Vinash craved the diversity and access to all that’s different that a big city provided. So, when he visited the Oglethorpe campus and realized he could have the advantage of a liberal arts education on a small campus that was connected to a bustling city like Atlanta, he was sold.
Vinash is a member of Chi Phi and today is president of IFC, the governing body of 4 fraternities on the OU campus. He characterizes Chi Phi and the other fraternities on campus as “more open to people, drawing a different crowd and not being about any particular niche.” And he’s thrilled at the level of philanthropic involvement of the fraternities.
While rivalry among the fraternities exists and is expected, Greek life at OU is more about collaboration than competition. Vinash points to Rush Week as an example where fraternities cooperate to give each potential initiate the opportunity to seriously consider each fraternity and make an informed choice. Vinash continues, “The size of our school allows everyone the opportunity to get to know each other and creates are greater sense of brotherhood and intimacy. At OU, brothers actually know each other.”