11 Ways Sorority Recruitment Is Basically A Sport
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11 Ways Sorority Recruitment Is Basically A Sport

The only difference between sorority recruitment and sports is that there isn't one winner, there are thousands.

11 Ways Sorority Recruitment Is Basically A Sport
Sigma Kappa Theta Eta

The fall season means different things for different people. For some it's returning to school, fuzzy socks, boots, and scarves. For others it's PSLs, cute Halloween costumes, and an excuse to wear leggings everyday. But for thousands of girls across the country, fall means sorority recruitment season. Here are reasons why sorority recruitment is basically a sport.

1. Matching Uniforms

More pastels and less grass stains.

2. Weeks of Practice

I really just want a nap.

3. Sore Muscles

Now, I haven't exercised in a while, but if I recall correctly, it feels something like standing in heels for 10 hours.

4. Chanting and Clapping

In the competition between chapters to chant the loudest, the only ones who lose are our larynxes.

5. Coaches

Older sisters and advisors pushing you to be the best you can be, without all the yelling.

6. Pep Talks

When a potential new member asks a question you don't know the answer to, you trip while walking with them, or have a long awkward silence in the conversation, your sisters are ready to lift your spirits during "half-time."

7. Blood, Sweat, And Tears

Blood because of the blisters and walking in heels, sweat because of being in a room with fifty plus of your sisters, and tears because we all get a little overwhelmed from time to time.

8. Sportsmanship

Despite the difference in our sororities, colors, letters, and values, we're all Panhellenic women and we want each other to be the best we can be.

9. Game Faces

Less scowling and more smiling, but still.

10. Stamina

Except ours comes in the form of too many Starbucks drinks, protein bars, and Red Bulls over the course of three days rather than conditioning and actual stamina.

11. Excitement

Bid Day is like our Super Bowl, and the weeks leading up to it are full of anticipation.

The only difference between sorority recruitment and sports is that there isn't one winner, there are thousands. The goal isn't to beat the other team, but make sure every new member feels like they've won the championship.

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