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A student at California State University, San Marcos recently shared this story. It's only a few weeks into the school year and we're excited to see how God continues to move on campus throughout the year! 

By Paula Frances Price
GETTING STARTED

During the summer as you ran around on your study abroad and worked at your dream internship, did you ever feel like you were pretending to be an adult? Maybe you were a camp counselor leading children or maybe you worked in retail earning money for tuition. Regardless of what you were doing, summer is usually a time where we are trying new things, learning about who we are and learning just how wise we think we are. It's an experience that we try to carry over with us as we go back to school in the fall. 

By Tyler Riffe
PHILIPPIANS 2:3-11

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 

What does it take to have a real conversation about some of the issues that seem to continually come up for fraternities and sororities?

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.

By Bethanee Esqueda
READ JOHN 6:66-69

66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

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.

By Eric Holmer
READ PSALM 130: 1-4

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;

2 Lord, hear my voice.

Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.

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!

By Bethanee Esqueda
Read LUKE 4: 18-21

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,

because he has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor.

By Kathleen North
Read Psalm 150

Read the Psalm twice, noticing the repetition and imagine the scene as it unfolds. 

1 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary;

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 Dusty Harrison
Read: Hebrews 10: 11-12, 14 
By Emery Silva

You have heard the many appeals about why you should go Greek. Leadership positions, lasting friendships, community service events, worthwhile philanthropies, high academic standards, energetic social life, and professional networking opportunities are all reasons to join, and the list goes on.

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 Alison Smith

Think about your summer job/internship/classes and your motivation toward them. What do you enjoy about it? What do you dislike?

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