Greek organizations set up around Weber State University’s campus for Rush Week, a weeklong opportunity to get to know the school’s fraternities and sororities. Rush Week is the best time and place for students to interact with the organizations and find out if Greek life is the life for them.
WSU has a long history with Greek life. The organizations are rich with tradition and offer students invaluable opportunities to develop close friendships and experience personal growth.
Greek life is about more than just fun. Kappa Omega Eta has a large community presence and has raised over $5,000 for the Homeless Youth Shelter.
“Our sorority is really about being spontaneous and adventurous. A lot of the stuff we do is about exploring the world and ourselves,” said Gina Kim, the founder of Kappa Omega Eta.
One of the oldest sororities on campus, Delta Chi Nu, acts as a philanthropy-based sorority whose motto is “To promote harmony, wisdom and truth within the world and to develop friendships with our sisters.”
Hilary Robertson was sworn into the association in 2009 and is now the Alumni president. She came to WSU knowing she wanted to be in a sorority because she was an out-of-state student.
“I didn’t know a single soul here,” Robertson said. “Then I met Delta Chi Nu and found where I fit in.”
Delta Chi Nu has worked at donating money to cure cancer as part of its philanthropical endeavors. Robertson described how each member has known someone with cancer, and they hope to do what they can to fight the disease.
Fraternity Phi Gamma Lambda holds three pillars members must follow in their organization: chivalry, loyalty and physical health.
Ray Ruiz, secretary of the fraternity, said, “Chivalry means to treat women and other men with the upmost respect. Loyalty means staying loyal to the brotherhood always, and physical health means taking care of all aspects of your body.”
Being a member of a Greek organization often leads to developing close friendships with brothers and sisters.
“The best part about being in a fraternity is getting to know people,” said Ryan Romero, vice president of Pi Theta Xi. “I’ve met some of my best friends here.”
Greek organizations can also improve chances of landing a job.
“Greek life is one of the greatest resume builders,” said Colton Bell, former president of Psi Phi Psi and current activities vice president. Bell added that there are many small leadership roles members have access to.
Joining a sorority or fraternity in college is not for everyone, but Rush Week offers students a chance to discover for themselves.