Things I Learned From Being in a Sorority

  1. The word "frat" is an insult to the outstanding gentlemen in fraternities that go unnoticed and stay out of the media's spotlight.
  2. People will drink and party regardless of being in Greek Life. But non-Greeks don't get persecuted for it.
  3. I am able to run a business meeting, create an agenda, take minutes, develop and manage a budget, and dress appropriately for a business setting.
  4. I can be an effective leader, as well as a follower.
  5. You become most like the people you spend the greatest amount of time with. Choose those people wisely.
  6. Community service is actually fun, especially when it's for the community you live and work in and you do it with friends.
  7. School comes first no matter what.
  8. If something tragic happens to you, your sisters will be the first ones there to pick you up.
  9. The easiest way to work with someone you don't like is to put a smile on your face and don't take your mind off of the end goal.
  10. You won't always have the best relationship with your big/little but they will always be that person to you and trying to replace them is the worst form of disrespect.
  11. There's not enough money in the world to pay for someone to like you.
  12. If you don't wear your letters with pride and with love, you shouldn't wear them at all.
  13. Fraternity boys and parties aren't everything, and picking them over your sisters is a slap in the face.
  14. You get what you put in.
  15. I was able to come out of my shell more and more throughout my time in Greek Life. I gained more confidence in myself than I ever thought possible.
  16. Fighting the stereotypes is hard, but if you work to prove you're different and stand together with your fellow Greeks, it can make your experience so much better.