College can feel like a complete whirlwind of change. You’re no longer living at home, your parents aren’t there to make sure you eat an actual meal, and you get to make some adult decisions for the first time ever. It can seem very overwhelming, but I know there was one choice I made in the beginning of college that I will never regret, and that was going Greek.
Joining a sorority was something I was always interested in, but I had no idea what they were really about. I thought it was going to be just like the in movies, complete with puffy pink pillows all over the house and lots of girl talk, but it’s been so much more than that. Being a part of Phi Mu means that I am a part of a sisterhood that strives to be leaders on campus and in the community. We participate in charity events, as well as fun social events with other organizations at GVSU that in turn, creates a very supportive environment.
There are so many skills that are taught within Greek Life that I have picked up along the way like communication, planning, time management, leadership and responsibility. I feel like I’ve grown so much as a person, and the women that I’ve met from my sorority and others have inspired me so much. They have always been there when I needed them, and I am so thankful for that. Having a support system in college is essential for success.
If you’re interested in joining Greek Life at your school, try talking to your campus life director, or ask someone who is already involved. If you are a fellow Laker at GVSU, click here to register for recruitment. First round is on Sunday and registration ends this Friday! Take the plunge, and GO GREEK!