Post # 17
I went to a women’s college so it was sort of like a big huge sorority already… but no greek sororities!
Post # 18
Nope, I was never into greek life at all.
Post # 20
Honestly, I knew of one frat on my campus, and they seemed annoying… I didn’t even know of any sororities.
Post # 21
love the KD incorporation in your wedding!
im 25 and still highly involved in my sorority as an alumna. So sad to see so many stereotypical attitudes towards sororities here.
Post # 22
Hello, sister! Fellow AGD here.
Post # 23
@btothez: Absolutely. I am a proud Gamma Phi Beta alumna.
And no, not all sorority women are awful like we are depicted in the media. No one ever wants to show the good side of Greek life.
Post # 24
Kappa Alpha Theta here… My experience was fine. I met my best friend through it, and most of the girls were nice. I went inactive my senior year because I was focusing on life after college, and all the silly things that our chapter was concerned about seemed petty and ridiculous. Butni don’t regret it; it helped me get out there and meet people my freshman year.
Post # 25
I completely agree. Also, I hate how philanthropy was used as an excuse to hold events that were meant to embarrass people, demean women, or worse. Plus you are judged (and encouraged to judge others) based on their appearance and family wealth. We were explicitly told by all my advisors that we need to recruit pretty girls only, no fat/ugly ones, unless maybe their family’s loaded – so that the frats would want to hang out with us, refer girls to us, and we’d have a better standing/reputation in the Greek community. I also personally experienced racism in my chapter from International(!), and I was left at a frat party (even though there’s a “don’t leave without your sisters” rule) where I was assaulted and nobody did anything about it because it was one of the biggest frats on campus and they wanted to maintain a good relationship with them. What a learning experience that was.
Post # 26
They’re not just stereotypical attitudes if you’ve experienced things firsthand.
Post # 27
My university didn’t have Greek life while I attended, but I don’t think I would have tried to join even if we did.
Post # 28
Nope. I pledged one and started rush then I got hazed so bad that I got really sick and could have died as a result.
I obviously told them I was dropping out and to F*ck off. They then tried to make my life on campus hell for the next year.
Now I look at them the way a lot of people do, since I’ve seen the “dark side”
ETA: @cantonbride I’m glad you have such a great experience with your sorority, however my attitude isn’t a stereotype because I lived through all the bullshit.
Post # 29
I found the sororities at the 2 universities I went to were more so that girls could say they were in a sorority than actually doing things like their American counterparts. I know the Frat house at my last school was just known as a great place to get a hookup for a Keg when needed.
Post # 30
Kappa Alpha Theta. And an all-women’s school is absolutely nothing at all like a sorority lol. BUT anyways, I had a fine enough time. I kind of feel like I didn’t fit in entirely, so I didn’t make as many lifelong friendships as I thought I would, but from Theta I have a circle of very quality friends I adore!
Post # 31
Those stories are awful, sororities are laughable. The whole concept is so high school.
There’s some really nightmare stories even on this thread. I would be embarassed to be associated with one, my family would be even more embarassed.