Last weekend, The RC Greek System held their fall informal bids days, Friday was girl’s bids day and Saturday was boy’s bids day.
With all of the sororities and fraternities figuring out which people to welcome into their â€˜pact’ there were a lot of opinions about the Greek System that RC students had to say.
“I can understand the point of how a group of people come together to be brothers and sisters. But it could be more opening and inviting; not just partying,” said one RC student.
“That’s all the Greek System isâ€¦it’s partying. I think they have more attention because they are an organized group. They say Greeks make up a small portion of our campus, but since there are so few students, it’s hard not to see them.”
Other students agreed with this sentiment.
“Greek life is entertaining for some because it allows people to be part of a group. But that kind of secrecy and devotion leaves other students out. Events are not planned for other students. It is a bond that cannot be broken so others cannot be included.
“I think some of the sororities play into their stereotypes very well. I think they are good for some and not others. The Greeks System should not get so much attention. To have a campus based only on Greek life is sad. I very strongly think that the sororities segregate people by color and ethnicity.”
One active member of an RC sorority explained why she chose to join, and defended her choice.
“I don’t think that Greeks and unaffiliated people are segregated. I joined my sorority because it is hard to make friends and a sorority helped me. I don’t look at unaffiliated people as below me. It is just an easier way into the social scene. It’s also more organized and an easy way to find people, such as the people within it. Statistically the campus is only like 25-26% Greek. Since we promote ourselves it seems like a big deal. The only way people party though is through Greeks.”
The individuals previously quoted chose to remain anonymous. All of the responses are very diverse. RC does a good job of displaying activities, but others can argue that the Greeks should not be the only people getting the attention here on campus.