Whether you are in your first semester of greek life, or a sorority veteran, one of the most important values that sisters can have is just plain niceness. If ALL members were nice to each other in the most basic ways, most of the hurt feelings and girl drama would be eliminated. Take these sweet and simple steps to being a nicer you!
♡ top 19 ways to be a nicer greek girl: ♡
- SMILE at your sisters on campus, in chapter meetings, wherever you go. Even if you don’t love every member, be civil and give each person you see a happy smile.
- GREET new members and introduce yourself. Don’t hang back and expect others to always come to you. Extend the hand of friendship at every opportunity. Don’t be shy!
- START the conversation. Be the sister who asks about sister’s lives, keeps track of details and is easy to talk to. Be assertive in your genuine interest and warm concern for others.
- USE HUMOR in most conversations. Making others laugh is a valuable trait. If you have a great sense of humor, you will always be the super “nice” sorority girl.
- GIVE COMPLIMENTS to others frequently. Don’t kiss up to get what you want, or give obviously fake compliments, but do take a moment to tell a sister how much you love her new sweater or how great her new hairstyle looks. Girls love other girls who appreciate their good taste.
- COMMUNICATE online and in person. Be nice on social media, like photos, make positive comments, share ideas and information. Be an active sorority sisters who takes the time to interact with her friends on the internet, at meetings and at social events. It’s nice!
- GIVE GIFTS when they’re not expected. Little treats of appreciation do not need to be expensive. With so many required gifts and purchases in chapter life, it’s nice to give/receive something out of the blue “just because” a sister is special. Be the extra thoughtful sister.
- BE POLITE to everyone ~ friend and foe. Politeness is not old fashioned. Even when a sister has rubbed you the wrong way or is dating your ex boyfriend, you still should be minimally polite and courteous. The nicest girls are the classiest girls.
- CUT THE CUSSING. If you want to be a nicer person, cut back on your cussing habit. Everyone blurts out a bad word now and then, but a constant stream of obscenities is not pleasant to be around. It offends more sisters than you think. Save the potty mouth for extreme occasions and be kind to those around you.
- PATIENCE is a virtue. Be nice to those sisters who try your last nerve and those who have wronged you in some way. Time heals many problems, girls mature and situations change as the years go by. You will win at being nice if you can patiently wait for things to work out.
- OFFER HELP whenever you can. Be the sister who raises her hand to volunteer! Help with chapter projects, after party clean-up and time consuming fundraisers. Jump in when others grumble. Lead by example. If everyone gave without complaining, your entire sisterhood would be a happier place.
- SEE THE VALUE in every sister. If you’re having trouble getting along with some members in your chapter, take a moment to think of their talents. Name one genuine talent that a sister has, even if you don’t like her. Yes the VP is annoying, but you have to admit she is good with finances or is an excellent crafter. A nice sorority sister can see one shining trait in everyone.
- MAKE OTHERS FEEL GOOD whenever you can. What you do and say on a daily basis can mean so much to others. A quick smile, a quick compliment, a quick like on Instagram, a quick hug… can all make someone’s day. It costs you nothing to just be a nice person.
- CUT THE CRITICISM of sisters. It’s easy to fall into the trap of cutting others down when they try to get involved. The tee shirt design isn’t good enough, the banner isn’t pretty enough, the fundraising flyers didn’t get posted in the right places, etc… Even if some criticism are justified, keep them to yourself. Being rude and curt turns members off to being active in the chapter. And it’s not nice, or constructive.
- NEVER BULLY another sister. Using intimidation doesn’t win any friends. Being cocky and sassy wears thin. If you have trouble being overbearing and pushy, work hard on softening your edges. Take a long look in the mirror, say sorry to those you have offended and start being a gentler kinder person with your sisters.
- GET CREATIVE as an outlet for your feelings. If you want a happier outlook, your emotions need somewhere to go. Many girls find healing expression in art, writing, drama, dance, music and other creative pursuits. Craft, dance, or sing your way to being the nicest sister in your chapter!
- R-E-S-P-E-C-T yourself and others. If you live by a decent moral code you will earn respect from your sisterhood. Be the sister others look to as an example of living your creed every day.
- LOYALTY is tops for making and keeping friends. Don’t betray your sisters and you will be queen of the world. Listen to the little voice inside of you which tells you that betraying a sister’s trust is wrong. Being loyal and true is so important for a successful sorority life.
- THE GOLDEN RULE still applies today! “Treat sisters the way you would like to be treated.” Period. Works every time.
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