It depends on the sorority. What is the hiring supervisor went to a rival school or ABSOLUTELY HATED that frat/sorority? Ex. About the closest we have is societies at university which are hobby/culture/studies based (for instance baking society, climbing society, physics society, hindu society, Mauritian society etc). If I remember correctly they used to throw a Luau party every year until a tiki torch ended up burning their house down. I can't help but feel that by that point in your life you shouldn't need an external reason to do well. That was a trying couple of weeks but I don't consider it traumatic or anything looking back. Had I waited until my sophomore year, I would have been less impressionable by other PNMs and probably would have had a more positive recruitment experience. I am a much more laid back person. In that case honestly you could probably just email their president or show up at the house and say you’re interested and ask what should you be doing, and you’ll likely at least get a shot to meet some of the guys and see what’s up. The payoff to the challenging ones is that you come out the other side incredibly close to your whole pledge class having been through that shit together. To preface, my freshman year I went to a fraternity party and was raped. More than anyone else they drink impressive volumes of grain alcohol (Everclear, Diesel, etc.). [–][deleted] 22 points23 points24 points 5 years ago (2 children). [–][deleted] 17 points18 points19 points 5 years ago (2 children). Did it impact your schoolwork at all? [–]sapereaud33 15 points16 points17 points 5 years ago (0 children). /r/thinlydisguisedrants Even if I tried to include myself, they just seemed to talk around me and make lots of inside jokes. ZBT- An incredibly more chill version of AEPi with less of daddy’s money getting thrown around. When I was raped, my mother admitted she had been raped in college too. We took care of each other through loss and celebrated each other's successes. As far as jean shorts go, I believe they want us to appear as polished as possible, and some girls would probably take the opportunity to wear jorts as fair game to throw on their skimpiest shorts. $200 fine! Sure thing. It also gave me a great social life in college, living in the house was the best time, always having someone to hang with, talk with, eat with, etc. I initially joined because I went to a small, Southern Liberal Arts school where over half of the students were involved in Greek life. At my university you pay ~£5 to £10 for membership and thats it. If your GPA was below requirement, you had to create a plan to improve your grade, and keep up with it the entire semester. That would shut down any interest in Greek life for me. It's just true. Which is a perfect summary of Greek life. You are bonding to the sorority...to make commitments of being a certain type of human being. I look back on my college years and know that they kicked ass because of my time as a part of my sorority. Which is a pro unless you lose focus and make being a fun sorority girl a higher priority than being a hardworking student. It also gave me other ways of being involved like being on the Greek Council, planning events, reviewing policy, etc. I was looking around me at all these girls who I thought were my friends and realizing that they were embarrassed by me for not being tan. [–]♀Leevamealowen 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). Should I be concerned about hazing? Hazing is also defined different in different states. Education, Race/Gender Meghan Sullivan September 3, 2016 meghan sullivan, sorority, greek life, fraternity, college, group, stereotypes, gender stereotypes Comment Facebook 0 Twitter LinkedIn 0 Reddit Tumblr Pinterest 0 0 Likes Social life exists even if you don't engage in Greek life, as was true with you. We had mandatory study hours based on gpa, because education is the priority. You're at university; it's a privilege. [–]bonscouter 36 points37 points38 points 5 years ago (0 children). We used to call their house The Ski Lodge because of all the “powder” they consumed. SPOILER Everything is a bit more familial. I have heard many people (and know many) that made their best friends/close friends in grad school. And if you dated to wear something that didn't meet their expectations or didn't look expensive, you were publicly shamed. I graduated in 2015 so things could have changed, but when I was there the sororities considered to be “top-tier” were: Pi Phi- Hot (usually dark-haired for some reason) girls that are a blast to hang with, but a bit high maintenance. [–]msprinks 208 points209 points210 points 5 years ago (0 children). My high school best friend just got into the CIA because our other friend's grandpa is pretty good friends with someone pretty high up. /r/twoxchromosomes I come from a household where nobody ever told me what to do, and as a result in high school I fucked around cause I made good grades so I didn't care. [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 5 years ago (0 children), [–]FriggityFrack 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). I'd recommend reading Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins for real life examples. What is a comment that someone made recently (either in general or towards you) that really upset you? It's petty but it's part of the culture I guess. [–]brotmuffin 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). The Core Four is comprised of Delta Gamma (aka DG), Alpha Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta (aka Theta), and Kappa Kappa Gamma (aka Kappa). for some orgs, the process is the exact same nationally (including mine - a latina org). [–]SEC_honey 8 points9 points10 points 5 years ago (0 children). I realize this stereotype doesn't apply to all sorority sisters but in this sorority it heavily applied. [–]♀atouchofyou 11 points12 points13 points 5 years ago (0 children). Having to interact with the fraternities. There was also a lot of really stupid competition between sororities behind the scenes. [–]SEC_honey 7 points8 points9 points 5 years ago (2 children). A sorority is like being adopted into a group of friends, [–]inkieblot 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (4 children). A year and a half later I went alum because I'm starting nursing school soon and it became too much of a financial and time commitment. They’re chill as fuck and low-key partied as hard or harder than anyone. [–]lovethestars 10 points11 points12 points 5 years ago (6 children). Not really the social ones, but the recruitment, ritual, sisterhood, or service ones. They had a bit of a reputation problem with drugs because they had multiple kids OD (non-fatally) in 4 years..Their signature party, Cowboy Christmas, was always one of the more anticipated events of the year. [–]♀croakiee 60 points61 points62 points 5 years ago (32 children). School was a priority in my chapter, so we'd have study groups (and be rewarded for attending), and you could always find a sister to study with in the library. Not even from Frat member friends etc. It basically is a way to solve the problem of freeloaders. TORS – OVERALL TOTALS 2021 By: FAX Last Post: 5 hours ago. Good luck! I think most sorority focus on scholarship, sisterhood, philanthropy, and then, of course, social. I went to a relatively small private school in California, so Greek life was fun but also way more chill than what you're going to hear about from people who were in Greek life at an SEC school, so take that for what you will. Well, this is very true, but, if you are working full time in order to afford college, that whole online thing is pretty awesome AND networks you to people because you are forced to interact with them through forums and email, and in some cases, you meet up for beers in order to have something that resembles a study group. So it varies a lot! [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (3 children). Missing mandatory events, in general. I am a convert to the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints and became a member about a year and 2 months ago (March 17th, 2018). For example my sorority was making sure that if you wore your house letters that you looked presentable in them and not like you just rolled out of bed. Really? I go to a smaller university with only 3 Fraternities and 3 Sororities, and it has been the best experience of my life. Also, what was their issue with jean shorts? I’d be wary of any new chapter unless you’re really confident you love the girls, and in that case fuck it. I went through an informal recruitment as a sophomore, and while we have a relatively large greek life, there were only 2 sororities accepting girls. Former sorority sisters, what were your best/worst experiences and how do you feel about Greek life now? (self.Tulane). Greek life is the perfect way to meet all kinds of new people, especially within your sorority. The first night he met any of the actives was bid night; I just brought him to the party and introduced him to people. I would suggest to really research and find what organization is right for you. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Just saying, "I need to study Sunday for my test, so I shouldn't have to go!" Also don't really get anything from networking. Perhaps because, in the opinion of many people, college isn't just (or arguably primarily, depending on your major) about the education. Familiarize yourself with Reddit 101. That is a different level or cruelty mentally and emotionally. I ended up struggling with severe depression and my sisters held me up, encouraged me to get help and supported my decision to transfer to a different school, even though it made things more difficult for the chapter to unexpectedly lose a member. I have made plenty of friends in different sororities and I have friends who are in sororities who haven't made any friends in their sororities. [–]WestCoastBestCoast01 37 points38 points39 points 5 years ago (5 children). My college doesn't allow freshman rushing for those reasons you outlined. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (4 children). Love the ski lodge comment lmao I’m using that one, [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). I think it can range from $200-500 (just an estimate, dues vary). Take themselves more seriously than Zeta Psi. I have a low appetite for drama and I too have a lot of male friends, yet I managed just fine spending four years of college primarily surrounded by women. Very defensive about that as well. Jsyk. And I'm a person that spent most of his youth in the south. Excellent goals, to be sure, but again, you shouldn't have to rely on stringent regulations and monetary commitments to be a decent person. I've lived in the North almost all my life (only spent a couple years in the South when I was little), so I know almost nothing about all this stuff. OMG, the fines. They are organizations that are meant to promote social, intellectual, and moral growth. 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