Monogram Madness

A wise woman once said, “my sheets are monogrammed, so is my silverware and pretty much everything else I own. My rule is, if it’s not moving, monogram it.” The woman who spoke these truthful words is every sorority girl’s favorite southern belle and lawyer, Reese Witherspoon.

Monograms are a way to personalize even the simplest household item. They are a way to dazzle, and to let everyone know that what you have belongs to you. Even though monograms are very simple since they are just three letters, it is something that is extremely personal because it reflects your identity- your first, last, and middle name.

Sororities are catching on to this phenomenon and creating their own monograms using the Greek letters. This trend is taking the clothing industry by storm; Monograms are in high demand this fall for all types of items. From the side of your rain boot, to your windbreaker, to your stationary, you can easily point out one of your sisters on campus because of her monogram. Sorority girls are quickly discovering the possibilities of where they can leave their mark by using their monogram, so the question is, what can’t you monogram?

We’ve pinned some monogram ideas from shirts, to hats, to towels…check out our board! Make your monogram come alive by submitting it to the Greek Streak team!

Adding Quotes to Your Shirt!

Using quotes on your Greek apparel can be super eye catching. Quotes can be used on shirts for recruitment, bid day, formals, and every day wear. Some quotes will get people’s attention and wonder what chapter you are a part of. They are a great way to get PNMs attention and make them want super cute shirts too! Who wouldn’t want a catchy shirt that gets people interested?! Some quotes can be inspiring about Greek life and help others see why we love it so much! My personal favorite quote is, “If I paid for my friends, I surely didn’t pay enough.” This quote makes me realize that the friendships I have made will last a lifetime, as well as the memories made! Next time you have an event, or just want to order a shirt with a catchy quote, check out Greek Streak! Search through our pre-made designs or design your own awesome shirt!

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Greek Streak Selfie Contest!

Time is officially ticking to enter into our Selfie Contest! There have been an overwhelming amount of submissions, but there’s still a few short days for you to enter for your chance to win! The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 20th.

Why enter?

You can have the chance to be featured on any of our social media platforms (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or our blog). What better way to get recognition for your fraternity or sorority than on a national website?! …did we mention the prizes that you might get?
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Prizes?

You could win a Lilly Pulitzer prize pack that includes one jumbo agenda, one thermal mug, one printed drink hugger, and one tumbler with straw.

The top five runners up will win a free Greek Streak single order shirt with a design of their choosing.

Rules?

> You must be wearing a sorority or fraternity shirt in your photo.

> All photo submissions must be appropriate. No indecency or alcohol in the photo, please!

> Photo submissions must be tagged properly with both the hashtag #greekstreakselfie and the @greekstreakt account.

> Submissions will only be accepted through Instagram.

> You must be an active member of a sorority or fraternity to be eligible for this contest.

> Photo submissions should feature only the entering participant.

> Prizes not claimed within 24 hours will be forfeited and given away to the next eligible participant. You must live in the continental United States to be eligible.

> By submitting your photo to this contest, you agree to abide by all rules as outlined above, and give Greek Streak the rights and permissions to use your submitted photos for marketing purposes.

If you don’t have any of our products, check out our website and order your’s today- you never know the next time we might offer a contest :)

Limited Time Sale – 40% Off Long Sleeve Styles

With the chilly fall weather finally approaching, now is the best time to stock up on long sleeve t’s! Don’t worry, Greek Streak has your back on this one. Right now our long sleeve styles are 40% off! That’s right, a full 40% off. No promo code is required! So run, don’t walk to the Greek Streak site and scoop up a long sleeve t!

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My Experience in a Honor’s Fraternity

We all know that when we think of Greek Life, we think of the Traditional Fraternity or Sorority. However, there’s another part of Greek Life that is popular among colleges : co-ed Fraternities!

I just so happen to be in a National Co-ed Honor’s Fraternity called Phi Sigma Pi at Towson University. And honestly, I think it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

I think the greatest part of joining not only my fraternity, but just Greek life in general, is the sense of family you have. I have met some pretty amazing people since I rushed back in Spring ’13 and can truly rely on any of my brothers for anything at all.  Surrounding myself with people who are determined, smart, and passionate about life is why I love being in a Fraternity. I consider the friends I that I have made in PSP, some of my best friends. Joining Greek Life is a great way to meet people with all different backgrounds be it their major, hometown, or just life experiences.

I think another deal breaker for me is that my fraternity is really committed to community service and giving back to the local Baltimore community. Being a brother of Phi Sigma Pi has motivated me to become more of a leader both within and outside our chapter. Right now I am one of the Philanthropy Chairs for Gamma Pi, our chapter, which I was wary to take on because it was a new position this year. However with the support of my brothers, I ran and got the position! Last semester, I also had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. I got through the stressful application process and was encouraged all along the way even when I was abroad. My brothers even sent me a surprise package with little notes and goodies that really helped with feeling homesick.

I joined a fraternity to make a bigger impact in the community and to meet new people. Why do I stay? Because of the friendships that I have made, the commitment to challenging ourselves to be the best we can be, and the memories that are still to come.

 

 

 

 

Don’y Worry, Be Happy! :)

With the fall semester into full swing, you’re sure to be feeling it…stress.

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It’s still early on in the semester, so if you’re stressing over a bad test grade or paper RELAX! You still have plenty of time to bring up your grade and dwelling on one bad thing will just bring your mood down.

Maybe you need to try studying a different way! Go someplace where you usually don’t study like a cafe, park, or just another academic building. Or studying using flash cards, reading the textbook, repeating your noted to yourself out loud, or looking up YouTube videos.

Maybe it’s time you have a change in scenery! Being in a stressful environment can really take it’s toll after a while, so taking yourself out of that situation can help a lot. Try going on a long walk or jog. If you can, take a trip home and regroup.

Last but not least, maybe you just need some alone time. Time where you don’t have to worry about anyone or anything and can feel/do what you want. So go ahead, watch some Netflix, eat some Nutella, and wear the comfiest sweatpants you own-you totally deserve it!

 

What’s On Your Bucket List?

I think there’s a growing trend among people in college right now, that people feel stuck where they are and don’t know how to get out of it. People want a change in their lives but don’t know where to start. I find the best way to do this is by creating a bucket list! Bucket Lists are a list of things you want to accomplish by a set period of time, think of it as a more specific New Year’s resolution. If you feel stuck in a rut and want some change, go out and start living! In the words of One Direction, we have to “live while we’re young”.

Even if something seems completely crazy..add it on there! You are the only one holding yourself back. So ask yourself, “what do you want to do before you die?”

I’ve come up with a few:

>Go to the hot air balloon festival in New Mexico

>Be an extra in a movie

>Travel to every continent (I may skip Antarctica)

Still not convinced? Well some of you may remember “The Buried Life”. It was a show on MTV that chronicled four guys living out their bucket lists, and helping others check an item off their list along the way. They’ve truly taken their bucket list to heart and have traveled all over the world and done crazy things. They have a book and are currently on tour spreading the message on living your life to the fullest.

Still need even more inspiration? Pinterest is a great resource to stumble upon ideas and add it to your list. See what’s on our Bucket List so far!

 

Sorority Resolutions

With the semester in full swing, it’s important to stay involved in your sorority or fraternity between your hectic schedule. Every semester is different in Greek life and now is the time to make some sorority based resolutions to help you continue to be the best sister you can.

    1. Leave All the Drama in the Past!

    I can’t stress how important this is. Give everyone in your chapter a fresh start. Let go of any petty drama that occurred last semester. Now is the time to forgive and forget. You only have 4 years as an active member and any time you spend angry or bitter is a waste of time. Drama happens and is expected but it’s important to be the bigger person and just let it go. Make some amends. Try not to get involved in drama this semester!

    2. Make a Personal Goal to not Gossip.

    This means no gossiping on sisters, fellow students or other organizations. I know it sounds hard because sometimes your other sisters will start the gossip. If that happens simply smile and change the subject.  Don’t encourage it, don’t agree with it.

    3. Evaluate How You’re Doing in Your Position.

    Think about what position(s) you hold. Are you giving it your absolute best? Think about what improvements, changes or goals you want to see for that position and try to do it. Talk to other members or E-Board and see what suggestions they have. No matter how big or how small your position is, it’s vital to the flow of your sorority.

    4. Attend as Many Social Events as Possible!

    You only have four years as a member of your amazing organization so live it up! Attend every mixer, date function, and sister hang out that your schedule allows. Unless it gets in the way of school, go and have fun!

    5. Bond with a Sister You’re Not Close To.

    Obviously you love your big and your little and your pledge sisters etc. but what about a sister who you have no “connection” to. Make an effort to get to know her better. Invite her out to lunch just the two of you, or just make a goal to have a more personal conversation with them. Find out about their family, their classes, their hometown etc. Even if you don’t end up being best friends, you still made an effort to become closer.

    6. Order a Cute New Shirt to Start the Semester Off Right!

    Whether this is a group order for the whole chapter or just a single order for you, Greek Streak can help you out! We have thousands of design ideas for your chapter and plenty of cute single orders in our Press Collection. Maybe this is the semester your chapter finally gets some Spirit Jerseys! Check out Greek Streak’s Individual Spirit Jersey Sale for the latest designs available for a limited time!

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Fall is for HOMECOMING

It’s getting close to the most spirit-filled weekend at college…Homecoming!

Homecoming is a great time to show your school pride and get involved with the many events happening on campus. Who knows, maybe you can get free food or swag from it?! For us Greeks, Homecoming is all about representing who we are. We show our pride with:

Banners

Banners let us showcase how creative we are and show our school pride at the same time! We gets other students’ attention and maybe they’ll choose to rush in the spring!

Shirts

Everyone has their college or university’s normal shirts, but what better way to stand out in the crowd than designing your own? Check out Greek Streak’s Design Gallery and start designing yours today. If you don’t want to design your own, don’t worry! Pinterest has a ton of cute ideas on how to revamp your wardrobe.

Taking Part in Campus-wide Events

Taking part in homecoming events on-campus shows that you have school pride and you are helping to get the rest of your school hyped about the game! Participate in as much as you can and get your fraternity or sorority’s name out there! Maybe you’ll even get something from the university to help your group.

All About That Bow

You may be all about that bass, but here at Greek Streak we’re all about bows. Bows are a growing trend this year, not only for Greek Spirit Wear but also in fashion! They add a little flair to an outfit, that would’ve been dull or plain before.

Some cute ways to wear bows are:

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1. In your hair!

2. On your shoes!

3. As a tie for a dress/shirt!

4. As an accessory like a bracelet or earrings.

There’s more cute ways to wear bows on our Pinterest board! :)

Why not check out our new Bow Tanks? Click the picture to order yours today!