15%. That’s how many undergraduate students at the University of Michigan are members of social sororities or fraternities. Though far below the “majority,” it seems like every person I’ve talked to is a member of some greek organization, promoting their next event or fundraiser.
In these times of uncertainty and social distancing, it can be really easy for us to justify habits that aren’t always conducive to our mental health—spending days lazing on the couch, staying inside all day, binge-watching Tiger King on Netflix (this I’m totally guilty of).
Coronavirus has infected all aspects of life, but it doesn’t present us with new problems. The issues we’re tackling now have existed before COVID-19 affected us. In the wake of a global crisis, people’s true colors show.
From a regular Monday to suggestions of complete-isolation, the world felt unstable last week and worthy of describing as surreal. As the days pass, I find myself continually crawling back into the observatory that is my consciousness.