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♡ sorority Q&A: what is sorority life all about? ♡

Q: Could you explain what exactly it means to be in a sorority or what sororities do? ~ 

A: The Sorority experience means so many different things! I’ll try to list my top picks for what being in a sorority is all about! 

♡ Sorority Membership Means: ♡

  • Having sisters who watch your back and stand by you through thick and thin.
  • Joining an organization with decades of history, traditions and meaningful rituals. 
  • Pledging to be a part of something larger than yourself. 
  • Learning to be less self-centered, put other other sister’s feelings first and grow more giving through the years. 
  • Volunteering and fundraising for a worthy philanthropy. Changing the world in your own small way. 
  • Stepping up to leadership and making a difference within your chapter and campus wide. 
  • Having the best social life ever within the greek community. 
  • Bonding, uniting, trusting and sharing with a unique sisterhood of close friends. 
  • Vowing loyalty to the creed of your lifelong chapter. 
  • Achieving the highest standards in academics with support from your chapter. 
  • Uniting with the Panhellenic and partnering with members from all different chapters.  
  • Developing patience, tolerance, adaptability, reliability, kindness and generosity. 
  • Becoming the ultimate team player.
  • Making promises, taking vows of secrecy and learning to respect the confidential rituals of your chapter. 
  • Participating in lots of meetings, projects, events, trips, games and chapter operations.
  • Living together in the sorority house ~ the ultimate sisterhood experience.  
  • Singing, chanting, clapping , recruiting, hugging, screaming, decorating, talking, crafting, networking, competing, winning.
  • Growing your chapter size, spreading your mission statement, promoting your organization on campus. 
  • Working towards group goals and reaching them.
  • Respecting everything your organization stands for.
  • Wearing costumes, attending fraternity parties, dressing for formals, playing pranks, listening to serenades, holding candlelights and proudly displaying your greek letters everywhere. 
  • Living the principles deeply imbedded in the fiber of your sorority. 
  • Having a lifelong group of sisters who provide personal connections long after college graduation.
  • Connecting with older members through your alumnae and advisor programs. 
  • Being super busy, very active and always on the go. Lots of responsibilities and requirements in greek life.
  • Wearing pretty fashions, dressing up, looking your best and being well groomed from head to toe. 
  • Supporting your organization through paying dues, purchasing chapter apparel, donating to fundraisers and more.
  • Displaying your sorority badge with pride and valuing what it stands for. 
  • Sacrificing for the good of the chapter, putting in extra hours, cleaning up after a big event, painting banners and lawn letters, staying up all night crafting, going the extra mile for your sorority when needed most.
  • Feeling a strong bond with the past, the present and the future of your sisterhood.  

♡ This list just begins to cover all the meaningful aspects of going greek! It’s a one of a kind experience. In the end, it’s best to RUSH and discover the fun & excitement for yourself! ♡

I'm rushing this fall and the only woman in my family who was in a sorority was my grandmother. I think she may have been a Delta Gamma, but she has been dead for several years so I have no way of confirming this. Is there any way I could easily verify this information?

Asked by
futureadpi

You could probably email the DG national headquarters and ask about your grandmother. I don’t know if they answer those kinds of inquiries, but it’s worth a try. If her name is in their date base, they may be able to tell you if you are a legacy or not. Also, if you have access to your grandmother’s possessions you might find a DG badge. Your family members may have photos, or an old scrapbook, with evidence of her affiliation. Possibly you could call some older relatives and ask them for details. A little sleuthing on your part might turn up some vital information! 

Here is the link to the Delta Gamma HQ for emailing them: 

http://www.deltagamma.org/