We also spend money for events, fundraisers, etc. I have found a lot of women I really click well with. The number is a little low since there's no pledging until sophomore year. The benefits of getting involved in a sorority can be particularly significant at a big school since it's an easier way to make friends within a smaller community. I think sexual assault would go way, way down. I brought up my lonely feelings, and suddenly invitations to lunch dates etc were being thrown at me left and right. Pros: it is a great social support structure for those who are still in high school mentally and not ready to move on.
As part of our commitment to that mission, the AskWomen subreddit is curated to promote respectful and on-topic discussions, and not serve as a debate subreddit. My senior year, they tried to take away my friend's social calendar who was institutionalized due to a nervous breakdown. Please be inclusive with question phrasing. Many chapters even have leadership positions dedicated to this aspect of Greek life. Greek Life varies from school to school.
Violating any of these rules will result in moderator action. I didn't know anybody, and it took me a while to make friends, so when I was a freshman I really wished I had joined a sorority. I went to a small school where approx 30% of campus was greek. Join TeenLife TeenLife student, parent and educator members are the first to learn of new developments in the world of experiential learning as well as receive special offers on programs and services that are essential for teen success. It's not the best articulated answer. Greek life will add hundreds of dollars a semester to your college expenses.
On Wednesday I went on a day trip with 2 of my sorority sisters and we had a wonderful time driving to the mountains and having lunch. Therefore, these bonds form a web of professionals that help each other to be great in their career. Rather, I'm in a multicultural Greek organisation which I personally do prefer more. The responsibilities that come with joining such communities can sometimes be too challenging to be able to focus on other aspects. This membership affords you an instant connection with any other members of that club. The costs vary from organization to organization and university to university, but when everything is said and done, members of Greek organizations may spend on the fraternity or sorority. This culture of abuse makes it easy for young, inexperienced drinkers to get into trouble in the name of acceptance.
Pro: Networking Networking is an integral part of the college experience and Greek life provides one of the strongest foundations for social interfacing with a network of peers. If you don't like drinking much, you might have trouble feeling like you fit in. This is a great way for people who are shy or more introverted to make friends in college. When you're rushing as a freshman, its incredibly superficial, and you're basically being told you're not good enough if you get cut. This depends on what school you attend. In other words, your social calendar will be full.
Depending on your school, you may be hard-pressed to find much diversity in the system. There are Greek-sponsored functions you have to attend, pledging activities, and Greek Week events, all on top of parties and informal get-togethers because of the social nature of sororities and fraternities. I think what Greek Life does well in comparison to other organization is heavy focus on alumni engagement and organizing events for returning members during homecoming. But be prepared to donate a lot of your time. But when you live with your friends, you get to experience everything with them, from rolling out of bed for an early morning class to getting ready for a night out.
Unfortunately, so is binge drinking. This is when the new members are selected. All in all, these are the unbiased pros and cons of choosing a Greek life within the College campus. The sisters watch your back and make sure that you make it home safe. The student, George Desdunes, was tied up and quizzed on fraternity lore and traditions, and for every question he got wrong he was force fed drinks.
We're all aged 18-22, and most of us aren't able to be great leaders yet we're all still learning. I thought it was sexist, antiquated, and a big waste of time. But if you don't start off with many friends, I think it really can be a great opportunity to meet lots of cool people. It sucks, but there's people I know who hate Greeks for seemingly no reason. Every semester, Fastweb helps thousands of students pay for school by matching them to scholarships, grants, and internships, for which they actually qualify.
But the risks of excessive alcohol consumption are not limited to new members, nor do they stop once pledging is over. At her sorority house, Sarah says boys and other visitors can only be in the house until 10 p. Conclusion You want to join a Greek organization that cares about their members, is welcoming, and has a firm grasp on its mission and core values. We were a very diverse group who just happened to join the same house. Right now, I don't have to do anything, and there is an ever-growing group of women that I share something with out there just because I learned some songs and stuff years ago.