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FRA­TER­NI­TIES AND SOROR­I­TIES

What:

If Legally Blonde is your go-to chick that Reese Wither­spoon’s most re­li­able sup­port sys­tem com­prised her soror­ity sis­ters from Delta Nu. frater and soror, mean­ing brother and sis­ter, re­spec­tively; fra­ter­ni­ties and soror­i­ties are so­cial or­ga­ni­za­tions usu­ally found at un­der­grad­u­ate in­sti­tu­tions. Most main­tain a chap­ter house owned by alumni or a na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides din­ing and residential fa­cil­i­ties for mem­bers.

Why:

Fra­ter­ni­ties and soror­i­ties carry neg­a­tive con­no­ta­tions be­cause of their ex­clu­siv­ity, haz­ing and even illegal be­hav­ior. How­ever, some are ac­tu­ally honor so­ci­eties that rec­og­nize ex­cel­lence in stu­dents and up­hold high aca­demic stan­dards. Strong bonds of brother­hood and sis­ter­hood and op­por­tu­ni­ties for lead­er­ship are also some of the perks of Greek life.

FED­ERAL WORK-STUDY

What:

Work-study is a col­lege pro­gram that al­lows stu­dents to earn dol­lars by wip­ing off coun­ter­tops (or what­ever your job re­quires) while at­tend­ing school. Work­study wages can di­rectly re­duce your tu­ition bills with each pay­check or can be paid di­rectly to you. Stu­dents who are awarded work-study grants typ­i­cally work from ten to 20 hours each week. In the case of un­der­grad­u­ates, stu­dents are paid by gov­ern­ment.

Why:

theater tech­ni­cian, which meant build­ing sets and paint­ing stages - and also get­ting two free tick­ets for each show. While work-study can be time-con­sum­ing; the ex­pe­ri­ence, the friends you make and the salary (typ­i­cally more than $7 per hour) re­ceived are all worth it. Op­tions are wide: Ad­mis­sions rep­re­sen­ta­tive, tu­tor­ing, and even lead­ing a club could be your job, even though some If you like smelling like fried chicken and ap­ple pie ev­ery day, din­ing ser­vices is al­ways short on peo­ple.

VAR­SITY ATH­LET­ICS

What:

There’s noth­ing like shriek­ing your school’s an­them at a sports event to a large em­pha­sis on their sports teams. There’s usu­ally at least one top “var­sity” team that will com­pete against those from other univer­si­ties.

Why:

in their aca­demic en­deav­ors and gen­eral well-be­ing. Schools typ­i­cally al­lo­cate a huge bud­get for ath­let­ics and award schol­ar­ships for those who make the team. In ad­di­tion to join­ing daily prac­tices, team mem­bers also form strong bonds, thanks to week­ends spent trav­el­ling and com­pet­ing to­gether.Top teams are of­ten tele­vised with peo­ple from all over the na­tion watch­ing.

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