Four years sounds like a long time right?! Key word is “sounds like!” Ask your parents or grandparents; time in college FLIES! That is why it is so important to make the most out of everything you do in those short four years – especially within your Greek organization! Your sorority letters will stay with you forever, but your experiences are under a limited amount of time – make them count!
Some chapters might have up to 400 women in them at a time. That is a lot of girls to stand out from! The best way to make the most out of your sorority experience is to never be comfortable with sitting in the shadows. There are many women who find they do not enjoy their sorority, and miss out on events or never try to dive into involvement within their chapter. If you put yourself head first in involvement and participation, you are likely to find happiness and enjoyment!
Never be afraid to introduce yourself to a sister, no matter their age! Being a well-known member in your sorority has extreme perks. You are someone who will be seen as trustworthy, reliable, and social if you develop relationships with as many sisters as you can!
Do not skip out on events! If you are an underclassman, take the time to attend all the events your chapter puts on. You will meet people within your chapter who have the same interests as you, and you never know what might come out of that random philanthropy event on a Tuesday evening! The more present you are, the more you will be seen as a dedicated member to your chapter.
Another factor that helps provide a rewarding sorority experience is maintaining a respectful relationship with other chapters on campus. Girls can be petty, (we all know that from experience 😉 so try not to engage in competitiveness over whose chapter is superior to the other! A healthy, equal panhellenic community creates successful chapters!
If you find yourself being one of the outgoing members who enjoys all things in your sorority, try and look out for members who lack your enthusiasm. All they might need is a little encouragement and a buddy to look for at events! You just might also help them make the most of her sorority experience too!