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i am going through a colonization at my school in a few days. i have two visible tattoos. one is on my wrist, but i will be covering that with bracelets during the rounds. the other one is on my foot and i will not be able to cover it in a discreet way during the 'pref' round (if i am invited back). both are small and tasteful, but i'm just worried about if there is a stigma about these in sororities. help! (i love your blog!)

Asked by
mcklp

These days more and more sorority members have tattoos. It may not be widespread in every chapter, but I don’t think it’s that unusual. I see many sisters with tattoos in chapter photos from around the country. The acceptance of them shouldn’t be a problem.

You are who you are. There’s no need to hide your personality. In fact if you cover up your tastes, you could end up in the wrong sorority. Better to be yourself and find sisters who accept and love you for personal uniqueness. Why pretend to be someone you’re not? After you accept a bid, your sisters will see your tattoos. Do you want them to be surprised, because you covered them up during rush? I don’t think that’s being totally genuine.

You can be tastefully dressed and have some small tattoos at the same time. Once recruitment starts, please don’t stress about your appearance or you will seem nervous and self conscious. Focus on all the other parts of rush instead. Let the tattoo worries go. Don’t make it a bid deal and it won’t be a problem. If sisters ask you about what they mean, have a nice story to tell about each one. They may be a fun topic of conversation! xoxo :)

I just attended a pre rush event at my school. I really clicked with two chapters, and I feel like they liked me. However, they all seemed to have a certain "look" that I'm not sure I have. My question is how much does a certain "look" affect a sorority's decision to drop or keep a PNM. I don't want to get my hopes up if there's no chance.

Asked by
ariawarrior

First of all, you can’t “give up” and not even try just because recruitment is challenging! You must keep your hopes up and give rush your all if you want to succeed. If you believe there is “no chance” before you enter into rounds, then what do you think your odds are for getting a bid? A dose of determination is very important for every PNM! 

Secondly, when you meet a chapter, they do appear similar! They dress in matching clothes, style themselves the same way and look “uniform” on purpose. Even during pre-rush events they want to present a unified front. When girls join chapters, they start to have a common greek appearance. And when sisters recruit, they emphasize their close bonds by promoting their sorority style. A lot of that comes from matching outfits and accessories. The chapters want a signature look to define their brand and make them memorable. Every group promotes an appearance that PNMs will remember, be attracted to and want to be a part of. The sororities are trying to entice the best PNMs to their sisterhood. 

As a PNM you have an individual style. You are not expected to look just like the sisters in any chapter. And you don’t need to be a perfectly polished sorority girl before you go greek. If you look closely, you’ll see that not every sister in one chapter is blonde, not all sisters are tall and not all girls have the same ethnicity. Each sorority has a mix of shapes, sizes, hair color, skin tone, weight and personalities. Yes, sororities start to have an overall “spirit” ~ such as the party sisters, or the crafty sisters. But within the generalizations there will be exceptions. There are all looks and all kinds of members within each chapter.

Greek organizations don’t want carbon copies or look-alike drones. Your unique look and personality is what they really want. If you’re a little different than the girls in your favorite chapters ~ good! You will stand out in the crowd. Don’t discourage yourself before you even give rush a try. Every PNM has an equal opportunity to receive a bid. xoxo ;)

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