I Went Greek And It Changed My Life
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I Went Greek And It Changed My Life

I never thought of myself as sorority material, but I took a leap of faith and it changed my college journey for the better.

I Went Greek And It Changed My Life
Bella Rainey

Honestly, people from my high school are probably really confused as to why I, out of all people, would have even considered sorority recruitment. I was never one to show any interest in it, and it always kind of freaked me out. I felt content with my small group of girl friends I had at that point and was not really in the market for 80 new friends.

That is up until the first weekend of college, and I had a complete change of heart. I had actually been signed up for recruitment for a while, but only until I was able to check out what Greek Life was here at Lindenwood that I was actually excited for it. I was very, very hesitant in rushing, but I knew I needed to get plugged into my community somehow.

I went to a Greek Freeze ice cream social the day before classes started and met a lot of the Rho Chi's (recruitment counselors), and members of all of the different sororities on my campus. That is when I truly had my first glimpse of sisterhood. I then knew that this was not an opportunity I wanted to miss out on.

Recruitment was a lot. A lot of good, a lot of great, a lot of "I have no idea what is happening" and not a lot of sleep or free time. It was one of the best weeks I have ever had. Every girl I met, regardless of whether or not they are in my sorority now, made a positive impact on my life. The meaningful conversations, laughs and tears shed will never be forgotten.

Sisterhood holds such a strong meaning for me already. I have never had any sisters, and now I have hundreds and thousands all across the United States and around the world. I cherish that so closely. I have never experienced an acceptance like sorority life, especially with Delta Zeta. Being a sorority woman is already something that I wear as a badge of honor, and hope and pray my close friends and family can experience when they get to college too.

I know it is not everyone's "thing" and I think that is totally okay! But, if you have even the slightest thought, just try it. I found my forever home, amazing role models and mentors, and sisters that support me and lift me up.

You will find fulfillment in your community through service and volunteering. You will find hope in the women that stand by your side through the highs and the lows. You will find strength in the experiences your greek life community offers you. You will find support like nothing you have ever felt before. You will find a diverse, empowered, determined, beautiful group of women who will change your life for the better.

Before Delta Zeta, I had never experienced an overwhelming feeling of support, comfort and love. My pledge class (s/o to my ladies) have been the most amazing girls throughout this whole process of diving into sorority life! We already have such a tight bond and I cannot wait to continue to get to know everyone.

So, what I am trying to say is, if you get the opportunity, go greek. It might just change your life.

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