This Is What Girls In Fraternities Want Sorority Girls To Know About Them

This Is What Girls In Fraternities Want Sorority Girls To Know About Them

She's not much different compared to you.

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For many girls on college campuses, there are co-ed organizations that they choose to be a part of. These include, but are not limited to Greek fraternities, such as the business fraternity, law fraternity, or music fraternity. Unfortunately for them, the word 'fraternity' gets a masculine stereotype and connotation attached, which, needless to say, is really unfair to the girls who are in it. Under the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a fraternity is defined as follows:

Definition of 'fraternity' from Merriam-Webster online dictionary.Merriam-Webster

Note the third component of the definition: 'persons of the same class, profession, character, or tastes' and emphasize the words "tastes" and "profession." Yes, both guys and girls can be in the SAME PROFESSION. They can also have the SAME TASTES.

Listen up, y'all. there are guys and girls who both like to do community service. Guys and girls who like to be salesmen and saleswomen. Guys and girls who like to be spirited on campus.

They all exist. Stop acting like girls in fraternities isn't a thing. Because it's a thing!

For example, there are more girls in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at Bowling Green State University than guys, but it's still a fraternity by definition.

Here's a plug from personal experience. I've been in Alpha Phi Omega for three full years. After graduating from Michigan and coming to Bowling Green State University, I've been in two separate university chapters of the fraternity. Both of my bigs are girls.

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Sorority girls, let me tell you this: yes, you're in a sorority, but a sorority is a special kind of fraternity whose girls bond and grow together. You and all your sorority sisters have the same character and tastes, just like all the members of any fraternity. Alpha Phi Omega is also a special kind of fraternity since it's co-ed and open to everyone.

The bottom line is this regarding a girl in a fraternity: She's not much different compared to you.

As a group of girls in a sorority, I hope you realize that the girls in a fraternity do the same things you do. They joined a group where everyone in it has the same tastes. A sorority meets the definition of a fraternity. So for you girls in sororities, these girls in fraternities joined their fraternities for the same reason you joined your respective sororities. It makes them feel at home. That's how girls in fraternities feel about the respective fraternities they joined. Also, they do the same things as members of the chapter. They do community service, fellowship, and leadership activities, and also pay dues to prevent being an inactive member.

She's not much different compared to you.

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30 Things I Learned On Spring Break With 30 Sorority Girls

Spring break turned me into spring broke real quick.

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I went on a spring break trip with thirty sorority girls, most of them being in my sorority. Through this experience, you learn a lot... like a lot a lot. It was probably the best week I have ever had at the beach before, but also probably the craziest week I have ever had at the beach.

1. RIP to your sunnies.

Those cute new pair of sunnies you JUST bought for the trip? You'll get a good two days use out of them before they go missing or get broken, but hey who cares IT'S SPRING BREAK.

2. Girls are just as gross if not more gross than guys.

Believe it or not, this is true. Our house was just as trashed as a frat house, but hey you wake up, clean, and start over because IT'S SPRING BREAK.

3. Always wear pants and a bra because somebody will have boys over downstairs.

Honestly, if you just stay in your swim suit the whole time you will always technically be dressed, be ready to swim, be ready to tan, ready to do anything. It is considered an outfit because IT'S SPRING BREAK.

4. Do not dare a frat guy to jump in the pool unless you are ready to go with him. 

Oh, you dared Chad to jump in the pool? good luck Charlie! Frat guys don't care if you have a full face of makeup, hair done, the outfit on, or EVEN SHOES ON. You are going in too because IT'S SPRING BREAK.

5. You may wear your clothes, but other girls are too.

Girls will constantly borrow each other's clothes and wear them like it is there. It's not a big deal, and it is actually pretty funny. The only issue is when that piece of clothing suddenly disappears, you'll never get it back.

6. Waking up an intoxicated girl is like waking up a bear in hibernation. 

One false move and you wake her up... the whole house waking up. Just never admit it was you who woke her up or else that's a whole other crazy.

7. Write your name on literally everything.

With thirty girls, there is no way you could keep up with who had what groceries or which beach towel belongs to which girl. Just throw your initials on there in Sharpie and you are good to go.

8. Some people don't care if you write your name on everything.

They must have missed seeing my name written all over it!

9. The pool floats have a two day life.

The poor pool floats will last maybe two or three days before they either deflate or explode. Enjoy them while you can!

10. You can either make new best friends or new enemies.

Some girls you can grow really close to and become new best friends even after the trip, but sometimes you can create enemies.

11. You will see more boobs in one week than in your entire life.

Thirty girls in one house = not a lot of privacy.

12. Your house will turn into a homeless shelter.

When another house gets evicted, you will wake up to a ton of people sleeping on your living room floor.

13. What is silence?

Somebody will ALWAYS be yelling about something.

14. Time is non existent.

You sleep when you are tired, you have fun when you are awake. Time is just a number.

15. Showering with other girls is a very normal thing.

Uncomfortable showering with other girls? Hope you like a cold shower.

16. Speakers are not suppose to survive.

If you don't blow out at least one speaker, you are not doing spring break right.

17. Parking your car is like putting a puzzle together.

Ten cars? One driveway? Good luck Charlie.

18. Some neighbors can be cool.

I appreciated the neighbors who just came and told us to quiet down if we were being too loud. They are real for that.

19. Going anywhere as a group is basically impossible.

To bring thirty girls to one place at one time? There is no way that's happening.

20. Don't try and throw anything to each other.

Getting something thrown to you off the balcony seems like a solid idea until you don't aim right and break your pinky finger, ouch.

21. People will do anything anywhere.

I will leave it at that

22. People will always take your picture for you.

Without a question.

23. There is one girl that will be the only one doing laundry/dishes.

Make sure to tell her thank you because that's very annoying.

24. You will get woken up very often.

Nobody cares what time it is, but when people are ready to start the day...everybody starts the day.

25. People will develop alternate egos.

It just happens sometimes, but they are pretty funny.

26. You will have a good time.

At first, I was like oh my god this is about to be a drama fest. In reality, it really wasn't.

27. The floor will become luggage.

You'll have to crawl, jump, slide over people's stuff because we have to bring our whole closet just in case!

28. You will leave something.

There are at least three things I forgot to pack, it happens.

29. You could make a really funny reality TV show.

If there were security cameras, we could become famous.

30. I would do it again!

Without a doubt, I would definitely go on another trip like that again.

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No Matter How Much You Flaunt Your Letters, Greek Life Does Not Define You

Do what makes you happy, not what everyone else is doing.

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As a student at a university with a major sorority and fraternity presence, I know that those unaffiliated, like myself, can't help but wonder if there's something that we're missing out on. Seeing everyone walk around flaunting their letters can make a non-member feel a little left out. I have been told straight to my face "you're going to regret it if you don't rush." But, in all honesty, I don't.

Now, don't get me wrong, being a part of a sorority or a fraternity sounds incredibly fun. With formals to hold, fundraising events to be a part of, "sister photo shoots" to have, and socials to go to, there never seems to be a dull moment for a Greek life member. Not to mention, those affiliated say they have made their absolute best friends through their sororities or fraternities. My friends that are a part of Greek life are always gloating about it, and I can see why. I joined my past roommate at one of her sorority formals and I genuinely had a ball being able to dress up and pretend it was prom again.

However, as wonderful as all of this is, you don't need to be a part of Greek life in order to have THE college experience. Having letters on your shirts does not mean you are any better or any worse of a student than those without them. The letters do not define you.

As an unaffiliated college student, I have still been able to find my group of "forever friends," join clubs, spend nights out, and get an education (since that is, after all, what we're all here for). As cool as it is to be able to stick Greek letters on the back of your laptop, for me, it just leaves more room for stickers of Harry Styles.

Thankfully, college is a lot different than high school — there aren't really any cliques or status rankings. So, if you aren't a part of Greek life, that does not automatically put you at the bottom of the social ladder. At the end of the day, your affiliation does not matter at all. Instead of using a sorority or fraternity as a resumé booster, unaffiliated students can fill those blanks with other work, internship, volunteer, or extracurricular opportunities.

Sure, being a Greek life member may allow you to network and get connections for future careers, but it isn't the only way to do

so. Employers will not pick those in a fraternity over those who are not. They simply look for well-rounded individuals who are involved in something.

So, whether or not you're a part of a sorority or fraternity, I applaud you for making your own decisions and hopefully taking the college route that you wanted to. It does not matter what you are affiliated with, as long as it makes you happy. Otherwise, you aren't missing out on anything special.

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