What Being in a Sorority Means to Me
When I began my first semester at OSU I was having serious doubts about going through recruitment. I had spent my freshman year of college at a different school, going through the same recruitment process, and becoming a member of a sorority. While I liked the girls I had met, my heart was not in it. I had been thinking about switching to OSU for a long time and decided to transfer a week before my sorority's initiation--I ended up dropping out of my sorority.
I started my first semester of sophomore year with very few intentions of joining another sorority. I never really felt like it was for me. I had already established a group of close friends, and I was doing well in school. I was very happy with the way things were and knew I could still have a great college experience without being a part of Greek life. However, due to much encouragement from friends and family, I made the last minute decision to go through recruitment. While I had my doubts, I knew it couldn't hurt to give it another try.
All of my worries went out the door the moment I accepted my bid. The second I saw my new sisters dancing, singing, and cheering on the front lawn I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
The friendships I have developed during my short time in my sorority are amazing. I am continually inspired by each and every member. What a comforting feeling to know that there 100+ girls that I can always count on, that I know are always going to be there for me. One might think it's impossible to become so close with so many people but, I can honestly say that in the last year I have found friendships that I know will last a lifetime. You and your sisters share a bond that no one else has--a bond that no one can break.
I can confidently say that if you ask any girl in any sorority how they feel about being a member they will tell you the same thing.
Being in sorority is not about the parties or late nights out. It's about the people you meet and the friendships you build. It's about the constant support group you know you have when things get tough. It's about the 24/7 entertainment you get from merely hanging out around the house in your PJs acting like weirdos. It's about the pure joy you get when you hear Chef Rob is making your favorite dinner and late night runs to Cane's. It's about being genuinely excited for your sisters' accomplishments and picking them up when they're down. It's about the perfect joke you need to hear when you fail test and the hug you need just to know someone is there for you.
I could go on and on but, the truth is that it is something you need to experience for yourself. For those of you who are having doubts, I've been there. I have found so much happiness in my sorority and I highly encourage you to give it a try. I hope to see you all at recruitment!