How to Show Subtle Pride for Greek Life as a Hardworking University Student
As a hardworking university student, you know college pride is contagious and spirited. There are loads of social events, both on and off-campus, and school spirit simply flows from every conceivable direction. In some cases, Greek Life provides you with a chance to unwind and find a balance between academia and fun. But how does pride for a university work?
You exude student confidence whenever you tell someone where you go to college. You flash a proud smile, but you can do the same when you showcase Greek Life merch. Being proud of your sisterhood or brotherhood comes with knowing when to highlight your place in your fraternity or sorority. Hook a keychain onto your backpack, wear a bold and beautiful tee shirt, or represent your Greek Life with a décor flag for your dorm room.
Some students are loud and proud when it comes to their Greek Life confidence. Others are subtle in their showcase. You can be either – there’s no wrong way to express your love for the sorority or fraternity that you have chosen to pledge.
Attend Social Events to Make an Appearance and Build Rapport in the Community
Greek Life has a core of the community, both on-campus and off. You have to be invested in showing your support for your sisters or brothers through encouragement and being there when they need you. Ergo, it’s crucial to set aside time for social events and fun activities with your fraternity or sorority. Making an appearance will show that you care; that you are committed to supporting your fraternity or sorority house.
That’s not to say that you have to attend every social event of the season. However, participation and communication are the keys to building rapport and bonds within the Greek Life community.
Invest in Sorority or Fraternity Merchandise that Shows Pride in Your Greek Life Community
Some people will fly banners of university colors and fraternity or sorority emblems to showcase how proud they are to be part of the Greek Life communities. While others go for subtle pride, like keychains, bumper stickers, water bottle decals, or colorful bracelets. With fraternity or sorority merchandise, you show pride – not only in your fraternity or sorority house but in your sisters or brothers. You are showing off how proud you are to be part of a community of bonded friends.
If you’ve never been much for university merch, opt for a tee shirt instead. It’s something that you can wear anytime to showcase the same level of Greek Life and student life pride. Simple!
Make Time for Sorority or Fraternity Friends – Don’t Neglect Your Social Circle!
This applies to everyone in your life – all friends and loved ones, but the friendships you build in a sorority or fraternity should take some priority in your social life. This is your support system when academic life gets difficult. Ergo, make time to spend time with your social circle. Talk, laugh, love, and bond!
Being neglectful of your fraternity brothers or sorority sisters can upset the balance of your Greek Life and academic career. Too much work could lead to loneliness, anxiety, burnout, and depression. So, be sure to get in some giggles and good conversation with friends that can help you feel better balanced when student life is getting you down. Your Greek sisters or brothers will match your energy and commitment, so show support to them and they will reciprocate that bond to you.
If You’re Swamped, Ask for Help! That’s What Greek Life is There For.
Most colleges have a plethora of tutors available for academic assistance, and most of them are part of fraternities or sororities. Greek Life has its code of support and help, so don’t be afraid to ask for assistance when you feel swamped with coursework. Instead of pulling an all-nighter, your Greek Life connections could hook you up with a tutor that explains the workloads in better ways that you could understand and retain.
In some cases, you understand the coursework, but the class schedule has you stressed out. This is where you need some time with your friends, a little self-care, and relaxation. Put down the books, call on your sorority or fraternity, and do something fun to ease your mind. There’s always a social event going on! Get involved!
Get Your College Brothers and Sisters Involved in Something that Matters to You
One of the best parts about college is being able to communicate and connect with people that share your interests and similar goals. The same goes for causes that you may be passionate about.
In sororities or fraternities, you can set up social events and fun activities that could fund and help your causes. Activism is alive and well, so take the opportunity to get your frat brothers and sorority sisters involved in something that matters to you. Their support could make all the difference!
Participate in Pledge Weeks and Theme Weeks!
One of the perks of being in a campus sisterhood or brotherhood is your chance to participate. There are plenty of community events and social activities to take part in, like theme weeks. You might find yourself doing a run to raise funds for local animal shelters one weekend, then you could be parading around in a toga at a mingling party the next weekend.
Pledge weeks are especially important because, as someone that has been with your fraternity or sorority for a while, you can help ease the minds of newbies. Pledges might be nervous, so it’s your job to educate them on all of the fun, challenging routines and activities that make Greek Life great.
Helpful tip: During pledge weeks, gift pledges with small mementos of Greek Life to keep them in your court. Fraternity or sorority gifts, like keychains or stickers, could help pledges make the ultimate decision about joining the bond of their sisterhood or brotherhood.