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
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!