Gabriella Marasco is an SC Campus Representative for Butler University. She is also a member of Butler University’s Delta Gamma Fraternity, or DG. Read more posts by her here!
As a member of Greek life I obviously have a biased opinion on Greek Life. However, I just had such an amazing, positive experience from going through recruitment and joining Greek Life that I just had to write about why others should join too!
Greek life at Butler University is truly a life-changing experience. Each house is unique and has a definite “personality,” but they also have a variety of members with different personalities within them, members are not all carbon-copies of each other, but they are similar. Its finding people who share similar character traits, morals, and beliefs as you that makes Greek Life so special. You surround yourself with people who are role models, people who will inspire you, and people who will help you reach the goals you never thought you could achieve and become the person you never realized you could be. That is why I am proud to say I am a sorority woman.
Here are some additional reasons why you should join Greek Life:
- Most of America’s biggest companies are run by fraternity men, forty-seven out of the top 50, in fact, and a further 85% of executives at Fortune 500 companies participated in Greek Life.
- Many campus leadership positions are help by Greek members, including SGA President, Accounting Club president, and the leaders for BU Dance Marathon
- You get to help people! This year my sorority raised over $20,000 for our philanthropy!
- You’re more likely to graduate if you go Greek. Belonging to a fraternity or sorority increases one’s chances of completing a degree, with 71% of Greeks graduating versus 50% of non-Greeks.
- Being in Greek Life gives students responsibility from the multitude of activities and philanthropic events their members participate in.
- It’s fun! It’s a great way to meet people, socialize, and be involved in events on campus.
- The support system. You gain a group people willing to back and support you in anything you do. They help you through the good times and bad.