All over the country, millions of college students are getting ready to start the 2015-2016 school year. And at thousands of campuses, freshman students will pledge or rush fraternities and sororities this fall. But it’s not even Labor Day and a handful of frats and sororities have already garnered negative press and critical viral attention. There was the case of the viral sorority recruitment video, then a couple weeks later several fraternities were in hot water over humorous banners and signs. The darkly comedic banners are a tradition during the back-to-school season, but some students took offense. And because we live in the social media age, the slightest offense can become a viral outrage in a matter of minutes.
Of course, although they’re often deeply critical, there’s nothing the click-hungry media loves more than jumping on outrageous viral outrages they themselves created. And for various reasons, many people have decided to make Greek Life a target of their ire in recent years. Unfortunately, the good work many frats and sororities do will almost certainly go unreported by those outlets. To balance things out, here’s a few facts about Greek Life you won’t see reported in the media:
- Most, if not all, fraternities and sororities require undergrads to give back to their communities and participate in annual charity events.
- Each year, Greek students raise more than $7 million through bake sales, sponsored walks, custom printed apparel, and more fundraising activities.
- There are 123 fraternities and sororities in the United States, and about 9 million people have been members.
How To Create Custom Printed Apparel for Sororities and Fraternities?
If your fraternity or sorority is interested in raising money or just building team spirit, consider custom T shirt screen printing or other personalized apparel options. You can use simple online tools to design your own hoodies, and custom printed apparel companies can use either zigzag or satin stitching to sew Greek letters onto custom made sweatshirts, hats, and more.
Best of all, you can usually get wholesale prices on large orders, which means you can design your own custom printed apparel on a college student’s budget.