There's a lot of talk about why fraternities and sororities are some of the worst
organizations out there, about how they offer only problems for their members and the world
around them. Suffice to say, there's no love lost on the Greek system. But as Greek InterVarsity,
loving Greeks is precisely what we're about. You may have heard of this ministry and why we
exist, or you may think we're an athletic organization for people from Greece. Whatever the case, here are six reasons why we believe fraternity and sorority
students are worth loving.
We love Greeks.
NPC, MGC, IFC, NPHC, and more. We love the tradition, fellowship, scholarship, fun, and
community that makes the Greek system what it is. Lifelong friendships are made. Key life
lessons are learned. Opportunities to grow and learn alongside people who share different
backgrounds, beliefs and ethnicities. Most of our staff are from Greek letter organizations
and some even worked for their fraternity or sorority before coming on staff with Greek
As part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, we seek
to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ in word and deed on college and university campuses
across the country. We believe that Jesus loves fraternity and sorority students. We believe
Jesus doesn’t condemn them or put them to shame, nor does he love everything that the Greek
system is known for. We believe He is calling all people in all places into a renewed
relationship, a relationship made possible at the highest of costs.
We want every fraternity & sorority student to be one friend away from having an
opportunity to talk about Jesus.
Some Greeks might have grown up going to church but no
longer feel like that part of their identity fits with their Greek life. Others come to
college having little or no faith experience. We believe that the Greek system is a place
where the big questions should be discussed and that there’s no better person to discuss them
with than your fraternity brother or sorority sister.
Sometimes Christians seem to be known
for all the wrong things - judgement, hypocrisy and worse. As a ministry, we seek to
encourage and equip fraternity and sorority students to love as Jesus loves and serve as He
served. Jesus said that there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for the sake of
their friends. We believe that life in the Greek system affords countless opportunities to
live out this calling and to change lives.
From commonly cited issues like hazing,
binge drinking and sexual assault to less talked about issues like ethnicity, greed, pride
and countless others, we believe that there are many ways that the Greek system and those in
it are broken. As followers of Jesus we believe that restoration, forgiveness and grace are
possible through Christ. We want to see chapters live up to their ideals and values upon
which they were founded. We also believe that we are called to pursue renewal as we encounter the brokenness around us.
We believe that Greeks have, can and will change the world.
From Presidents to CEOs,
rockstars to research pioneers, Greeks take their talents and use them on the biggest of
stages. Both on campus and in their lives after college, Greeks will be in positions of
leadership and influence. How will they leverage their gifts? Who will they serve? Where will
they spend their time and talents? We care about helping students think through these big
questions so that they can Love God and Love their neighbors with their heart, mind, soul and