Going Greek seems straight forward enough in movies. You attend the events, get into an organization and all live happily ever after. Do not be disillusioned. Going Greek does not solely depend on who you are as a person. Welcome to the world of game changers.
Game changers become critical during the recruitment process. There are little signs and hints that could help determine who you are going to become within the next few years.
Game Changer 1: Baby, you were born this way
Some future Greeks are luckier than others. Are you a legacy? Do you have a famous aunt? Is your grandmother conveniently head of the Daughters of the American Revolution? If so, bring that asset to light. A bad conversation can instantly turn sunny when you mention that Tom Hanks is your godfather or that you are a quadruple legacy to the organization.
Game Changer 2: No homework, failed test
Make sure to look up the organizations listed at your school on Wikipedia at the bare minimum. No need to be an Einstein about every organization, but pick up on key facts! Speaking of keys, I noticed you were wearing one. That means you want to be in Kappa Kappa Gamma?
Game Changer 3: Your unofficial official resume
Whenever I feel someone is not genuine during recruitment, I like to check this little thing called Facebook. Facebook is evil technology. All of your words, photos, videos, likes and dislikes are recorded for the world to see. Bizarre, the girl that told me she enjoys doing “charity work” seems to be most charitable when taking kissy-faced mirror photos of herself. Next.
Game Changer 4: Rules are set to protect you
Panhellenic Council wants to see Greek society grow strong and become leaders on campus. When the council sets out rules, it is advisable to follow them. During recruitment, my school asks that girls refrain from talking about “booze, boys and bars.” To the freshman that just expressed how many fraternity boys she already knows, I am not impressed.
Game Changer 5: Do not fall in love
The last and most important game changer. The most important thing to remember about Greek life is the system really works. No matter what organization you end up in, you are going to have unbelievable memories and make amazing friends. I have never heard of someone hating his or her fraternity or sorority. If you fall in love with a specific group too soon, you may have your heart broken. Keep an open mind. The more receptive you are, the better off you’ll be! No one wants to be friends with the sniveling girl that cannot believe sorority X cut her. The organization that keeps you has people that can see your worth and talent; be ready to love them.
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