I Bet You Didn't Know These 15 Women Are Sorority Alumni
Start writing a post

Did you know that all of these powerful and influential women are sorority girls?

1. Michelle Pfeiffer - Alpha Delta Pi


Before Pfeiffer became an Academy Award regular, she spent her college days involved as an ADPi at Golden West College. Boom Boom!

2. Meghan Markle - Kappa Kappa Gamma


The Duchess of Sussex isn't only a former actress, but a former sorority girl at Northwestern. As Duchess, Meghan has been able to continue her philanthropic work as an advocate for educational access— something that Kappa Kappa Gamma is known for.

3. Condoleezza Rice - Alpha Chi Omega


Most known for being the 66th United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice's resume also includes: Ph.D. graduate, the first female National Security Advisor, professor, philanthropist…oh, and a sorority girl! Before receiving a Masters at Notre Dame, Rice was an Alpha Chi at the University of Denver.

4. Harper Lee - Chi Omega


We've all read To Kill A Mockingbird, but did you know that this pulitzer-prize novelist and Oxford graduate was also a Chi Omega at the University of Alabama?

5. Kristen Chenoweth - Gamma Phi Beta


While studying Musical Theater at Oklahoma City University, Kristen Chenoweth was also involved in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority! Isn't that Wicked?

6. Katie Couric - Tri Delta


Before being a television icon, Katie Couric began her career writing for the University of Virginia's school newspaper. There, Couric was also involved on campus as a Delta Delta Delta sorority girl!

7. Tory Burch - Kappa Alpha Theta


Tory Burch is not only a household name and internationally known designer, but also a Kappa Alpha Theta sorority alumni!

8. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco - Kappa Delta


Kathleen Babineaux Blanco was the first and, so far, only female Governor of Louisiana. She served from 2004 to 2008 during Hurricane Katrina and is known for advocating for healthcare and education in Louisiana. After graduating from the University of Southwestern Louisiana as a member of Kappa Delta, Blanco started her career in the House of Representatives! How is that for a resume?

9. Jennifer Garner - Pi Beta Phi


Before she was a beloved Golden Globe-winning actress, Jennifer Garner graduated with a degree in theatre performance at Dension University. There, Garner was also involved in the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Garner continues to advocate for educational disparities and literacy rates — Pi Phi's national philanthropy — through the organization "Save the Children."

10. Margaret Chase Smith - Sigma Kappa

Smith, the first female U.S. Senator, is yet another politician who is an honorary sorority girl. Smith was the first woman to be a presidential nominee and, although she lost to Barry Goldwater, she is still honored today for her trailblazing political influence. Smith never had the chance to graduate from college but did receive an honorary degree from Colby College and an honorary membership from the Sigma Kappa sorority.

11. Barbara Bush - Pi Beta Phi


Bush was not only the 41st First Lady, but a passionate advocate for literacy in the United States. Because of Pi Beta Phi's philanthropic dedication to childhood literacy, Mrs. Bush decided to become an honorary member of Texas A&M's Pi Phi chapter. Ring Ching!

12. Carrie Underwood - Tri Sigma


Did you know that, before Underwood left Northeastern State University to try out for American idol, she was a "Sigma Sigma Sigma"? How is that for a success story?

13. Kathy Bates - Alpha Delta Pi


Before becoming an Academy award winner, Bates studied theatre at Southern Methodist University. There, she was also involved in her schools Greek Life as an ADPi!

14. Lucy Liu - Chi Omega


Lucy Liu has many accolades including but not limited to: being an actress, a director, a respected philanthropist, a martial artist, a University of Michigan Graduate, and… a Chi Omega alumni! Hoot Hoot!

15. Kamala Harris - Alpha Kappa Alpha


Before becoming the first African-American Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris was an Alpha Kappa Alpha at Howard University. Harris began her college career in Washington D.C. and will now be coming full-circle as she prepares to move back to the Nation's capital in a few short months!

These actresses, politicians, authors, and singers are just a few examples of the many powerful sorority women in the US today. Who will be the next sorority girl in the spotlight?

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.


Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments