By Michael, a 2007 Alpha Tau Omicron graduate from Clemson University

Making a Rush Connection

I didn’t know Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I joined ATO; but as I came to know him as my Lord and Savior, I could see that he wanted to use me in the Greek system to bring people back to him. I tried to be a Christian witness in the Greek system but I wasn’t succeeding very well. I was struggling with being busy and feeling all alone.

Then along came Dusty Harrison and Greek InterVarsity. I first met Dusty during Fall Rush. He told me he was starting a ministry for Greek students. I was hooked.
Discovering that I was not the only Greek believer at Clemson was an encouragement to me. This gave me the motivation to be more serious about my faith and my Greek friends.

1 Thessalonians 2: 11-12 says, “For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”

I feel that this has been what Greek InterVarsity has been about so far: gathering a strong core group of students who proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior and comforting and encouraging each other in our trials, tribulations, and struggles as we try to bring Light into a dark place.

We are urging one another to live lives worthy of God, Bible studies are popping up in new chapters, and our attendance is growing. We are also planning some outreach events to get more males involved, such as a guy’s camping weekend and a tailgate. Greek InterVarsity is growing fast at Clemson University.

Update: Michael (far left in the picture) graduated from Clemson in May 2007. He is now in his second year of graduate school at Clemson, where he remains active in volunteering with Greek InterVarsity, Greek Conference, and staying in touch with some of his younger fraternity brothers.

Stories of more lives transformed through InterVarsity’s Greek Ministry, plus information on InterVarsity’s upcoming Greek conference in Southern California, can be found at the Greek ministry website.

You can make a direct financial donation to support InterVarsity’s work with Greek students at Clemson by following this link.