This is a guest post from the fine folks at GreekForMe.com.
Movies like Animal House and Old School are certainly great college movies, but I think weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d all agree that they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t cast fraternities in the best light. This goes for both fraternities and sororities – there tends to be such a stereotype that Greek organizations are simply about cramming as much partying as you can into a semester, and perhaps being a bit loose with the morals.
All of us at GreekForMe.com are here to change that stereotype. Sure, that stereotype may hold true for a sorority or fraternity here or there, but Greek organizations are overwhelmingly excelling in the classroom and are involved in extensive community service and volunteering endeavors. Men and women now join Greek organizations based on the value system of their chosen fraternity and sorority, and often have some of the highest grade point averages on campus, with many organizations requiring their members to stay above a certain GPA each semester.
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just starting out at college, rushing a fraternity or sorority is the perfect way to get to know more people on campus. Just be sure youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re choosing an organization that embodies the values you yourself hold important, and you can see yourself becoming friends with the other members in the fraternity or sorority. Just go for it!
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re committed to highlighting the great works of fraternities and sororities, and we hope youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll follow us on Twitter.com/GreekForMe, Like Us on Facebook, and check out our GreekForMe Blog! And of course, once you do join that fraternity or sorority, you know the perfect spot to get Sorority Apparel and Fraternity Apparel 😉
So tell us, what made you want to join a fraternity or sorority? If you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t yet, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s holding you back?