What are sororities all about, anyway?
Why would a young woman want to belong to one?
What can they offer her?
A sorority is a group of women bound together by common principles, goals, and experiences. Probably the most important thing to a young woman entering college is the “home away from home” environment that sorority membership offers. Immediately upon joining a sorority, you belong to a group of women who are interested in you and your well-being. During the recruitment process, you determine the group that best shares your goals and ideals…the women with whom you want to share friendships. Other immediate benefits include academic support and opportunities for leadership development and community service.
When you pledge yourself to a sorority, you enter a short period of time for learning about your sorority’s history and the expectations of its members. At the end of this period, your sorority’s highest ideals and symbolism will be revealed to you at your initiation.
As a member of a sorority, you’ll enjoy many experiences with your sorority sisters. You’ll attend sorority events, theme socials with other Greeks groups, Greek Week, and sisterhood activities. You’ll have support in developing study skills and gaining academic achievement. Your exceptional successes might be recognized through scholarships, campus awards and chapter acknowledgements. Leadership opportunities are endless. There are many positions within your sorority, from a committee member on up to chapter president. Your sisters can also open many doors for you in campus involvement.
As a member of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority, you’ll have the chance to meet sisters from all over the state and the country. Your sorority chapter will participate in campus and regional Panhellenic activities, where you’ll work with other sororities to promote the Greek system.
Sorority membership means friendships for a lifetime. After college, sisters are welcomed into alumnae organizations. Alumnae organizations include members of collegiate chapters from all over the country. Alumnae organizations continue the goals of promoting personal and professional development in a social atmosphere.
Sororities and sorority membership mean many things to many people. No other type of organization can offer a young woman so much during her college days and beyond.
Why wouldn’t a young woman want to belong to one?