Rushing can be very scary and exciting all at the same time. You just graduated high school, committed to your favorite school, and now it’s time to pack up and move out. And on top of all that, you’re rushing a sorority and need to make a big decision! It’s a very overwhelming time but don’t worry because everyone is in the same boat as you. Deciding on a sorority can be difficult for some so here are a few tips if you’re feeling stuck –
Don’t follow your friends: I know this sounds weird but don’t pick a sorority just because all your friends are rushing it. I guarantee you will hear this a million times while going through rush. Even though you and your BFF may have a bunch of things in common, there will be a few things that separate you two and one of you will end up hating your decision. So just focus on where YOU think you’ll be the happiest. And don’t worry about not being close with your friends if you decide on going different ways. Some of my best friends are in other sororities!
Similar Interests: Over the entire recruitment process, you will meet so many girls and talk to them for hours. So pay close attention to those conversations and who you feel most comfortable around. You will start to notice the sororities that you have the most in common with and you’ll be excited to go back to them- these should be at the top of your list.
Philanthropy: Each sorority has a philanthropy that they are passionate for. If you are deciding between sororities, look at their philanthropies. If you can’t see yourself being passionate about that philanthropy then don’t pick them. You’re entire chapter revolves around this charity so make sure you care about it!
In the end, each sorority knows what girls they are looking for. So if you don’t get a bid from your top sorority, don’t take it personally. It’s not because they don’t like you, it’s because they know you fit better in another sorority and will be happier there!
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