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Fun Spring Philanthropy Events

08 March, 2015

We're not sure about where you live, but the springtime thaw began this weekend in New York and we could not be more excited! Staying inside on a day when it's 50 degrees and sunny feels like torture after the winter we had, so Something Greek rounded up some great philanthropy ideas that your chapter can do outside this Spring. 1.Neighborhood Beautification Project One year a few different organizations at my school got together with the town our school is in and helped them pick trash out of various planters on the sidewalks. Then, once it was a little warmer, we helped plant new flowers. A little Spring touch brightens everyone's day!  2. Yard Sale Time to clean out the sorority house (and make a few bucks for your charity of choice while doing it)! I have a very fond memory from a yard sale my sorority held where I was walking back from a coffee run and realized one of my sisters was holding our yard sale sign upside down. 3. Plant a Tree Earth Day is April 22nd. Start planning now and get your entire Greek community involved! 4. Lemonade Stand This could be a good philanthropy idea for finals week. Everyone is a little stressed, maybe sweaty, and in need of a blood sugar boost. 5. Beach Cleaning Okay maybe this isn't an option everywhere, but as a Long Island based company, we know our beaches could use a little love. What better time to clean up the beach than right before beach season? 6. Habitat for Humanity I've always wanted to get involved in Habitat for Humanity. Not that I think I'd be good at building houses, but like I said before it's really about the experience and the memories! 7. Open Mic Night Did you know that March is Music in our Schools Month? Bring music to your school by hosting an open mic night with your fellow Greeks. Bonus points for finding an outdoor space equipped to handle the tunes! 8. Pi a ___ Phi Delta Theta at my school holds a Pi a Phi event every year where you pay a certain amount of money to throw a pie in one of the brothers' faces. Kind of violent if you ask me, but they seem to do well! We don't think there's a more appropriate day to engage in some pie (pi?) throwing than on Pi Day aka March 14th! (Also, probably best to do this one outside so you don't get pie all over the floor of your school.) 9. Paint Easter Eggs with a Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Maybe you haven't dyed Easter eggs in awhile, but I promise you it's as fun as you remember. Spread the joy with some kids in your area! 10. Car Wash What's better than spending the whole day blasting music with your sisters? Raising money for your favorite charity while doing it! You'll barely remember that you're working. What kinds of philanthropy events is your sorority or fraternity planning for this Spring? Let us know your favorites on Facebook and Twitter. Phi Ep Beach -Michelle Giuseffi

Gear Up For St. Patrick's Day!

01 March, 2015

St. Patrick's Day in college is like Christmas when you're a kid. With that in mind, Something Greek has tons of ways you can show your Greek pride while getting in the Irish spirit when St. Patrick's Day comes around on the 17th! Here are some of our favorites.

St. Patrick's Day Greek

The Sorority Shamrock Design is a brand new addition to our White Collection. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Sorority Panoramic Pattern Tee

Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with the Gold Coins design on the Sorority Panoramic Pattern Printed Tee!

Sorority Long Sleeve Panoramic Tee

Want to stick to a green theme for your St. Patrick's Day outfit? Check out the Celtic Cross design on the Sorority Panoramic Printed Longsleeve Tee.

Shamrock Design Fraternity and Sorority

The Shamrocks design is a classic. Try it on our Sorority Panoramic Hooded Sweatshirt.

Something Irish

Order a Fraternity Panoramic Printed Crewneck in the Irish Fighter pattern and continue to wear it through out basketball season!

Greek Get Lucky Design

 

Looking to order St. Patrick's Day attire for your whole Greek organization? Check out the Get Lucky T-Shirt Design for screen printed orders.

Kiss Me I'm a Phi

 

Not Irish? It's okay, neither am I. Check out this Kiss Me Design T-Shirt if you still want to celebrate!

Sorority Patrick's Day*

The Kiss Me - St. Paddy's Day Printed Sorority Tee is also a great option for single piece orders!

 

Shamrock patternSorority Vneck

 

For the most traditional of all St. Patrick's Day Greek letters, go with our classic shamrock pattern, number 535! We suggest ordering this pattern on a Sorority V-Neck Tee with Horizontal Twill Letters which is on sale until March 8th (a fraternity version is also available).

So what creative outfit will you be wearing this St. Patrick's Day? If you're rocking some awesome Greek apparel, tag us in your social media posts. We'd love to see!

-Michelle Giuseffi

 

 

 

Valentine's Day Date Ideas for You and Your Sisters

09 February, 2015

No matter how perfect and beautiful you think your sisters are, I'm sure at least a few of you will find yourselves single this Valentine's Day. That doesn't have to mean sitting in your room alone watching soap operas and throwing chocolates at the TV when male stars say "I love you" a la Legally Blonde. Here are ten great ways to celebrate your sorority sisterly love this Valentine's Day from Something Greek!

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1. Watch a movie about friendship. Skip the sappy rom com and for something like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or Now and Then. 2. Craft. Get a head start on the upcoming big/little reveals and have a craft night! Get some inspiration on our Cheap Sorority Gifts/DIY Pinterest board. 3. Take an exercise class. If you're angry about a boy situation, go with kickboxing. If you want to dance, go with Zumba. If you want to chill, pick yoga. 4. Play Betty Crocker. I know baking relaxes me when I'm tense. Try chocolate covered strawberries to keep with a Valentine's Day theme. 5. Roll out the aps. Raid the frozen section of the grocery store and heat up some pigs in a blanket, mini quiches, mozzarella sticks, etc. for the best meal ever. 6. Check out a new restaurant. I'm dying to try Beyond Sushi, a vegan sushi restaurant in New York City, but I'd totally rather try something a little experimental like this with one of my sisters than with a boy. 7. Choose Secret Santas... er Cupids. You don't even need to spend that much, and it's always nice to get a little Valentine's Day treat even if it's just from one of your sisters! 8. Whip up a homemade face mask. Because each person skin problems are different, here are twenty DIY face masks for you and your sisters to try. 9. Visit a local animal shelter. It's basically impossible to be sad over being single on Valentine's Day while surrounded by puppies! 10. Plan your spring break trip. Don't have plans for spring break yet? What better time to plan out an amazing girls week on your girls-only night! All of the above ways to spend Valentine's Day with your ladies sure beat out that one time I spent Valentine's Day in a selections meeting. But hey, we got stuff DONE that night. What are you and your sisters planning this Valentine's Day? -Michelle Giuseffi

Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Special Greek

02 February, 2015

Last year we brought you 10 Reasons Your Big/Little is Your Perfect Valentine. Since you already know that no man can come between you and your tree, this year we're giving you gift recommendations for your big or little. See all of Something Greek's Valentine's Day gifts here.

big loves lil custom sorority teddy bear greek fraternity valentines day big lil sis

Our Big Loves Lil Custom Sorority Teddy Bear is perfect for V-night snuggling.

my big loves me sorority mug with spoon greek accessories and merchandise

The My Big Loves Me Sorority Mug with Spoon will dress up your hot chocolate on a cold February night.

sorority long sleeve flowy off shoulder printed shirt greek fraternity shirts and merchandise

The Sorority Long-Sleeve Flowy Off Shoulder Printed Shirt is perfect paired with leggings for your girls night in.

without my little greek printed sorority shirt big lil sis

We're pretty sure the Without My Little Printed Sorority Shirt is the best gift you could ever give your big.

 

big loves lil sorority coffee mug custom print colors valentines day big lil sis greek

Never let your little forget how much you love her. Give her the Big Loves Lil Sorority Coffee Mug this Valentine's Day!

sorority triple wrap bracelet greek merchandise and accessories

Sure a boy might get you a bracelet with diamonds, but how cute (and trendy) are these Sorority Triple Wrap Bracelets?

greek sorority heart ring with stones greek accessories and merchandise

The Sorority Heart Ring with Stones is perfect because you're not afraid to put a ring on it.

Who are you celebrating Valentine's Day with this year? Even if you have a boyfriend, will you be getting your true soulmate (a.k.a. your big/little) a gift?

-Michelle Giuseffi

Famous Greeks Part XXII

26 January, 2015

I don't know about you, but with awards season in full swing, I find myself watching all of these red carpets and wondering which of these gorgeous celebrities strutted around in lettered t-shirts back in the day. So without further ado (we won 't even make you "walk" the mani cam), here is your latest installment of Famous Greeks from Something Greek.

Paul McDonald FIJI

American Idol contestant, Paul McDonald, is a member of FIJI.

Brandy - Alpha Kappa Alpha

Brandy is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

And Richter - Sigma Phi Epsilon

Talk show host, Andy Richter, is a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

 

Victoria Rowell is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho.

Jon Stewart - Pi Kappa Alpha

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Emily Procter - Alpha Delta Pi

CSI: Miami's Emily Procter is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi.

Chris Klein - Lambda Chi Alpha

American Pie star, Chris Klein, is a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Meredith Monroe - Alpha Chi Omega

Meredith Monroe of Dawson's Creek is a sister of Alpha Chi Omega.

Dierks Bently - Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Country music star, Dierks Bently, is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

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Dana Ivey - Phi Mu

Dana Ivey, probably best known as congresswoman Libby Hauser in Legally Blond 2, is a member of Phi Mu.

We hope you enjoyed this installment of Famous Greeks! Check back for more celebrities in fraternities and sororities next month.

-Michelle Giuseffi

Our Biggest Recruitment Shirt Sale Ever

13 January, 2015

Looking to get a head start on the upcoming Spring 2015 semester for your Greek organization? Lock down your recruitment theme idea and let Something Greek design your custom screen printed t-shirts for as little as $7.99 each! Read on for more on our Winter special, including some great design ideas. The Details:
  • This deal is best if you're ordering for your whole chapter because you'll need to order at least 40 shirts.
  • The price is good for our standard unisex t-shirt, but if you'd prefer that coveted American Apparel v-neck, just add $3 per shirt.
  • Get a two color design on the front of your shirts, or a one color design on both the back and front.
  • Artwork will be created and sent to you for approval in just 48 hours!
Some Inspiration:

greek mascot owl recruitment shirt design rush week fraternity sorority clothing and merchandise

We love the hipster-looking owl in the mascot recruitment shirt design.

be legendary greek rush recruitment week design custom shirt design

Make it a slam dunk of a recruitment season with the be legendary design.

kappa delta zebra print recruitment shirt design custom design

Going for a Welcome to the Jungle theme? Check out the zebra print recruitment shirt design.

deere greek recruitment design fraternity sorority clothing ideas

Pun-y recruitment shirts are our favorite. If they're yours too, we suggest the Deere design.

treat us like we're rock stars recruitment design rock n roll theme rush week greek

The treat us like we're rock stars design is perfect for a Rock 'n' Roll themed recruitment!

under armor greek week recruitment week rush design fraternity sorority clothing

Want your potential new members to know how serious you are about Greek Week? Start off with the UA shirt design for your recruitment shirts!

Have your recruitment design picked out? Request a custom proof here or get a price quote here.

-Michelle Giuseffi

Sorority Crafts for Winter Break

05 January, 2015

The craziness of the holidays is over, so what are you supposed to do with the next few weeks before the semester starts again? You could rewatch every episode of Friends now that the whole series is on Netflix, or you could get a jump start on crafting! Okay, let's be real, of course, you can (and probably will) multitask and do both. Here are some crafts that we found super inspiring at Something Greek.

 

Winnie the Pooh quote canvas

If you think your little might need some reassurance, we recommend this awesome Winnie the Pooh quote.

 big little greek fraternity sorority quote bro sis

Because even when you graduate, your tree is still your tree!

dream big little one #diy #sister #gifts #sorority #crafts

We know this quote is nothing new, but we love the rustic feel of this wooden canvas.

#dphie #sorority #crafts #diy #greek #gifts

It's okay to admit that you audibly sighed while reading this because we did too.

#sorority #crafts #theta #america #diy

We love how simple these American flag boards look!

#sorority #crafts #diy #greek #gifts

What an inspiring quote for a new member with leadership potential!

Puzzle pieces from Hobby Lobby, painted, the lines are just crafting tape, the letters i got from #somethinggreek and the pearls from Michael's #diy #greek #gifts #sorority #crafts

Puzzle pieces: because you and your little are a perfect match.

A cute #diy gift for your #big or #little this holiday season! A personal touch goes a long way!  #sorority #crafts #greek #gifts  Instagram photo by @somethinggreek (Something Greek!) | Iconosquare

This photo hanger is a great way to show off your beautiful family tree or pledge class.

Ombré and sparkly big-little quote canvas #sorority #crafts

Choice or fate? That's up to you to decide.

Home is where your bigs at! A heart on where your little lives and a heart where you live. #sorority #crafts #diy #greek #gifts

I don't think I've ever heard a truer statement.

We hope you enjoyed these ten awesome crafts! What will you be crafting this winter break? Instagram a picture and tag us (@SomethingGreek) so we can see!

-Michelle Giuseffi

Greek Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers

14 December, 2014

Do you cram for tests the night before? Are you perpetually 15 minutes late? Do you leave your holiday shopping to the last possible minute? We can't really help you with the first two (maybe start by purchasing a planner?), but we can help with the last one! Here are some great Greek gifts with fast turnaround time from Something Greek

greek 48 hour two sweatshirt package hoodie fast shipping

Got 48 Hours? You can still order this Greek 48-Hour Two Sweatshirt Package.

greek 24 hour shirt rush fast shipping standards shirt fraternity sorority national

Have only 24 Hours to get your gift together? How about the Greek 24-Hour T-Shirt? Also, a great option when your little is about to cross and you forgot to order her standards (oops).

pointed paddle rush 24 hour wood accessories greek sorority fraternity merchandise

Looking for a quick, personalized, and special Greek holiday gift? Check out the 24-HR Greek Pointed Branded Paddle. You can also purchase it on a straight sided paddle.

greek 24 hour printed stole alpha xi delta graduation gift fast shipping greek merchandise

Give your Greek scholar a jump start on the graduation rush by gifting him a Greek 24-Hour Custom Printed Stole.

greek 24 hour hoodie fast shipping standards letter greek clothing

Have just 24 hours, but still want a sweatshirt to keep your Greek warm this winter? We've got a Greek 24-Hour Sweatshirt too!

Please be advised that the 48 and 24 hour periods do not include shipping time. These labels mean that we will produce the item in 48 or 24 hours. If you have any questions about whether you gift will arrive in time for the holidays, please give us a call at 1-800-247-3352 and a fraternity/sorority elf--ahem, I mean--customer service representative, will gladly give you an estimated delivery date. You can read more about our holiday shipping and delivery policies here. -Michelle Giuseffi

Our Top Fraternity and Sorority Holiday Gifts

09 December, 2014

What should you get the Greek who has everything? A gift from Something Greek's New Greek Merchandise page would be perfect! Here are some of our favorite new products. greek circle engraved monogram keychain wood accessories fraternity and sorority merchandise

Every Greek member needs a keychain to show their pride! Check out the new Greek Circle Engraved Monogram Keychain.

big loves lil custom sorority teddy bear sis sister valentines day love heart

Need a perfect present for your perfect little? We recommend this Big Loves Lil Custom Sorority Teddy Bear!

greek sorority mascot teddy bear big lil sis valentines day

Looking for a gift for someone other than your big or little? How cute is the Sorority Mascot Teddy Bear?

greek varsity letter printed stripe tee sorority fraternity clothing and merchandise

Some people say it's never too early to start preparing for Christmas; we say it's never too early to start preparing for Greek Week. This Greek Varsity Letter Printed Striped Tee would look amazing running up and down the fields!

fraternity varsity printed quarter zip pullover beta theta pi sorority clothing and merchandise

This Fraternity Varsity Printed Quarter-Zip Pullover is super cozy! Be sure to check out the ladies' version too.

greek knockout hat cap bar design sorority fraternity custom print

Don't knock anybody out with this Greek Knockout Cap.

 

greek headbuff headwrap headwear accessories sorority fraternity merchandise

All bundled up, but still want to show your pride? How about the Sorority Head Buff - Headwrap?

greek sorority varsity letter printed shoulder bag phi sig sigma sigma

Our bestselling bag has gotten a makeover as the Sorority Varsity Letter Printed Shoulder Bag.

greek printed crest stamp sweatshirt hoodie crewneck sweater

We love the vintage feel of the Greek Printed Crest Stamp Sweatshirt.

tailgate printed hoodie greek sorority fraternity clothing and merchandise

Planning on doing some tailgating? Our new Greek Tailgate Printed Hoody has a pouch for your beverage!

sorority heart ring with stones jewelry greek accessories

Show everyone how much you <3 your sorority with this Sorority Heart Ring with Stones!

greek embroidered package winter beanie scarf and gloves greek letter accessories and merchandise

Is it double lettering if you only wear lettered accessories? We think not. Especially if you'll be wearing the Greek Embroidered Winter Beanie, Scarf and Gloves!

greek embroidered pom pom team beanie customized greek hats accessories

The Greek Embroidered Pom Pom Team Beanie makes us want to grab a saw and go cut down a Christmas tree in the middle of a snowy forest.

We hope you like our new Greek items! Tell us your favorites on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Famous Greeks Part XXI

02 December, 2014

Here's something to cheer you up now that the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over: our newest Something Greek's Famous Greeks post! Here's a round up of ten of our very favorite celebrities that were in fraternity or sororities in college.

billy crudup almost famous fraternity greek celebrity alumni delta kappa epsilon dke

You swooned over him in Almost Famous, but did you know that Billy Crudup is a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon?

gena rowlands the notebook sister sorority greek kappa kappa gamma alumna

The Notebook star, Gena Rowlands, is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

pete yorn musician bro brother fraternity greek delta upsilon alumni

Musician Pete Yorn is a brother of Delta Upsilon.

ella fitzgerald queens of jazz greek sorority alpha kappa alpha aka alumna celebrity

The legendary Ella Fitzgerald, was an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

tom selleck richard on friends bro frat fraternity alumni sigma chi

Remember Richard on Friends? Actor Tom Selleck is a brother of Sigma Chi.

kira kazantsev miss america sister sorority alpha phi famous celebrity alumna

Currently reigning Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, is a member of Alpha Phi.

the wedding date shameless actor dermont mulroney FIJI fraternity greek bro alumni famous celebrity

The Wedding Date star, Dermot Mulroney, is a member of FIJI.

muppets co founder jane henson greek sorority alpha xi delta axid alumna

You might not recognize her face, but Jane Henson, co-founder of the Muppets is a sister of Alpha Xi Delta.

josh kelley kappa sigma fraternity greek bro famous celebrity alumna

Josh Kelley is a brother of Kappa Sigma.

tiffany maher so you think you can dance season 9 s9 greek sorority famous celebrity ZTA zeta tau alpha

Tiffany Maher, female runner-up on season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

We hope you enjoyed this latest round up of famous Greek actors, singers, dancers, and more!

-Michelle Giuseffi

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