Recruitment is one of my favorite times of year, because I get to meet new people and share my sorority experience with them, which is something I'm incredibly passionate about. I love seeing new women come into our sisterhood because I know they have great things to look forward to, and if they're lucky, they'll have as much fun as I've had the past four years.
|Throwin what I know at the Capitol|
There are a lot of reasons a girl might come to recruitment. For myself, it was my older sister. She was president of her sorority, and I knew how much she loved it, so I wanted that kind of sisterhood, too. Other people are drawn in by networking, or leadership, or the idea of instant friendships.
A lot of times, though, the ideas girls have about sororities are out of date or just not true. Some girls come because they buy into the stereotype that all sorority girls do is party, and they want to meet frat guys. Some girls come because all their friends joined and they don't want to be left out. Some girls come because they want the status and the cute t-shirts.
What I'd tell those girls is to really reflect on why they want this. A sorority is amazing and crazy and wonderful, but it's also work. It's a lifelong commitment. It's giving your all to an organization in order to help it grow and thrive. Sometimes it's trying, and sometimes it feels like a lot. And if the only reason you're here is so you can wear a hoodie with Greek letters on it, you're going to have a tough time sticking it out when things get hard. I've known plenty of girls who join for the wrong reasons and end up dropping out before they initiate because they wanted sorority life to be something it wasn't.
|Some of the ladies I've been lucky enough to spend the past four years with|