A sorority offers many benefits, including friendship,
sisterhood and leadership skills. One great
advantage is the opportunity to attend and, in some cases, plan social events.
Many sororities hold formal dances, but a chapter’s social calendar offers much
Whatever form they take, social events are about relaxing with
your sisters outside the normal routine of studying and other daily tasks.
Chapters often organize informal events for sisters to get away from campus and
bond with each other. Activities can be as varied as bowling, picking apples in
the fall or ice-skating in winter. Sisters also plan smaller gatherings, such
as grabbing dinner on a Saturday, having an impromptu movie night or attending
a campus sporting event. The possibilities are countless.
In addition to having fun with your own sorority sisters, you
have opportunities to socialize with other sororities, fraternities or
organizations on campus. Many schools offer intramural sports, which provide a
great way to meet other students. Sororities can pair up to have a meal
together or attend an event on campus like a speaker or play. Philanthropy
events are another great way to make friends in other organizations, while serving
others. When you join a chapter, you automatically become part of the
Panhellenic community, which includes every sorority on your campus.
No matter the event, a big part of the sorority experience involves
spending time with your sisters, getting to know them and making memories. By
becoming a member of a sorority you will have many opportunities to meet new
people and try new things.