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!

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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