Becoming a member of a greek organization is
a fulfilling yet challenging aspect of college life. This experience, however, is not intended for everyone. Below
are a few questions that should be pondered when making your decision.
What is a Sorority?
A sorority is defined as a women's student organization
formed chiefly for service and/or social purposes.
However, it offers much more than just membership.
A sorority provides academic enhancement, friendship, development of leadership skills and the opportunity to serve the community. As a national organization, a sorority generates personal and professional growth through networking and participating in other activites well beyond your college years.
Why do you want to belong to a Sorority?
This is a question that needs to be taken SERIOUSLY
and should be well
thought out and answered honestly. Is there any
one right answer?
Definitely not, it should be a sincere answer from
How do you know which is right for you?
DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! Being a part of a sorority is a life-time commitment. You need to know what you are getting into. You would not start a new job without finding
out all the details, right? So why not
do the same when
trying to decide on a sorority.
Should you make your interest known early?
Note: This question is going to be
answered from a Sigma Gamma Rho perspective.
How are you going to become a part of this organization
unless you let
us know that you are interested. The key is
to go about it
in a professional and discreet manner. Do not be
pushy, just be yourself
and let us know that you would like additional information
sorority. It is ok for us to know you are interested,
but you do not have to let the entire world know!
just because you may have family and or friends
who are a part
of this organization, WILL NOT guarantee membership,
therefore sucking up is a waste of time and a huge
How do you meet the members of
the sorority you wish to belong to?
Nothing works better than to get out and about on
Most Greeks are "VERY ACTIVE" on the yard. They
are in other
organizations, ie. RA's, tutors, band and choir
members, student gov't members, etc. You are bound to encounter someone who is apart of the sorority you wish to belong to. Specifically for us, if you see us on the yard, speak and say hello. Also, come to our events and activities. If you only come to
the Interest Meeting, you have not given
us the chance to get to know you and decide
if we want to invite you into our family.
What is the sorority looking for in a member?
Well the answer to this could be a number of things,
but for the most part
someone who is going to be dedicated, focused
and well rounded. If you are not, then at least be willing
to be the best person you can be. It is
often said that once you join a sorority you are
but the truth is you are building a bond of life
long friendships and
experiences that will be with you forever,
in most cases . We all were founded by strong,
focused women. Imagine being involved in something
that may be as old as your grandmother or even your
great-grandmother. The bottom line is just like in life,
Greek life is what YOU make of it. One thing we do stress
is, please keep your reputation intact.
A horrible reputation can follow you forever!! Remember once you are a member of any organization you represent all of its members and in turn, they represent you.
What if you do not have the grades
to become a member of a sorority?
Well that's easy, WORK ON THEM!! Not just
to become a member of a
sorority, but for yourself. Your education is MOST
That is why you are in college in the first place,
at least that should be your reason.
Did you ever wonder why you may have been
rejected from a particular sorority, even
though you had the minimum GPA?
Just because you have the 2.5 (or whatever is required)
mean that you will definitely be asked to become
You are probably not the only person applying for
Just like in the job world, you need to make
yourself stand out. Positive things like community service and talents also mean a lot. Basically speaking, you should have
something to bring to the table.
"I want to step, do the call and be popular!"
If this has ever come out of your
mouth, you are DEFINITELY not
ready to become greek. Being a member of a sorority
is not just
about the colors, stepping and the call. It is about
yourself and the community. A lot of people do not
much Greeks actually do within the community and
on the college
campus! Three letters across your chest is not going
to make you
any more or less attractive. If you were lame
then chances are, you still will be. If it
does change others opinion
about you, then they probably are not your real
friends in the first place.
Finally, do not let anyone else dictate your actions. You must learn to BE YOURSELF
to go anywhere.
Sigma Gamma Rho = Work + Responsibility + Respectability +EDUCATION
You Have What It Takes?