Not All Girls Join A Sorority To Call Themselves Sorority Girls, And 11 Other THings We Want You To Know

Not All Girls Join A Sorority To Call Themselves Sorority Girls, And 11 Other THings We Want You To Know

We may be in a sorority but we are still college students.

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Some students walk around their campus and view Greek life as some weird foreign group while others see it as an elite and judgmental group of students. Truth is, neither one of those is true and we just want people to understand that sorority girls are like everyone else. If we could tell our fellow students more about us and our organizations, this is what we would say.

1. A sorority is a sisterhood

We grow and experience a lot with one another, anything else included is just extra benefits.

2. Not all girls join a sorority just to call themselves sorority girls.

Some of us join our organizations for the opportunities they provide and the friendships we gain.

3. It's about being a part of a family

Let's face it we all need a home away from home, we just happened to find a very female centered one.

4. The perfect sorority girl doesn't exist

We are all different and not a single one of us is perfect. We came to college to learn more about ourselves and take the first steps in building our lives just like everyone else.

5. We are not a cult

While we may have some traditions that are weird to some, we are just a campus organization doing what we do best.

6. We know we have a ton of letters

Almost all of our closets are overflowing with letters and we probably wear the same pair all the time but each and every pair means something to us.

7. The sorority squat saves lives

If we didn't have the sorority squat we wouldn't be able to take pictures of our entire chapter together and that would be a tragedy.

8. "Throw what ya know" doesn't make us a gang

No illegal activity here, just a large group of girls casually throwing up hand signals.

9. We snap because we care

We know we look odd when we snap instead of clap but it's kind of our thing.

10. Formal recruitment is not scary

It's actually a really fun experience and you learn a lot about your future organization as well as others that you will be interacting with.

11. We don't just party

We participate in community service, academic success workshops, and on-campus events among other things. With all of that and classes, partying is the last thing on our minds.

12. It's not just a set of letters

These letters give us a sense of familiarity and family. They allow us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Sororities and Greek life as a whole have a place on all college campuses but we aren't different from the average college student. We are just like everyone else and we want everyone to know that.

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7 Reasons You Should Order A Vodka/Water/Lime When You're Out

There’s a reason the Vodka/Water/Lime is the number one drink at The Strip every weekend.
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We’ve all been through it. Whether it was sometime in high school, out freshman year of college or the day we turned 21, at some point you have or will tried to order a drink while you’re out on the town. I’m here to end all the experimentation, and give you a go-to drink that is sweeping across college campuses everywhere, the Vodka-Water-Lime, and the reasons why, are clear to see.

1. It will keep you hydrated

It may seem trivial but hydration is key if you’re planning on drinking any amount any time, or so I have been told. But let’s face it, biology grants us the ability to chug concoctions called 4-Lokos with ease while drinking the recommended amount of water per day almost impossible. The drink that solves both issues—Vodka-Water-Lime.

2. It doesn't taste that bad

I’ll admit I was a little skeptical at first, but this drink isn’t that bad to swallow, especially when you think about some of the other things you could be drinking. There’s a reason why the only way people can drink tequila is in shot from or in a lime slushy. As the old saying goes: if you drink enough everything just tastes like water, and this one already has water in it!

3. It gets you drunk

That’s right. It does the job. Isn’t that really all we want in a drink anyway, everything else is just trivial.

4. It establishes immediate common-ground

What is that girl next to you at the bar about to order? You guessed it. Now imagine that you are about to order the same thing, she is practically begging to dance on you at this point, it’s that easy.

5. Easy, Quick, Universal

There are just three simple ingredients, and the amounts of which are subject to your personal preference and tolerance levels. It doesn’t require the aid of Chet the self-proclaimed mixologist to make—it’s so easy a baby could do it! And it’s known virtually everywhere, if you’re ever in a place that doesn’t have either vodka, water, or limes, you’re probably there against your will anyway.

6. Health Benefits

Since most people don’t drink liquor straight, the use of a chaser or mixer is required, but we all know the problems that causes. Sugar and alcohol don’t mix well, not to mention the calories in soda. Vodka-Water-Lime has not calories and no sugar added. On top of that, the presence of water and lack of soda is almost a guarantee that you won’t be hungover the next day.

7. It's shameless

With all of the numerous benefits, it’s impossible to give someone a hard time for ordering this, yet it happens. Becky’s friends may tell her that she looks great and shouldn’t be concerned about her calories. WELL MAYBE BECKY JUST LIKES THE TASTE. Still, Bradley may get bold and order one out with the boys, but since there’s nothing to crack open, he may be the butt of their jokes, but Bradley knows that he made the right choice.

NOTE: limes can be substituted for other in-season citrus fruits.


There’s a reason the Vodka-Water-Lime is the number one drink at The Strip every week. The facts are there; it’s not fake news. Vodka-Water-Lime should be your new drink. It’s not just something you adopt in college or for a few nights out, it’s a lifestyle. The Vodka-Water-Lime is classy and sophisticated, it is a drink that you can order somewhere fancy like a restaurant or a Carnival cruise ship, or even on your wedding night.

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6 Things Every Girl Should Know Before Rush

What you should know before signing up for recruitment.

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It is a new year, and a new semester. Returning to campus after a long winter break means new classes, new professors, and of course, recruitment. This is an exciting time, but can also be very stressful for a lot of girls. Here a 6 things every girl should know before signing up for recruitment!

1. Stay off of Greek Rank.

Do yourself a favor, and STAY OFF GREEK RANK. Websites that rate sororities are not always true and will make you more paranoid before actually meeting different houses. If you go in with a good attitude, you will have a much better rush experience!

2. Stay true to who you are 

It sounds cheesy, but it's true! You should not have to change who you are in order to fit a certain sorority's "style' or "look". Each sorority is different, and you will end up where you are supposed to be. Just be yourself and everything will work out in the end!

3. Physical appearances aren't everything. 

Rush can be very stressful, especially when it comes to physical appearance. Many girls stress over their hair, makeup, and outfit (including myself). It is important to remember that sororities are not just looking for the girls with the best outfit or the prettiest face, they are looking for a good personality. So embrace your style and remember to be to stay true to you!

4. Go in with an open mind. 

It is ok to not know anything about Greek life before heading into rush. You shouldn't stress about getting into a "top tier" sorority or getting a particular house to like you. If you go in with a positive attitude, people will notice. When you feel happy, comfortable, and confident, you have found the perfect sorority for you!

5. If things don't work out, it's ok!

It is important to remember that a sorority will not make or break your college experience. If you do not get into the sorority of your choice, or you realize Greek life just isn't for you, there are many other ways to get involved on campus. Joining a club or an intramural sports team is a great way to meet new people and be part of a larger community!

6. Find your perfect fit. 

If you go into recruitment pretending to be someone that you're not, you may end up in the sorority that you are not meant to be in. Recruitment is designed to meet girls that share the same values and interests as you. If you keep this in mind during rush, you will find the sorority that is perfect for you!

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