midlanticbabe said: I can't decide if I wanna go greek or not... I'm going to be a sophomore at Penn State next year and I rushed last year and dropped halfway through the philanthropy round because I was afraid I wasn't going to like it... Now I feel like I made a bad decision. BUT - all of my current friends HATE sorority girls :(
You have to rush for you. A lot of my friends had anti-Greek feelings when I rushed - my mom still does. But if your friends like and love you now, there’s no reason (unless you give them one) to not like and love you if/when you go Greek. Recruitment is an experience - a long and tough one. Even if you decide again that Greek life isn’t for you, you can at least say that you tried it, and not be like your friends who, possibly without knowing any or many well, hate sorority girls.
In my experience, going Greek was easily one of the best decisions of my college career. I was also a sophomore when I rushed, and I found it advantageous because I was extremely comfortable in my college life and new what I could and could not handle.
Penn State has an amazing Greek system! If you find your home in a Greek organization there, I’m sure you will have the time of your life! If you don’t - I visited the campus and Happy Valley this March and absolutely fell in love with it. There are boundless opportunities and with a history and school culture so rich, I have no doubt you’ll make long-lasting and life-changing memories - with or without letters.
If you’re feeling like you made a mistake, revisit recruitment. Stick it out and make a definitive decision about whether Greek life is for you, instead of just worrying and not knowing. You will meet women who are in the exact same position, I’m sure.
Good luck! I’d love to know what you decide to do, and I hope this helped (I have a tendency to ramble…) Whatever your decision, try to show your friends how wrong they are! A sorority woman is not a cookie-cutter stereotype - but each promotes the betterment of her sisters and of all women, which is a really good thing!
Tonight was Delta Tau Delta’s Miss Greek philanthropy benefitting the American Cancer Society.
Phi Mu Alpha Nu’s participant was a woman I am proud to call my sister. Hannah is everything a Phi Mu woman should be and she represented our chapter and herself so well tonight.
She was beautiful, poised, and graceful, and there was not a dry eye in the audience when she spoke of her father, who recently passed away due to cancer.
Words cannot describe how proud I am of Hannah for such a wonderful showing tonight, and how deserving she was of her runner up title. You’re always a winner in our eyes, Hannah!
My Little gave me my paddle tonight before Formal Chapter and, as you can see in the second photo, I was super excited! My Little is so ΠΡΠ!!!
Another Big/Little Reveal has come and gone here at Alpha Nu. I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half since my amazing Biggles revealed to me, and a semester since I revealed to my most perfect Little One. I love them both more than I can imagine - plus, we’re kind of the bomb dot com at flip cup and ring of fire.