Sororities get a pretty bad name sometimes. Sorority stereotypes flood the minds of young girls and sometimes sororities are just known as an expensive way to make friends and party. Sorority women do so much more than the things we are given credit for. I am here to let you in on the actual ins and outs of sorority life. With sorority season fast approaching I am going to give some solid reasons to the benefits of sorority life and joining a sorority.
“When your letters are in front of you, your sisters are behind you.”
Sorority Members Become Your School Family
If you move far away from home visiting your family every weekend is not possible for you. Having a sisterhood at your school becomes important because it gives you a tie to the school you love and it gives you something to be a part of. Having a ton of sisters helps you stay grounded and sisters can give the best advice.
Sorority Life Offer A Ton Of Opportunities
Being a member of a sorority can offer you a lot of opportunities that you would not otherwise have. From leadership roles that would be harder to get if they were advertised to the entire campus, to great relationships like bigs and littles, to even having access to cheaper tickets to certain campus events being Greek helps a ton. The networking possibilities are endless between sorority members, sorority alumnae, and even other sororities it’s hard not to make connections when you are a member of even the smallest sorority. Also people from around campus are likely to stop by sorority meetings to broadcast organizations and events where you will have the opportunity to ask that person questions while they are there or after they leave.
Sororities Have Strong Academic Support Groups
It has been shown that Greeks overall do better than their non-Greek counterparts when it comes to grades. It is not because we take fewer classes or any of the stereotypes, it is because each sorority puts heavy emphasis on education. To be a member of most sororities a 2.5 must be maintained even after you become an initiated member. Some sororities may have even higher requirements than that. Most sororities also require a certain number of library hours so if you take them seriously you are more likely to get great grades.
Sorority Life Allows You To Be Mentored and Be A Mentor
Big/Little relationships are important when it comes to Greek life. Becoming a member allows you to have a great mentor and become that mentor to someone else in return. These are your bridesmaids and biggest supporters. The relationships you make in Greek life are truly extraordinary.
Past the big/little relationship mentors and women to mentor are literally all around you in Greek life. I have met some of the most amazing women to look up to while being Greek and the most amazing women I know I will make a big difference in the world. You don't have to be Greek related to the women in your sorority to form these mentor/mentee relationships.
Sorority Life Helps You Impact Your Community
Sororities do a ton of community service each year. From hosting events to raise money for a cause to selling cookie dough to adopting a highway your sorority will be uber involved in the community around you. You will be able to work closely with community projects and see how much of a difference you make. One time I passed out gummy bears to runners at a race for a bit of sugar in the final stretch and it’s so amazing how something that small can affect people because during and afterwards I heard some amazing stories of how the gummy bears actually helped them through the race!
There are so many more advantages to sorority life. There are more stereotypical advantages, but I will not get into length with those. You can be any kind of person you want to be in a sorority. If you want to be the girl who likes a party you can be that, or if you want to be the girl who stays in on a Thursday night to do homework you can be that too. If you are interested in learning more about Panhellenic sorority life, or even sorority life in general check out The Sorority Life, and if you are interested in giving your parents some information check out Sorority Parents.