Being a part of Greek life has given more opportunities than I can count on all my fingers and toes. With sororities and fraternities under constant attack from the press, I think it’s important to point out a handful of the things being a part of a sorority, and in turn a part of the Greek community, has taught me.
6) Time management. Holding positions, participating in philanthropy events, having schoolwork to complete well and on time, attending social events, working, and having a split second to sleep may seem like a lot (and it is) but I would have never been able to do this much all at once if I wasn’t a part of Greek life. You can have time to get that research paper done, attend that clothing drive, and nap…trust me, I’ve done it.
5) Being thankful for what I have and where I am. There is something so humbling about helping those who are less fortunate than you. Nothing brings you down off your high horse while making you overly thankful than participating in a clothing drive, helping out at a senior center, or crafting with children who live in a homeless shelter. Makes you want to call up your parents and grandparents and thank them for everything they’ve done to put you where you are right now.
4) Stepping outside your comfort zone. I was that unsure college freshman; excited but having quite literally no clue how to get involved and make the most out of my college experience. When I look back at who I was and then look in the mirror I am both amazed at how much I have changed and proud of who I became. I can honestly say that I owe this change to my sorority.