There is what I interpret to be a rather negative connotation with Greek life among some people in this country. A lot of these people are our peers on campus. Sure there are some things that go on in SOME chapters that aren't the best, but what I want to highlight is all the good Greek life does for the community.
In particular, I want to highlight what my sorority does for the community. I am a member of Kappa Delta on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. I love my house more than anything. It has given me so many academic and social opportunities throughout the short time I've already been an active member. One thing that is really important to me however is our philanthropy. Kappa Delta actively supports and raises money for Girl Scout's of America, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the local Champaign-Urbana Crisis Nursery. For a week in March every year we have what is called Shamrock Week. We host a chili dinner, a 5k, and a dodgeball tournament where fraternities can register and pay the fee (which goes to Crisis Nursery and PCAA) and battle in a dodgeball tournament against other fraternities (every frat guys dream). On top of that throughout the year we host events where local girl scout troops come and hangout with us at our chapter house! We recently got done with Galentine's day where they came and decorated cookies, made valentines, watched a movie, and played board games with us (pictured below). This isn't just something we have to do, it's something we want to do. We never complain and we always have the best time.
So the next time you say something negative about a greek organization, make sure you understand how much we all do for the community and that we're people too :).