What is the point of joining and how are they suppose to help me in life or college. Are they just about partying? My mother won't talk to me about her old sorority but she did quit.My dad said she had fun with them while she was in college but after she gratuated , she didn't see the point in it. Does any one have any past experiences
Being perfectly honest, I don't think it's worth it to join a purely social sorority/fraternity. It's incredibly expensive (roughly $600-800 per year) and doesn't seem to provide any real benefit. Most sororities and fraternities do some measure of charity work, but their main focus does tend to be on partying and socializing. There is also a tendancy towards strict standards based on looks and hazing does still happen. If you're looking for a purely social experience you should consider rushing, but keep in mind there are a lot of aspects to college, moreso than how many friends you have.
But, as others have said, it depends on the kind of sorority or fraternity you're planning on joining. I joined a sorority that's still social but has higher academic and philanthropic standards. Initially I didn't have any plans to join a sorority, but this one doesn't haze and it's much cheaper than a traditional sorority. There are a lot of alternatives on campus, such as christian sororities and academic fraternities, if that's what you're looking for. And if you don't end up joining a fraternity/sorority, there are plenty of organizations on campus to join!
So I guess the best thing you can do is try and figure out what your main priority will be in college and go from there. There will also be representatives from many organizations when you go to orientation or recruitment week early in the school year, so don't be afraid to ask questions :)
It really depends on the sorority/fraternity and the college. The bigger the college the more it will help. It is a group of students with like interest or like majors, etc. The way it is suppose to work, is the members help each other throughout life just because you are brothers/sisters. i.e. I was in Phi Beta Lambda, so I am expected to give my fellow PBL members advantages in hiring and promoting, and other PBL members are suppose to give me the advantage if they can.
It depends on the organization. There are different types of franaternities and Sororities. Some are honors organizations open to high achieving students; some are professional organizations open to those studying a particular subject; some are service organizations that are dedicated to public service. Some are rather prestegeous like Phi Betta Kappa. Some are good for professional contacts after graduation.
Y es!!! Especially one of divine 9! It opens doors for you. Specially in the career aspect. Gives you a sisterhood/brotherhood