Archive for the ‘Greek Life at College’ Category

The Importance of Road Trips

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Beach

Beach

The point of this blog is to emphasize the value of talking and bonding with people throughout your college experience. Right now, I’m driving along the I-93 S with Bon Jovi on the radio and Siri to guide me home; she has, quite literally, steered us wrong a couple times but she’s a good egg overall. I spent the night in Boston staying with friends from MIT (where they’re allowed to keep cats for some reason which is insane – and totally not the reason I went). The best part of this trip, however, was the journey with my suite mate because we were able to bond in an environment outside of academics.

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Is Greek Life Right for Me?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

4 Questions

Sorority House

Sorority House

Perhaps the first thing to note when asking yourself whether you should join a fraternity or a sorority at college is the tradition you’ll be involved in.  The first college fraternity to use Greek letters was founded at The College of William & Mary in 1776.  Phi Beta Kappa wasn’t much like the typical fraternity today, though, as its honorary membership was mostly restricted to seniors, and to faculty who convened for literary exercises.  Then in the 1830s fraternities started to really take off, popping up around the nation.  This was the beginning of “Greek life” as we know it today, with its headline-worthy initiations and its club-like mentality focused on maintaining and enhancing the societal company kept by its members. (more…)