What is Greek Life?

Greek life is a cornerstone of the college experience for some students. And here at Christopher Newport, it’s no different in that regard. However, it is different in that here, there is a special emphasis on engaging with the community.

As a freshman, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to rush. Though, as the semester went by I met plenty of amazing members that were involved in Greek life on campus. These people are not only committed to one another, but also the entire community of Christopher Newport. They want to see this campus reach its full potential.

The Greek chapters on campus are always hosting charity events and donating hundreds of hours of their time to community service. They are truly dedicated to the betterment of the campus as a whole. In addition, Christopher Newport is a school that prides itself on having a zero-tolerance policy for hazing. So, you can rest assured that no such shenanigans are taking place.

During rush week, fraternities invite potential new members to come out and meet the brothers. This semester, these activities included watching movies and football games, eating pizza, playing video games, and even things like laser tag and dodge ball. There was something for everyone. This gave us the opportunity to discover which fraternity is right for us, and to have a great time doing it.

The bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood are strong at Christopher Newport, and do not last four years, but a lifetime.

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