Joining a sorority was the last thing on my mind when venturing off to college. I chose a commuter school so my plan – along with the majority of the other students on campus – was to go to class and go home. I wasn’t interested in hanging around on campus after class. There didn’t seem to be a point. Instead, I decided to sulk in my own misery as I saw pictures on social media of my high school friends in all their college glory. Yeah, sure, I was sort of jealous. It made me regret not going away to school. Did I make the right decision staying home? Is this the college experience I want? I became miserable.
Then one day I was being recruited (without evening knowing). There was greek life in my school, but it wasn’t as profound as on other college campuses and I began talking to a recruiter who was colonizing a new sorority on campus. I, being ‘anti-sorority’, gave her my information just so she would go away. We reluctantly set up a meeting for the upcoming week. Between you and me, my plan was just to blow it off, but when the day rolled around she had texted me. I was on my way to my car when I was sure she had seen me pass by. I HAD to go now. Little did I know this had been the best thing that could have happened to me. I left that meeting eager to join. I wanted to be apart of something so much bigger than myself. Before I knew it, I was initiated with 40 other founding sisters of the Iota Sigma chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma.
Within the short time of being in greek life, I have learned so much. I believe that a person truly does not understand greek life unless he/she is apart of it. I was that negative person. I didn’t even want to give it a chance. I didn’t understand it and just formed my own bias opinion about the subject. Joining greek life has done more for me than I will ever be able to explain. I’ve formed life long friendships with people who I am lucky enough to call my sisters. I feel secure in knowing I can call up any of the 40 girls in my sorority at 3a.m. and they would answer that phone. I’ve learned time management skills and explored outside my comfort zone. For those of you reading this who are considering joining a greek org., my word of advice for you is…
Don’t miss out on a great opportunity.
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