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Lifelong Benefits of Sorority Membership

Thursday, September 01, 2016

When you join a sorority, you instantly gain many opportunities and benefits. From sisterhood events to leadership positions to ritual services, your time as an active sorority member will be filled with fun and life-changing experiences. The benefits of sorority membership are not just relevant during your college years; they are truly for a lifetime.
You acquire invaluable leadership experience as a sorority woman. There are opportunities to hold a variety of positions and get involved in your community. From these opportunities, you learn skills that transfer to the workplace and life. For example, you must manage your time, be professional when working with university representatives or outside vendors, manage conflict and work in teams. These and the many other skills you can gain from your sorority experience serve as a solid foundation in your personal and professional development. Plus, leadership, mentoring and growth opportunities continue after graduation with advisory, alumnae association and inter/national volunteer roles.
Another lifelong benefit of sorority membership is the network of alumnae. The bond that sisters share is lasting. As a sorority member, you have an instant connection with sisters throughout the world. This can help you find a roommate, get a reference or secure a job. There is even the network of sorority women beyond affiliation within the College Panhellenic community. Sorority alumnae know and understand the skills you build as an active member and as an alumna, which often gives you competitive edge.
Also, sorority membership helps you identify your values, which guide your decisions throughout your lifetime. Even as times change, you will always have your values to rely on. Living up to these values teaches responsibility and accountability ¾ and will continually challenge you for life.
There are many benefits to the sorority experience, and the things you learn as an active member are relevant long after graduation. Remember: It’s not four years, it’s for life!

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