Why I Joined a Sorority
I never thought I would join a sorority. In fact, I was basically morally opposed to joining one. I think I was blinded by what I had seen in movies and YouTube videos; the super preppy girls, the matching outfits, the chanting and clapping. It just seemed so cultish and so not…me. I had heard that all girls in sororities do is party and not much else. I did not want the label of “sorority girl”, yet here I am writing this as a proud Chi Omega at Northeastern University.
College is really fun and full of opportunities. However, it is not always easy to make friends and find things that you can identify yourself with. As a very social person, I never thought that making friends in college would be a challenge for me, and for the most part it was not, but the friends I had did not feel like true friends; the relationships felt superficial and I could not always count on those people to be there for me. I belonged to quite a few clubs but none of them felt like a home to me and I missed that sense of belonging. Thus, it seemed like I was yearning for the one thing I swore I would never do; I needed to join a sorority.
Being a Chi Omega has truly changed my life in ways I never thought possible. I have over 150 girls that I get to call sisters and that have showed me how to live a well-balanced college life while teaching me the true meaning of friendship, loyalty, and dignity. I joined Chi Omega because I love what it stands for. I love the emphasis on sisterhood, scholarship, charity work, and leadership. I feel like the connections I have already made have been more impactful on my life than any other relationships I have had previously. I joined because I needed a place on campus to call home and a place that would push me to grow as an individual. I have learned a lot through joining a sorority but most importantly, I have learned not to let preconceived notions stop me from learning more and trying new things.
After realizing how much sororities have to offer, I would definitely encourage other college girls to join one. The amount of support I have received from my sisters has been immeasurable and the leadership opportunities I have been given have been amazing! It is incredible how much a sorority can enrich your life once you push past the traditional “sorority girl” stereotypes and accept this new part of life.
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