Bre Berris is the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs at Oglethorpe.
Greetings OU Students! As the Fall semester continues and many of you are searching for organizations to join, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a member of a sorority or fraternity. Greek membership provides you with the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, pursue academic excellence, serve the Oglethorpe and Atlanta communities, enjoy social activities and make lasting friendships that will be treasured forever.
Scholarship is the most important aspect of college life, so naturally it is first in Greek life. I am extremely proud of our Greek Community, as our Greek student average is consistently higher than the overall GPA of Oglethorpe University students. Every chapter has academic help available in the way of mandatory study hours, help with professors and courses and more.
Membership in a Greek organization will give you the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities including Greek Week, socials, mixers and community service and philanthropy projects. Offices and chairmanships of committees within the chapter will provide a chance for development of leadership abilities. Involvement does not stop within the chapter. On average, Greeks are involved in at least two other campus and community organizations. Every chapter at OU supports its own national philanthropic event, which is raising funds for a charity of its choice and dedicating time, as well as working with the service projects of all the other Greek organizations. Greeks are also supportive of events that occur on campus, including supporting our Stormy Petrels.
To learn more about Sorority recruitment, please join the Facebook group “Sorority Recruitment 2011.” You can also register for Sorority recruitment online. To learn more about Fraternity rush, please like the Facebook page “Oglethorpe IFC Rush 2011.”
I encourage you to participate in recruitment and to keep an open mind. Greek life is a source of pride at OU, and every chapter has something unique to offer. Thank you again for choosing Oglethorpe and good luck! The Office of Greek Affairs looks forward to working with you in the future and is here to assist you in any way possible! If you have any questions, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any member of the Greek community! Looking forward to meeting you at our recruitment events.
GO GREEK…Alpha Sigma Tau, Chi Omega, Chi Phi, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Sigma Sigma Sigma!!
Photos: Fraternities and sororities participate in some friendly competition during Greek Week earlier this year. Photos by Chelsea Reed ’13.