Thursday, September 5, 2013

Have you thought about going Greek?

                There are over 70 organizations on campus. There’s something for everybody to get involved in. There’s a tennis club for those active players, and even a hot tub club to unwind from school stress.
                I never really got involved on campus due to my focus in classes. This will change this semester. I only have two years left here at UT Tyler, so I want to make the most of it. This is why I decided to join something big. Greek Life.

  

                I never thought it was for me, but I finally came to the conclusion that if you don’t try new things, how will you venture into anything worthwhile in your life?

                There are three fraternities and three sororities on campus:

 The Interfraternity Council:
College Panhellenic  Council:
National Pan-Hellenic Council:
                Each fraternity and sorority has their own unique core values representing themselves in different ways. They also have their own philanthropy leading different service projects. You can learn more about it from their own website.

                To join a fraternity or sorority you first have to register for recruitment.

          In order to join, there are a few requirements: you need to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA in high school or college, be a full time student enrolled in at least 12 hours, have not ever been initiated into membership of an NIC fraternity and finally you must register by the deadline.

                The deadline for fall registration was the 3rd of September.

                Once you register, you attend the formal recruitment which is September 3-7.

                You may be thinking…how do I approach these guys and girls and get to know more about them?
Sigma Alpha Epsilon displaying their letters
                Each chapter usually has information tables around campus, usually at the University Center, near rush week. This fall they had these tables around welcome week as well as hosting an event called Greek Life Fall Fest on August 28th.

Local band performing
    I attended this event where the Greek chapters got to meet and socialize with students interested in joining Greek life. This way, students were able to unwind from school that day.There was a local band playing, setting a relaxing energy as everyone mingled. Food was not present but the ice cream was a great compensation, especially for this Texas heat!
                I’m excited to embark on this journey to hopefully become a member of a great fraternity.


                So go ahead and check out my rush week process as I experience recruitment this week!

                If you would like more information about Greek life, feel free to contact them!
               


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