The 9 Things You Will Hear At Any And Every Sorority National Convention

The 9 Things You Will Hear At Any And Every Sorority National Convention

You beta believe we've been looking forward to it!

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It's the biggest weekend in your organization's timeline, and it's truly something else.

From near and far, sisters have gathered to meet, greet, and connect with women from all over the globe. If you're attending one of these functions as a woman beyond her collegiate years, it's a chance to re-connect on a social, professional and spiritual level with your sisters. That's right, it's National Convention.

You'll probably hear....

1. "We get free time after this, right?"

Likely, if you're at a sorority convention, you're going to spend the majority of your days in business meetings and educational sessions. Napping is a must to keep yourself from going insane. Plus, you're probably in a new destination! You're going to want to explore with your friends. Get the most out of the trip, right?

2. "Are they really serving us the same chicken for the third day in a row?"

Hotel food is no joke. The food they serve when feeding massive crowds already has low expectations, but now and then, it's on a whole other level of awful. You'l quickly learn that there's a billion ways to make the same cut of chicken.


3. "Excuse me, we're going to need more bread."

...and because of that, you'll want to fill up on as much bread as possible. You don't know when your next decent meal will be.

4. "That's it, it's time to go to the bar."


What vacation (if you classify this as one, and many people do), is complete without a drink by the pool or an evening glass of wine with your gal pals? These event organizers are smart. There's always a bar either in the venue, or within walking distance. If you're in the alumnae community, this could be the first time in years you've had a drink with a group of your sisters. Treat yourself!

5. "Does this go on the chapter card?"

If you're a collegian, however, money is tight. You'll likely try to milk that chapter card for every meal, every tank of gas, and every night of wifi. After all, conventions are usually pretty pricey. Not to mention, your money has probably gone to all of the greek merchandise you bought on the first day...


6. "When I was a collegian, we had girl fights!"

Connecting with women who have entered the alumnae community is so special, and convention is one of those times when people can do so without the distractions of regular chapter business or time constraints of school. You're in the same building for several days, and the stories that will come from that might shock you. You'll most likely find out that your advisors are actually pretty cool, and you'll want to be like them when you grow up. They're pretty badass.


7. "Oh honey, the Starbucks is closed because we ran them out of their inventory."

Sorority women consume caffeine on a whole other level. If nationals expects a twelve-hour day out of us, we need our fuel.


8. "I need your dress from yesterday."

It's a basic way of sorority life. Clothes get tossed around for everything. Likely, one dress will have been worn either by the same person to every chapter meeting, or by a different member to each meeting. Either way, get ready to play "The sisterhood of the traveling dress".


9. "I love y'all, but it's time to go home and nap."

Once you've completed all of your duties of convention business, you'll likely be exhausted. After all, having fun can be tiring, right? Enjoy that first nap back home.

Are you attending a greek convention soon? Prepare yourself.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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A Saturday In The Life Of A Freshman

Welcome to Darty Season

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Have you ever had a more stereotypical freshman's Saturday than my friends Maddie, Lauren, Jocelyn, Meg, Barbara, and I? Keep reading to see a packed day in darty season from a freshman's point of view.

9:00 am

My alarm that I meant to set for the day before goes off. I begrudgingly roll over, and turn it off, falling back asleep.

10:00 am

I finally wake up, roll, or jump, out of my lofted bed, grab my laptop, and do a little studying for my exam on Monday -- there's no time for that later today, so I've gotta get some of it done then.

10:30 am

Shower. Pick an outfit. Brush teeth. Makeup. Pack a bag of extra clothes.

12:00 pm

I walked downstairs to the lobby to meet two of my friends who were gonna walk with me to Tutweiler Hall.

12:30 pm

My friends and I at the fundraising event

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We arrived at Tut, met our friends, then left to go to a philantropy event at Sig Tau sponsored by B+, an organization that assists the families of children diagnosed with cancer. Their burgers and fries were top notch.

2:30 pm

The Hackberrys, a band comprised of UA students, played the event. We left to go back to Tut after a few songs.

3:00 pm

We finally got back at Tut, changed clothes, listened to music, hung out.

3:45 pm

We *finally* left for Pike (sorry mom!). You know how long it takes five girls to get ready, so don't act so shocked.

4:10 pm

Myself, super escstatic about having to wait in a mob of people to get in

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Have you ever arrived to a frat when it's at capacity? Yeah, around 100 screaming girls were shoving to get into the darty. It was an experience like no other, but eventually, we made our way in. It may have been in groups of two, and we definitely lost a girl to the crowd (she's fine!), but we made it.

6:30 pm

After dancing on an elevated surface or two, walking in circles around their courtyard, watching an active climb into a basketball goal, and waiting in a way-too-long line for the restroom, we decided to go back to Tut.

6:45 pm

We definitely made a stop to grab a snack or two on our way back to Tut.

7:15 pm

After realizing that none of the parties at night were gonna start until around 10 pm, we decided to watch some random YouTube videos and Netflix to pass the time. There was also another stop for snacks at the infamous Julia's on the first floor of Tut.

9:30 pm

My third outfit change of the day. We decided to leave Tut for frat row for the third time that day, too. I wanna say my total steps for the day was around 17,000? It was a lot.

10:00 pm

Best view in the house (Myself on the left, Maddie on the right)

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We got to Sigma Pi as the party was just starting to build up. Their band room was filled within the hour, and they had a pretty good DJ. Although the active yelling at me and my friend to get off the stage was no fun.

11:00 pm

Have you ever faked out a frat boy with a soccer ball? Well, now I can say I have.

12:00 am

After someone pulled the fire alarm on Sigma Pi, we decided to walk back to Tut.

12:45 am

My two Ragecrest friends and I decided to take the bus back because, after the stretch to and from frat row three times, we had no more walking left in us.

1:00 am

Canes chicken tenders. Enough said. It's the way to end a night.

It was a very packed, but very fun and eventful day. We pretty much hit all the spring semester stereotypes: walking along and to frat row, going to a darty, going to a frat party, going to a philanthropy event, and more. As crazy as the day was, I highly recommend trying a day like this once because you won't forget it!

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