The sorority sugar blog celebrates being greek from bid day to grad day… and beyond! There are so many benefits to joining a sorority, it’s difficult to name them all. But these are some of the best reasons to give recruitment a try!
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Academics: Greeks routinely earn higher GPAs, win academic awards and excel in their fields of study on campus. High academic standards, study sessions and educational support is a part of every chapter.
Blossoming: A new member has the opportunity to personally blossom and grow during her years at college. Sorority sisters flower into strong women who reach their full potential.
Character Building: Sisters must work as a team, respect others and live their chapter creed. Members are expected to meet the highest standards of respectable behavior.
Dedication: Greeks commit to something bigger than themselves. They dedicate their college days to their dear sisters, their philanthropy and the founding principles of their sorority.
Energy: If a PNM wants an action-packed college experience, then going greek is the best way to get it. Greeks are very active in their chapters, clubs, sports, fundraising, leadership, social causes and everything they do.
Fun Times: There is no getting around the fact that sorority girls have THE best social lives on campus! Good times are mandatory. Socials, mixers, exchanges, fraternity parties, greek games, costume events, galas, formals, semi-formals, sisterhoods, retreats, trips, etc……
Greek Community: Involvement in a NPC sorority opens the doors to the entire greek community. Socializing, volunteering, partnering and competing with other sororities and fraternities expands a member’s total experience. Learning to be gracious win or loose is also a plus.
Happiness: Having close friends to laugh, talk, dance and share rituals with ~ makes sorority girls the happiest girls on campus! Add to that; crafting, recruiting, big/little, sharing and caring. True contentment is found on greek row.
Involvement: Looking for a way to be involved in university life? Then joining a sorority is THE way to go. Amazing chapter, panhellenic and campus-wide involvement is available to all greeks. Get off the sidelines and be a part of the scene.
Joy: Pure joy is opening your bid day envelope to see the name of your favorite sorority. Pure joy is rushing the into the arms of your new sisters. Pure joy is getting your favorite big/little at reveal. Pure joy is sharing four years together and staying involved with your sorority for life. Find your JOY ~ go greek!
Knowledge: Learning is a big part of being in a sorority. Members learn chapter history, the greek alphabet, marketing, recruiting, chapter operations, rituals, charity facts, national policies and more.
Loyalty: Loyalty is lacking in society today. But sisters experience it to the fullest. They pledge loyalty to their sisters and to the values of their chapter. Respecting ritual and honoring what greek letters stand for, strengthens a sister’s inner core.
Management: By holding an office or chair position, a sister learns excellent management skills. Greek girls organize fundraisers, recruitment, special events, formals, retreats and socials ~ just to name a few activities that develop supervisory skills.
New Friends: Making friends is a TOP motivation for joining a sorority. When away from home, connecting with a solid group of girlfriends is very important. Sisterly support, security and love means a tremendous amount to greeks.
Opportunities: A world of networking opportunities is open to sorority members through the greek community. Sisters, alumnae, advisors, national headquarters and the panhellenic council all offer connections for careers and personal enrichment.
Polish: When a freshman goes away to college, she may be a little rough around the edges. The sorority experience polishes a sister in areas of fashion, grooming, manners, making conversation, giving speeches, performing, relating to others and acting graciously.
Quick Thinking: A sister must learn to think on her feet. When recruitment goes wrong, the fundraiser flops, or the sisterhood retreat is a mess, a sorority girl must act quickly to make things right. From difficult rush conversations, to dealing with the university administration, greeks learn to be sharp problem solvers.
Responsibility: Members must be responsible for paying dues, attending meetings, volunteering, dealing with upset sisters, maintaining a big/little relationship and keeping the chapter going strong year after year. Learning how to handle responsibility is a big part being a sorority sister.
Skills: Go greek and learn conversation skills, people skills, leadership skills, patience, forgiveness, sharing, flexibility, crafting skills, politics, public relations, performance ability and what it means to live in a house full of sisters.
Time-Management: A sorority sister must be super smart with her time. Greeks balance many commitments in college. Members learn to prioritize, juggle their schedules and meet their obligations.
Understanding: Expressing empathy with sisters’ problems is an important part of chapter life. Being supported in your own difficult time, is a true blessing. Having sisters pick you up when you stumble is the real meaning of sisterhood.
Vivaciousness: If you are a shy PNM, then participating in recruitment will cure you quickly. Going greek prompts girls to come out of their shell, be more outgoing, bubbly and enthusiastic. Get excited!
Wild & Wacky: Having crazy times with your sorority sisters is the best time of all. Doing silly things, making fools of yourselves, dancing on tables and living wild & free is what it’s all about. Greek life isn’t only serious responsibilities. There are lots of goofy greek moments too.
XOXO: Hugs and kisses between sisters are the sweetest of all. Big/Littles, GBigs, GLitties, Twiddles, and other close relationships are one-of-a-kind-only-in-a-sorority special. The love must be experienced to be understood.
Yearly Growth: Each year offers sisters new chances for being active, growing their family, creating new crafts, running for office and participating in new events. Fresh opportunities are a big part of life as an active and an alum. Sorority dynamics are always evolving.
Zealousness: Enthusiasm for greek life spills over into every area of a sister’s life. Being excited about sorority “sugar”, wearing letters, recruiting new members and improving the chapter makes a sister more fervent about the world around her. Being greek elevates everything in life!
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