Thoughts Greek Alumni Have When Visiting After Graduation

As an alumni who’s been back to visit her sorority sisters a lot this semester, there are some pretty interesting things going through my head each time I go back. Here are some of Something Greek‘s favorites.

1. Who are all of these people? I used to walk in this place and know everyone.

2. Speaking of, I’ve never paid full price for a drink at this bar before. I wish I knew this bartender. I knew them all two years ago.

3. I can’t believe that guy just asked me if I was a freshman. Do I look 18? You know what, don’t answer that…

4. Who is that girl wearing my letters? Why have I never met her?

5. This frat used to be soooo different.

6. I’m so sorry, your pledge class is the Gamma what?! God, I’m old.

7. Oh, your grand big gave you that shirt? Who’s your grand big? Oh, he was here when I was active. He’s your GRAND big?

8. You were born in nineteen-ninety-what now?

9. Oh thank God. That person is older than me.

10. If I start one more sentence with “back in my day…” I’m pretty sure my hair is going to start turning white.

11. Why didn’t we have those shirts when I was active. I want one.

12. Please stop thanking me for coming like it’s God’s gift to the world. It’s making me feel awkward.

13. Oh. My. God. You. Are. So. Young.

14. Why didn’t we have this when I was here?! (In reference to on-campus eateries, newly renovated kitchens, shuttle buses, etc.)

15. Okay this is it. This is my last visit. (Lol, nope.)

Did you have any of these thoughts when you visited your Greek organization for homecoming or another event recently? Let us know your funny thoughts about visiting your sorority or fraternity as an alum!

Dont say you "pay for friends" if you are in Greek life because I know my sisters are worth wayyyyy more then what I am paying <3 SLAM

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Something Greek Cardigan Sale

We’re at it again! Get our bestselling American Apparel cardigan–customized to your liking–for under $30! These cardigans are perfect for layering this fall. Be sure to order yours before 10/13 when the price goes back up!

American Apparel Embroidered Fraternity Cardigan, Lettered Cardigan, Greek Letter CardiganClass up your daily class-wear with the American Apparel Embroidered Fraternity Cardigan!

American Apparel Embroidered Sorority Cardigan, Sorority Cardigan, Greek Cardigan, Sorority Lettered CardiganAnd here’s the version for the ladies! Check out the American Apparel Embroidered Sorority Cardigan.

Fraternity Cardigan with Crest and Monogram, Fraternity Cardigan, Greek CardiganThe Fraternity Cardigan with Crest and Monogram is probably the most sophisticated version of the American Apparel cardigan. Perfect for an alumni event!

Sorority Cardigan with Crest and Monogram, Sorority Cardigan, Sorority Lettered Cardigan, Greek CardiganOur Sorority Cardigan with Crest was already a bestseller, but now that we’ve added a monogram, they’re sure to fly off the shelves!

 American Apparel Fraternity Cardigan with Twill, Fraternity Cardigan, Greek Cardigan, Fraternity Lettered Cardigan, Greek Lettered CardiganThe original American Apparel Fraternity Cardigan with Twill is now at it’s lowest price ever!

American Apparel Sorority Cardigan with Twill, Sorority Cardigan, Greek Cardigan, Sorority Lettered Cardigan, Greek Lettered CardiganThrow on this American Apparel Sorority Cardigan with Twill before heading out to class this fall and you’re sure to be warm in even the chilliest of lecture halls!

See a cardigan you like? Don’t wait! This sale ends 10/13. Might we also mention that a Greek lettered cardigan is a great gift for your soon-to-be little?

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Crafting Ideas for Your New Little

So you’ve found your rush crush, your sorority has given her a bid, and now she’s your little! But what can you make for her that she’ll cherish forever? Something Greek has scoured Pinterest for some of the very best big/little crafting ideas we could find. Here are our favorites.

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We love this Native American-esque Chi Omega wall art. Make it in our sorority’s colors or get inspired by this rainbow pattern.

Sister Quote Canvas

The traditional sisterhood quotes get played out, but here’s one even we haven’t seen before!

11x14 Big Little Sorority Canvas In the middle of by GettysCrafts

We’re sure you’ll let your little know how much you love her daily, but this is the perfect reminder for when you’re not around.

@Natasha S C Gonzalez @Ashley Walters Walters Pierce This would be such a cute idea if we did a Disney theme!!

I can’t say I’m a big fan of Frozen, but there isn’t much I wouldn’t do for my letters.

Sorority little gift! #greek #crafts #diy

Because your little is more than just a pretty face, we just had to include our favorite Shakespeare quote.

Painted canvas sorority craft for future little! #PiBetaPhi "it's not four years, it's for life"

We know you’ve seen this quote a million times, but how cute is that infinity sign made out of flowers?

Big Little Sorority Craft- Kappa Kappa Gamma- Dream Big Little One on Etsy, $20.00

We don’t think we’re talented enough to freehand-draw a dream catcher, but if you think you are, this is an awesome idea.

Pretty flowers and stripes. Needs more flowers though.

This striped canvas with Tri Delta laid out in flowers is simple yet perfect.

big/lil supposed to be for sorority, but Mel would love this (since she calls me her big and I her little)

A sweet quote from my favorite children’s book updated for my favorite human–my little.

mollie's mom sorority craft big/little chi omega

This “Keep Calm and Call My Big” poster should be a requirement for all new members.

Friends Themed Sorority Canvas

Friends-obsessed sorority women of the world take note! You could also replace “Sisters” with “Little.”

We could go on for days about our favorite sorority craft ideas, but we’ll stop here for now. Tag us (@SomethingGreek) in your Instagram or Pinterest pictures of your crafts! We’d love to see them.

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Perfect for Fall: Something Greek Sweatshirt Sale!

You’ve seen the no up-charge $15 t-shirt and the $15 tank sale, but did you ever think we’d apply this amazing sale to sweatshirts? Well it’s here! Get one of Something Greek‘s best selling Greek letter sweatshirts for only $25-$30. Be sure to order yours before September 30th!

Greek Sweatshirt, Greek Lettered Sweatshirt, Greek Letters, Sigma Phi Epsilon Sweatshirt, Sig Ep SweatshirtIt’s our best loved Fraternity Gildan Hooded Sweatshirt and now it’s available for only $30!

Sorority Sweatshirt, Greek Sweatshirt, Alpha Chi Omega Sweatshirt, A Chi O Sweatshirt, Cheap Greek ClothingThe Sorority Gildan Hooded Sweatshirt is just $30 too! Get any pattern or border, even our personal favorite–glitter, for no extra charge.

Fraternity 8 oz Crewneck Sweatshirt, Fraternity Sweatshirt, Greek Sweatshirt, Greek Crewneck, Phi Kappa Tau SweatshirtNot cold enough for a hood yet where you live? Check out the Fraternity 8 oz Crewneck Sweatshirt–now just $25!

Sorority 8 oz Crewneck Sweatshirt, Sorority Sweatshirt, Greek Sweatshirt, Sorority Crewneck, Kappa Kappa Gamma SweatshirtWe’re loving this chevron pattern! Have your very own Sorority 8 oz. Crewneck Sweatshirt made with your favorite pattern for just $25!

How do you like our four choices for our Greek sweatshirt sale? Not only are these sweatshirts great for keeping you warm, you might as well get a jump start on ordering clothes for your future little!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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Famous Greeks: Part XIX

With football season in full swing, we thought we’d dedicate this Famous Greeks post to some current and past football players who were also in fraternities in college! Here are ten of our favorite professional football-playing Greeks.

Houston Texans Center, Chris Myers, is a brother of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Tampa Bay’s Rian Lindell is a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda.

Former Greenbay quarterback, Graham Harrell, is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Jay Ratliff is a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Craig Stevens of the Tennessee Titans is a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings is a member of Phi Kappa Psi.

Baltimore Ravens’ Morgan Cox is a brother of FIJI.

Former Steelers player, Charlie Batch, is a member of Phi Beta Sigma.

Former Bills, Bengals, and Jets quarterback, Aaron Maybin, is a brother of Kappa Alpha Psi. Also, we picked this image of him in his Jets jersey because we’re Jets fans here at Something Greek!

Cardinals player, Jared Veldheer, is a member of Delta Sigma Phi.

We hope you liked this latest round of NFL players in fraternities! Check back next month for more celebrities, athletes, and other famous personalities in Greek Life!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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More New Products: Frockets, Monograms, and Lamps!

Still not satisfied with your dorm room decorations or your new semester wardrobe? Check out these awesome new products from Something Greek! We’ve just added tons of frocket and monogram options plus few other new, fun things.

Sorority Bling Mascot Beach Hooded Tee, Sorority Sweatshirt, Sororotiy Zip UpOur new Sorority Bling Mascot Beach Tee is for sorority girls who want to stand out in a crowd.

Sorority Frocket Tank and Boxers Pajama Set4am fire drills are the worst. Make them slightly more bearable with cute pajamas like the Sorority Frocket Tank and Boxers Pajama Set or the Sorority Frocket Tank and Pant Set.

Sorority Quarter-Zip with Embroidered Monogram, Sorority Sweatshirt, Sorority Monogramed Sweatshirt, Sorority SweaterWe know you love your quarter-zips, maybe as much as our monogram design! Check out our new Sorority Quarter-Zip with Embroidered Monogram.

Greek Pullover Jacket with Monogram, Sorority Jacket, Fraternity Jacket, Greek Jacket, Custom Embroidered Jacket, Personalized JacketThe Greek Pullover Jacket with Monogram is a great update on our favorite classic.

Monogram Sorority Embroidered Boat Tote, Sorority Tote Bag, Sorority Bag, Personalized Tote BagThe Monogram Sorority Embroidered Boat Tote might just be the best way to carry your books around this semester!

Sorority Monogram Embroidered Ladies Cardigan, Sorority Cardigan, Sorority Sweater, Custom CardiganGot the boat tote already? You’ll want this Sorority Monogram Embroidered Ladies Cardigan to match!

Fraternity Frocket Tank Top, Fraternity Tank Top, Greek Tank TopThey’re here! Check out our Fraternity Frocket Tank Top and it’s companion, the Fraternity Frocket T-Shirt. Ladies, see the girls’ version here.

Sorority Moroccan Tile Frocket Tank Top, Sorority Tank Top, Greek Tank TopWant more frocket options? We love this Sorority Moroccan Tile Frocket Tank Top!

Sorority Frocket Tank Top with Script Monogram, Sorority Tank TopAnd another frocket option: the Sorority Frocket Tank Top with Script Monogram.

Greek Night and Day Custom Lamp, Sorority Lamp, Fraternity Lamp, Greek Dorm Decorations, Greek Lamp, Sorority Dorm Decorations, Fraternity Dorm Decorations, Greek House Decorations, Sorority House Decorations, Fraternity House DecorationsThe overhead lighting in dorm rooms are the worst. Why not brighten up the place with this Greek Night and Day Custom Lamp? Be sure to check out the Sorority House Custom Lamp and the Sorority Sun and Moon Custom Lamp designs too!

Which is your favorite new Something Greek product? Follow us on Instagram (@SomethingGreek) to get early peeks at new product ideas and send us your feedback!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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The Most Important Questions to Ask PNMs

You’ve got the “what’s your major?,” “where are you from?,” and “which dorm are you in?” questions down, but those just skim the surface. How are you supposed to know if these girls will find their home with your sorority if you know next to nothing about them? Something Greek has compiled a list of the best questions to ask potential new members to learn the most important things about them.

1. What did you do in high school? You want to know if she was a slacker, captain of the volleyball team, or class president right? How involved someone was in high school is usually a good indication of how involved they’ll be in your chapter.

2. Have you done any  philanthropic work? This may come out after asking question number one, but us Greeks are all about helping others. Wouldn’t it be good to know a potential new member’s experiences with charity work?

3. How do you like [the name of your school] so far? I know a ton of people who hated their school then pledged and loved it. Personally, I loved my school, pledged, and loved it even more. The important part of this question is a follow up “why?” If the reason a PNM is hating school is that it doesn’t offer their major, you might want to move on. If their reason is geared more towards not knowing a lot of people, well you can obviously change that.

4. Why did you decide to come out for recruitment? Okay, so a PNM who is only interested in partying can totally lie here, but at least you’ll know she can think in her feet. But in all seriousness, you want to know why they’re there right?

5. What did you do this summer? This is a little less awkward than the generic “so what are your hobbies?” question, but chances are you’ll learn exactly what this rush does in her spare time.

6. Are you looking into any other clubs or other extra-curricular organizations? It’s always good to have a well rounded sorority. Maybe you’ll find your next Greek Week star or the next expert banner painter!

7. Do you have any questions? This is the most important question in a job interview, and in recruitment. Just be prepared that some PNMs might ask ridiculous things like “do you really have to kill a dog to get in?” Um, no.

What’s you go to recruitment question? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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The Best Greek Recruitment Shirts

We’re pretty sure your Greek organization’s top order of business upon arriving back at school for the new semester is recruitment shirts. We’ve seen thousands of recruitment shirts over the years, so we’ve compiled a collection of Something Greek‘s favorite sorority and fraternity recruitment shirts!

Tiffany Box Recruitment Shirt, Sorority Recruitment Shirt, Sorority Tiffany's Themed RecruitmentYou’ll have to change this to “fall collection” of course, but Tiffany themed recruitment events will always be super popular.

Love Hated Fraternity Rush Shirt, Sigma Phi Epsilon Rush Shirt, Fraternity Recruitment ShirtWe love both the flaming letters and the great quote on the back of this Loved Hated Fraternity Recruitment Shirt!

Making Girls Jealous Sorority Recruitment Design, Sorority Rush ShirtsWe don’t generally condone making people jealous, but if the shoe fits…

Flag Rush Shirts, Fraternity Rush Shirts, Chi Phi Recruitment ShirtsWe can’t think of a better recruitment theme than a patriotic one.

Sun Shines Sorority Recruitment Shirt, Sorority Rush Shirt, Phi Sigma Sigma Recruitment ShirtOur Sun Shines Sorority Recruitment Design is perfect for an early fall recruitment when it still feels like summer! As a bonus, check out our Greek Sunglasses to add to this theme.

Fraternity Rush Shirt, Fraternity Recruitment Shirt, Fall 2014 Recruitment

This graphic fraternity recruitment shirt is simple but will definitely get your organization noticed by potential new members! Plus it’s my favorite colors…

Start Living the Dream Recruitment Shirt, Sorority Recruitment Shirt, Sorority Rush ShirtShowcase just how fabulous sorority life is with one of our many Start Living the Dream Designs!

Tuxedo Shirt, Fraternity Recruitment Shirt, Fraternity Rush ShirtWant to keep your recruitment a little ironic? Check out our Tuxedo Shirt Design!

Listen to Your Heart Sorority Recruitment Design, Sorority Recruitment Shirts, Sorority Rush Shirts, Alpha Epsilon Phi ShirtsBecause there is no better recruitment advice than “listen to your heart.”

Every Man Design Recruitment Shirt, Fraternity Recruitment Shirt, Fraternity Rush ShirtThis Every Man Design recruitment shirt might be simple, but it gets your point across.

Got a great idea for a recruitment shirt? Get your price quote here, or give us a call at 1-800-247-3352! Happy recruiting!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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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!

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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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