While entering college, I never knew I was going to end up joining a sorority. The thought never crossed my mind and honestly I didn’t even know Brockport had sororities and fraternities. I was always the “athletic girl” or the “gym rat.” However, I never knew that I would have a whole other world introduced to me besides the “college world.” My friends and family from home were even surprised I was going to become a “sorority girl” because never had I ever even brought up the topic. I think I was so caught up in going away and meeting so many people …and I did from joining Phi Sigma Sigma. I met my lifelong best friends and my future bridesmaids.
I hate when people say “sororities are stupid” “you pay for your friends” “what do you even do besides drink and party?” “Do you have friends outside out the sorority?” “don’t you have to likeeeee buy Tory Burch boots and Jack Rodgers Flip Flops oh and that new Kate Spade bag that just came out?”….like what? Where do you people get these scenarios from? Movies? Little do you all know what you see in the movies about sororities is far from the reality of what our organizations are about.
Each person in our organization brings something to the table. You become best friends with people you never EVER think you would become friends with just because maybe she has a different style than you, or maybe doesn’t like to drink three nights a week, or likes country instead of the Dave Matthews band, or is a cat lady instead of a dog lover. Honestly, who gives a shit because what we all have in common is we love our organization, what we get out of it, what we stand for, and how we give back to our campus and our community because we strive to be the best and show what we stand for besides a red solo up.
Did you know a majority of college campus campus that have Greek Life maintain the highest GPA on their college campuses? Or that country star Carrie Underwood, the lovely Tory Burch, Nashville and Friday Night Lights Star Connie Britton, and One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush were all in sororities? More than half of girls in the United States have something in common with a celebrity and similar values other than their talent. Also little do you all know, if it wasn’t for some of this celebrities or as we like to call them Alumni, our chapters wouldn’t continue letter alone exist. It’s definitely something to think about.
While making our resumes it’s actually hard to narrow it down to one full page since the amount of positions you hold during your time as an active can be 5 or more. Whether you’re president, vice, member at large, public relations chair, recruitment chair, scholarship chair, I could go on and on, but we gain a whole lot our of these positions that are going to benefit us for life. The amount of network experience we have by the end of one semester is actually outrageous.
Also, did I mention there’s always someone to hang out with? There are usually 50+ sisters to always turn too if you want to go to the gym, grab a slice or pizza, go to the library with, or even binge watch Netflix, we have it all.
I’m not saying not joining a sorority is the end of the world. I am just trying to make the point that if I haven’t joined such a wonderful organization I wouldn’t know where I would be without these wonderful women and all the skills I have learned so far. If I didn’t go outside of my comfort zone and test the waters a little bit who know what I would be doing.
So next time you want to label a sorority as a bunch of stupid blonde girls, a cult, girls who haze, or a bunch of drunk girls, think about it, maybe if you sparked an interest or gave a sorority a chance, you could have been happier than you are now. So who knows your best friend, maid of honor, spirit animal, or hey that frat boy that you could of had that potential relationship with could be just walking around still because I forgot “sororities are stupid.”