Friday, February 5, 2016

What is a Sorority? | My Sorority Experience

Hello Darlings,

There is often never a time when I mention that I'm in a sorority that I don't get strange looks or questions. So - let me set the record straight and tell you what it's all about, my experience behind it and how it has changed my life for the better.

I'll be honest with you, I don't think I ever really knew what a sorority was before I encountered one. My first encounter with sororities was at my school's Welcome Back Club's Fair! I remember walking past the booth and was definitely in all favour in avoiding these girls. I didn't know much about sororities but what I  thought I knew about them wasn't anything good. This was about all that happened in my first year, it wasn't until my second year that I remember passing by the booth again! This time I saw two familiar faces, from my 1st year english class, at the booth! I stopped by to say "Hi!". After catching up and having them explain what a sorority is, I was totally sold on going through formal recruitment. I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into but I was definitely ready!

The following week, formal recruitment had finally begun! Some people have asked me if it was all that I ever imagined, but since I didn't know what it was going to be like, I didn't know what to expect. No expectations = No disappointments! This was exactly how it was! Formal Recruitment was super fun and was definitely something to remember! To read my full recruitment experience, click HERE!

Since joining and fully initiating into a sorority, I can only tell you the joys and wonders that it has given me! Being part of a sorority has not only allowed me the opportunities to travel but also has allowed me the opportunities to meet such incredible people not only within my own city but also people from cities all across America! I really cannot describe the bonds that I have formed with all these individuals. Individuals of not just my own sorority but those of other sororities and fraternities as well. What's so strange is the odd connection that we all have upon meeting each other. There just seems to be an instant bond that we all acquire that binds us so well! Some of these friends that I've met, I can call more than just friends. In addition to these unimaginable travels that my sorority has allowed me to go on, something equally as significant to me that I have gained from joining a sorority is the drive to be a leading woman. The drive to strive in scholarship, charity and so many other things that are helping me grow into a well-rounded individual. I have not only been able to be an active collegiate member of my sorority but I have also been able to serve as the Jr. Panhellenic Vice President External + the Panhellenic Vice President External on my Universities National Panhellenic Council.

Being in a sorority has helped me see the leadership potential that I have. It has allowed me to see that I can reach for the stars and touch every single one of them if I wanted to. In this capacity, being in a sorority has also helped me recognize the importance of charity. After all, Charity never faileth. What I can do as an individual to help others, through charity, can make a world of a difference to them. I am so glad to be part of a network of organizations that allows me to grow as a student, friend, sister, and most importantly, and individual.

I really could not list the benefits that joining a sorority has given to me on a single blog post. Joining a sisterhood that spans from coast-to-coast has really given me so much faith that the values that I'm learning, the people I am meeting and the skills I am gaining, will be remembered as a great blessing and will make me look back on my college years reminiscing on how very grateful for all that I had experienced.

I hope that if you haven't given joining a sorority (or if you're a guy, a fraternity) yet, that you really should. It will bring new wonders into your life that you never could imagine having before!


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