At Oklahoma State University, like most other colleges, there is a large Greek presence on campus. Greek organizations are the fraternities and sororities. You know, the ones with all the stereotypes. Well, it will be your decision to join one or not. I advise that if you wish to join one, wait until your sophomore year to do so.
The reason that you should join a Greek organization is because it opens several doors and gives you access to a lot of social gatherings. However, they will run your life. Fraternity and sorority members have to spend a great amount of time on sanctioned events. Plus, attendance at those events is not as discretionary as it should be.
I have first-hand experience with fraternities because I was in Theta Chi at OSU. I met some cool people but the time commitment was a huge drag on me. I couldn’t keep up with all of the events and felt like I was being told what to do and didn’t have a say in what I was allowed to do. Therefore, I believe that Greek organizations serve a purpose for those who wish to be told what to do, but it is important to realize the commitment that you are making.
Tips to Remember
- Not everyone is cut out for Greek life.
- It has benefits that can help you through your college career.
- It’s not for people who have financial worries.