What Being In A Sorority Has Provided Me
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What Being In A Sorority Has Provided Me

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What Being In A Sorority Has Provided Me

Before I entered my Freshman year of college, I always knew I wanted to be in a sorority; The idea of being a part of a group of girls that are all so different but similar at the same time intrigued me. After I went through recruitment, I knew I had made one of the best decisions of my life. I immediately went from knowing 4 people at my school, to 240 girls that would always have my back.

Although I enjoyed high school, I was always different from the people in my town; Most people never leave the town and stay there for their entire lives. I love my town, but wanted something bigger for myself than the rest of the people from my high school. I knew I wanted more, and I knew I wanted to move on and meet new people. I chose to go to a school with almost no one I knew from home because I knew I wanted to make school my new home. With the help of all of my sisters, college quickly became my new home with a new family; My big was like my mom, my best friend like my sister, and everyone else like my cousins.

To those who aren't in a sorority, the mere thought of it probably sounds ridiculous. Secret creeds and handshakes, synchronized chants and weekly meetings, might seem like a lot; But for those of us who choose to participate in Greek life, these aspects of it are extremely small tradeoffs for what we get in return. I never expected one of my favorite parts of a Greek organization to be philanthropic events, but it quickly became one. When the entire chapter gathers together to make a difference in the community, it truly can be something special.

As the years have gone on, and relationships have grown stronger, I have found my happy place. A place where I am always being uplifted, not torn down contrary to popular belief, and a place where I feel more comfortable than I ever have. Being in a sorority has meant more to me than I could ever explain; It has given me countless opportunities to grow as a leader, as well as learn new things about myself and others. The last three years I have spent in college would not have been as amazing as they have been if I hadn't joined a sorority. Through this organization, I have made countless memories that will last a lifetime and always bring a bright smile to my face. Thanks to my chapter and the women in it, I have been given an experience that I will always cherish and love.

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