WHY JOIN A
There are many reasons to join a sorority, all of which are
important and personal to each individual woman. The
best way to start the process is by looking inward. You
have to know and understand what your reasons are for
joining the sorority and what you hope to gain once you are a member. It is also important
to know what you would bring to the organization, the
characteristics that your believe to be your strengths
as well as the interests you have and are passionate
about. Because women have such different interests,
there are many sisterhoods available. If becoming a
member of a sorority is what you want, you should look
for an organization that will closely match what you
stand for as a person.
A mistake many women make in deciding whether to join, or not
join, a sorority is basing their decision on what a
friend has to say about the organization. Becoming a part
of a sisterhood is a lifelong commitment; therefore,
making the right choice for you is very important. Do your own
research and compare the organizations you think you
would like to join. Try to interact with current
members, attend events, and gather as much information
as possible. Make sure you ask questions regarding the
membership process as well as what the organization
stands for and the endeavors (i.e. charitable causes,
community service, etc.) they support.
If you are looking to bring a new chapter to your campus or
region, make sure you contact the National Board of the
organization to better understand the expansion process.
You want to ensure that you know all the steps necessary.
Be sure that all of
your questions are answered and that you have adequate
support from the organization as you embark on your
Sometimes friends may try to pressure you into joining their
sorority simply because they are part of the organization.
If a sisterhood does not feel right, do not force it. A
true friend will understand and respect your decision to
refrain from joining her sorority. You can still be
great friends even if you are not sorority sisters.
Joining a sisterhood can be a very enriching experience if you do
it for the right reasons and with the organization that
best fits you.