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★ sorority RECRUITMENT Q&A BLAST! ★

★ Time for another super blast of Q&As from the sorority sugar ASK, which is overflowing this time of year!! 

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Q: I am rushing this fall and I am really excited about it. A lot of people who are opposed to Greek life say that you are just “paying to have friends”. I don’t agree with this at all, and it really makes me mad. I don’t know a good response to the statement other than just realizing their ignorance and moving on. Any suggestions?

A: If you know the person who’s making the paying for friends comment (and I assume you do), then the snappiest comeback is to ask them about ANY club or organization that they belong to, followed up by the question are they are “paying for friends” by belonging!? Hopefully the parallel will turn a mirror on their hypocrisy. 

For example, respond with: "Don’t you belong to the All Star competitive cheerleading team? Aren’t you good friends with the girls on your squad? And don’t you PAY dues each month, buy uniforms and spend lots of on money on competition expenses? Are you paying for those friends?" You get the idea! The same can be said for any country club, school club, church group, activity, sport or anything your friends participate in which involves payment of money, making friends and doing activites together!! Greek life is not unusual at all. You are joining an active CLUB with dues. Happens in many different organizations.

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Q: If i received a facebook friend requests from a sorority’s rush chair, what does that mean? And should i make an effort to meet her on campus before recruitment? (Recruitment at a large, southern, competitive school. Our rush is a month into school)

A: You can accept Facebook friend requests, just be cautious about meeting in person before rush week. There are policies and time limits on “contact”, which differ from school to school. Double check the policies on PNM & sister mingling before hanging out with a sorority member in the weeks before recruitment. Get the facts and then let the sister take the lead on whether you get together or not. Avoid putting yourself in a dirty rushing situation. 

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Q: As a PNM there have been a few sorority accounts that have followed me on social media sites like instagram. It’s easy to find member’s due to tagging and through the accounts. Is it wrong to follow too many of the girls of a certain sorority? Should I keep it to a minimum so I don’t show I have a preference? What do you suggest is “okay” with instagram and twitter?

A: You want to look interested, but not like a stalker. I recommend following some girls in each chapter and keep it at a moderate level. Don’t instantly follow all 80 girls in one sorority. That =would be over the top as a PNM. Remember you are joining only 1 chapter, not all of them. Play it cool, respond when you need to, follow here and there and keep your social media very balanced. You don’t want a landslide all for one chapter anyway. Save that for after bid day. You can follow chapter blogs and social media with no problem. Just keep the personal accounts at a reasonable level before you actually meet the members. 

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Q: Could you please explain the process of getting into a sorority or how the sorority picks girls? Thanks so much! :)

A: To get into a sorority, you present your best self in all ways, by looking nice, making interesting conversation, connecting with sisters, having good grades and leadership experience. It’s very similar to a job interview. You sparkle your brightest, so you can get the position. The chapters have a long list of criteria that they use to select sisters. A PNM must be “XYZ sorority material” in many ways. They look at character, values, charm, personality, experiences, activities, etc and see if a PNM matches with the standards and creed of their greek organization. They want productive achievers who will be active in the chapter during their collegiate years and beyond. And they love fun, friendly girls who will fit in with their sisterhood! 

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Q: I love your blog! I wish I could join a chapter but I’m not financially capable of doing so.. but I still adore the Greek life!!

A: Where there’s a will there’s a way! If you can handle a part time job on campus and working during the summer, you can probably pay your dues and fees. Maybe your parents will pick up a small portion if you pay the bulk of your greek life expenses. I highly recommend waitressing for TIPS, or working in retail where you make commission, as ways to earn the most money in the shortest hours. Cash payments for things like babysitting are also profitable. Maybe you can sell something online. With creative thinking you may find a way to make it happen if you really want to go greek!

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Q: I can’t wait for recruitment, but a few people have told me that I don’t seem like a sorority girl, and my dad even told me not get my hopes about getting a bid and making it. So now I’m freaking out that no sorority will want me and that’ll be so embarrassing! And I really want to be in a sorority but now I’m all nervous!

A: I wish you were surrounded by more encouraging family and friends! Rush is hard enough without being undermined by others. Tune them out and just be yourself. There are ALL types in greek life. So even if you are not the “typical” sorority girl ~ you can find a place to call home. If you follow my blog, you see every style of college girl can be in a sisterhood. They are not all girly-girls, blondes, or 5’10”. Sisters come in all shapes and sizes. Shine bright during rush and look for similar girls and a house where you feel most comfortable. I’m sure they will be looking for a PNM just like YOU! 

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Q: This is kind of a personal thing but applies to a lot of people! I’m supposed to have my period during recruitment, do you have any tips to make it easier in the breakouts, moodiness, cramps, bloating area? It’s terrible but I don’t really have any control over it.

A: No one has control over their cycle and many girls will be dealing with this issue during rush week. You are not alone! I would suggest the following:

  • Make sure you have your Midol and /or other medications needed for any of the side effects you mentioned. 
  • Wear an extra panty liner for protection with your other feminine hygiene product. Double or triple up on the coverage! The last thing you want is an accident on your pastel sundress.
  • Take supplies in your purse with you during rounds. Make extra stops to freshen up (more often than you normally would) just in case. 
  • There’s nothing you can do for moodiness, That’s the least of your troubles during recruitment. 
  • Drink plenty of water and eat healthy. You don’t want any other issues while you are dealing with your period and maybe having cramps and bloating.  
  • Don’t worry about how uncomfortable you feel by wearing extra protection. No one else knows what’s ‘undercover’ and only you feel weird. It’s worth it to be safe. 
  • The show must go on! You are a actress and the cameras are rolling. You have to step on stage and not let anyone know you are having difficulties. 
  • Do NOT whine and complain to the sorority sisters about your period! TMI. Don’t waist your precious minutes talking about something that is no one’s business but your own. Privacy please! 
  • Unless you are having an all out emergency, please don’t use the sorority house bathrooms. Your panhellenic should tell you where the bathroom stops are. Plan ahead! Don’t stretch the limits of your products. Plot the restrooms on your route and know where they are in advance. Be strategic!

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I'm in my senior year finally and I would like for you to explain me Greek life like I'm five. The terms and what to do. I'm thinking of joining as sorority and I live in the central Florida area. I just need guidance really. Thank you!!!

Asked by
flo-jo15

Greek life can be confusing if you are not familiar with it! Please visit my GLOSSARY OF SORORITY TERMS PAGE and review the basic terms of going greek. Greeks have their own lingo and names for everything. Exploring what the words mean is a really great starting place. Once you get the basic idea, the other details start to make more sense.  

In very simple terms, these are the steps a girl takes to become a sorority member & beyond: 

  • Fill out an recruitment application after your college acceptance. 
  • Participate in a week of conversations with all the sororities in interview style events called formal recruitment. 
  • Through a process of mutual selection, your choices will narrow down each day.
  • You and the sororities pick favorites and hopefully you make a match with one chapter. 
  • On bid day you are given an invitation to join a sorority. 
  • Once you accept your bid, you enter into several months of being a new member (pledge).
  • You are initiated into full membership a few months later. 
  • You participate in chapter events, socials, meetings, volunteering and the greek community during your 4 years in college.
  • After graduation you become an alumnae member and you can remain involved as an alum for as long as you like. 

That’s the course of events in the most basic form. There are variations from campus to campus, but the process is pretty consistent when joining a NPC chapter. You apply, interview, join, enjoy and support your sorority for years. I hope you have fun going greek in the future! Xoxo ;)

When you rush, do the sorority members look for girls that are "like them"? Like I've heard that some sororities look for girls that like partying and other sororities prefer girls that are more academic focus or are most sororities opens to all types of girls?

Asked by
glitteronmynails

Usually a chapter has a common “outlook” or personality in general. There is a special essence that unites them. Then within the membership there is variety. There will be some quieter types, party types and girls in between. Overall a sorority may have a reputation for being a certain way. But the members are not all cookie cutter. 

So yes, sisters look for PNMs like them, but they are also attracted to a diverse assortment of girls with various interests. The goal is to have a membership roster with different talents, different majors and unique individuals who bring special skills to the organization. Ideally there is a blend between common interests and uniqueness. You can be a perfect XYZ girl and be your own person too. xoxo ;)

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Hi! What's the best way to find out more about different reputations of the sororities on my campus? I've seen a site mentioned here but I can't remember. Thank you

Asked by
fearlessly-fiona

I know you are thinking about a notorious sorority ranking website, but I can’t bring myself to promote it as the source for finding out about each chapter! The BEST way to discover the “real deal” is to give recruitment your all and suss it out for yourself!! There is no need to fill your head with preconceived notions about chapter reps from biased “reviews” online. Many people on rating websites have an ax to grind. And in the end, there are haters and lovers of every single sorority. Only YOU can determine where you really belong. Having too many pre-recruitment opinions can really hurt you during rush. You may write-off a terrific chapter because of gossip you read, or get your heart set on one that’s not right for you because they are supposedly rated #1. 

I promise you will be able to get a “feeling” about the personality of each chapter without prior rankings. It’s better to form your own opinions and follow your own gut feelings. Don’t ignore the signals you pick up during rounds, good and bad. Your senses should tell you what’s right in the long run. Body language, non verbal cues, appearances and your sister-to-sister conversations are all very important during rush week. That’s how you find your new home away from home.

That said, I do encourage you to visit the individual websites and social media for each chapter you will be meeting. Take a look at what the sisters do for fun, how they dress, what they do for philanthropy work, etc. You can easily get an overall picture of what they’re all about, without a ranking system. You will still be surprised during recruitment though. So keep your heart wide open for the unexpected. DISCOVERY is the thrill of sorority rush. Prepare to be amazed! xoxo :)

I come from a tiny town in New York and I will be rushing at a medium sized university this October (I'm so excited, thanks in part to your blog). However, my friends aren't very into it. They believe EVERY negative sorority stereotype. They make fun of me for wanting to craft and wear letters. While their comments don't discourage me from rushing, it is getting annoying. What can I say to them to make it clear that I love them but their negative attitudes about Greek are really getting me down?

Asked by
ariawarrior

I think you have already formulated the perfect thing to say to them! Your last sentence says it all ~ "Friends, I love you, but your negative attitudes about Greek life are really getting me down! I need to stay positive about recruitment and I would appreciate a little less negativity." You can ask your friends to please tone it down a bit. They don’t have to agree, or want to be greek themselves, but they must respect your life choices. Talk to them with a big smile on your face and a happy attitude, but be firm in asking them to knock it off. If they are true friends, they will stop harassing you. 

Think of it this way ~ if you converted to vegetarianism a few months ago and your friends were still pushing cheeseburgers in your face, railing on about the health risks of not eating meat and constantly bashing you for your dietary choices ~ would you say something? If you were born again and took your new faith seriously, would you stand for your friends talking smack about religion and criticizing you for becoming a believer? I doubt you would tolerate it. If you came out of the closet, would anyone accept your friends nagging you about gay stereotypes? Try using some of these “other” examples with them. It’s not just about joining a sorority. It’s about RESPECTING your personal lifestyle preferences without being bullied. 

If you take a new path in college ~ you have that right. Ask your friends to stop making fun of you, then hug them and change the subject. Show them you are still one of the group. You will always adore them as your hometown friends. They just don’t understand greek life and they may never “get it.” As long as they are kind, it’s Ok if you have different interests. Focus on the future when you will be meeting many fabulous sorority sisters and pledging your new sorority. Hang in there till then! xoxo ;)

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." ~ Helen Keller

As an adult that is supposed to be giving advice to young women who may be having legitimate problems in their sororities I think it is harsh and kind if irresponsible to have your only response to those questioning disaffiliating with "Don't do it." That particular situation may not have been serious enough to warrant that girl to leave, but it may cause other girls to feel more guilty about deciding to leave. Please be more considerate of this in the future.

Asked by
cool-calm-and-cumbercollected

Uhhhhhh I believe my response to the girl questioning her membership was several paragraphs long ~ not a single “don’t do it” sentence! It would be a bit blunt to just say don’t quit and leave it at that. But I went into a lengthy explanation WHY I encourage girls to stay. Including numerous ways to relieve the stress, finding outside interests, taking a new little and several other solutions. Maybe you missed the entire body of text that followed my lead sentence??

As a person who is keen on sorority life, I do take the pro-membership position. I express my opinion, but that doesn’t mean others have to follow it. If I didn’t have a point of view, my blog would be very dull to read. Many times I see both sides and present the Pros and Cons on an issue. When you’re 20 years old, in the thick of things, sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. Since I’m an alum, I can look back and say with a cooler head ~ “try to stay in your chapter if at all possible.” I definitely take the “stay” side of this issue. Hopefully I can help by providing insights and solutions as well.    

I have never heard someone say after they graduated, "Gosh I wish I had never joined my sorority." But I have heard plenty of women say they regretted dropping out in the heat of the moment when they were young and dumb. Deep thought should accompany such a big decision. Of course if the problems are dramatic, or abusive, then a sister should certainly consider leaving a harmful situation. No one should be tortured in a sorority. But I was not addressing a super extreme situation with the post I wrote yesterday. 

THANK YOU for sharing your viewpoint! It gives me a chance to add the point about leaving a chapter which is truly harmful, abusive, or into bad things like heavy drug use, illegal behavior, or dangerous hazing. My mind doesn’t automatically go to those “dark” places. But you are right, a sister should not be made to feel guilty if her chapter totally fails her and the problems are so severe they can’t be solved any other way. Of course in some unhappy circumstances, a member may have to leave to save herself. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen often!  xoxo ;)

my childhood bff is attending a new school this fall that has the same sorority as I am in & i immediately got excited. I talked to her about rushing but she seems hesitant. I have given her the whole spiel about how awesome greek life is (& im a strong recruiter) but still cant convince her. I know greek life is not for everyone, but i just want her to go thru rush, even if she chooses a different house than mine or none at all. how can I convince her when ive tried everything already?

Asked by
missalysa6

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make ‘her’ drink! This old saying is very true. You have encouraged your friend, educated her and practically cast a spell over her. But you cannot force anyone to go greek! Girls who are pressured by friends or family to rush, rarely last. A PNM shouldn’t participate in recruitment just for the sake of a loved one. She has to do it because she is personally interested. Greek life involves a lot of time and money for someone who’s not really excited by it. Your friend must have a genuine desire to pledge.

Why doesn’t she take an interest? Maybe she is shy around strangers, maybe she is not a group person, maybe she is insecure, maybe her family can’t afford it and she’s embarrassed to tell you, maybe she just isn’t a girl’s-girl. Who knows? She’s not you, even though she’s a lifelong friend. Some people just don’t get it and don’t see the benefits of sorority membership. I think the time has come for you to accept that you’ve done ALL you can to convince your friend. If you continue with the sales pitch you could drive her away. Worse case, you could loose your girlfriend over it. You’re like a religious zealot trying to convert others by hitting them over the head with your passion. Sometimes non-believers just don’t accept the good news.

TIME and experience will tell the tale….. There is no one more positive about greek life than I am. I had a family member who was reluctant about going through recruitment a few years ago. I finally convinced her to give it a try. She did, but then backed out after bid day. She was in the bid day group photo and then suddenly dropped. I was crushed! sorority sugar had failed! She spent her freshman year at college and guess what? As a sophomore she decided on her own to rush again. She ended up pledging the SAME sorority she joined the first time. It was meant to be. But she had to discover the need for friends and the need to “belong” on her own terms.  

It’s not too late for your girlfriend to still find her way to greek life. You have kindly laid the foundation. Now let things simmer and take their course. If she wants to rush she will eventually do it. If not, let it go and accept her for who she is. Friends don’t always do what you want, but you love them anyway. xoxo ;)

You've given advice for thank you notes for recommendation letters but what about for when alumnae/parents/community members help with events, provide materials or gifts, or make monetary donations? Thank you notes are a major part of etiquette especially for the older generation and I've seen some older alumnae on my board unhappy with the effort the local active chapter makes to send them. Do you have any advice for active members on how to write these and keep track of when to do so?

Asked by
lurkingmywaydowntown

Thank you notes are not just for the older generation! Being grateful and expressing your appreciation never goes out of style. I suggest having some super cute sorority notecards on hand for sisters to use. Attractive designs can be inspirational for sending a note. Thank you notes are meant to be short and sweet, so there’s minimal time commitment in completing the task. Each chair should organize the thank you’s after a big event like recruitment or the annual fundraiser. They are a MUST! 

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❤ People who should receive Thank You notes:

  • Alumnae when they help with a project, make a donation, or assist in any way.
  • Local businesses who do favors, make donations, purchase advertising, etc. 
  • Campus officials who help with events, projects and making things happen for the sorority.
  • Advisors who go the extra mile.
  • Guest speakers.
  • Any special delegations from national headquarters who assist the chapter.
  • Other sororities and fraternities who help out in a meaningful way. 
  • Greek Week, Greek Sing and Fundraising partners for a job well done. 
  • Panhellenic Council when they assist the chapter. 
  • House mothers, house chef and other long term chapter workers. 

❤ Basic Thank You format:

  • Salutation • "Dear Mrs. Hanson,"
  • Thank the person for the action taken • "Thank you so much for helping our chapter with recruitment last week."
  • Add one or two specific examples of gratitude • "We really appreciate the cupcakes you baked and the beautiful way you decorated our bid day party room." 
  • Conclude with a 2nd thanks • "Thanks again for all your efforts in making our sisterhood the best it can be. You are so special to our chapter."
  • Closing • “Kindest Regards”, “Sincerely”, or an appropriate sorority saying. 
  • This template works for people making donations and other kindnesses as well. 

❤ Thank You note timing & tips:

  • The time to send a Thank You note is RIGHT AFTER the event or action. No one feels like doing it a month later. By that time the energy and excitement has faded, Within on week the notes should be mailed.
  • View thank you notes as part of the regular “wrap up” of a project. Just like finalizing the Chair notebook, paying invoices and organizing paperwork. It’s just part of a sorority leader’s job. 
  • Keep a data base of important names and addresses as you go. That way you will have easy references when you need them. There should be a record of every donation and every participant for events with names, addresses and contact information. Organized record keeping make every job easier. 
  • If only email addresses are available, a emailed thank you is acceptable as a 2nd choice. You can attach an attractive graphic or photo to make it more special. Please don’t consider texting, instant messaging, or Facebook messaging to be proper ways to send a thank you note. 
  • If you have lots of notes to write, plan a short writing party with your committee and ask everyone to pitch in. More hands make for lighter work. An officer or chair should oversee the process though, to make sure it happens. 
  • WHY write notes? Because being appreciative of favors done for your organization is the classy and decent thing to do. Everyone likes to be thanked for their kindness. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Would YOU want to be thanked for a generous donation, or for all the hours you put into working the 5k race? YES! Treat others as you would like to be treated and you can’t go wrong. No one will ever think poorly of a person/group who thoughtfully thanks others. But not doing so generates lots of ill will. Consider it practice for your life after college when you will need to be gracious in your business and personal life! xoxo ;)

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~ William Arthur Ward

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❉ cute & crafty: how to paint a wooden badge box! ❉

A new semester means new sisters! A sorority badge box makes a beautiful big/little gift for initiation. Make your pin box the best it can be with these easy crafting tips…

❉ THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

  • Unfinished wood trinket box from the craft store
  • Acrylic paints & brushes
  • Primer
  • Spray sealer 
  • Tissue or tracing paper, pencil & fine point sharpie 
  • Computer printed design
  • Wood letters of choice 
  • Accessories such as ribbon or symbols 
  • Pearl trim, gems, or other accents
  • Hot glue gun

❉ STEP 1 Clean & Prep:

  • Choose a well ventilated area to work in.
  • Sand your box with a fine grit sandpaper if needed. A box from the craft store may be smooth enough that you can skip this step.
  • After sanding, wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth and let dry completely. 
  • Brush or spray on primer. This step fills the pores and ensures that the paint applies evenly.

❉ STEP 2 Trace or Freehand the Design:

  • Print your design from the computer. 
  • Lay tissue/tracing paper over the design and trace with pencil.
  • Place tissue paper on the surfaces of the box and re-trace the design with a fine point Sharpie. The line ink will soak through the paper and leave an outline for your painting. 
  • If you are freehand drawing, lightly pencil the pattern onto the box. 

❉ STEP 3 Paint & Seal the Box:

  • Paint one side at a time and allow to try, so the box can be rotated without messing up the paint.
  • Depending on the style of the design, paint the background color first and allow to dry. 
  • Paint the details on top of the background color if using this method. 
  • Don’t forget the bottom of the box and the inside. All surfaces should be painted in at least the base color.
  • Add a quote or name on the inside if you wish.
  • Allow the entire box to dry 24 hours.
  • Spray on sealer.

❉ STEP 4 Trim the Box: 

  • After the sealer has dried, accent your painted badge box by hot gluing on greek letters, pearls, ribbon, jewels, flowers, or other accessories.  
  • Don’t forget to accent the inside if needed. Another option is to line the interior of the box with a soft fabric. 

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Hi! So I just got elected to be this semesters Sunshine Chair of my chapter and I'm SO EXCITED!! I have some sort of plan of what I want to do. I think I want to have a sunshine of the week, and give them a bag of sunshine along with nice things from every sister and have a positivity challenge of the week with a participation prize but besides that I'm kind of stuck. Any suggestions? Please and thank you!

Asked by
starringstephh

Congrats on your Sunshine Chair position! It’s a rewarding and positive job. I have a post that I think will be helpful for you to brainstorm more ideas:

 TOP 20 SUNSHINE & SPIRIT INSPIRATIONS! xoxo ;)

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I'm really scared about meeting my big. I'm scared she won't like me, which is silly I know. but I see so much big/little loving that I feel like it just won't happen! help?

Asked by
disneyprettyprincess

I am sure you will be paired with a big who loves and wants you for a little. It’s very unlikely that you will be matched with a reluctant big sister who doesn’t care about you! The odds of that happening are slim to none. The more likely scenario is that you have seen so much big/little loving online, that your standards will be sky high! 

I strongly advise you to keep your expectations in control. Extreme expectations for a magical over-the-moon big/little relationship is difficult for any mere moral big to live up to. If you are anticipating 500 splashy gifts and crafts, and all you get is a cupcake and a picture frame you are setting yourself up for disappointment in a major way. Please enjoy all the big/little sugar on my blog, but when the time comes for your “real life” friendship give your new big a chance.

A kind, sweet sister is all you need for a meaningful big/little experience. And that’s what you should be in return. Don’t measure your big’s worth by the number of gifts she gives or how much money she spends. If you bond with a high quality sister, who you enjoy and who has your back, it means more than 20 tee shirts. When you join a sorority, BE the best new member you can, and you will attract a superior big. Every relationship takes two. So be likable, loyal, decent and giving. You should get the same in return! xoxo :)

"Getters don’t get—givers get." ~ Eugene Benge

sorority Q&A: struggling to stay a sister…

Q: I’ve had a lot of small problems in my NPC sorority lately and I just am not feeling the sisterly love anymore. I’ve seriously considered disaffiliating, but I’m not sure about the consequences, or even the process. Any advice or help would be much appreciated! Thank you.

A: DON’T DO IT!  You will regret it later almost 100% guaranteed. The “loving feelings” ebb and flow over the years. Membership is a marathon, not a sprint. Just like in a romantic relationship, you are not going to hear birds singing every day. There are dull periods, bright periods, sad periods and everything in between. You don’t throw in the towel because the glow has dimmed. Small problems are not worth the pain of permanent disaffiliation and loosing your bonds forever.

The consequences in most chapters are permanent and irreversible. No more college greek life, no alumnae benefits, no legacy status for your daughter one day, etc… It goes way beyond your immediate issues. You must take the long view on this. Your decision today will effect the rest of your life as a former greek. 

I strongly advise that you find another outlet for your talents and put some healthy distance between you and the sisters who are irritating you. There are ways to step back without leaving the chapter completely. Join some other clubs, study abroad, make new friends outside your sorority, get involved with the Panhellenic Council, take an interesting internship, work a part time job ~ anything to gain a fresh outlook and a new perspective. Sometimes sisters get stuck in a rut and you just need a kick start in a new direction. You can maintain your status, and save all that you have invested, while you explore NEW experiences on campus.

Also consider taking a new little this fall, to give yourself a renewed sense of spirit. Every recruitment is a new dawn and an opportunity to rekindle your chapter pride. Seek out sisterly friendships with the “nice” girls and push your troubles aside. When you look back one day, you won’t regret staying in your sorority, but you will regret it if you leave. I know you can find away to make it work! xoxo <3 ;)

"Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the "right stuff" to turn our dreams into reality." ~ James Womack

looking for unique lavalieres!

Q: First of all, I LOVE your blog and Pinterest boards because I’m addicted! My family line has always given lavalieres for Christmas gift after your initiation gift from big to little. My little is super unique, and I love her to bits. Any good ideas on where to find unique lavalieres? Thanks a bunch!

A: I am a huge fan of lavalieres for their classic traditional look. They are soooo sorority! And what a nice tradition you have for big/little gifting. I have several favorite places for you to shop for unique lavalieres! 

• NAVA NY: beautiful lavalieres in a variety of looks: 

THE COLLEGIATE STANDARD: charming lavalieres with CZ “diamonds”  Swarovski crystals and different styles: 

A•LIST GREEK: gorgeous sorority jewelry from one of my Sweet Elite Sponsors that’s not your typical lavalier, but the designs might be the something different you are looking for: 

I highly recommend all of these amazing sorority jewelry companies! XOXOXOXOXO!!