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Get Your Slice of Americana for July 4th!

28 June, 2015

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Do you have your patriotic outfit planned out yet? If you want to show your fraternity or sorority pride along with your American pride, be sure to place your order with Something Greek today!

                                                       Fraternity Animal Design   

If you're planning on partying it up this Fourth of July, check out our Fraternity Animal Design, available in six different styles!

  Sorority Stars and Stripes

Want to add a little glitter to your flag? The Sisters, Stars and Stripes with Bling design is the perfect Fourth of July piece for you!

Twill lettered stars and stripes

 

We love the festive sleeves on the Greek Stars and Stripes T-Shirt with Sewn on Letters!

American package

Get a whole set of American flag gear with the Greek Patriotic Package Deal.

 

Greek American Tee and Tank

 

 

Looking for an outfit with a patriotic touch for more than just one day? Check out the Fraternity Printed Flag Tee and Tank Package. You can also purchase the t-shirt and tank top separately.

Patriotic Greek Flag Keychain

The Greek Patriotic Keychain makes a great party favor if you're hosting the Fourth of July celebration this year.

Patriotic Koozie

 

Keep your drinks cold in the Greek Patriotic Koozie!

 

 

We hope you have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend! We'll be watching fireworks on the beach in our Patriotic Greek Clothing. Where will you be? -Michelle Giuseffi

10 Things You Forgot to Thank Your New Member Educator For

06 June, 2015

unbiological sister You can always tell who in a given room was in Greek life by surveying who is sitting and who is standing. If your boss is standing, I assure you so are the people who were in Greek organizations in college. Those that weren't in Greek life probably are in big, comfy chairs which they haven't so much as offered to higher-ups. The respect for those older/more important than you is something we've probably all forgotten to thank our new member educators (or pledge moms/pledge masters) for. So from our Something Greek community to all of the new member educators out there, thank you for:   1. Instilling within us a respect for our (even just slightly older) elders See above for an example, but we're sure all of the people who you surround yourself with are grateful for your courtesy. 2. Forcing us to jump at all "opportunities" When the president says "I need four volunteers!" no matter how awful the task at hand seems, being the first one to step up is a mindset that will get you far in life. 3. Taking so much time to make sure everything runs smoothly In the moment, you don't think about this, but SO much planning goes into a new member education process. Thank you for taking the time to make it all happen. 4. Considering our needs While you're going through the process it never seems like it, but in reality, each program is adjusted slightly to fit the needs to the pledge class involved. We never got the chance to say thank you for this because by the time we realized it, it was too late. 5. Giving us someone to look up to Sure we all have bigs to look up to, but our relationships with our pledge masters is very different and unique. 6. Introducing us to the very best people Your new member educator has probably been involved in Greek life for awhile so he/she knows exactly who to hang out with, which parties to go to and which are best to avoid, etc. 7. Calling us "gem" Sometimes it's just nice to be reminded how precious you are. 8. Teaching us to put a smile on and get over it. When it came to new member education, you were supposed to forget everything else happening in your life and get the job done--another fantastic life lesson. 9. Being an older and wiser shoulder to cry on Your pledge master has the best advice for everything from that boy who isn't calling you back to a fight with your pledge sister. And you know you've cried to her in both of those cases at least once. 10. The advice you got when it was your turn I can't say I ever did the new member educator thing, but I watched my pledge sisters do it and when they ran into issues, our pledge master was the first person they called. What's something you want to thank your new member educator for? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter. -Michelle Giuseffi

Something Greek Summer Sale

31 May, 2015

Just because school is out, doesn't mean you need to stop living in your letters. In fact, with a little extra money in your pocket from your summer job, it seems like the perfect time to stock up on some fraternity and sorority clothing. The below items are perfect for summer and are on sale for a limited time! Men's Fraternity Twill Lettered Shirt   

The Fraternity Lettered T-Shirt and Sorority Lettered T-Shirt are easily our bestselling products. Grab one while it's only $14.99!

Sorority Twill Lettered T-Shirt

 

The V-Neck Sorority Tee with Horizontal Twill letters is lightweight and available in tons of fun colors making it the perfect shirt for summer.

Fraternity Letter Tank Top

 

During tank top season, we can't recommend this Next Level Fraternity Tank with Twill Letters enough. It's so soft; you'll never want to take it off!

Mongrammed Beach Towel

 

The Greek Monogrammed Beach Towel is sturdy enough for the beach but also classy enough for the spa.

Greek Letter Sweatshirt

 

Breezy summer nights call for a Sorority 8oz Crewneck Sweatshirt.

 

Fraternity Hooded Twill Lettered Sweatshirt 

Grab some friends, a Fraternity Gildan Hooded Sweatshirt, some portable food, and a blanket and have a night-time beach picnic under the stars.

Sublimated T-Shirt

Be sure to get your Fraternity Printed American Flag T-Shirt before the Fourth of July! This design is also available on a tank top.

Stars and Stripes Fraternity and Sorority Designs

 

Another option for the Fourth of July: the Sorority Printed Tank Top - Flag Design which you can also get on a t-shirt.

Stars and Stripes Tank Top

 

Last but certainly not least (it's my personal favorite, after all) is the Sorority Stars and Stripes Tank Top.

Want something on our Greek Summer Sale list? Be sure to order yours before the sale ends on 6/14.

-Michelle Giuseffi

What to Stock Your Beach Bag with this Summer

27 May, 2015

Last weekend was the official kick off of summer which means beach trips are (hopefully) in your future. You know that Sorority Shoulder Bag you lug your books to and from class in? It also doubles as a fantastic beach bag! Here's what we're filling ours with this summer.
  • Sunglasses
We'll of course suggest our Greek sunglasses, but we totally understand if you want to go a little more glam--you are rocking a sorority beach bag already.
  • Sunscreen
Personally, I prefer sunscreens by Neutrogena so my pores won't get clogged.
  • A Good Book

The Girl on the Train 

Bring along a book to get lost in on your next beach vacation. We recommend: The Girl on the Train, The Rocks, or Enchanted August.

  • Lip Balm
We're big Burt's Bees fans most of the year, but if we're going to be out in the sun, we switch to Maybelline's Baby Lips with SPF 20.
  • Allure magazine

Allure Magazine Something Greek 

Really any magazine will do. Allure just happens to be a personal favorite.

  • Snacks
When you're at the beach, you don't want a snack that will make you feel bloated. My latest obsession is Harvest Snaps snacks.
  • Water
Water is kind of a given, but why not transport your beverage in one of these awesome Greek Aluminum Water Bottles?
  • A Fabulous Hat

Macy's Something Greek 

I'm not really a hat person, but I've always wanted to try out a beach hat like this one from Nine West.

  • Hair Ties (emphasis on the "s")
If you have just one hair tie, you're bound to lose it, and beach days are quite sad without a hair tie. For exactly that reason, we offer our Sorority Hair Ties in packages of three.
  • A Fun Cover Up

Swimwear Coverups Something Greek 

Something light is usually best to wear over your bikini, and we love the fringe on this cover up from Shoptiques!

  • Towel
We know your sisters have your back, but the Greek Embroidered Beach Towel will literally keep the sand off your back. We hope your summer is relaxing and filled with beautiful, sunny beach days! Let us know what's in your beach bag on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. -Michelle Giuseffi

A Great Greek Sale

03 May, 2015

Whether you need a study break pick-me-up or you're looking to spend that first summer job paycheck, Something Greek has some sales you can't miss! See something you like? Be sure to order yours before the price increases!

                                                             Fraternity Hooded Sweatshirt   

Our bestselling Fraternity Gildan Hooded Sweatshirt is just $29.99 with no upcharges for patterns or borders (or glitter, ladies)!

 Fraternity Striped T-Shirt

 

Did Greek Week have you green with envy over the other teams' jerseys? Get your Greek Varsity Letter Printed Striped Tee while it's just $19.99!

Fraternity Quarter-ZipSure it feels like summer today, but we have a lot of cool Spring and Summer nights ahead of us. Stay warm with the Fraternity Varsity Printed Quarter-Zip Pullover.

Sorority Knockout Cap

 

While we might have cool nights ahead of us, we also have plenty of sunny days in our future! Keep the sun out of your eyes with the Greek Knockout Cap with Two-Color Embroidery.

 

Varsity Printed Shoulder Bag

 

We know you love our Sorority Varsity Letter Printed Shoulder Bag for transporting your books to class, but the natural color makes the perfect beach bag too!

Crewneck Sweatshirt

 

Going camping this summer? Layer up on cool nights with the Greek Varsity Letter Printed Crewneck Sweatshirt!

Fraternity Apparel

 

Looking for a spin on our bestselling sweatshirt. Try the Fraternity Varsity Letter Printed Hoody.

Varsity Lettered T-Shirt

 

Or maybe you're looking for a revamp of our bestselling t-shirt. Let us introduce you to the Greek Varsity Letter Printed T-Shirt!

Fraternity Long-Sleeve

 

Always find yourself shivering in the air conditioning? Grab a Greek Varsity Printed Long-Sleeve T-Shirt to stay warm!

 

Sorority Varsity Hockey Hoodie

 

For the coolest of summer nights, we recommend the Varsity Printed Sorority Hockey Hoody. Also available for the guys here.

Fraternity Varsity Jacket

Get prepared for fall early with the Fraternity Printed Varsity Jacket.

Like something above? Be sure to get it before the sale ends! Some of the sales end tonight at midnight.

-Michelle Giuseffi

 

 

 

Graduation Cap Inspiration

27 April, 2015

Whether you're excited for your impending graduation walk or dreading joining the real world, your graduation cap is going to need decorating! Something Greek pooled some of our favorite graduation cap designs from Pinterest. Check them out below!
What, like it's hard? - Legally Blonde!

Channel your inner Elle Woods with a "What, like it's hard?" graduation cap.

Inspire Urself: Graduation Caps | Sorority and Dorm Room Bedding

This studded cap is simple yet fun.

Alpha Phi Graduation Caps

You can't go wrong with glitter and your letters!

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish." might just be one of the best quotes for the imminent possibilities the future holds.

This grad cap was created by one of alum, Karina Gutierrez! She designed it for her twin's graduation a year ago and it has been sweeping Pinterest ever since! You can see her many other amazing crafts at http://www.pinterest.com/xoxkari/simply-krafts/.  Graduation | Sigma Kappa | Decorated mortar board / grad cap ✰ all-american grad ✰

We're all about this patriotic and lettered graduation cap!

the rest is still unwritten…

We love the chevron and the inspiring quote! We'd just add our letters to the other end of the ribbon.

big bow grad cap

We love the idea of including your motto on your cap!

thanks for the ΦΣΣ memories ♥

You can't go wrong with flowers, glitter, and letters.

Zeta graduation hat.. Love the coordinating tassel! Blue hat, light blue tassel for KKG

 

We love the bold colors on this ZTA graduation cap.

Grad Cap Ideas | Graduation Cap Design Ideas

 

We thought this was a fitting end considering we're kicking off finals season. May your coffee be strong and your finals painless!

What kind of Greek-inspired decorated graduation cap are you planning? Tag us (@SomethingGreek) in your Instagram picture so we can see! Also, be sure to order your custom Greek graduation stole before time runs out!

-Michelle Giuseffi

 

 

10 Ways to Use Your Greek Life Experience in a Job Interview

11 April, 2015

elle woods It's getting to be the time for looking for summer jobs and internships, or--if you're graduating--your first real world job after college. You've spent so much time and effort over the past four years attending and planning events, talking to PMNs during recruitment, and juggling a very busy schedule for your Greek organization, but how can you make that relevant to a future employer? How do you make sure your interviewer realizes fraternity and sorority life is about so much more than the partying and hazing scandals they hear on the news? Something Greek has some tips for you! 1. Your ability to talk to anyone (i.e. Communication Skills) At recruitment events, you will talk to all kinds of people. In most cases, you probably have never met these people before either. Having small talk stills and being able to carry on a conversation with anyone is a very marketable skill. 2. Budgeting skills Were you fundraising chair or treasurer? Even if you weren't, you had your own budget to manage. Budgeting your own finances between dues, formals, and any other spending money you needed wasn't always easy. 3. Event planning skills Whether you were president, vice president, recruitment chair, fundraising chair, alumni chair, social chair or philanthropy chair you probably helped plan some type of event during your Greek experience. Also, you probably have some story from planning one of these events that is the perfect response when you get a question like, "Tell me about a time when something didn't go as you planned and how did you fix it?" 4. Explain all of the good things your organization did. Be sure to mention how important philanthropy was to your organization and how much you focused on fundraising. This is especially important if the interviewer didn't go Greek in college and sees sororities and fraternities in the way that the media portrays them. 4. Coordinating schedules. If you were president or member-at-large or something of that nature, you know how difficult it can be to coordinate the schedules of an entire organization for events where it is pertinent that each member is present. 5. Multitasking/Prioritizing Sometimes I think about one specific semester where I was president, had a part time job, an internship, and a full time schedule of classes and wonder how I did all of that, managed to have fun, and keep my GPA above the 3.4 that was required for me to keep my scholarship. Being in Greek life perfects your time management skills. 6. Show your personality. Okay, that is SUPER general, but I think that talking about something you're passionate about (and I'm assuming you're passionate about your fraternity or sorority) will show the interviewer a different side of you than the side you show when talking about your thrilling sales associate position at your local grocery store. I'm a huge believer that your personality meshing with that of your interviewer is a huge part of winning the job. 7. Your ability to work on a team When you're in Greek life, you rarely do anything alone. Your ability to work with others--and sometimes others that you might not always get along with (probably another interview question that you'll encounter)--is a great skill to have! 8. Decision making skills I always joke that I'm terrible at making decisions, but the reality of it is that I'm actually really good at making decisions. It just takes me longer to make them because I consider all of the repercussions. When you're president of a sorority or fraternity, the decisions you make can effect 25-500 people. You understand the value of weighing the pros and cons of any decision when your decision will effect so many people. The same can be said when you're making decisions on the job. 9. Being the face of a brand Do you know how many times my pledge class was reminded that we were the face of our sorority the first semester we were in our organization? The same is true when you work at a company. Your actions become representative of that company. (For an in depth view of this, read Jon Ronson's new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed.) 10. Your ability to put something ahead of your own desires. My 19th birthday fell on the night of Relay for Life which was kind of great because it meant all of Greek life was required to spend my birthday with me, but I was also a little disappointed that it meant I wouldn't get to plan anything exciting for my birthday. I'm certain, you've had a similar experience where you had to put your sorority or fraternity ahead of your own plans. You will probably find yourself missing out on fun beach days during the summer, but hopefully these tips will help you land an amazing job where you won't mind missing the random beach day! One of the toughest things when applying to internships or entry level jobs is marketing yourself as the ideal candidate when you have very little experience. It might feel like you need experience just to get experience, but you can absolutely talk about the skills you learned in your fraternity or sorority as relevant job experience. What other ways do you leverage your fraternity or sorority days in job interviews? -Michelle Giuseffi

New Greek Designs at Introductory Sale Prices!

06 April, 2015

Do you follow Something Greek on Instagram? Well, if you do, we have you to thank for these awesome new designs! Here are some highlights of our new fraternity and sorority clothing items and accessories. Be sure to get yours before the introductory sale is over!

                                                                     Men's Fraternity Jacket   

It's finally getting to be warmer out and our new Fraternity Embroidered Lightweight Jacket is perfect for chilly morning walks to class! See the sorority version here.

Ladies' Flowy V-Neck Crop Top

 

This Sorority Printed Flowy V-Neck Cropped Tee has us counting down the days until summer.

Ladies' fit Sorority off-the-shoulder shirt

Super cute idea for the new Sorority Off-The-Shoulder Love My Big or Lil Shirt: Get opposite colors, so you get a pink shirt with black letters and your little (or big) gets a black shirt with pink letters!

Sorority Varsity flowy off-the-shoulder shirt

Here's a second off-the-shoulder option: the Sorority Off-The-Shoulder Varsity Letter Shirt.

Fraternity Distressed Crest Design

 

Okay, so we went on a little bit of a sorority shirt tangent, but here's something for the guys. Check out the Fraternity Distressed Crest Design on your choice of a white shirt! Also, available for the ladies here.

Sorority Embroidered New Englander Jacket

The Sorority Embroidered Southern Rain Jacket is another great, light Spring jacket option!

Sorority On earth Circus Design Custom Apparel

Our new The Greatest Sorority On Earth - Circus Design is perfect for your sorority to wear to this year's spring carnival.

Printed Fraternity Hockey Tee

 

Love your Fraternity Hockey Hoody? Switch it up with our new Varsity Printed Fraternity Hockey T-Shirt. As usual, you get to pick the lace color.

Sorority Monogram Leather Phone Flip Case

 

Time for a new phone case? Check out the Sorority Monogram Leather Phone Flip Case!

Sublimated Greek Tank

And last, but certainly not least is the Sorority Greek Letter Color Block Design.

See something you like? Head over to www.somethinggreek.com/shop to order yours today! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and weigh in on our next round of fraternity and sorority designs.

-Michelle Giuseffi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Greeks Part XXIII

22 March, 2015

It's been a while since our last installment of Famous Greeks, but we're back! We dug up some celebrities in Greek life that we haven't featured before. I was super excited to learn about a certain Sex and the City character who went Greek in college. Here are ten of our favorite celebrities in sororities and fraternities!

cloris leachman greek sorority sister gamma phi beta gphib famous celebrity alumna

Mary Tyler More Show and Now and Then star, Cloris Leachman is a sister of Gamma Phi Beta.

men in black rip torn fraternity greek sigma chi bro famous alumni

Men in Black actor, Rip Torn is a member of Sigma Chi.

kate spade famous fashion celebrity greek sorority kappa kappa gamma alumna

You might not recognize her face, but we're pretty sure you'd recognize her logo. Designer, Kate Spade, is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

seth meyers late night talk show bro fraternity greek phi gamma delta

Late Night talk show host, Seth Meyers is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.

mary wikes the sister act sister sorority greek phi mu

Probably best known to our generation as Mary Lazarus in The Sister Act, Mary Wikes was a sister of Phi Mu.

sex and the city jason lewis smith jerrod bro brother fraternity greek delta upsilon alumni

Hey, fellow Sex and the City fans! Smith Jerrod aka Jason Lewis is a brother of Delta Upsilon.

deborah lippman beauty nail polish greek sorority alpha phi alumna

Here's another Greek-affiliated celebrity whose face you might not recognize, but you'd definitely recognize a nail polish bottle with her name on it. Deborah Lippmann is a member of Alpha Phi.

dallas cowboys qb quarterback troy aikman sigma alpha epsilon alumni

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Troy Aikman, is a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

sela ward house actress chi omega sorority greek sister alumna

Sela Ward, House actress, is a member of Chi Omega.

mr belding saved by the bell dennis haskins bro fraternity greek kappa sigma famous celebrity alumni

Remember Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell? Dennis Haskins, who plays him in the 90s tv series, is a brother of Kappa Sigma.

We hope you enjoyed this latest installment of famous Greeks! Who knew Smith Jerrod and Mr. Belding were Greek?!

-Michelle Giuseffi

Introducing the Greek Comfort Collection

15 March, 2015

Whether it's a long day studying at the library, working at a philanthropy event, or getting to know PNMs at a recruitment round, we know you're in your letters a lot and for long periods of time. That's why we want to make them as comfortable as possible. Keeping your comfort in mind, Something Greek has created the Greek Comfort Collection--an assortment of ringspun cotton shirts (with just enough polyester so that they won't shrink) in a range of unique colors. Check them out below!

Greek Comfort Colors Crewneck

 

With so many Spring-like colors, the Greek Comfort Color Crewneck Sweatshirt is perfect for chilly Spring days.

Greek Comfort Colors Hoodie

Or might we suggest the Greek Comfort Colors Hooded Sweatshirt for those April showers coming our way?

Greek Comfort Colors Hoodies

 

The Greek Comfort Colors Full-Zip Sweatshirt is perfect for layering!

Greek Comfort Colors Full-Zip

 

The Fraternity Custom Colors T-Shirt is just like your average Greek lettered t-shirt just so much cozier.

Greek Comfort Colors Tee

If the Fraternity Comfort Colors Tank doesn't scream Greek Week, I don't know what does.

Greek Comfort Colors Tank Top

We just love the neon pink version of the Sorority Comfort Colors Tank!

 

Ready to place an order for the most comfortable shirt you'll ever own? Head over to SomethingGreek.com or give us a call at 1-800-247-3352! -Michelle Giuseffi

 

 

 

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