It is amazing to think that another school year is coming to a close. It is safe to say, and very cliché, but time flies when you’re having fun! As the end of my junior year is quickly approaching, I am able to reflect on all of the great memories I have made. My fondest memories by far are those that are tied to Greek Life. I am a proud sister of Zeta Tau Alpha and I am sure that I can make this statement with confidence that it does not matter what letters are on your shirt, being a part of a Greek organization is the best decision most of us have made in our college careers. Whether it is Carnival in the fall, Greek Sing in the spring, Greek Week, or the other various philanthropic activities that take place on campus, one thing remains constant and that is the bond that is formed in the entire Greek community and especially with the brothers or sisters of your organization. For those of you who seem to be a little unsure of the path that you want to take during your four years at Duquesne, I strongly advise you to look into Greek life.
Greek life isn’t just about partying and having fun. Contrary to popular belief, we do not live the lives of the characters from Animal House on a daily basis. Many Greek members belong to honor societies, hold internships and jobs and are involved in various extracurricular activities. If you are worried that joining a sorority/fraternity will monopolize all of your free time, rest assured that you will be able to maintain a healthy social life while still having the time necessary to devote to your studies.
Many doors will be opened when you decide to join Greek life. Not only will you make lasting bonds and friendships within your organization, you will also lay the foundation for valuable networking. So many students who have “gone Greek” speak volumes about the opportunities that they were afforded from alumni connections and the recognition by prospective employers of the leadership positions that are held by sorority and fraternity members.
Make sure to keep an eye out for Greek recruitment events that will take place next fall. Take it from me; you will not regret your decision!