Every year near the beginning of the fall semester, Greek organizations at the University of Memphis look to add to their ranks.
Many aspects of student leadership tout being social as an integral part of having a balanced and well-rounded college experience, but Greek members say it is not for everyone.
The U of M has three Greek councils. The National Pan-Hellenic Council consists of eight chapters of the historically African-American fraternities and sororities. The Interfraternity Council consists of 10 chapters of the historically white fraternities. The Panhellenic Council is made up of seven chapters of the historically white sororities. However, no chapter at the U of M discriminates its membership based on race.
Students can be part of a fraternity, have fun and still do well in school, according to Michael Maxey, a sophomore in Sigma Phi Epsilon.
“Anybody could do it, if they actually want to and they’re not just here to party,” he said.'via Blog this'