Is joining a sorority right for me?

What is a sorority?

Sororities are national or international sisterhoods with chapters at accredited colleges and universities. Every campus and every chapter is different, but sororities participate in all kinds of things, such as:

  • Intramural activities
  • Philanthropy support and fundraising
  • Social and sporting events
  • Community involvement
  • Musical performances
  • and more!

What are the benefits of joining?
As extended family units, sororities offer warm, caring atmospheres which encourage individual development. They promote sound scholarship, leadership ability, community outreach, and life-long friendships. All sororities embrace philanthropies supported by collegiate and alumnae chapters, and offer plenty of opportunities to get involved in leadership roles — where you’ll basically be an officer on the board of a small corporation.

Sorority sisterhood lasts long after the collegiate days are over. Alumnae women continue to stay involved in their local alumnae chapters and/or serve as advisors to collegiate chapters. Sororities truly “span a lifetime”.

So… is a sorority right for you?

We’re not saying that sorority life is right for everyone, everywhere. The only way to see if it’s a fit for you is to try going through recruitment! You’ll meet lots of new people — and potential sorority sisters!

Email for assistance signing up for recruitment at your local university.


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