It’s common knowledge to every GDI at USC that the Arts District is the go-to area for a good time. This is life as a student at the University of Southern California. At Furman, new students have a chance to look into which fraternity or sorority they are interested in with a deferred recruitment in January. You either have to be Greek or a girl to be exposed to The Row. And be sure to check out our deadline FAQ blog post for answers to common questions. That equates to 17 percent of the campus being Greek. The term, which alternatively stands for godd–n independent, can be used ironically or seriously. Shall I repeat: YOU’RE the exception. Equally as important, Downtown Los Angeles is down the street. When I think of all the sexual assault that goes unreported/covered up, I feel so bad for the girls :(. Also, you guys whine about your poor reputation, but you bring it all upon yourselves. Like any other social label, such as being Greek, GDI and its implications should be taken with a grain of salt. Rather, most of the Fraternities and Sororities I am familiar with, and I am a regional officer for one of the very best Fraternities, made very famous by one of your Graduates who was very prominent in many motion pictures, etc. Nobody can really be categorized by a few simple adjectives, especially Trojans. The fraternity and sorority system provides its members with essential skills and opportunities beyond those of the classroom. Normally, GDI is used to separate the Greeks and non-Greeks, but being the culturally savvy Angelenos that we are, we know how to embrace the term and exploit the opportunity for diversity. Maybe you can explain the whole gang shower Sigma Chi thing. This site uses cookies. Though it’s highly entertaining — who doesn’t love reading about scandalous house reputations? and then try to mock the guy for his name? 1,091 members earned a 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2019 semester; that’s around 16% of our fraternal community! Maybe there is a good side to fraternities, but the image that comes out of The Row is not entirely a positive one as many of the above comments have pointed out. Not to mention, the streets of this area are lined with thought-provoking street art that ranges from the mainstream — D*Face has graced some buildings with his work — to the abstract and absurd. Greeks may have The Row, but GDIs have rows and rows of other streets at their disposal. But maybe you didn’t get the best job out of college – what with having no fraternity connection and an inability to recognize a play on words (FYI, the poster above Kane Liffin is making a play on Lane Kiffin, who happens to be the football coach of USC, his name probably isn’t Kane as you seemed to think above). Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. Who is Spencer Pratt you say? I graduated a while ago and it is hilarious how you can always spot the office douche that was in a frat. Maybe you should quit doing philanthropy and work on educating your own communities instead. 7. “I seriously hope you’re not trying to suggest that all frats and the ridiculous frat boys running around campus are mostly like yourself, Richard. 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Homophobia is rampant. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911 Most importantly, you say we don’t know because we aren’t exposed but the whole system is quite selective and closed. Greek life About three percent of undergraduate men and five percent of undergraduate women are active in CCU's Greek system. This attitude entails doing what you want, regardless of others’ opinions. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas) Welcome. The University of Southern California (USC, SC, or Southern Cal) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.Founded in 1880 by Robert M. Widney, it is the oldest private research university in California. Either way, not being Greek doesn’t mean you’re out of the loop when it comes to having an enviable social life, despite what recent articles might suggest. The University of Southern California admits students of any race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or mental disability. Get a life, geeds. There are 4 other greek councils aside from what we see on the row but no one mentions us. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Either way, Greek life is, in my opinion, an excellent way to supplement studies. From what I can tell, they’re just a bland, watered down excuse for a good time. The central location of frats and sororities, The Row provides a plethora of opportunities to indulge in Greek life and meet a variety of diverse people! We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Being GDI is really more of an attitude; in fact, you could be in a house and still think like a GDI. Sorority … So my advice to you: get a clue. USC students are not required to live on campus, but the university offers housing in its 40 or so residence halls and apartment buildings. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Fraternity and sorority life is a very important part of UCSB student culture, with 11% of undergraduates (approximately 2,500 students) belonging to Greek-lettered organizations. How can I make your picture bigger so I can finish? Greeks have an image problem; it’s not our fault the rest of us may think negatively of you guys. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. Though it uses the same lauded alphabet as our school’s finest, GDI means you belong without belonging. Sort of a sad sight. And please refrain from throwing out accusation of date rape without any real argument – in my 4 years at USC and involvement since then there were far more sexual harassment and sexual abuse cases brought forward involving non-Greeks than Greeks. What else could a free-thinker ask for? Some join this group by choice, others when the rush process doesn’t pan out the way they imagined it would. Greek Life at USC is a pretty large thing on campus. And that’s with all of the brothers in my house, not only a small group. It is the number one benefit that has become the product of those 4 years in the fraternity, and I have seen this amongst “young men” from every single house on the row. More than 4,500 students (roughly 20% of the student body) is involved with one of the university’s more than 60 fraternities and sororities. For the other 67 or more percent, they can have completely different or similar experiences. Beginning fall 2018, students interested in joining a fraternity or sorority must have completed a minimum of 12 academic units at USC and earn a minimum USC grade point average of 2.50. Is it mandatory or just bi-curious? * Student Right-to-Know refers to a federally mandated disclosure of a college’s graduation rate. But these are 17 and 18 year old boys who join these fraternities, I would hasten to bet that you would find the exact same behavior in a group of 17/18 year boys in the college environment outside of the fraternity system. They give opportunities to advance in your desired career field, as well as be there in a new environment. The best part about the University of Southern California is the Trojan alumni. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. The University’s full non-discrimination policy can be found on the Web at policy.usc.edu . “I laugh knowing you reside in the chlamydia, gonorrhea, yeast-infected cesspool known as 28th St. Keep acting cool knowing the only friends you have are the ones you were forced to artificially bond with.”, “I’m sorry my family doesn’t make enough money for me to waste on your precious frat-star life that you seem to only know about.”. Moreover, the more prevalent frat guys always seem pompous and obnoxious. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Non-Greeks can still maintain a social life, Charm Schools in America - Los Angeles Review of Books. 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