The Importance Of Life In Greek Life

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In current American culture there is no precedence that throughout youth it is nothing less than expected that one should be involved whether it be the community, school clubs, or outside athletics. But is it possible to be ‘too’ involved? I have found that the strain of being in university and participating in PanHellenic sorority life, along with the outside clubs and athletics proved to be too much for myself to handle. Being involved in Greek life is a stereotypical decision made by many in universities across the nation, but sometimes made without knowing the unknown standards, countless distractions, and financial responsibilities that are included in the agreement. PanHellenic Fraternal and Sorority life is an exclusive American social…show more content…
I constantly had to battle people who thought that I had nothing better to offer than the general stereotypes. I once had a professor that said to me “For being a sorority girl I expected less but you have surprised me.” A positive yet back handed comment, I took it graciously. Though I could not help but to be on the defensive. What people outside of Greek life do not seem to understand is that Greek life holds a high expectation of excellence. Though for those that could handle the responsibilities of this accepted expectation it was an…show more content…
Being involved in Greek life is a decision is popular decision made by many in college even when taking in the unknown standards, countless distractions, and financial responsibility. I don’t regret joining it has given me life long friends and skills that I will have for the rest of my life. It has taught many lessons and one of those including knowing too much is too much. Though all of the requirements and responsibilities I have learned what I can handle and what I can not. While I decided that it was too much for me and after some convincing from my parents to slow things down, I can say that the organization will have a life long positive and negative impression on my academic
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