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Letter to the Editor: Proud to be Greek

Issue date: 9/3/10 Section: Opinion
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But more than these facts and figures, Greek Life provides certain intangibles that no other student organization on campus provides. Greek Life provides a place to grow into something more than you are now. Greek Life changes the life of every one of its members. Whether it is a small but significant change of just providing a home away from home or it's the more significant change as it was for me - taking a shy, nerdy, Wisconsin boy who was moving out of his comfort zone for the first time and shaping him into a campus leader who is outspoken in his passion for this University and the Greek Life it supports - the Greek System will leave an impression on you. The lifelong friendships and lessons I have gained from this system will stick with me forever and I want for every student who enters the halls of Case Western Reserve University to have the same opportunity I and so many others have had. Loss of funding won't kill the 169 year-long tradition of Greek Life on campus, it is too strong for that, but it may allow it to slip into the cheap imitation of Greek Life that is seen on far too many campuses across this country. I ask you, the students of Case Western, to not allow such a disservice to your campus.

Matt Richter

Undergraduate Student
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