7 Reasons You Should Definitely Not Join A Sorority

7 Reasons You Should Definitely Not Join A Sorority

Because in a girl-eat-girl world, there's so many reasons we should discourage an organization where women empower other women.
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In a society that talks about how vicious girls are and the competition that comes with being a female, you would imagine that more people would support Greek life and the unity that comes with it. We live in a world where girls try their best to bring other girls down. Women can be and are shamed for just about anything and everything we can be criticized for. But, I mean, there's just so many reasons that women should not join Greek life.

1. You'll be held to a higher standard

Greek life is all about developing you into a better student, sister, and person. You will be required to do community service, attend philanthropy events and more. Who would want to push themselves in order reach their full potential?

2. You'll become more involved with your campus

If you're involved in Greek life the chances are you'll be more involved with campus affairs. Sororities are always hosting events on campus, tabling in the lounge, and encouraging you to be a part of other organizations as well.

3. You'll be a part of something bigger than yourself

Being in a sorority means being a part of something bigger than yourself. You'll raise money for your philanthropy whether it's for cancer, mental health, heart disease, etc. Not only will you be raising money for a good cause, but you'll also be empowering other women through unity all over the world.

4. You'll meet amazing women

You will form friendships and a sisterhood with amazing women that you would have never known before. The women from your sorority will lift you up, push you, and be there for you like no one else is. But, who needs a support system anyways?

5. You'll form a network

Not only will you meet your sisters in your chapter, but you will meet alumnae, sisters from other colleges, and members of Greek life who aren't in your sorority.

6. You'll gain a new confidence in yourself that you never knew you had

One day my dad told me "Surround yourself with people that you aspire to be like." When I joined my sorority, I joined a group of women that I looked up to and wanted to follow in their footsteps. They didn't let me down; they showed me that I didn't need to be like them- because I was me. And being me is enough.

7. You just might have the time of your life

Being in Greek life changed who I am as a person, and I can honestly say I have never been happier. Unfortunately, for most people, though, there's just too many reasons you shouldn't join a sorority.

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.

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"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hor air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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11 Songs Every Bama Student Hears At A Frat House Front Yard Darty

"Singing 'Sweet Home Alabama' all summer long." — Kid Rock

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Darty season the time of year that all students look forward to. Wearing your favorite pair of shorts a cute shirt or even basketball jersey and skipping on over to fraternity row.

To open it all up, why don't we start with the song that gets evert white person ever, lit? And it begins...

1. The Killers — "Mr. Brightside"

We've got to jam to something while a latter song is banned! With the upbeat rhythm and unmatched lyrics, you can't go wrong with Mr. Brightside.

2. Walker Wes & Dyl - "Jordan Belfort "

Okay, I get it. This song is old, but that doesn't means it doesn't slap still. Am I right or am I right?

3. All American Rejects - "Gives You Hell"

Let's be honest this has been a bop since it dropped and no one can deny it.

4. OutKast - "Ms. Jackson"

Never meant to make your daughter cry... Obviously, but it still happened.

5. Drake - "God's Plan"

Scary hours, sad boy hours, whatever suites your fancy.

6. Soulja Boy - "Crank That"

We all think our music taste has evolved until we hear this MASTERPIECE. I bet that within the first few minutes of the song you will see people break out the dance that goes along with it too!

7. Post Malone - "Better Now"

Because, for real, who doesn't love Posty?

8. Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny - "I Like It"

Since Bodak Yellow, all the rave is Cardi B and college girls, for one, are HERE for IT.

9. Khalid, 6LACK, Ty Dolla $ign - "OTW"

You can't go wrong with this one because guys love the rappers and girls love Khalid.

10. Mason Ramsey - "Famous"

WALMART YODELING KID. 'Nuff said.

11. Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"

Did you really think this wouldn't be on this list?

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