What I've Learned From Being in a Sorority

Coming into college, I was uncertain about Greek life. I didn’t grow up in an area where it was popular and my family never discussed it. After joining a sorority, I realized that it was not all movies like Legally Blonde made it out to be. Yes, 50% of my clothes represent my letters, but we don’t lounge around tanning outside our sorority house. Here are seven things I learned from being a sorority.

  1. 1. There is a long-standing history

    Most sororities are older than your grandparents and have traditions that date to their founding. There’s a lot of rituals and traditions that tie you to many other people in history and all over the world.

  2. 2. It's easy to get involved on campus

    One of the main reasons I joined a sorority is because I felt the need to be more involved in my community. Since being in a sorority, I have found easy ways to volunteer, organize events on campus, and participate in intramurals. 

  3. 3. People with judge you

    Some people, even those close to you, will not get why you joined a sorority and that’s okay. Greek life is not for everyone. 

  4. 4. Small talking is an important skill

    Going through previews and recruitment, a majority of your time is spent small talking. I’ve gained better listening skills and have come up with fun conversation topics for when there is a lull.

  5. 5. You won't be best friends with everyone

    When there are over 200 girls in one group, there’s bound to be one or more people you don’t vibe with. With that being said, I still love all of my sisters because we hold the same ideals set forth by our founding members.

  6. 6. You'll have a forever family

    From your g-big to your little, you will forever be attached to a family within your sorority who will always welcome you with open arms. Some of my best friends are in my family and they have always been there for me. 

  7. 7. Time management is key

    From chapter meetings to intramurals to formals, greek life will keep you busy. By joining a sorority, I have learned how to best budget my time between social life and school.

Ultimately, I’m really glad I’ve joined greek life. I’m connected to so many incredible women of the past, present, and future. I’ve gained leadership skills and I’ve met my best friends by being in a sorority. To those considering joining Greek life in the spring, trust the process and I hope you find your forever home!