1. Indiana University
Need more evidence? Check out this remix video to Rebecca Black’s “Friday” that some IU frat brothers put together and experience a small taste of the IU Greek scene.
Remember how IU beat number one ranked Kentucky in basketball back in December ’11? If you are from Indiana or go to IU, I am sure that you remember very clearly the buzzer beater that shocked Kentucky. Check out how the Greeks, along with other students, celebrated the win.
Also, be sure to check out the music video below, “This Is Indiana” by Brice Fox and Daniel Weber.
2. University of Alabama
“Greek life at Bama is a pretty big part of the tradition of the school,” said University of Alabama student Tommy Faust. “A really cool part about it is fraternities get block seating at the football games right behind the end zone, as opposed to having to sit all the way up in the student section where noses bleed and the players look tiny.”
This has to be the best perk of being in a fraternity I have ever heard, especially because of the school’s outstanding football reputation.
Tommy would also like to add some hard evidence, stating, “we rage hard.” In case anyone had any doubts of why Alabama should make the list.
3. Lehigh University
Not only do the Greeks party hard, but they study even harder; over 37% of the Greeks made the dean’s last semester. Bravo!“For fundraising the Greeks have a big event where they put a giant seesaw out on the University Center front lawn and have people riding it all day to raise money for cancer research.” Giant seesaw? Count me in!
Cody also informed me that a couple of years back Chiddy Bang performed at a frat party. No big deal, right?
According to THON, this event “has over 15,000 student volunteers, 700 dancers, and has raised more than $78 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.” It is most likely the only thing keeping frats and sororities around the Penn State campus.
Penn State founded its first fraternity in 1872, but was quickly shut down because “the faculty at the time felt that fraternities were generally bad and would not promote the proper atmosphere at the university.” Let’s just say the Penn State fraternities and sororities have been on double-secret probation for a long time.
College Prowler describes Greek life in Gator land like this: “The true meaning of Greek life is to make connections between a group of guys and girls who you’ll have at your wedding one day.” That sounds pretty good to me.
6. Bucknell University
Even though there may only be a little over 3,500 undergrads at Bucknell, this astounding Greek life participation percentage makes it Greek life central.
7. University of Virginia
The Foxfield Races is one of the biggest Greek traditions at UVA. Most of the fraternities and sororities attend the event together where they pair up and tailgate all day at their designated plots. Other student groups are in attendance, but it is predominantly Greek. Ladies, be sure to have your finest fancy hat on if you attend this event.
8. University of South Carolina
“The tailgates that the frats and sororities held were definitely the place to be on game day mostly because they had free alcohol and [sometimes] had concerts afterwards,” said USC alumna Natalia Darling. “A couple of the frats even had The White Panda come.”
Holding concerts and partying are great and all, but what the USC Greeks do even better is charity work. Last fall the Greek population at USC, which is 20 percent of the campus, raised nearly $300,000 for charity. I dig the ambition.
9. Virginia Tech
Then there’s their community work, like their Oak Lane Trick-Or-Treat where they provide a safe place for elementary students in the Oak Lane community to have fun on Halloween. Or their Roanoke Street Clean-Up, which is exactly what it sounds like. Clearly, Hokies care.
10. University of Mississippi
The Greeks of the University of Mississippi are also very environmentally conscious. Establish in October 2011, the Greeks Go Green on Gameday initiative is both a competition between Greek-affiliated organizations and an effort to raise awareness about recycling.
Future Miss Americas who recycle. What’s not to like here?