I always assumed sororities were filled with disingenuous people who care more about the way that they look than their classes, but after joining one I quickly learned that this was far from the truth.
Here are three benefits that I found from being in a sorority at UW Madison:
- The most genuine group of friends: I can honestly say that the friends that I have made in my sorority have been the closest friends I’ve ever had. It helped me find a large group of people who I can get along with so easily in just the first month of school.
- Study buddies: I have been easily connected with groups of people in my major and people in the same classes as me. I usually know at least one person in each of my classes which is very helpful. I also have easy outlets to ask questions to older girls in my major.
- Leadership positions: Within a sorority there are a lot of positions that make up the executive board which is a great way to get involved and gain experience to benefit your future. I currently serve as the president of my sorority, which high school me would not believe. I have gained incredible experience that I would have never gotten without this organization.
Regardless of my positive experience, I know that sororities are not the right fit for everyone. Although, I’ve learned it is important to try something out before surrendering to stereotypes.
Check out this post to gain insight on why you may not want to join a sorority!