Greek Life: Is the Grass Truly Green on the Other Side?

Now that almost 2 years have passed since Iota Phi Theta came to the University of Mississippi, I remember once when a member of Kappa Alpha Psi said when it came to his Greek life: “The grass is green on the other side.”

The thing is that I came from a point where my grass was already green. My personal reputation was somewhat solid because of my talents and personality. I was one of the few who can go from suit to slacks to jeans, and have the same, yet different persona. With this ability, I had not only the respect of my peers, but of faculty and staff as well. It is not something I use as clout, but it is something that I cherish and respect. I believed my greek experience was going to be one and the same..or so I thought.

Greek life puts that green grass under a microscope so small, you can see the lines on it. I immediately made sure one sentiment was understood: I am still me!

A lot of people make this big deal about the letters. Yes, they are near and dear to my heart. Yes, I represent them with pride and respect. Yes, I struggle to uphold the principles daily; however, there is one code that stands above and beyond all of it: The word of God. HE is the cause of life and HE is the reason that I stand as a Greek.

My grass started green; now, it is greener than ever.


Sunday Thoughts: The Longest/Shortest Walk of Life

It takes a black gown that in the mid of May can be hot as a mofo!
Thousands of people asking, “What’s next” and you saying, “I don’t know.”
What they do not realize that you’re embracing the moment.
The moment when you walk across the aisle, excited to see.
A degree in your hand that took 4-5 years to be.
Even to those who took longer, you still get a shout out.
Because actually getting the degree is what it is all about.
2.0, 4.0, 3.5, doesn’t matter the GPA.
As long as it represents your 100 effort, you can boldly say,


Dedication to the 2011 class, whether you are in high school or college. It is indeed a great accomplishment.