Going Greek was one of the best decisions I’ve made thus far in my college career. It has brought me my best friends, helped me expand my leadership skills, and made me see myself in a way that I haven’t before. Sisterhood is more than just a word, it’s a way of life (seriously). It makes me sad to see all these stereotypes that people put on Greek life, because I can honestly say that if I weren’t a part of it, I wouldn’t have enjoyed college as near as much as I have. Here are some reasons as to why I love my sorority:
1. You always have someone to do things with.
Whether it’s to go grab a bite to eat, ride to events together, or simply go to the grocery store, your sisters always have your back. I hate doing things alone, so having a sister there to always be down to go through the Cookout line is the best!
2. It makes it so easy to get involved with the community.
Before joining a sorority, I wasn’t that involved with the community at all. My sorority has five philanthropies, which is amazing, so it makes it very easy to find ways to give back to the community. Aside from our sorority’s particular philanthropies, there’s always a sister who knows exactly what you need to know about community service and how to get involved with the community through your university.
3. You find your people.
My sorority has probably given me the thing I cherish most, my best friends. Some of my best friends I met through recruitment and actually ended up in a different sorority, but if it weren’t for recruitment, I would’ve never had the chance to meet them. My little and grandlittle (I know I sound pretty old) are a couple of my favorite people on this earth. It’s crazy to think that if it weren’t for my sorority, I wouldn’t have them at all.
4. You find your home away from home.
My home isn’t necessarily that far away from school, but I am a huge homebody so I was always finding myself wanting to go home every weekend when I had nothing to do. Being in a sorority changed all that. Of course I still loved going home, but when you have 100+ that make it so easy to be around, you find that your sorority really is your home away from home.
5. You’re never going through anything alone.
We all have our problems. Sometimes it’s hard to talk about them, but more than likely at least one of your sisters is going through the same thing, and that makes it so much more comforting. Even if it’s not the exact same thing, they will always have your back and will be there whenever you need them.
6. You do things that you wouldn’t have done before.
I’m naturally a shy person, so sometimes it’s hard for me to take those chances and do something that I’ve never done before. Being in a sorority has allowed me and pushed me to do those things. It’s such a great opportunity for improving your leadership skills. I know that if it weren’t for my sisters encouraging me to apply for certain positions, I would have never gathered the courage to do it myself.
I love my sorority. Plain and simple!!!