23 Things No One Tells You About Joining Greek Life

It's not all Greek to you.

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1. You become an expert at crafting.

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Coolers, shirts, costumes for theme parties? Yup, you can do it all.

2. Dues end up costing a small fortune.

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But worth every penny.

3. Formal is like prom all over again.

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Just WAAAY more fun.

4. Few things are as stressful yet rewarding as sorority recruitment.

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It's the most wonderful time of the year.

5. You'll have more norts than you know what to do with.

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I've got 99 problems, but norts ain't one.

6. Rivalries with other organizations are intense.

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But eventually you'll realize how similar you are.

7. Intramurals aren't just a hobby, they are serious business.

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All you do is win, or at least attempt to.

8. You'll develop your own version of sign language.

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Throw what you know.

9. You'll become an active contributor to every major charity.

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Who says Greeks don't give back?

10. Bid day is pretty much a reenactment of Braveheart.

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Two massive waves of people crashing into each other. Yeah, that sounds about right.

11. You'll have more sisters or brothers than you ever imagined possible.

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That's a B-I-G family.

14. Few things are as intense as the relationship between a big and little.

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Words just can't explain.

15. A huge part of your wardrobe will become letter shirts.

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You wear them with pride, but man do they itch.

18. You become a better student after attending mandatory study hours.

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When you're not socializing in the library.

19. No matter how hard you try you will never be able to forget the Greek alphabet.

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Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon...

20. Some of your best — and worst— memories were made at the chapter house.

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If those walls could talk.

21. Your composite picture will never look like you even with photoshop.

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But you'll still have that pic proudly on display.

22. Your closet slowly becomes a rainbow of stacked T-shirts.

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23. Chances are you will end up dating someone who is also in a Greek organization.

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It's bound to happen.

When it's all said and done you'll realize that the journey doesn't end at graduation, it's only just beginning.

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Once you're in, you're in for life.