Having one of my best friends from high school be in a different sorority was most definitely hard to get used to and a struggle at times, but it has not changed the fact that she is my best friend. I am an Alpha Phi and Abie Stark is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma, and she is my best friend. I honestly don't think I would have survived my freshman year of college without her. Even though we are in different sororities, our friendship grew. I know that no matter what Abie and I will always be there for each other.
It is always great to be able to talk to her about everything under the sun, and for her to be there to listen too. We make time to do things just her and I, and are able to love our separate sororities as much as we love each other. It is definitely hard at times since we're not in the same sorority, being in different groups with different rules and secrets, we're not able to tell each other everything. But this has never hindered our relationship.
I think that being in different sororities honestly made our bond stronger. We are able to give each other advice and do things outside of Greek Life with each other, which is what makes our friendship that much stronger.
So my advice to you is to never do everything your friends do, and never back down from a challenge because your friend won't be able to be there with you. This is life and it almost never works out as planned, so just go with it and have fun!
Panhellenic Council members, recruitment counselors, and other sorority women in our Greek community will be blogging throughout the summer months to help potential members prepare for recruitment.