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Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series: Greek Life at the Tech

DISCLAIMER: I’m an active participant in Greek Life at Wesleyan. All of the information herein therefore stems from my own experiences. While I intend to be objective, most of the information here is just one giant generalized perspective that’s far too broad to have any relevance at the individual member level.

In the time that you may have spent perusing websites about Greek life or college life, you may have encountered some of the following memes (Am I even using that right?): TFM, TSM, GDI, etc. Well, forget them. People will likely scoff at their use or just have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Or you can always use them ironically. But, be careful. College Prowler might have you believe that Greek life doesn’t mesh with the Wesleyan mentality. In my opinion, the Greek societies might exemplify the most Wesleyan ideology. Yeah, I went there.

In all seriousness though, the rift between Greeks and non-Greeks is largely the derivative of over-active imaginations. In general, play by the rule that most students don’t enjoy being stereotyped or judged only by their membership in a campus organization. Not to mention that most things at Wesleyan draw a uniquely Wesleyan feel. So leave the ignorance at home, and get to know as many people as you can. Okay, I’ll hop off my soapbox now.

So, in this post, I’ll chronicle each society at Wesleyan, and let you know any information that I personally deem relevant for the incoming freshman student. But, if you don’t really care about what I have to say or are simply too lazy (completely acceptable), then just watch this video — my personal favorite YouTube video about all things Wesleyan. Here they are though: Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Eclectic, Phi Beta Sigma, Psi Upsilon, Rho Epsilon Pi. Too much information after the jump.