Who Needs Boys When You're Literally Living With All Your Girls?

Who Needs Boys When You're Literally Living With All Your Girls?

Two words: Sisterhood and empowerment

So far, one of the best decisions I’ve made in college was rushing a sorority. Although the recruitment process was hellish and draining, I don’t regret going through it. Because in the end, I wound up exactly where I was supposed to be. Since then I’ve met some amazing people and connected with girls that I know will be my lifelong friends. Being in a sorority has taught me the true meaning both female empowerment, and most importantly, sisterhood.

Despite recruitment not being the most pleasant experience, I saw a lot of female empowerment. I saw girls supporting one another. I saw girls laughing, sometimes crying, becoming close friends, even though they ended up in different sororities. This female empowerment, this idea of girls supporting and loving one another, continued in my own sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi.

When someone was having a bad day, a plethora of sisters would offer words of encouragement.

When a boy broke a sister’s heart, she always had multiple shoulders to cry on. When a girl wanted to take a risk, her sisters supported her. From these acts of kindness, support, care, and most of all empowerment, I was proud to be a part of such a great group of girls.

I’ve met so many friends too. I’ve become close with so many sweet, funny, and liable young women. I’ve shared my feelings with them, and they have with me. They’ve made me feel safe and accepted. They’ve given me an insane amount of confidence because that’s what women should do...support other women.

Give each other the confidence to pursue their dreams. Alpha Epsilon Phi has already given me that in three months, so I’m excited to see what else it can give to me, and what I can give to it.

We continue to grow as sisters, just like any sorority should. Every day we grow closer, and our bond grows stronger. There’s a lot that goes into a good sisterhood, like kindness, support, care, friendship, and above all else, empowerment.

Being in a sorority has taught me the true meaning of both female empowerment and sisterhood. I’m very proud to call myself a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi, and I’m excited to grow and evolve with my sisters. LML.

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Why You Should Consider Spring Recruitment

the benefits of sorority life


It's that time of year again!! Time for sororities to get back in the recruitment swing and gain some awesome new members! I serve as recruitment coordinator for my sorority here at The University of Georgia, and love everything recruitment has to offer.

Some of my closest friends in my sorority rushed in the spring as opposed to the beginning of the fall semester. Talking with them and having helped plan spring recruitment, we all came to the common conclusion that spring recruitment is the best!!!

I know that a lot of girls hold themselves back from joining a sorority because of the overwhelming journey it takes to receive a bid. However, spring recruitment is different because often times it is a whole lot more low key and less intense than the typical fall recruitment. It is done on a much smaller scale and really allows you to talk with a handful of sisters in order to get a better idea of what the sorority offers. There can be games, food, and activities involved - who doesn't love the sound of that??!

Maybe last semester was a tough one or you just weren't sure sorority life was for you- whatever the case may be, now is your opportunity to be a part of one of the best things college has to offer!

I'll admit I definitely did not see myself as the "typical sorority girl," but here I am convincing you to take a chance. I can truthfully say that the time I have spent in my sorority has given me some of my favorite memories and has proven to be the biggest blessing. Being a sister has allowed me to travel, find personal growth, develop the strongest of friendships, and ultimately has given me the best support system. Going through my college experience knowing that I have a group of girls that have my back and are there to support me 24/7 has been such a gift. Plus it is always fun to have a class or study buddy! Not only do you gain best friends, but you truly do gain a family as well.

I know it can be a daunting task to put yourself out into an unfamiliar setting with new people, but I promise, if you embrace the experience and stay open you may just find yourself hanging out with your new best friends. Going through recruitment forces you of your comfort zone and pushes you in the best ways possible. Start the year off experiencing something new and exciting! It is so much fun to get to talk to new people and hear all new stories. I can truly tell you that I have laughed louder and smiled more because of taking a chance and going through recruitment. Seeing my sisters brightens my day and adds more joy to my life. And besides, what girl doesn't love an excuse to get all dolled up and put on her cutest outfit?!

Recruitment is a 11/10 experience – would 100% recommend!

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