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What Is Sorority Life Really Like in College?

Wondering if Greek life is the right choice for you? Get the inside scoop from Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, one of the co-founders of Her Campus Media.

Her Campus logo Stephanie Kaplan Lewis
 Co-founder, CEO, Editor-in-Chief
 Her Campus Media
Most of what you’ve heard about Greek life is probably about the parties, but there’s more to it than ragers! There are many pros to joining a sorority; you’ll meet a lot of new people, make more friends, connect with older students, and get even more involved on campus. For collegiates at big schools, you'll get the benefits of a smaller community of like-minded women. You’ll also have an active social calendar; there are a variety of social events available for members of Greek life, including mixers, formals, crush parties, and fraternity parties. But it’s important to research Greek life at your school before rush starts in order to get a feel for how important it is to student life overall. Review the rush process so you know what to expect, and think over what to talk about and what to wear.

Despite the party reputation, Greek affiliation looks really good on a résumé. Being a member of a sorority gives you a larger network of resources for internships and postgrad jobs. You may discover you have an immediate connection to your interviewer if she was in the same sorority as you. It’s even better if you have a leadership position within your sorority and can refer to the skills you learned from it.

Still curious about college sororities? Explore the Top Pros and Cons of Joining Greek Life in College.

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