Real Leadership

By Santine Hsueh

One month after I became a Greek InterVarsity alumni, I was able to reflect and see what Greek IV has done to me.

I did not expect myself to be challenged in my faith and be tested as a person as I got myself deeper into this community. The more I found myself involved, the more actually (dare I say) wanting to quit half the time. I remember trying to find excuses to not engage my sisters in spiritual conversations because it was intimidating. I remember the lonely times I felt being the only Asian American (aka a minority) in my Greek IV chapter thinking nobody else understands why it is so difficult to be myself sometimes. I remember the times I was angry at the fact that things seemed to be “falling apart” with my Greek IV chapter as the attendance slowly dwindled. I remember the frustrating moments I had from not seeing fruit in the people and “things” I spent so much time investing in.

How did you first get connected with Greek InterVarsity?

My friend and sorority sister Riley was already a leader within InterVarsity on our campus and she had heard about the Greek InterVarsity conference that was going to be held in Indianapolis. Riley and I had been friends since 6th grade, we joined the same sorority , and we also had a faith relationship. She strongly encouraged me to attend the conference with her because she felt that she and I had been called to attend this conference. 

By Kristen (Davis) Miele

I transferred to the University of Illinois in the middle of my sophomore year. I left a small, Christian school in Michigan and was not surprised to find out how much different a Big Ten public school was. I made the decision to go through recruitment in the fall of my junior year and ended up joining Kappa Alpha Theta.

Introducing Alison Smith, a Greek InterVarsity campus staff worker at the University of Utah. She is a frequent poster on the Greek IV blog, so get to know her here!

How did you first get connected with Greek InterVarsity at Utah? 

Here at the University of Utah I am a part of the newest fraternity on campus, Delta Sigma Phi. A group of girls walked into one of our meetings one day, and introduced us to Greek Intervarsity. I was extremely interested, as I wanted to get to know people here within the Greek community, and I thought that this would be a great way.

By Kristen (Davis) Miele

Sometimes God answers prayer almost immediately after asking. Other times, it seems we wait forever. The summer before graduate school, I had been reading “Too Busy Not to Pray.” This book encouraged me in my prayer life and spiritual walk with the Lord. One afternoon, I spent time praying about my future. I had no idea how I was going to pay for graduate school or where I would live on campus, I just knew that I was going. I asked God to show me what he wanted for me.

By Dan Clinton

I started going to Greek IV with some friends during my sophomore year; but the real transformation did not start until I began considering the Chapter President role in my Fraternity. 

By Eric Holmer

Though President Obama and Governor Romney will be spending the next few weeks outlining their vast differences, both of them share something in common that makes them unlike nearly 70% of presidents since 1877. It’s not their fiscal, foreign, or family policies. And no, it’s not even their faith. Unlike Garfield, the Roosevelts (Teddy and Franklin Delano), Taft, Wilson, Kennedy, Reagan, Bush (I and II) and many more—neither Obama or Romney were members of a fraternity. 

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