Why You Shouldn't Give Up on Your Sorority

I signed up for sorority recruitment with the singular purpose of moving in a week early. In fact, I didn't even think I would make it past the first round, let alone to Bid Day. I graduated from a small, conservative Catholic high school in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, so when I brought up the idea of rushing to my friends they honestly thought I was joking. As someone who in high school didn’t meet any of the stereotypical sorority girl checkboxes, I never thought I would join. 

But here I am signing the contract to live in my sorority house for the third year in a row. Here I am wearing my letters proudly as I hold my second leadership position this year within the organization. Joining a sorority in college has truly helped me grow as a leader and as an individual. Although many may joke that sorority girls “buy their friendships,” I think of it as a way to strengthen my support system and connections. I have had the opportunity to grow alongside my sisters as we hold each other accountable and encourage each other to meet higher standards in our academics and our personal lives. I have learned how to stand up for myself and what I believe while learning who I am. With this, yes, I have received unforgettable memories and laughs which I will forever cherish. I hope this shows what it truly means to pledge yourself to the Greek letters you wear.