The Little Things

More than a Stereotype

Alpha Phi Girls; University of Oklahoma.
Alpha Phi Girls; University of Oklahoma.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a girl in a sorority?

I know for most people things like: fake, shallow, ditzy, ignorant, materialistic, brat, spoiled, etc. comes to mind. They picture a perfect Victoria’s Secret Angel at college only there to party.

I am so much more than what you think a sorority girl really is and so are the thousands of other girls who I call my sisters.

We are intelligent, compassionate, kind, generous, inquisitive, bold, passionate, and so much more.

We are doctors, lawyers, teachers, writers, actors, singers, producers, anchors, politicians, fashion designers, wives, mothers, and so much more.

We are members of an organization that is so much bigger than ourselves. It is an organization where service, sisterhood, and scholarship are so important. We realize the importance of helping others in our community and the world, we cherish the bonds we make with the girls around us, and we make our education a priority.

Last year my chapter formed a team for our campus wide philanthropy event that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We raised the most money out of all the different groups on campus. We know the significance of giving back to the community.

It is so easy to feel alone at a big university, but being apart of a sorority brings you a group of girls that will have your back no matter what. They are the only ones that will answer the phone at three in the morning when you need help. They are the girls that I have formed life long bonds with. Sisterhood is so important to us and we take it very seriously.

We are in a sorority because we came to a university to advance our education. We take pride in our high standards of grades and excellence.

I am so honored to be a woman in a sorority. I am proud of who we are and what we stand for.

Think of powerful women like Sophia Bush, Vanessa Williams, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Carrie Underwood, and Katie Couric. Would you be surprised to know that these women were apart of various sororities? Believe it because it is true.

So now when you think of a woman in a sorority think of us as strong, powerful women who strive to make a difference in this world. We are so much more than a stereotype.




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