The most common question sorority women get asked is: Why did you go Greek? It seems like such a simple question, but there is more to the answer than words could ever portray.
Everyone's reason for rushing will be different. I went Greek for the leadership opportunities. I naturally gravitate toward those roles, so I felt like Greek life would give me the perfect outlet to pursue those positions. Other women joined to meet new people, get more active on campus, or for all the volunteering opportunities. Here's the thing: all that is fine! There is no right or wrong answer for why you want to go Greek. I guarantee that regardless of which chapter you choose, you will stay for the sisterhood.
My sisters are a direct reflection of me, and I of them. My sisters are strong, independent, and selfless. They are dedicated, loyal, and driven. They are my support system when my heart breaks. They are my workout buddies. They are my motivation when I need a kick in the ass. They are my sanity. They were my cheering section when I walked across the stage at graduation. They are my protectors and my defenders. They are my comedic relief. They make me feel beautiful. They make me want to do better not for myself, but for them. They have seen me break down and they have seen me obtain the goals I've set for myself. They give me real, honest advice when I want it and let me rant to them for an hour if I need it. They've held my hand at funerals and they'll sing to me at my wedding. They make me realize that I am not alone. They are my family.
So years from now when people ask you why you went Greek, go on and tell them! But more importantly, tell them why you stayed!
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.