What does it mean to be in a sorority? The meanings could be endless if I would try to answer but as I look through my experiences as an Alpha Xi Delta at the University of Texas at El Paso, I can say it has been a wonderful experience that has led me to many benefits.
In the media, such as in movies you can find misleading and negative conceptions associated with Greek life, and I must say don't let it mold your opinion. I recommend those entering college to check it out, attend formal rush, learn more about each organization and see if it is right for you. You should not let the opportunity pass you by.
Being a member has allowed me make dear friendships, open-up networking opportunities, gain valuable learning experience, as well as personal growth.
You can find many Greek organizations on campus, each dissimilar and similar. Requirements include commitment, willpower to excel in one-self and the chapter, and maintain a good academic standing (GPA). Also, we all take pride in service work in some way and try to do better. In Alpha Xi Delta we participate on campus and city activities, such as our upcoming: Xi Man, an event aimed to raise money for our philanthropy partnered with Autism Speaks.
I admit being in a sorority can be tough at times, as well as time consuming but when you look at the whole picture the amount you put in ultimately determines how much you will gain from your experience.