Year after year, millions of young adults pack up their belongings, say goodbye to their mom and/or dad, and set off for the adventures that await them at college. It is an incredibly exciting (and a little bit nerve-wracking) time and the beginning of a new stage of life. Some college freshmen have already made up their minds that they would like to be a part of the Greek life, while many others are on the fence about joining a fraternity or sorority.

At Upper Crust Food Service, we love being a part of the Greek community, and for all of the freshmen that are undecided about joining, we know that you’ll love it too! In this blog, we’ll provide you with a few of the many reasons that you won’t regret becoming a part of a chapter house. If you are currently in a fraternity or sorority but don’t have reliable kitchen management, then don’t hesitate to contact our college food service company! We proudly serve chapter houses across the country and would love to provide delicious food to you as well!

Academic Support

Obviously, you’re attending college to further your education. You’ll find that gaining knowledge is incredibly rewarding, but it can also be a little difficult keeping up with all of your classes. This is one great thing about being part of a chapter house. Your brothers or sisters will not only be able to provide you with information about classes, majors, and professors, but will also be able to help you with subjects that you are struggling with.

Giving Back to the Community

A great part about most Greek organizations is that they are strongly connected to the community and take the time to help as much as possible. From annual fundraisers to help raise money for non-profits in the area to having a certain amount of hours of volunteering required, you will have pride knowing that you are helping out those in need.

Tradition

When you become a part of the Greek life, you will become a part of the rich history of your chapter house. Majority of fraternities and sororities have long-held traditions that were implemented long before you joined and will remain long after you graduate. If you are going to school at a new campus or have joined a newer fraternity or sorority, then you get to start new traditions!

Networking

A huge benefit to joining a Greek organization is the networking opportunities that are offered following your graduation. You’ll have the ability to make professional connections with alumni networks right off the bat. This gives you a serious jump start on your career that is not available for those that are not part of a fraternity or sorority.

Leadership Opportunities

Another way that the Greek life prepares you for the world after college is by providing you with multiple opportunities to enhance your leadership skills. Being a part of so many programs throughout the year involves a lot of work that requires leadership, so you will be given many opportunities to take command and lead your brothers or sisters to success.

Friendship

It can be intimidating going to a new place where you don’t know many people, but you don’t have anything to worry about when you join a chapter house! You’ll immediately be introduced to a group of people that you will eventually consider family. It’s great to have a strong support system during your time in college and many friendships that are formed will last you a lifetime.

Great Food

Not all Greek houses are lucky enough to have fresh and delicious food day after day, but when you hire a chef from Upper Crust Food Service, you and your brothers or sisters will be provided with customized daily meal plans that are guaranteed to make your taste buds happy. All of the ingredients that our campus chefs use are fresh and responsibly sourced, and use your input to make sure that you’re getting what your stomach is craving.

If you would like to learn more about our college food service company, or are currently on the search for new kitchen management and catering services, then please feel free to give us a call today!