5 Best Things About Sorority Sisterhood
Guest post from Amy over at A Greek Concept
Being a part of a sorority sisterhood is truly unlike any other experience in life. Even the bond of siblinghood can’t compare to the endless hours, trials, laughter, tears, and experiences that sorority sisters endure together. Only those who have taken the bold step into PanHellenic life really understand the intensity of their commitment, and the immense plethora of things they learn throughout their whole lives because of their sisterly bond. We hope these 5 best things about sorority sisterhood will convince you to join, or change your mind about what being a sorority girl is really all about.
A Home Away From Home
When you’re a tiny freshman embarking on the scariest adventure of your life it’s 100% natural to wish for a place to call home. Once you’ve gone through rush and found out where you’ll pledge, you are INSTANTLY enveloped into a group of hundreds of girls who are excited about welcoming you home. This feeling of “belonging” when you’re so lost in a sea of thousands of people is unlike anything else. What you learn about hospitality during this time is incredible – not to mention you have access to 60+ closets and never have to worry about what to wear. Holler!
Learning About People & Life – Together
Never have you been granted such an opportunity to be meshed together with people of varying personalities, talents, traits, and opinions. You learn to adapt and cling to what you believe while being challenged. The amazing thing is that your sisters also respect and support you in what you think, learn, and decide for yourself! You learn from each other’s experiences whether they’re directly related to you or not. Maybe your best friend’s dad dies while you’re living in the house together. You hold back from judging her getting a bit too drunk every night, hold her close as she cries, and help her to pick back up every time she stumbles. Maybe you experience your parents getting divorced while you’re in college, and your sisters surround you with encouraging notes, tons of distraction, and always a few hands to hold. These experiences make the whole house of sisters stronger and better.
Someone With You Every Step of the Way
When you make your jump out of the house/nest, you have a big and grand-big there to help you advise you on the scary road. You have a million people supporting you as you leap into real life. Wherever you end up, your sisters are right behind you, surrounding you, and often you can find a few in your city who are instantaneous friends!
Being Part of a Legacy
Forever and always you wear your letters. You never grow out of the circle of friends, or the bigger legacy you belong to. Constantly surrounded, supported, and loved by hundreds of sisters. Forever.
Gives You Purpose
Every sorority has a mission/value/purpose statement – a reason to BE. This reason and purpose never leaves those who are influenced by it, and who take up the cause wholeheartedly. Forever and always a sorority sisterhood fights for the purpose to which they pledged.