If you are a part of the Divine Nine, you know that the Greek Picnic season is right around the corner. There will be picnics all over the country during the summer. Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston are just a few of the cities that will be having them.
Atlanta Greek Picnic is the biggest one. If you’ve never been to Atlanta check out Tripadvisor’s Atlanta Page. This marks the 10th year in a row for AGP as it is commonly called. If you are Greek, I suggest you attend at least once. It is a good experience. I created a list of do’s and don’ts for first-time attendees of AGP. I will start off with the do’s.
It is hot in Atlanta during June. Make sure you stay hydrated. You don’t want to go to the ER for heat stroke symptoms. Drink enough water. If carrying a water bottle isn’t for you, you can try a Camelbak. They are light and comfortable to wear. Some of my frat brothers had one that looked like this. You can put enough
blue juice water in it to keep you hydrated.
As always you should network. Try to network with different types of people. It doesn’t have to be your on frat or sorors. You never know what kind of opportunity that people could have for you.
Book EVERYTHING in Advance
Make sure you book everything in advance. By everything, I mean hotels, flights, rental cars and tickets to the events. AGP is a huge event. You don’t want to be left out. The sooner you book, the better.
Respect Yourself and Your Letters
When you’re at AGP, you should remember that you’re an adult representing your organization. Don’t do anything that your founders would be ashamed of!
Go to as Many Events as Possible
If this is your first time coming, try to attend as many events as possible. There is a full schedule of events that goes on during the Atlanta Greek Picnic week. You can view the schedule here.
Try to Grip Every Brother Up
It’s cool to network and meet people but don’t be that person that tries to grip up every frat or soror. It’s a lot of things going on. People don’t have time for that.
Don’t come to AGP being disrespectful or trying to fight. Again, you want to represent your organization in a good way. Fighting ruins the event for everybody.
Double or Triple Greek Paraphernalia
Don’t go overboard with your paraphernalia. A shirt or dog tag should be okay. You don’t need a shirt, hat, shoes and gloves. We get it; you want to represent, but you don’t have to go overboard.
Trash Your Hotel Room
Don’t trash your hotel room. It makes us as greeks look bad especially if you have a discounted room. You are an adult so act like one.
Drink & Drive
Don’t drink & drive. Atlanta police department doesn’t play around. There is no reason to get a DUI, especially when you’re out of town. If you’re going to drink make sure you have a designated driver.
Crazy Greek Shirts
Don’t wear a crazy or disrespectful greek shirt. An example could be one with your organization’s letters on someone else’s colors. That is a bad idea. If you need ideas for a shirt check out Stuff 4 Greeks. They have great items for you to choose from.
Don’t Wear Your Line Jacket
Don’t be that guy or girl that wears a line jacket in 85-degree weather. It makes no sense to do that. You will be hot as hell.
Those are the do’s and don’ts of AGP. They actually can apply to any Greek Picnic. Did I miss anything? Will you be attending the Atlanta Greek Picnic this year?