Exciting opportunities may await students after graduation, but that doesn’t mean that the college experience is really over once participation in the ceremony and its accompanying traditions come to an end. Instead, the lessons and memories accumulated during college stay with graduates as they enter a new stage of life.
The same can be said for relationships forged during such pivotal years. This is especially true for members of Greek organizations. Sororities and fraternities make permanent impressions on affiliates, continuing to inform their lives long after they’ve left campus behind. Once you join a sorority or fraternity, you’re a member for life. The values accumulated and skills acquired continue to pay dividends both personally and professionally down the road. College sisters and brothers remain family.
Members continue to discover benefits of fraternal membership even after they’ve left campus, such as access to alumni and alumni chapters all over the country. All of the above are helpful when looking for a first apartment, first job, and first support system post-college. They also remain advantageous once those firsts are long gone in the rearview mirror.
For these reasons, tokens related to Greek affiliation are just as valuable post-college as they were before graduation. Old and worn items have since been passed down to younger members. Sophisticated but personal Greek merchandise that’s appropriate for both the home and office is a valuable replacement, suitable to a new, adult phase of life.
Not only is it functional and practical for graduates making names for themselves, and personalizing their own spaces in the real world, but it serves as a reminder of friends, experiences, and values that define one’s past and illuminate one’s future. Wearing one’s letters is a great way to connect with alumni in the wild, for example.
Bottom line: seeing those familiar symbols always serves as a comfort, a reiteration of the impact an organization can make on a member and, reciprocally, the impact a member can make on an organization. Even after graduation, continue to support sororities and fraternities the way they’ve supported students past, present, and future.