One of the many things you can get involved in here at USC is Greek Life. With 11 Panhellenic Sororities and 24 Fraternities, and various other multicultural, religious, and philanthropic Greek organizations, there is a chapter for everyone who wants to get involved. Coming into USC, I didn’t know much about Greek Life, but thought it could be something I was interested in. I went to rush during the first week of school, and after meeting the members of Tau Kappa Epsilon, decided that it was the best fit for me.
Since joining TKE, I have been able to do an array of things that have allowed me to expand my horizons and meet new people along the way. From yearly philanthropy events to tailgating as a fraternity on gameday, TKE provides a true brotherhood- something I felt was especially important coming into a school where I knew only 3 or 4 people and was 400 miles from home.
The immediate and lasting connections are definitely the best part of joining a fraternity. With the second largest population of any fraternity on campus, TKE provided 150 “brothers” from the start with whom I could hang out and share my interests with. One of these interests happened to be athletics, and with a strong track-record for winning iron man competitions (the interfraternity intramural competitions that cover all sports over the entire year), I knew I had found the best fit for me.
Greek Life is not universal to everyone at USC, but I knew from the start it was the right fit for me. From philanthropy, to social events, to connections for life, Tau Kappa Epsilon provided a unique combination of opportunities for me that I don’t think I could have found anywhere else.