Towards the end of summer and the beginning of the school year you start to see sorority chapters from bigger schools all over social media with their recruitment videos and all over Snapchat with their Bid Days streaming live for everyone to see. You also read on Instagram about a chapter gaining about 75 new members. I don’t know about you but to me I’m thinking, “How does a pledge class of that size end up knowing each other or even know each other’s names?” I asked this question to one of my close friends at work because she is involved in Greek life at the University of Arkansas. Her reply was simple, she doesn’t. Honestly I didn’t really like that answer. I personally enjoy being part of a smaller chapter for a few reasons that can be named.
With being in a smaller chapter my pledge class was about 17 girls in total. I loved this so much. To the chapter we had the biggest pledge class, it may not be such an incredible number to a D1 school but hey it’s about the people that make up the chapter not the size right? Having a full chapter of about 43 women made it easier to know who was who and to put a name to the face it belongs to. It was even easier to find the people that I merged best with. I ended up finding my future bridesmaids in about a month and a half of being a member. With this closeness you are able to know what sister to call for a certain situation that is panning out.