Go Greek Essay

787 Words Jul 17th, 2010 4 Pages
Greek Life

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience into going Greek. It is important for one to have the best experience in college, and by joining such an organization one may improve their college years, as well as their post college years with the relationships they build, the leadership and networking skills gained, and the job opportunities.

Attention Getter: With Greek organizations having the most successful leadership development programs, it is no surprise that our most successful leaders are Greek. An impressive 85% of the Fortune 500 Executives joined a Greek organization, as well as 80% of all US Presidents since 1900. (http://www.onu.edu/org/ifc/advantages.html)

Audience Motivation: Greek
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You grow as a person through your experiences, and with Greek life, there is never a dull moment.


I. Friendship and Brotherhood/Sisterhood A. Being a part of the Greek community, you will be able to meet people of various backgrounds with similar and different interests. B. Having such a support system will enable you to branch out from Greek life and get involved in other campus organizations. (http://www.onu.edu/org/ifc/advantages.htm) II. Academics and Leadership A. The academic portion of your college career is the most significant in determining your future success. Greeks strive to promote academic excellence and develop high scholastic achievement. (http://www.ulm.edu/studentlife/parents.html) B. No matter what your role is within you organization, you are a leader in some form. By allocating responsibilities to each member, they gain the leadership skills necessary for a successful future. (http://www.onu.edu/org/ifc/advantages.htm) III. Athletics and Social Activities A. Greek organizations are involved in many intramural sports that allows for students to show off their athletic side along with their sportsmanship, team spirit, and competition. B. Offering a break from school work is a perk of Greek life. Throughout the year, an organization may participate in social activities such as Homecoming, Swaps, Follies/Allsing, Formals, and many more!

Summary Statement: There are many advantages of

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