What Most People Won't Tell You The Truth About Sororities

What Most People Won't Tell You The Truth About Sororities

Often times they get a bad reputation...I promise they aren't like the movies!

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Bubblegum-pink bedspreads, blonde-bobblehead looking models, pillow fights with fluffy feathers flying through the air while girls in tight tank tops prance from bed to bed in slow motion. If you were like me, this is what you pictured life in a sorority to look like... okay maybe not QUITE that extreme but you get my point. Legally Blonde sure didn't prepare me for what life as a Greek girl would entail.

Surely, I thought, wearing my letters around campus would mean the whole student body turning their heads in awe at me, and my windblown, luscious hair. Well let me tell you sisters, it ain't like your favorite Rom-Com! Joining a sorority can seem intimidating at first, but once you really get adjusted to it, it becomes more of a group of girls you would do anything for, rather than a Facebook group of 150 girls you can use for #networking!!

Since the beginning of time, Greek life has been portrayed as superficial and extravagant, so imagine my surprise when on Bid Day I met not one, but 120 authentic, genuine, happy souls on the front lawn of my new home! You see, being in a sorority is all about REAL friendships (and this is coming from an insider!! Take my word!!), and REAL memories that you will cherish throughout your life.

During recruitment, it may seem like you are in over your head. I remember stressing over which earrings to wear, and with what shoes, and "Do I curl my hair, or will I look like I am trying too hard?" Yup. See, so many people put an emphasis on your outer appearance when they think about sorority recruitment. What I realized after just one semester in a sorority, is that it's all about the inner stuff.

When you look around at your new pledge class, you may think to yourself "What could I POSSIBLY have in common with some of these girls?" Well, I will let you in on a secret, these sorority girls KNOW what they are doing. Like, almost in a creepy way. Girls you thought you would never talk to, suddenly become your sisters and new friends. It is pretty crazy to me that after just five days of recruitment, the members are able to put together such a diverse yet similar group of girls. Must be a sixth sense...

If you are one of those people who will forever be skeptical of the srat life, I'm sure my 500-word article isn't going to change your mind. The stereotypes that the media and that some generations have placed upon Greek life are far too heavy to ever be lifted, and this I realize. While we don't have movie-scene quality pillow fights, and most of the time things can be messy and far from perfect, we are a family. No matter the situation, I know I will always be able to count on a sister to lift me up, help me out, or push me further. Besides, what is so bad about sharing 70 closets anyway?

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21 Lies College Students Tell Their Parents

I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these.

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Let's be honest. College is the best time of your life for a lot of reasons, and maybe you should not tell your mom all of them when she calls. I can almost guarantee that you have used at least five of these, and the others — maybe you should try next time!

1. "I can't talk now, I'm in the library."

Typically used when the student is too hungover to talk.

2. "Gotta go now, I'm walking into class."

Then hit play on Netflix.

3. "I think it might be food poisoning."

Was it the food, or all of that alcohol? Your symptoms sound more like a hangover to me.

4. "No, I didn't just wake up."

It is 4 p.m. and, yes, you did.

5. "I need more money for laundry and food."

Meaning, "I need more money for things I don't think you will give me money for."

6. "I never skip class!"

When we use this one, it usually does not refer to anything before 11 a.m.

7. "I studied all night for that test!"

If by "studied all night" you mean you watched TV shows in the library, then, yes, all night.

8. "Everyone failed that test."

And by everyone, I mean me and my friend who did not go to sleep until 3 a.m.

9. "I'm walking home from breakfast with my friends."

Yeah, OK. You are just lucky she cannot see last night's outfit and the high heels you are carrying. We know where you have been.

10. "Potbelly's is a restaurant."

I mean, they may sell tacos, but I'm not sure I would call it a restaurant.

11. "I go to Cantina's for the Nachos."

I hope that is not the only reason but, hey, you do you.

12. "The $40 charge on the card from last Saturday? That was for school supplies!"

Yeah, right. It was for a new dress.

13. "Nobody goes out on weeknights, especially not me."

We all know grades come first, right?

14. "I can't remember the last time I went out!"

Literally.

15. "I make my bed regularly"

About as often as I clean the bathroom.

16. "I did not say 'Margarita Monday,' I said I went to 'Margaret's on Monday'!"

Following the use of this lie, do not post any pictures on social media of you with a margarita.

17. "I use my meal plan, and eat in the dining hall all the time."

As you scarf down Chick-fil-A.

18. "I eat healthy!"

For those without a meal plan who have to grocery shop on their own, we all know you spend $2 on a 12-pack of Ramen noodles and the rest on a different kind of 12-pack.

19. "No, I don't have a fake ID."

OK, "John Smith," and where exactly in Wyoming are you from?

20. "I'm doing great in all of my classes."

We use this one because you cannot see our grades online, anymore.

21. "I did not wait until the last minute to start on this."

We all know that if you start a paper before 10 p.m. the night before it is due, you are doing something wrong.

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12 Reasons I'd Rather Hang Out With My Dog Than People

Dogs > people.

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Anyone that knows me hears me say multiple times that I prefer dogs over people. They are just overall better creatures compared to most humans. They love us unconditionally, they are adorable, they are funny, and they make life all the more enjoyable and exciting. Whether it be a quiet weekend night in with them watching a movie or going on a vacation or adventure, they are much better companions than most people.

They give so much love in their lives that they sadly use it all up in a tiny portion of a human lifespan. They are pure and loving beings that I would 100% rather hang out with than the majority of the human population. Here are just some of the reasons why life is better with them than people.

1. They love you most.

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Just that look of absolute adoration makes one rather hang out with their biggest fan, compared to going out with humans that are just okay. Knowing you have someone that loves you as much as your dog is just better than anything else.

2. You can look like whatever you want around them & they don't care.

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Onesie? Don't care. Sweatpants with a baggy t-shirt? Don't care. They love you no matter what your wardrobe, unlike people.

3. You can be 100% yourself.

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You don't even have to try to act cool around them because they know you for the loser you are and love you regardless. They have likely seen you sob over a movie and dance to a favorite song.

4. You can be lazy.

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If you just want a relaxing evening in, who better to include than your four-legged fuzzball. They are down for whatever and that includes absolutely nothing.

5. Or do something active

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On the other hand, they can be a great motivator to keep active and stay healthy considering they need exercise. You may not love your body as much as them, but you will sacrifice to make sure they stay in tip-top shape. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to enjoy it.

6. They are perfect adventure buddies.

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No one else is better to take on the world with. They are the best companions for the little or the big adventures and make it all the more exciting.

7. And car ride companions.

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Car ride buddies are the best to have and they are 100% better when they have an adorable, loving face.

8. They are cuter to look at.

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You're a monster to not think dogs are just beyond adorable, especially when compared to humans. Sorry not sorry.

9. They are better snuggle buddies.

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Humans are nice to snuggle and all, but they just don't have that feel that dogs have. Snuggling a dog makes it feel like everything else in the world will be okay.

10. You are the center of attention.

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No one gives you a bigger confidence boost than a dog. They just love you and always pay attention to what you are doing, making you feel like the coolest person around.

11. They make you laugh.

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Dogs being so darn cute, make everyday activities and adventures funny. Some have a certain look, or a certain quirk that they just always do, or maybe even just their face in general. Either way, dogs make laughter so much more frequent.

12. Life is much more exciting with them.

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They take on life with such excitement and they bring that contagious excitement on to you. I mean we were simply standing in line for food, but he made it all the more exciting and fun because of his expression and personality.

I'm going to go hang out with my dog now...

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