Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Greek is Greek, Lyre Love

I have briefly touched on it before when I talked about my support system, but I was/am in sorority, Alpha Chi Omega to be exact.  Without Alpha Chi Omega, my collegiate life would have been completely and totally different.

How Alpha Chi Omega changed my life. And why I encourage anybody to go Greek! #alphachiomega

I love each and everyone of my sisters, and if needed, I would stop writing this post and fly across the country to help them, and I know that they would do the same for me.  But today, I don't want to focus on my relationship with my sisters or even  Alpha Chi, but instead I want to talk about what it is like to be in sorority and why I encourage every person I meet to at least go through recruitment and to do so with an open mind.

My Alpha Chi Omega pledge class graduating!
My pledge class graduating.

When somebody asks me what being in a sorority is like, the best way I can explain it is that it is like having over 100 of your biggest fans who will support you no matter what you do.  My best example of this was that I was giving a brief seminar on my undergraduate research.  It wasn't even that interesting to most biology or chemistry majors, but when it was my time for my talk about 40 girls piled into the room, both science and non-science majors alike.  I doubt more than 5 of them knew what the hell I was talking about, but they showed up because they cared about me and wanted to support me!

My Alpha Chi Omega family is one of my biggest supporters!  And reasons why I encourage everybody to go through sorority recruitment! #alphachiomega
My sorority family, The Octopus Family

Seriously, who doesn't want a support system of over 100 people?  So for anybody thinking about joining a sorority, I encourage you to go through recruitment with an open mind.  It is hard not to follow along with the stereotypes or what your friends are doing, but if you listen to your heart then you will end up in the right place and have the experience of a lifetime.

I would not be who I am today without my Alpha Chi Omega sisters!
Personal space did not exist.

One of my good friends throughout college, lived near me in the dorms freshman year.  We had made a deal that we would not talk about what houses we had picked or what house we had preferenced until after the decision was made.  We ended up going to the same houses on pref night, and we both ended up preffing Alpha Chi as number one, but we the decision desperately.  It was so wonderful on bid day when we found out that we had both been given a bid at Alpha Chi.  If we hadn't been given a bid at the same house, we would probably have remained friends, but the sisterhood definitely strengthend our friendship.

Alpha Chi Omega helped me to strengthen my friendships!  Reasons why I encourage anybody to participate in Greek Life!
So happy on bid day!

I love Alpha Chi Omega with all of my heart, and I would love to go back and repeat my collegiate years as an Alpha Chi.

Greek is Greek

I am joining the Greek is Greek link-up today!


  1. i love this post, i feel the same way about my sorority (wonder if you can guess what it was??)

  2. That is so neat that everyone came to see you speak! Definitely shows how sisters support each other!!

  3. I love that graduation picture! So cute.

  4. love it!! being greek is like having fans, love that reference!

  5. I want a support system like that! We don't have sororities in Canada so I don't know what it's like, but I can say that University life was amazing and definitely the best years I've ever had!

    Btw, the graduation picture is so awesome!

  6. My college didn't have a traditional Greek system, but we did have "social tribes", which are essentially the same kind of thing. I had 65 beautiful sisters that supported me all through college. They came to all of my plays and were there for me when my fiance called off our wedding. I've never had a better support system in my life!