Believe me, I was like everyone else who wasn't in a Greek organization. I thought they were cliquey, forced, and fake. I never considered myself be the sorority type, they didn't seem like the friendships I wanted. There was just no way they all like each other and are that cheery and have that much fun.
My perspective completely changed when I found Kappa Phi Lambda, a cultural sorority. Cultural Greek organizations tend to be smaller than Pan-Hellenic sororities (the ones that come to mind when you think sorority). I like what they stood for, sisterhood, service, and cultural diversity. The sisters were like-minded individuals who inspired me to go for what I wanted. After talking to the sisters, everyone was unique and maybe not what you would think of when you pictured a stereotypical sorority girl, which I loved.
Since joining, I have learned things about me that I didn't believe were possible. I have become more confident in myself and my abilities. Sisters always told me to be confident, even if you are wrong and no one will punish me for it. This has taught me to be strong and speak out. I used to be so scared to speak in public and speak during presentations but the sorority has helped me to confidently present myself in front of a crowd.
Every single sister is unique but I love that they all share the same drive and motivation in everything they do. They're passionate in their studies and all have big ambitions and goals to inspire others and change the world. Every single one of them inspires me to be a better person.
Not only am I self-confident, but I've found lifelong friendship with my line sisters. I love each and every one of them and could not imagine my life without any of them.
In short, I have become a more confident, loving, open-minded, determined, and courageous person since joining a sorority.