Hello everyone! My name is Megan. I'm sure many of you are wondering how you can shine in the midst of hundreds of faces in a sorority and how your voice will be heard. Well I'm here to tell you that you can and will find not only your perfect fit, but a place where you shine among your Greek sisters.
At this time last year, I found myself contemplating going Greek at Louisiana Tech. I thought to myself, “What do I have to gain from Greek like?” At the time, I honestly did not know. At orientation, I found myself attending the Greek life organizational browse and, after talking to several Greek women and learning more about the Greek community, I knew that signing up for recruitment was the right decision for me.
Looking back, I cannot imagine my freshman year without the positive influence of Greek life!
During recruitment, I was able to interact and get to know each sorority on campus. Instantly, I realized that each chapter had something unique to offer. In every house, I noticed the emphasis on philanthropy and service to others, which is something I find very important. Each woman I spoke to was passionate about their chapter’s chosen cause, and this passion for service is one of the many things I love about Greek life. I also noticed the strength of sisterhood in each house, and the genuine bonds formed between women. Now, as an initiated member of Greek life, I am able to see this beautiful sisterhood and genuine friendship between women first-hand.
Going Greek allows you to find women with shared values, leading to personal growth and development through friendship and mentorship. In every house, sisterhood is present and I believe that, along with service, sisterhood is the characteristic of Greek life that has influenced me the most.
Supporting and caring for one another is necessary, especially during college. Your sisters are encouraging, constant, and kind, always there with an encouraging word. In any house, you can and will find your sisters. Your sisters will lift you up and inspire confidence, allowing you to become the best version of yourself and become a beacon of light to others on campus and in the community. In every chapter, Greek women are focused on building confidence in one another through service and sisterhood.
In my own experience, I have found that the support I have received from the Greek community to be inspiring.
However, the benefits and joys of Greek life extend beyond your chapter alone. Going Greek introduces you to a unique community of women from five chapters on campus. This year, I had the privilege of serving on Junior Panhellenic council, which is a council comprised of two representatives from each chapter. I can honestly say it was an amazing experience that allowed me to radiate positivity within the Greek community! As a member of the council, I was able to meet several women who shared my values and, as we were all Greek, we instantly connected with one another and had a lot in common.
Regardless of the letters we wore, we were all members of the Greek community fixated on bettering our campus and community through service and sisterhood.
The things I love most about going Greek and found within my chapter hold true to each house on campus and each provide an incomparable and uplifting college experience! Being Greek opens doors and inducts you into a community of strong, goal-oriented women who truly want to help you experience personal growth. The relationships I have formed within the Greek community have empowered me in ways I find difficult to explain, pushing me out of my comfort zone and teaching me the importance of being serenely confident in being myself. As Greek women, we promote confidence and kindness in one another. With these influences, we set one another’s souls on fire, thus giving one another the opportunity to encourage others, both in the Greek community and beyond. I am forever thankful to the Greek community for setting my soul on fire, providing me with the encouragement and support to radiate positivity and joy to others.
Radiating positivity is all about taking the encouragement you have been given and paying it forward to create a chain reaction. Greek life is a catalyst on Louisiana Tech’s campus, and I am proud to be a small part of this chain of kindness, positivity, and confidence on our campus and in our community. I love Greek life because you gain a network of supporters, both in your chapter and beyond, and learn the true meaning of #grlpwr by lifting one another up, thus bettering the world around us. Sisters lift you up so that you have the strength to lift others. Go Greek, find sisters both in your house and across the lane who will empower you and inspire you to be a positive influence in the lives of others.