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Final arguemet

Final arguemet - Lee 1 Allison Lee Ms Helana Brigman...

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Lee 1 Allison Lee Ms. Helana Brigman English 2000; Section 104 30 April 2010 To Frat or Not to Frat The involvement of a Greek organization is often looked down upon. Many people associate Greek students with a bunch of wild, crazy kids, whose only concern is what their plans are for the night. Yes, Greek students like to have a good time, but what college student does not like to have fun? What many do not understand is that Greek students must maintain an image, not only on campus, but also for their National Organization. Greek affiliation makes meeting new people quick and easy for out-of-state students, expands leadership skills, thus becoming a well-rounded individual. Even though some consider being in a sorority or fraternity to be useless and stereotypical, the involvement of Greek Life is better because there are more opportunities available for those students, it helps out-of-state students meet new friends and encourages the students to do well in school and to be involved. Greek Life is beneficial for out-of-state students in that students are able to connect with people that share similar and different interests and backgrounds on a smaller scale, verses an entire campus. For example, Louisiana State University (LSU) has an estimate of thirty thousand students on campus and for a student not from Louisiana; meeting people could be difficult and become overwhelming. Greek Life is helpful for out-of-state students because the Greek organizations do not consist of thirty thousand members; instead a sorority or fraternity has around 200 members. Chesley Powada, a Zeta Tau Alpha at LSU, said, “Being from Texas,
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2 joining a sorority [has] helped [her] meet friends quickly because [she] was confident that the sorority would encourage [her] to meet people inside and outside of Zeta”. Chesley found that interacting with new people to easier because she “felt more comfortable in a new atmosphere and able to break out of [her] comfort zone”. Chesley’s statement also points out that Greek affiliation is a support system for social and emotional health.
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