For some students, Greek organizations provide a chance for friendship, volunteering, and leadership. For others, participation in the Greek system has given even more.
McCall Grimes, a senior entrepreneurial management major from The Woodlands, met his fiancÃÂ© Jadrien Weinberg when they were both freshmen. Almost four years after meeting, the couple will marry three weeks after graduation.
Grimes is a member of Pi Kappa Phi and spent the last year as president. Weinberg is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
It wasn’t until after they met at TCU that they discovered they actually went to high school together.
Weinberg said their relationship had changed since they started college.
Grimes and Weinberg said they might have met later in life if not for being Greek. As Weinberg looked at the ring on her left hand, she smiled.
“Our (Theta) ring pass that we have when a girl gets engaged is one of the most special memories I will have of my TCU career,” she said.
Grimes and Weinberg will marry this spring at Robert Carr Chapel on the TCU campus. Grimes admitted to booking the church before he proposed.
“I wouldn’t have asked her if I didn’t know she was going to say yes,” Grimes said.
Grimes said he has applied to 15 laws schools and hopes to attend one of them after graduation. Weinberg, a nursing major, said she felt like she could go anywhere Grimes was accepted.
“I think you take kind of a lot more things seriously when it comes to your relationship,” Weinberg said. “I think our relationship has definitely matured in a good way.”
But they have still set goals for each other.
“Always communicating with each other is kind of what I’ve learned throughout the last few years and always be honest and up front,” Weinberg said.