In the post below, one woman from Drake’s sorority community gives a breakdown of a typical “day in the life” at her chapter. Check it out!
Living in the house is an experience unlike any other. It has brought me even closer to my sisters, taught me a lot about the give and take of relationships, and shown me how to grow together in friendship while evolving as an individual. Through the ups and the downs, triumphs and sorrows, a sister is never far away.
Check out this video from a Delta Zeta chapter in Michigan. The central message, that once you join a Greek organization, you’re always wearing your letters, holds true for every single chapter at Drake. Once you join a sorority, those letters are a part of you for the rest of your life!
Who can go Greek?… Anyone!
Eager to investigate the stereotype that Greek life was exclusive to “mannequin-like alpha ladies going around wearing disastrous costumes, kissing statues and engineering very high-end drama in order to get a T-shirt with algebraic letters,” an international student from India discovered that her misconception was far off base as she found the perfect fit in a Cornell University Greek chapter.
Check out Aditi Bhowmick’s article here!
Check out this article, written by Allie Jones, about her experience going through recruitment and how it changed her mind about Greek Life.
Check out this USA Today article about the Greek experience written by Spencer Tang-Smith, a non-Greek man who now blogs for Groopt, a social networking site originally created for Greek organizations that helps group members schedule, communicate and share effectively.
Recruitment was one of the most thrilling and terrifying experiences of my life. From hearing rumors and seeing my friends drop out to the excitement of Bid Day — recruitment was simply a roller coaster ride. However, my fondest memories of recruitment happened outside the chapter houses.
Unlike many of my friends my first year, I was certain that joining a sorority was what I wanted to do. From my mom to my grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, many of my relatives shared the common bond of their experiences in Greek life during college and I just knew it was for me too. Going into recruitment, my expectations were so high for myself that I didn’t take the time to enjoy the experience. After the first few days of recruitment, I wondered if joining a sorority was really for me, realized it may not be, and decided to withdraw from recruitment. It ended up being one of my biggest regrets.
I remember going through Drake Orientation and Admitted Students Day and completely ignoring the Greek Sessions because I knew I never wanted to go Greek. But did I really know? I got to Drake and everyone was talking about Sorority Recruitment and how much fun it was going to be. Girls were offering up their dorm rooms to get hair done for recruitment and my good friends were planning on going through. So I succumbed to peer pressure (good peer pressure) and signed up. I received a cute bag and sunglasses and the girls at the booth seemed so excited for me. Before I went through fall recruitment, I was having a really hard time finding my place at Drake. Sure, I was part of a few organizations and had friends from my FYS but it just wasn’t enough. I was homesick and just wanted to go home. But when I found my chapter, and was so welcome and loved right from the start, I knew I had found my home away from home. Greek Life has given me opportunities to grow as a person, grow as a leader and has provided me resources for the rest of my life. All I have to say is…GO GREEK!
It looks like a few Greek ladies are excited for recruitment. Get this excited; get registered! Just click this photo.