If you’ve tuned into new Fall television premieres at all then you’ve probably watched or heard about Scream Queens on Fox. Love it or hate it, there is an ounce of fact and of fiction about sorority life within the heavy social satire it exhibits.
10. Fact: Sorority girls love coordinating their outfits.
Everybody knows that the Chanel’s love rocking pastels, jeweled collars, and fake fur and you and your little love wearing matching lettered sweatshirts. Which is basically the same thing. Am I right?
9. Fiction: Less than ten girls live in a sorority house.
Normally if you’re in a housed sorority there will be more like 50-80 girls living in the house at any given time depending on the size of the house and the live-on restrictions of your campus. Normally, most girls live in the house their sophomore year with one or two roommates and then off-campus in a house or apartment their junior and senior year. You may live with friends in your sorority or maybe not. You should also consider that some sororities are unhoused and others have designated communities within the dorms. That said, Scream Queens is extremely unrealistic in the sense of the large living and closet spaces the KKT sisters have within their house.
8. Fact: Holiday celebrations are even more fun in a sorority.
Halloween, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day. You name a holiday and there will probably be a philanthropy event, party, cookie swap, or some other sisterhood activity associated with it.
7. Fiction: Sororities condone hazing and dangerous or demeaning rituals like hell week.
Contrary to the media, hazing is not a widespread issue in Greek life. Whether you’re looking into rushing a local, Panhellenic, Divine Nine, LGBT+, academic, religious, or service sorority, we all report to councils and/or the greek life headquarters on campus. That said, they do not and we do not condone hazing in any way or form. In fact, we spoil our new members. We give you t-shirts, notifiers, an amazing house to live in, and a family to love not for four years but for life. Sigma Kappa among other sororities even has a philanthropy called RESPΣΚT to celebrate the benefits of sorority membership while condemning hazing and other negative behaviors. They aim to provide anti-hazing, self-esteem, and empowerment workshops, activities, and resources year round.
6. Fact: When your song comes on you drop everything else.
The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj. We’ve all got that artist with that perfect song that we just love to dance to, rock out to, and belt the words out to loudly and obnoxiously. Whether you’re at a function, in the house, or out in public, it is your time to shine.