When You Join A Sorority, You Join Something Bigger Than Yourself
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When You Join A Sorority, You Join Something Bigger Than Yourself

Why I joined a sorority.

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When You Join A Sorority, You Join Something Bigger Than Yourself
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Joining a sorority is a great way to make friends, and gain incredible connections for later on in life. There’s also the T-shirts, that are all two sizes too large.

I joined a sorority to find sisterhood, and to make a lifelong group of friends. Baylor rushes in the Spring, so if you don’t find a great group of friends first semester, it’s a great way to make friends. Also, if you didn’t get involved very much, it’s a way to get connected and find something to do. I love that Baylor rushes in the Spring, but finding an incredible group of friends is still a great reason at other schools to rush in the Fall.

Here’s my disclaimer, being in a sorority (or fraternity) is not for everyone — and that is OK. There are so many ways to get involved on campus other than Greek life. Not to mention that sorority life is expensive and a major time commitment.

Yet for me, being in a sorority has had so many benefits thus far. I made my best friend, who just became my Big. For those of you who don’t know Greek lingo, there’s a Big/Little sister program put in place to connect the younger classes to the older classes. I have also gained a better connection to Christ through the 400 other girls in Theta. But most of all, I’ve gained a place to call home.

There’s no better feeling than walking into the room (or house — for sororities outside of Baylor) that was your first choice. Theta was the sorority that I wanted. It was the first room that I walked into on Open House Day, and the last room that I walked into on Pref Day. The next day I got my bid and I was overjoyed with finding the place that I belonged, where so many of my friends already were, where I got to run into the room crying the happiest of tears.

The sisterhood is incredible, and learning about the history of how this group of leading women was founded has been so humbling. To understand the struggles that those 4 women had to go through for me to wear the 3 letters, it makes me proud to wear them. It puts a true meaning to the 200+ shirts that we get during Basket Week.

I’m not just in a sorority, I’m representing the sacrifices that were made to get women to where we are now. It really is something bigger than yourself — which is what most people don’t understand or have the opportunity to experience.

Long story short: Think Theta, y’all.

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