Famous Greeks: Part XVIII

The fall semester is just about to start, so we thought we’d give you an extra reason to be excited: Something Greek‘s latest round up of celebrities in fraternities and sororities!

John Goodman Picture

I realize he’s done a lot more important movies, but in my eyes he’ll always be the dad in Coyote Ugly. Know what else John Goodman will always be? A brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Former The Bachelor contestant, Melissa Rycroft, is a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

We assume Jim Parsons wasn’t as nerdy in college as his character in The Big Bang Theory since he is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.

CSI: Miami and The West Wing star, Emily Procter, is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi.

Former Lost star Matthew Fox is a brother of FIJI.

Original “Dreamgirl” Loretta Devine is a sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Suits actor Gabriel Macht is a member of Delta Upsilon.

Actress and R&B singer, Towanda Braxton, is a member of Zeta Phi Beta.

Seinfeld co-creator, Larry David, is a brother of Tau Epsilon Phi.

Proving that sorority girls are more than just pretty faces, Zeta Tau Alpha member Jenna Morasca went on to win Survivor: The Amazon.

Thanks for checking out this issue of Famous Greeks! Be sure to check in next month for ten more famous sorority sisters and famous fraternity brothers!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Something Greek’s Back To School Essentials

It’s almost time to move back into the sorority or fraternity house! Be sure to stock up on your Greek clothing and accessories before you pack up the car. Here are some of Something Greek‘s favorite back to school items, including some awesome new products!

Sorority Spirit Football JerseyIt’s finally here! The Sorority Spirit Football Jersey is perfect for cool fall days.

Polka Dot Bid Day Package for Sororities, Sorority Accessories, Sorority Pen, Sororit Tumbler, Sorority Key Chain, Sorority NotepadThe Polka Dot Bid Day Package for Sororities isn’t just for Bid Day! It’s a great pack to order for yourself before heading back to school.

Sorority Monogram Stripe Phone Case, Sorority Phone Case, Delta Gamma Phone CaseDid you get a new phone over the summer? Style it up with our Sorority Monogram Stripe Phone Case! This one happens to be my favorite, but we’ve also just added a Sorority Monogram and Mascot Phone Case and a Sorority Script Monogram Phone Case.

Sorority Monogram Embroidered Bucket Hat, Sorority Hat, Back to SchoolThe Sorority Monogram Embroidered Bucket Hat is perfect for those first week of school barbecues.

Sorority Monogram Car Window Sticker, Sorority Stcker, Delta Gamma Car Sticker, Phi Sigma Sigma Car StickerShow your Greek pride on your way back to school with our Sorority Monogram Car Window Sticker! Prefer the Greek letters written out as words? Check out or Greek Script Stadium Sticker.

Sorority Craft Sticker Pack, Alpha Omicron Pi Stickers, AOII Stickers, Big Sis Lil Sis StickersWe know it’s a bit early for little crafting, but why not get a head start? Our new Sorority Craft Sticker Pack might just be the motivation you need. Also be sure to check out our new Sorority Quatrefoil Monogram Sticker!

Greek Letter Wall Sticker, Kappa Kappa Gamma Wall Sticker, Dorm Decorations, Sorority Sticker, Fraternity StickerLooking for dorm decorations? Check out our Greek Letter Wall Sticker!

Greek Printed Trucker Hat - Script, Greek Hat, Sorority Hat, Gamma Phi Beta HatSwitch it up for your next recruitment event by wearing matching hats rather than matching t-shirts! You have lots of options between this Greek Printed Trucker Hat – Script, our Sorority Mascot Printed Trucker Hat, Sorority Monogram Embroidered Trucker Hat, and the Greek Monogram Trucker Hat.

Sorority Monogram Printed Tote Bag, Sorority Tote Bag, Kappa Alpha Theta Tote Bag, Greek School Bag, Back to School

 And last, but certainly not least is your favorite tote bag in a new design: the Sorority Monogram Printed Tote Bag!

What will you be purchasing for back to school this year? Let us know you’re favorite products on Facebook or Twitter!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Why Deleting Your Social Media Accounts for Recruitment is a Bad Idea

The practice of deleting social media accounts during recruitment was always something that boggled my mind. Social media is SUCH a great recruitment tool, and makes the recruitment process so much easier. Something Greek has compiled our top tips for using social media to your advantage whether you’re currently a sorority sister or a PNM.

For the Sisters:

  • Create a Facebook group to announce your rush events. Finding a PNM on Facebook is much more chill than asking her for her phone number. Also, you probably don’t want to text hundreds of girls for every event.
  •  Learn more about the PNMs you’re most interested in (or refresh your memory). At a rush event, you want to get to know as many people as possible, so you might not get a chance to learn every detail you’d like to know about each girl. While you’re meeting tons of girls, you might also forget a few details, and that’s fine. Chances are you can fill in those missing pieces via their Pinterest or Twitter accounts.
  • Showcase pictures of past events. Of course, you’ll have pictures out during recruitment events, but you can only display so many collages. Create a Facebook album each for philanthropy events, formals, mixers, etc. so girls can see what being in your sorority is really about.

For the PNMs:

  • Learn more about the sorority you’re interested in. Similarly to what I’ve said above in the “For the Sisters” section, you can’t possibly talk about everything in a recruitment room. Check out the chapter’s Facebook page, Instagram page, etc. to see what they’ve been up to.
  • Get some insight into the Greek community. Does it look like girls are hanging out with girls in other sororities? That’s a great sign that the Greek community is unified and not catty. Despite stereotypes, I think you’ll find a lot of inter-Greek friendships out there.
  • Most importantly, can you picture yourself there? Check out some of the individual girls’ photos. Can you see yourself hanging out with them?

Disclaimer: We understand that some schools require sorority members to delete their social media accounts during recruitment. If that’s the case at your school, we’re by no means suggesting breaking the rules. However, if you’re in a position to decide whether your chapter or your Greek community keeps or deletes their social media accounts during recruitment, we recommend that you keep them (and not just so you can read our awesome Something Greek blog).

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Something Greek $15 Tank Sale

Whether you’re looking for a Greek tank to lounge around in over the summer, or a tank to wear around campus when you return to school, we’re sure you’ll find a perfect tank at the Something Greek $15 tank top sale! Just be sure to order yours before the sale ends on 7/27!

Sorority Chevron Printed Ladies Tank, Sorority Tank, Greek Tank

To be honest, we’re surprised this chevron trend is still around, but we’re definitely not complaining. Our Sorority Chevron Printed Ladies Tank is the perfect way to continue the trend!

Suns Out Guns Out Printed Fraternity Tank, Fraternity Lettered Tank, Greek Lettered TankIt doesn’t get more summery than our Suns Out Guns Out Printed Fraternity Tank!

Sorority Life Printed Burnout Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, Sorority Lettered Tank TopOur Sorority Life Printed Burnout Tank Top is a great option for summer too! And much classier than those lame bumper stickers.

American Apparel Fraternity Scripted Tank Top, Fraternity Tank Top, Greek Tank Top, Sorority Tank TopOur American Apparel Fraternity Scripted Tank Top is an oldie but a goodie.

Next Level Sorority Unisex Tank Top with Twill, Sorority Tank, Greek Tank, Fraternity TankOur Next Level Sorority Unisex Tank Top with Twill is the classic Greek tank.

Fraternity Lifeguard Printed Tank Top, Fraternity Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, Greek Tank TopHit the beach this summer in our Fraternity Lifeguard Printed Tank Top.

Sorority Infinite Sisters Printed Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, Greek Tank Top, Infinity Tank TopRock your letters subtly this summer in our Sorority Infinite Sisters Printed Tank Top.

Sorority Mascot Love Tank, Sorority Tank, Greek Tank, Sorority Lettered TankWe created the Sorority Mascot Love Tank because we know how much you love your mascot.

American Apparel Neon Greek Tank with 3-inch Twill Letters, Greek Tank, Sorority Tank, Fraternity TankGet in on the neon trend with our American Apparel Neon Greek Tank with 3-inch Twill Letters.

Sorority Printed Tank Top- Flag Design, Sorority Tank Top, Greek Tank Top, Fourth of July Tank Top, American Tank TopThis list would be incomplete without a patriotic tank, so here is my personal favorite, our Sorority Printed Tank- Flag Design!

These are just some of our favorite $15 Tank Top Sale Greek letter shirts. Check our all of your sale tank options here!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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2014 Recruitment Theme Ideas

We know it’s July and you’re in summer mode, but it’s never too early to start thinking about recruitment! So be prepared when your chapter’s summer meeting rolls around with some fun recruitment theme ideas from Something Greek.

1. Wizard of Oz. We’ve seen the “There’s No Place Like Home” thing so many times, but we think this “It’s not about where you’re going. It’s about who you’re with” quote is awesome! Roll out the yellow brick road!

I would love love love to have Wizard of Oz/SA themed bid day/recruitment shirts next year! And the colors are perfect!

2. Music Festival. Sunflowers, headbands, fringe, high waisted shorts–super trendy.

Music Festival Themed Bid Days and Recruitments are EVERYWHERE!

3. Under the Sea. So I might have a soft spot in my heart for The Little Mermaid, but this could be a really cool recruitment theme! We’ve envisioning glittered fish and lots of shells.

Under the Sea Bid Day theme-except make it Tri Delta of course

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We do this theme every year in my sorority. It would be even cuter if your school allows food in your rush rooms. We’re picturing mini croissants and muffin quiches.

sorority sugar

5. Top Gun. Looking to steer clear of the typical girly themes? How about a Top Gun theme?!

College of Charleston bid day - Top Gun theme

6. Circus. At first glance this theme seems kind of lame, but the banner below is really cute! We’re envisioning glittery elephants with elaborate headdresses and lots of popcorn and cotton candy.

A circus themed bid night would actually be my dream come true

7. America. Is there a better theme for anything? Just replace the dove with your mascot!

Sigma Kappa Recruitment theme: Sigma K in the USA. Shirts designed through Geneologie

8. Football. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know about my distaste for football, but how cute is this football cake?

Football cake pops would be an awesome snack for a football themed Bid Day, NFL event, etc.

9. Movie Night. This recruitment room decorated as a movie theater is so cute! We love the idea of putting your sisters pictures in the film strip.

From Beta Nu - film theme recruitment

10. Golden Ticket. Did you know that this year is the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl? Celebrate with a Willy Wonka themed recruitment!

We've got the golden ticket! Rush theme?

What are your ideas for recruitment this year? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!

-Michelle Giuseffi

 

 

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Famous Greeks Part XVII

Got the post holiday weekend blues? Cheer up with Something Greek‘s latest installment of Famous Greeks!

Nancy Grace is a member of Alpha Delta Pi, and we’d take a bet that she was probably president of her chapter.

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It seems like the Law and Order set is filled with former Greeks! Mariska Hargitay is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Actor (and, yes, Robin Thicke’s father) Alan Thicke is a member of Delta Upsilon.

Academy award- and Golden Globe-winning actress, Holly Hunt, is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

Arrested Development star, Tony Hale, is a member of Sigma Chi.

The Hills and The City star, Whitney Port is a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta.

SNL cast member, Will Forte, is a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Farrah Fawcett was a sister of Delta Delta Delta.

Keenan Ivory Wayans is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha.

We hope you enjoyed this installment of Famous Greeks! Check back for more of our favorite celebrities in sororities and fraternities next month!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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New Products from Something Greek!

We’ve just added some awesome new Greek products to the Something Greek site! You’ll find Sorority totes that are perfect for a beach bag, Greek travel coffee mugs to take along to your summer internship, Fraternity and Sorority tanks, and much more!

Sororities Love American Tote Bag, Sorority Tote Bag, Sorority Beach Bag, Sigma Delta Tau Tote BagLet’s start off with my favorite of all of these new products, the Sororities Love America Tote Bag. It’s a perfect beach bag, but can also carry your books in the fall! If you’re not into the heart pattern, we’re also offering this tote in a mascot pattern, love pattern, and the classic American flag pattern.

Custom Engraved Heart Letters, Sorority Letters, Letters for PaddlesWe know it’s not paddle season, but we’re sure you can come up with another crafty reason to use these Custom Engraved Heart Letters!

Sorority Girls Printed Burnout Tank Top, Sorority Tank, Sorority Screen Printed TankWere you a fan of the Power Puff Girls as a kid? Let your inner child out with our Sorority Girls Printed Burnout Tank Top.

Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority Soup Bowl with Spoon, Sorority Soup BowlEat your soup–or ice cream–in this fun Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority Soup Bowl!

Sorority Life is Good Burn Out Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top

 Our Sorority Life Printed Burnout Tank screams summer! And it’s much cooler than those tacky bumper stickers.

Custom Mascot Cappuccino Mug, Sorority Travel Mug, Sorority Mug

Are you waking up super early to get to your summer internship? Arrive bright-eyed by carrying your coffee along in our Custom Mascot Cappuccino Mug. Not into traveling with your beverage? We also have an at-home version.

Greek Custom Split Twill Letter T-Shirt, Greek Lettered Shirt, Greek Letters

We’re asked about split letters so often, and now we’ve made it easier for your to order a split lettered shirt with our Greek Custom Split Twill Letter T-Shirt.

Greek Double Border Twill Letter T-Shirt, Greek Lettered T-Shirt, Sorority Lettered T-Shirt, Fraternity Lettered T-Shirt

Can’t choose just one border color? Get two with our Greek Double Border Twill Letter T-Shirt.

Next Level Fraternity Tank with Twill Letters, Fraternity Tank, Fraternity Tank Top, Fraternity Lettered Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, Sorority Tank, Sorority Lettered Tank Top

We didn’t forget about the guys when it comes to tanks. Check out our new Next Level Fraternity Tank with Twill Letters and order yours before the sale ends!

Want to weigh in on our next round of new products? Follow us on Instagram (@SomethingGreek) where we’re always asking for your opinions on new designs!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Your Summer 2014 Bucket List

So now that it’s officially summer and you’ve been home for a few weeks, you’re probably starting to get bored. Sure, not having to go to class is great, but your best friends are no longer just across the hall. Something Greek has compiled a list of 14 things you need to do in summer 2014!

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1. Rewatch all of the episodes of Gossip Girl.

2. Do something tourist-y in your hometown that you’ve never done before.

3. Go visit one of your sisters that lives just a state or two away.

4. Read something that isn’t a requirement.

5. Talk to someone who could advance your future career.

6. Pick up said friend from number 3, and visit your sister who lives the furthest away.

7. Start applying for fall internships (sorry, this one isn’t that fun, but it will pay off).

8. Have a picnic at your high school with your hometown best friend.

9. Learn how to cook a few new essential meals. This will come in handy if you’re living off campus next semester!

10. Find a drive-in movie theater. Old school fun.

11. If you’re of age, go to a wine or beer tasting.

12. Get started on crafting for next semester.

13. Order some patriotic Greek gear!

14. Take your younger sibling(s)  somewhere fun. They’ll be going off to college too before you know it!

Summer Bucket List: Go Star Gazing.  Lots of blankets and pillows in back of pickup truck, sky watching at its best!

What’s on your summer bucket list? We’d love to hear about what you just NEED to do this summer on Facebook or Twitter!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Top 10 Patriotic Greek Products for the Fourth of July

One of our favorite holidays is just two weeks away! What American flag attire will you be sporting this Fourth of July? Here are our top Greek patriotic gear picks from Something Greek!

Greek Stars and Stripes Hooded SweatshirtNow you can order the Greek Stars and Stripes Hooded Sweatshirt with our ever popular stars and stripes pattern with no additional charge for the pattern!

Sorority Stars and Stripes Tank Top, Alpha Chi Omega Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, American Flag Tank topThis Sorority Stars and Stripes Tank Top is my personal favorite.

Fraternity Stars and Stripes Tank Top, Fraternity Tank Top, American Flag Tank TopAnd for the guys, we have the Fraternity Stars and Stripes Tank Top with no additional charge for the pattern!

Greek Patriotic Koozie, Fourth of July Koozie, Sorority Koozie, Fraternity KoozieKoozies are practically a necessity for the Fourth of July! Check out our Greek Patriotic Koozies!

Greek Stars and Stripes Printed T-Shirt, Sorority American Flag T-Shirt, Fraternity American Flag T-ShirtIf you want to be the most patriotically dressed person at the BBQ, we suggest our Greek Stars and Stripes Printed T-Shirt.

Greek Patriotic Package Deal, Patriotic Accessories, Accessories for Fourth of JulyReally into the patriotic theme? Get flip flops, a key chain, and a koozie for just $26.95 with our Greek Patriotic Package Deal!

Greek Patriotic Printed Tee, Greek T-Shirt, Sorority T-Shirt, Fraternity T-ShirtLooking for a fun yet inexpensive American flag Greek t-shirt? Check out our Greek Patriotic Printed Tee.

American Pride with Bling Stars, Sorority Shirt, Sorority Tank Top, American Flag ShirtThe best thing about our American Pride with Bling Stars Design is that you can get it on your choice of eleven different garments!

Fraternity Animal, Fraternity American Flag Shirt, Fraternity Shirt, Fourth of July ShirtChannel your inner Uncle Sam in our Fraternity Animal Design in your choice of six garments.

Greek Stars and Stripes Flip Flops, American Flag Flip Flops, Patriotic Flip Flops, Greek Flip Flops, Sorority Flip Flops, Fraternity Flip FlopsIf you’re heading to the beach this Fourth of July, these Greek Stars and Stripes Flip Flops are the perfect addition to your bathing suit!

Whatever you decide to wear to show your American pride this Fourth of July, we hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Top Five Reasons Our $15 T-Shirt is the Greatest

So you just got your first summer job paycheck, and you want to buy yourself a little reward. Or maybe you’re so bummed about missing your brothers or sisters this summer that you need a little pick-me-up. Something Greek‘s $15 t-shirt sale is back, and it’s the perfect mood boosting purchase. Here’s why:

Greek $15 Sewn-On Twill Letter Shirt

1) No guilt. I can’t think of anything else under $20 that could make you smile like a fresh set of letters. Maybe fro yo… It’s kind of impossible to frown while eating fro yo.

2) Add all of the glitter you want. The only part you can’t add glitter to is the actual garment (though I’m sure you’re an expert glitter-er, so I’m sure you could). I’m not sure we’d recommend it, but you can even get a glitter letter and a glitter border for no extra charge!

3) There are over 60 shirt colors to choose from. Why get basic black when you could get Safety Pink, Galapagos Blue, or Tangerine?

4) You can be unique. As we mentioned before, there are 60 shirt colors. There are also hundreds of patterns and over 30 border colors. I’m not doing the math (excuse the English major in me) but the possibilities are basically endless.

5) You can get the perfect American flag letters. This one doesn’t even require an explanation. Just check out the picture below.

American Flag Letters, Delta Delta Delta American Flag Letters

 

How will you design your $15 t-shirt? We’d love to see it, so be sure to Instagram a picture of your purchase and tag it with @somethinggreek! But don’t wait; this sale is over 6/22.

-Michelle Giuseffi

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