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Shining Light on Greek Life

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Shining Light on Greek Life
Hazing
Fact!
Since 1825, all but two presidents have been members of Greek organizations
How great it is to be
Greek
!

"2012 USF Involvement Fair-21" by shawncalhoun is licensed under CC BY-NC
The Reality!
Excel in academics
Gain important skills
Are driven to succeed
People not affiliated with Greek life truly believe that members of fraternities and sororities are not academically driven.
"Hearts" by Jaybeezy58 / lines placed on original
"We really want you to succeed academically because frankly, if you don't get good grades, you're no good to us"
An extensive study was done at the University of Missouri that compared Greek and non-Greek students
Fraternities and sororities gain the most out of their studies while being involved on campus.
-Sigma Chi president Rich Gilpin at the University of Delaware
Successful leaders of our country would not be associated with an organization unless they offered their members the very best.
Time Management
"Oklahoma City Chapter News" by Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is licensed by CC BY-NC-SA
Leadership
Leadership training programs are offered through Greek organizations
Why is this
Important?
"Team Leadership Arrow Concept" by lumaxart is licensed under CC BY-SA
More Skills
Put on a successful campaign
Learn to run for office
Public Speaking
Inspire people to work towards a common goal
"Lip Sync 2010-33" by Patrick Giblin is licensed under CC BY-NC
"64th Annual Student Government Day" by Deval Patrick is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
"Sorority Recruitment Day" by Murray State is licensed under CC BY
"Belonging to a fraternity or sorority is all about building networks that can later help you in your career and relationships in general"
-Daniel Muzyka, dean of the Sauder School of Business at Vancouver University
"Silhouettes Network Networking Networked Digital"
of the executives of Fortune 500 companies were Greek.
85%
This shows that fraternities and sororities teach their members to reach their highest potential.
RUSH
because you will find your home away from home.
Take the next step!
"Sorority Recruitment Day" by Murray State is licensed under CC BY
GREEKS
Excel in their
education
Gain essential
life skills
Driven to
succeed
Fraternities and sororities are essential to life after college.
Ignore the negative stereotypes
"Booze at the Parkland College Christmas Party" by benjamin sTone is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA / lines placed on original
Works Cited
Clayton, Mark. "Fraternities Come Clean."
Christian Science Monitor
13 Oct. 1998: 7.
Academic Search Premier
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Giblin, Patrick. "Lip Sync 2010-33." Digital image.
Flickr
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Hebert, Thomas P. "Gifted University Males In A Greek Fraternity: Creating A Culture Of Achievement."
Gifted Child Quarterly
50.1 (2006): 26-41
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Hosansky, David. "Preventing Hazing."
CQ Researcher
. 8 Feb. 2013: 133-56. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. v
Jaybeezy58. "Hearts." Digital image.
Wikimedia Commons
. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. "Oklahoma City Chapter News." Digital image.
Flickr
. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
Leung, Calvin. "The Frat Pack."
Canadian Business
79.21 (2006): 156-157.
Academic Search Premier
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Lumaxart. "Team Leadership Arrow Concept." Digital image.
Flickr
. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
Murray State. "Sorority Recruitment Day." Digital image.
Flickr
. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
Patrick, Deval. "64th Annual Student Government Day." Digital image.
Flickr
. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
Pike, Gary R. "The Influence Of Fraternity Or Sorority Membership On Students' College Experience And Cognitive Development."
Research In Higher Education
41.1 (2000): 117-139.
Academic Search Premier
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Shawncalhoun. "2012 USF Involvement Fair-21." Digital image.
Flickr
. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
"Silhouettes Network Networking Networked Digital." Digital image.
Pixabay
. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
Stone, Benjamin. "Booze at the Parkland College Christmas Party." Digital image.
Flickr
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Members of Greek organizations have been stereotyped for being extremely superficial and for only caring about their social schedule
Greek life =
Parties, Sex,
and Drama?
Academic Excellence!
Members are required to keep a high grade point average
GREEKS
Campus Involvement =
LIFE SKILLS
Members want to
SUCCEED!
WHY?
To meet the achievements of the older members
To bring honor to their chapter
Role Models
Greek organizations also provide
career

advancement

through

networking

opportunities.
VAST BASE OF CONTACTS
"The Frattiest Man in the World" by Jimmy Tatro
State Shirt. "Computer." 2010.
Free Music Archive
. Web. 17 Apr. 2014.
Tatro, Jimmy. "The Frattiest Man in the World."
YouTube
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