The Hollywood image of fraternity and sorority houses is one of occasionally riotous and out of control behavior. The reality is that these groups of like-minded male and female college students have pledged their allegiance to a group for much more than simply having keg nights or late-night heart-to-hearts in the dorm.
In fact, there are some very good reasons why students should consider participating in this peculiarly American custom – fraternity and sorority come from the Greek meaning “brother” and “sister” and the names of each house are generally Greek, too; for example, Phi Beta Kappa. Let's look at why you should consider joining a sorority.
1. Make Friends
The most compelling reason to join a chapter as an undergraduate is to make friends – for many students, their arrival at college is their first time away from home and what better way to meet people than to join a group whose members have similar interests, shared goals and common experiences. And many fraternity and sorority members will testify that the friendships they made in college have been the most lasting of their lives.