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Fulfilling Greek greatness

By Dickson
On April 4, 2013

I was never really the kid that was picked last for the dodge ball team though I was pretty lame to be honest.
 Some of the girls around me automatically deemed themselves the prettiest, the smartest and the most popular.
As beautiful as I thought I was, I wasn't invited to be a part of their club and to make things worse, they'd sometimes throw it in my face.
Fast forward to now and here I am seeing the same behavior being displayed right here on our college campus, which is supposed to be filled with adults not children.
I've never wanted to be a part of a Greek organization here on campus but once I arrived here in 2009, all I heard was how divine these nine groups were.
So divine that some students even transferred or indulged in illegal activity just to be a part. Being Greek was something serious and quite admirable.
I often listened to conversations among upperclassmen speaking of how lively, unified and pleasant the campus was with the presence of Greeks.
Now that we've had a return of the Greek organizations, many are not happy with their performance and attitudes.
It seems that the expectation of unity and scholarship has not been fulfilled.
As the saying goes, "the letters don't make you, you make the letters."
It is imperative that those who wear these letters uphold the standard that goes with them. Inevitably, once you've crossed you are expected to be the leader, the professional, the servant, the scholar, the brother, the sister you chant about every day.
Otherwise why did you even get on line? If you didn't want to make this campus and this world a better place, what are your motives?
Yes, it may feel like being on a pedestal and though it may not be fair, we as a student body expect a lot more dignity, integrity and excellence from you as someone who has been committed to that calling.
From the neophytes to the prophytes, it is of great importance that you don't make others dislike your organization because of your behavior.
As a representative of the God you serve, of yourself, of your organization and of Greek life as a whole, you are to bring a sense of understanding and respect.
Don't boast of how great you are if you have no plans of fulfilling that greatness. 

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