lion in the jungle. At least, from my own personal perspective on social fraternity congregations within colleges and universities. Is the Greek life for you? The only way to truly find out is to become a Greek member!
College Social Life Greek vs. Non-Greek: Facts or Myths?
1.) Greek life is made up of social cliques of the “cool” kids.
2.) Fraternities and sororities pay for their friends.
3.) Going Greek depends on the school campus you’re at.
4.) Fraternities and sororities make life long friends and connections.
5.) Greeks are comprised of drunken idiots who only care about parties and sex.