Joining a sorority was one of the best things I did when I started college, but it was also the most stressful. I went through the recruitment, or "rush" process, and met so many young women that became my friends and some my sisters.
The four-day-long process was the most nervous I had been since I was waiting for my ACT scores senior year of high school. I went to multiple parties and was asked back by a few. I knew exactly where I wanted to go by the end of the second night, but I had to hope that they liked me as well, leading to my nervousness hitting a peak. Bid Day came and I received a bid from AOII, my home.
PSA: We do have shorts on you just can't see them.
Joining a sorority has shown me how nice people can be even if they have only known you for thirty minutes. Every girl I met on Bid Day and the days after were all nice and I know if I called them right now they would answer and we could talk for hours.
Meeting people from all over the state and all over the country has shown me how being different can be great. There are girls that only have to drive thirty minutes to get to campus or there are girls like me that have to drive 4 and a half hours to get to campus. Because there are girls from all over we all have different stories and always have something to talk about.
AOII has brought me the best sisters. Most of my best friends are also my sisters. We get to spend time together at philanthropy events, meetings, and when we spend two hours in the caf just talking.
Here's a cute pic of the lucky girls who live 10 seconds away from me.
I am lucky enough to live on the same floor as some of my sisters and I cannot count the amount of times I have banged on their doors because I was dying of boredom in my room. My sisters have given me a reason to watch twelve hours of Netflix during finals week and not feel ashamed at all. Thanks, dead day.
Joining a sorority has provided me with so many memories and friends that I never imagined I'd have. If you are thinking about going Greek, DO IT. You will not regret it one bit. If I feel this way as a freshman, I cannot wait for all the memories I will make in the future.