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Fall sorority recruitment is approaching quickly and you may be wondering why going Greek is such an important decision. Deciding to join a Greek organization is in fact a big decision – but fear not – here are the a few benefits of deciding to join Greek life!

There are often times many misconceptions about Greek life. One that I hear most often is that by joining Greek life, you are paying for your friends. Let me start out by saying, in most registered student organizations on campus, there are dues that you must pay. Nothing is free these days. The dues that each chapter is responsible for paying are to support their philanthropy events, their housing, and also for chapter retreats. With that being said, don’t let the cost of a chapter turn you away from joining. There are always ways to help you pay for dues like payment plans or scholarships within each chapter.

Not only does joining a sorority give you the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself, it’s a chance to give back to your community. Every Greek chapter on campus has their own philanthropic cause which they support. Each chapter usually holds a few philanthropy events a year. It’s great to help out a cause which you’re passionate about. It’s even more fun when you can do that with friends. 

Joining a sorority is a chance for you to meet women just like yourself who share similar interests. The women you meet while going through the recruitment process and after are some of the people who you are going to be lifelong friends with. Becoming a sorority woman means creating a special sisterhood bond you would likely not experience otherwise. Your sisters will help you succeed in every aspect of life, especially while trudging through college. They are there to support you in everything you do.

While college may only last 4 or 5 years, being a part of a sorority doesn’t just stop at graduation. It is something that goes beyond that. You meet so many people through Greek life and with that, make many connections through alumni. It’s great to network with them because you never know the connections they, or someone they know, may have.

Being a sorority woman myself, I can say that being a part of a sisterhood has pushed me outside of comfort zone in a good way. In the last year, I have taken on many leadership roles that I know I would have never done without the encouragement of my sisters. In my personal experience, I know that being in a sorority has made me be comfortable with the person I am. It has also help become a better, more well-rounded woman. Something I love about Greek life at CMU is that you make friends with people from different chapters. I think that is something that is really unique to Greek life here and it’s an experience I would not miss out on!

 

If you are thinking about going through recruitment, it’s not too late to sign up! Just follow the link below.

https://cmuniv.icsrecruiter.com/pan/enrollment/Registration.aspx?UID=cmuniv

Gabi is a junior from Chicago, Illinois studying Advertising with minors in Journalism and Spanish. She is an active member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. Gabi is a sports fanatic, as well as a fashion enthusiast. She hopes to work in the fashion industry while living in the Windy City. 
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