My family and friends were surprised when I told them I wanted to join a sorority. They thought I was the least likely person to ever join a sorority, and honestly, so did I.
But here I am. And I love it.
I’m a quiet person when you first start to get to know me, and the first few months of being a new member was no different. I struggled with opening up with the other women and I was worried I never would be able to get as close to people as other girls already seemed to be. Eventually though, I made a ton of new, awesome friends in my chapter that I love hanging out with.
Being in a sorority isn’t for everyone, but you’ll never know for sure until you try it. And I don’t mean to just join one, but become involved in it. You won’t know if you truly want to be a part of it until you dive in headfirst.
And that’s exactly what I did. I signed up to be considered for one of the leadership positions and got it, I started participating more and I went to different events.
I’m glad I did, because otherwise I wouldn’t be part of something so cool that has allowed me to open up in college.
I’m proud to be a sorority girl. It’s given me friendships I might not have made otherwise; it’s given me support and has helped me become more involved in volunteering. It’s given me motivation to do great things like the other women in my chapter have done or are doing,
Being a part of sorority and fraternity life is so much more than how it’s portrayed in movies. There’s more to it than just the social aspect of it. We do volunteer work, we help each other study and succeed and we take care of each other. We learn how to be better leaders and role models.
Hopefully the negative connotation associated with being a sorority girl starts to disappear. The “typical” sorority girl image is nothing more than a stereotype. Everyone involved in sorority and fraternity life is different and I’ve met some great people through Greek life.
If you’re thinking about joining a sorority, don’t let those stereotypes scare you away. You never know if you might be about to find your home away from home (cliché, I know, but still true).
We do a lot more than just take pictures together, trust me.