Alexis Rose Junge
A True Guide to Sorority Life: Written by an Alumni
Is it really like what I see in the movies? Great question! Yes and No. Depends on where you go to school. Some sororities are just like what you see in the movies. The girls are beautiful, they are rich, they all look the same, they only care about themselves, etc. They make it out to seem like there is a “queen bee” that runs the whole show. They also make it seem like every girl in the sorority is BFF’s with each other and we all live at the house, laying around in our PJ’s while we talk about boys. Nah. In fact, most of them are NOT like that! Most of them are pretty laid-back. You show up to your required meetings, make some friends here and there, and then you go on about your day. There are (some) date parties, homecoming activities, and the annual recruitment that is exactly like the movies, but that is pretty much it. And not every girl is going to be your best friend. I can be honest when I say that I really didn’t even know half the girls in my sorority (which had about 200 people). They were either way older/younger than me and I didn’t keep up with meeting them. Most of us are like that. The people you get to know the best will be the girls in your pledge class, or the class about/below you. So, in the end, each chapter is different, you just have to find the one you like the best.
Travel the world as a broke 20 year old
Why am I writing this? I have an agenda. It includes a laundry list of places I want to go and people I want to meet. Most people my age are focused more on their love lives or social media image than what else there is to explore in this huge world of ours. And frankly, it is small minded to think that there aren’t bigger and better places than the city, or even country, you’re from. The problem is, I have no idea what I want to do with my life right now. I graduated with a degree in biology and thought I was going to pursue medicine. Even though I still am interested in healthcare because of its stability and huge salary, I am sick of it. I am sick of the rude people, the corrupt companies and policies running the show, and the lack of reward you feel day to day. I want to do something bigger but absolutely no idea where to start.