Greek Life: Fact or Fiction?

Greeks Don't Always Fit the Sterotype

Greeks Don't Always Fit the Sterotype

There are many myths about fraternities and sororities: All frat boys are jocks who drink too much. Sorority girls are spoiled little princesses who don’t know how to work.

These are not true! It’s not fair to stereotype such a large group of people.

The Greek system has millions of members across the country. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are some of the most common myths and legends about Greek life.

Myth: Going Greek will lower my GPA.

Fact: Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Sure, Greeks do have a lot of social activities, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to study and your grades will fall. In fact, at many schools, Greek students have higher GPAs on average than non-Greek students.

Myth: You have to drink to be Greek.

Fact: Not true. In every fraternity and sorority there are students who drink and students who don’t drink. You do not have to get wasted every Friday night to be Greek.

Myth: Sorority girls are spoiled little daddy’s girls.

Fact: Sure, some may be. But the majority are just normal girls who want the experience of having a close knit group of girlfriends.

Myth: Greeks only date Greeks.

Fact: Frat boys might date sorority girls more than non-sororoity girls. But that’s just because Greek students tend to have social activities together that sometimes don’t involve non-Greek students. There aren’t any rules concerning who Greeks can and cannot date.

Myth: You have to live in the house to be Greek.

Fact: This is just silly. Some fraternities and sororities do not even have houses. Those that do would probably prefer their members live in-house, but if you feel strongly about not doing so, there are exceptions. However, what can be more fun than living with all of your closest friends?

Myth: Greek students only party and never amount to anything.

Fact: Most Greek organizations have philanthropies and work hard to raise funds for these charities. They are typically very involved with their communities and active in charity work. As for never amounting to anything, many successful people have been Greek. Harrison Ford, David Letterman, Orville Redenbacher, Vanessa Williams, and Farrah Fawcett were all Greek. To name a few.

Myth: There is one type of personality that fits the Greek system.

Fact: OK, if you take nothing else from this article, please pay attention to this: Anyone can find their place in the Greek system. There is a house for everyone. Every personality type will find something they like in some house. There is a house for every interest and ambition. If you are interested in going Greek, but think you don’t fit the stereotype, think again.

There’s a place for everyone in the Greek system.

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