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Who is LosEvolution Part 3: Greek Life (What it Is)


Almost three years ago, Iota Phi Theta became a reality after being a dream. This was the moment where everything changed when it came to my life in the 5 principles: Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood.

Scholarship
Somehow people say going through the process of being greek drops the GPA. It enhanced me, brought everything in perspective. My academics were priority over my process because of two things: (1) If an organization places themselves above academics, it is counterproductive and (2) my academics follow my resume, life, career, and integrity.

Leadership
Eyes are on you as a greek. Not in an aspiring kind of way either. It is a critiquing view. I live my life, critiquing it daily, whether I can make each moment, each time, and each opportunity better. I am inspired by the aspect of ‘own the room’, not to be arrogant, but to show confidence, courage, and even the aspect of ‘having a set.’ My name is on the line in everything I do and I treat it that way.

Citizenship
From this perspective, the friends I had when I went Greek…they’re my friends now. The crowd is my people, my family, my source to make sure that my display of my fraternity is accurate and entertaining. I remember standing around and watching Greeks stroll. I believe if someone takes the time to watch, I should ensure that it is worth watching.
On the sense of citizenship, respect for the other 8 organizations is deemed to be essential. I cannot speak strong and proud about my choice without expressing the respect that I have for someone else’s. To me, every Greek org is important. We are about scholarship and service…we have different colors and different ways in saying that is all.

Fidelity
Fidelity is to be admired, respected, practiced, and known throughout mankind. It is a philosophy I try to uphold as I deem myself a loyal individual.

Brotherhood
There is probably not one person who knows me that can say that I am not a friend, associate, or confidant. I do not have an enemy in the world, and I want to keep it that way. I hated the time where I had enemies because it brought out the worst in me. The brotherhood concept not only applies to my frat, but it applies to everyone who would need a helping hand, a shoulder, bail money, shirt off my back…or the guy who is right beside you in the jail saying, “yeah, we messed up.”

All sarcasm aside, Iota Phi Theta has brought my life closer to full circle. It really set the stage for my life as LosEvolution. It is a life I cherish daily, as I know that I cannot get tomorrow back.

I represent loud to ensure that the whole world can hear..
I stroll so strong that people think it’s 100 Iotas here..
I chant so loud that it send down your spine fear..
I do what it takes to make a crowd cheer..
I entertain the crowd so they can cheer now and later..
For a different fraternity…my Iota Phi Theta.

The Mentality Of Greek Dance

Union Unplugged – Phi Nu Pi style – All D9 in This…

Strolling, dancing, hopping, whatever you want to call it….to some, it is merely show. Others, it is a serious matter. For me, well, it is a peaceful moment.

Mentality

I take it as something that is bigger than myself. Because of this, I do it as if there are a million people behind me. There is never a half-assed stroll. However, I do adjust my intensity with the song. If it is somewhat competitive or a crowd, then the heat is on. Not because of what it is, but I believe in giving a show. If I stand by and watch people stroll, I expect them to give it 100%. That is why that I try my best to do the same.

Peace

My mind is actually at ease while doing this. There are a million things going on around me, but I can see them all. It is a happy feeling knowing that what I am doing is bigger than me.

Alone or Line

I have grown accustomed to both, which makes me somewhat a ‘King’ of it. Not my name, but I have been called multiple things when it came to hopping. As long as there is music, I can go and keep going.

 

 

 

My Shield

copyright by Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.Since November 2008, I have carried a shield around. A shield that represents more than myself; rather, an organization. A fraternity…a brotherhood.

Iota Phi Theta means more to me than a multitude of things in life. Greek life does change you. For me, it became my shield and the fire that chiseled my being.

Changes

I would not generally describe myself as anything. I let everyone else bring the description according to my actions. The thing is that I never dictated them; rather, I was passive. It took a lot to have a more active, less passive persona. I always thought that if I was too active, I would hurt people’s feelings. The thing I learned is that those who truly support me will understand me. Others will move on with their lives. Why should I care to begin with?

So, I decided to let all the strings go and cut loose with life. I can care less about the past because no one in it cares about me. So, why spend my time having sincere compassion about a past that has forgotten about me. Perhaps it is time for me to forget about it.

Ow-Ow

One Year In The Game (Fall 08)

Fall 2008 saw a change that a lot of people did not expect. LosEvolution took his hand and dealt it into the life of greekdom. Not only was it a tossup, I pledged something that NO ONE guessed. Iota was a choice made to make a difference and to solidify my position in life as a unique individual. I always wanted to make a solemn difference on campus, whether it was my involvement on campus in organizations or having one of the most public jobs on campus. November 16, 2008, I set foot on campus as a member of Iota Phi Theta. The hilarious part was that I did not realize how big of a deal it would become. Instead of watching the others stroll in a circle representing their organizations, I became a charter member of my own, willing and able to stroll and step to the fullest of my ability.

This year was a year of publicity and support, as I want everyone to support my organization. I, in retrospect, extended my hand to a lot of organizations when I had the time. It was not for recognition, it was merely letting them know that there was a Greek organization supporting them. It helped a lot during the two Iota Weeks as a lot of people say they enjoyed them. What amazed me was the amount of respect that was given. It is because of this respect that I give 100% to my showing of Iota Phi Theta and it is also because of the respect I have for the organization.

This one year has been so much fun, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Also, I would like to say Happy 1 Year Anniversary to the Fall 08 Greeks!!!

iWork
iPlay
but no matter what
iPhi is here to stay!

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. at the University of Mississippi is alive and well!