Hear from Current Members of the IFC Community

About their Greek Experience

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Joseph Natale
Phi Kappa Psi

The day I decided to rush a fraternity was the day I made the second-best decision of my life, the first being my decision to attend Penn State University. Greek life means more to me than most, coming from a small satellite campus (Penn State Abington) when I got here, I didn’t know many people, maybe 4-5 people and I came from a small family with no history of college education or experiences. Once I joined Phi Kappa Psi, I not only gained over a hundred new friends, but I got lifelong brothers that I hope to remain connected with post grad and beyond. Greek life here at Penn State has opened up so many opportunities for me to participate in events like THON, community service trips, and even gave me experience holding executive positions such as Corresponding secretary which is the position I've held for the past year. 

Ryan Manuud
Phi Kappa Theta

Greek life is important to me because it represents people of all different backgrounds and experiences coming together and developing each other into the strongest versions of ourselves. I am an Asian American student at Penn State University and am a current member of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta. This chapter welcomed me with open arms and with only two semesters of involvement, I have learned very much about my brothers and the Greek life culture. As an Asian American member of the fraternity, I at first felt displaced. That was until I learned about each of my fellow members' upbringings and personal experiences. We are all different, however, we come together as a brotherhood and improve each other’s leadership and interpersonal relationship skills. 

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Joseph Natale
Phi Kappa Psi

The day I decided to rush a fraternity was the day I made the second-best decision of my life, the first being my decision to attend Penn State University. Greek life means more to me than most, coming from a small satellite campus (Penn State Abington) when I got here, I didn’t know many people, maybe 4-5 people and I came from a small family with no history of college education or experiences. Once I joined Phi Kappa Psi, I not only gained over a hundred new friends, but I got lifelong brothers that I hope to remain connected with post grad and beyond. Greek life here at Penn State has opened up so many opportunities for me to participate in events like THON, community service trips, and even gave me experience holding executive positions such as Corresponding secretary which is the position I've held for the past year.