Above is a picture of our float for the Homecoming parade with our team. Each semester all Greek organizations participate in Homecoming week where teams are formed with 2-4 chapters per team. Different events happen throughout the week leading up to the big football game and a lot of preparation takes place to build the float and prepare a dance! If you look in the middle of this picture you will see CSU’s President Dr. Tony Frank!
It’s Greek to me
You may have some preconceptions of fraternities or sororities from popular movies that depict reckless party animals majoring in debauchery. These stereotypes make for good (and funny) movies, but the reality is that the Greek fraternities and sororities of today are reputable organizations that offer fellowship, academic support, leadership training, and participation in campus activities and philanthropy in the community. Colorado Gamma prides itself in not fitting the typical stereotype of fraternities but in turn being respectable gentlemen who work hard for what they want but as well still enjoying the college experience.
It’s a decision you shouldn’t be “rushed” into
Most fraternities and sororities gain new members by a process called “rush” – a meet and greet whirlwind of a week that’s sort of like speed dating where neither party really gets a chance to know the other. At Colorado Gamma, we prefer not to use the word “rush,” exclusively because we don’t feel anyone should be rushed into a decision that’s this important. After all, joining a fraternity is a lifelong commitment.
Our recruitment process usually begins by receiving referrals from current active brothers, campus leaders and alumni who personally can recommend young men with integrity. Unlike traditional “rush” which takes place two weeks out of the year, we are constantly on the lookout for standouts all year long. We seek out scholars, future business leaders, communitarians, athletes, many different kinds of campus leaders, and all around gentlemen. Once we find guys who are the real deal, we simply hand out information and tell our story. We ask him a lot of questions about what he wants in life and where he’s going. The recruitment process is very laid back and mostly just consists of hanging out the house, volleyball, dinner, broom-ball, and going go-karting! If it feels right for both of us, we start a friendship that may very well end up in being brothers for life.
The path to a greater you
Even if you find out Colorado Gamma is not the perfect choice for you, we encourage you to get involved with Greek Life. The right fraternity (or sorority) can enrich your college years with rewarding service to the community, leadership training, social activities, academic achievement, and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Fraternity and Sorority life on campus
Fraternity and Sorority life at Colorado State University is right around 10% of the student population. All Greek chapters affiliated with CSU operate under their national headquarters but as well they operate under the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. There are 23 nationally recognized fraternities and 17 nationally recognized sororities that operate at CSU. All together the total population of Greek members is a little over 1,500 students. While the entire CSU community is one giant family as a whole, the Greek community is an even closer family. There is a special bond with people who know what it means to wear your letters around campus. While each chapter may different, we all strive to hold ourselves to a higher standard and be involved not only with CSU but with the community as well. All chapters are very supportive of one another being the close nit community we are. As Colorado Gamma it is one of our main priorities to have positive relations with every chapter on campus. Ultimately though Fraternity and Sorority at CSU is just an awesome time. The people you get to meet, the memories you get to create and the opportunities you get to participate in is incredible. You will honestly meet the best friends of your life, while in turn having the best time of your life. So when your thinking about whether or not you want to join a Fraternity or Sorority at Colorado State just remember this, go for it, the experience you will have is something you will never expect.