On behalf of one of the nation’s strongest and most vibrant Greek communities, I welcome you to the University of Southern California’s Interfraternity Council. Being a part of this community has been, without a doubt, the most rewarding and humbling experience of my life; an experience I encourage any and all interested Trojans to try.
A first generation college student without the slightest idea of what “Greek life” meant, I came to USC bright-eyed and full of naïveté. Three years later, I write this to you as President of this university’s fraternities, the result of a process that was set in motion by a simple decision to rush.
After rushing and joining a fraternity, USC instantly became my tight-knit community; I realized Greeks were everywhere, involved in everything, and such a large and meaningful part of this school. I instantly knew or recognized a Greek in all of my classes; I ran into Greeks on Trousdale every morning; I had someone to go to EVK with every time I got hungry. I felt at home, not just because of the amount of new friends I had made, but also due to the strength of the relationships and the traditions we were becoming a part of and helping to define.
I quickly learned that being Greek at USC means so much more than anything I could ever have been prepared for. The fellowship among Greeks at USC transcends any one person, one friendship, or even one fraternity. It is a universal connection that timelessly strengthens the incredible tradition that is Greek life at USC. I had become a part of a brotherhood that would come to teach me so much; a brotherhood I’ve helped keep vibrant and meaningful for the next generation of Trojans.
By now, you’ve probably heard of the Trojan family: the network of Trojans who will be there for you and support you unconditionally. Greek life is the epitome of this family, being itself powerful community thriving within the Trojan family. I feel exceptionally privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of and give back to this family and I’m excited to see what my last year and a half at this incredible place has in store for me. The Greek community truly has so much in store for anyone willing to find it, so come out and rush!