25 Things You'll Remember Vividly If You Were a Sorority Girl
Like every college freshman, I was eager to join extracurriculars and make new friends. By the end of my first semester at Stony Brook University, I had somehow ended up in a sorority. And for the next three years of my college life, I was involved in every aspect of Greek life, from performing in talent shows and hosting fundraisers to volunteering in my community. Although everyone experiences sorority life differently, mine was largely positive and I'm super thankful for the friends I have made and stayed close with. And like any lady who was in a sorority, there are just some things you will never forget. Here's what really goes down on Greek row.
Meeting a Bunch of Random Girls For the First Time and Calling Them Sisters
It's not weird at all.
Being Invited to Your First Rush Party
And not knowing what to really do or wear or say.
Receiving Your Bid Card
Cue the hugs and screams from the sisters.
Getting Rejected and Seeing Other Girls Get Bids
It's cool. I'm fine. Who needs sisters anyway?
Surviving Hell Week
Make that hell months.
Waiting to Find Out Who Your Big Sis Will Be
And praying you get the sister you like.
Buying Letters and Gifts For Your Own Little
Greek apparel will cost you an arm and a leg.
Having and Wearing Tons of Lettered Apparel
Everyone had a T-shirt like this.
Going to Themed House Parties
For the next four freakin' years.
And Drinking Jungle Juice Out of a Trash Can
At least the juice was inside a black plastic trash bag?
Meeting Guys in Frats For the First Time
It's like they can smell fresh meat.
Explaining Greek Life to Your Parents
It's like an all-girls club, Mom!
Explaining Greek Life to Your Non-Greek Friends
They still don't really get it, but you love them just as much as your sisters.
Having to Make Small Talk With Every Single Girl During Rush
But knowing half of them might end up joining a rival sorority.
Making Your Rush Videos Seem More Epic Than Actual Sorority Life
"Guys, act candid in this shot!"
Giving This Response When People Confuse Your Sorority With Another One
"It's Kappa Phi . . . not Kappa Pi."
Crafting the Sh*t Out of Your Life Every Other Week
By the time you graduate college, you can DIY anything.
Throwing Up Your Sorority Sign in Every Photo
Yes, even in Disneyland.
Mastering the Sorority Squat in Photos
That's how you build stamina.
Being Told to Never Betray a Sister or the Sorority
That includes keeping secrets a secret.
Wearing Matching Halloween Costumes With Your Sisters
You all DIY-ed the costumes of course, thanks to Pinterest.
Dealing With Greek Drama Every Single Day
This has prepared you to tackle real-world, adult drama. Sorta.
Trying to Take Care of Your Drunk Sisters
Meanwhile, you're not doing so fine yourself.
Having to Always Defend Yourself From Sorority Stereotypes
No, we do not bake all the time. Only for fundraisers! Gosh.
Developing Some of the Strongest Friendships You'll Ever Have
Post-college, these ladies are your Sunday brunch crew, b*tches.