As college students, myself being one of them, we have an opportunity to create a lifestyle for ourselves. College campuses offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities to gain college students’ attention. University campuses put several activities, such as sports, committees, clubs and not least sororities. During high school, girls would talk about pledging in sororities. But do they know about the pros and cons of joining a sorority? I chose Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) from an HBCU, Howard University which is located in Washington D.C., Maryland. Howard University co-ed Ethel Hedgeman dreamed of creating a support group for women with like minds coming together for mutual uplift, and coalescing their talents and strengths for the benefit of others, On January 15, 1908; her vision crystallized as Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first Negro Greek-letter sorority. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s statement and/or mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to …show more content…
When you join a sorority, the Sisters will be your sisters, your best friends, travel companions, and your go-to girls for everything for the next for years or maybe forever. “The bond of Sisterhood is a powerful one that can never be broken, that’s how strong the sisterhood is.” Many sororities are serious about academics and want to do as much as they can do to help you succeed in school. Also hold many study sessions. “Sisters that study together, stay together.” Joining means events, events, and more events! They vary from philanthropy events, sisterhood events, social events, Greek Week, and etc. which means wearing cute crazy outfits, showing off athletic abilities or just cheering on sisters in
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At a young age I knew as an African American woman through activism, educational autonomy, and community service, I can thrive through the wake of extreme poverty and turmoil faced by the people of my neighborhood of East New York. My interest in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., would be based solely on their ethical standards, history, and values they are founded upon. The ladies of this organization exude exemplary character who excel in sisterhood, respect, honesty, accountability, and integrity. Throughout my life I always encouraged myself to have these ideal characteristics without knowing that one day I would be pursuing membership in a prestigious organization, whom upheld the key principles “greater service, greater progress. The first
Greek organizations are debatably the most undervalued and misconceived aspect of college campuses. Most people don’t see the benefits that fraternities and sororities bring to college campuses and their communities. Some see these organizations as large beneficial clubs and others see them as potential problems. Many of the allegations put forth by individuals that discredit the benefits and good deeds done by Greek organizations are weak justifications for their removal from college campuses. Greek organizations provide campus communities with academically responsible students, philanthropic activities and increase community involvement.
Day in and day out we hear about high school and college students wanting to pursue a sorority and/or a fraternity based on the stereotypes these organizations uphold, well I chose to differ. I told myself if I ever decided to become a member of a sorority it would be based solely on their ethical standards, history, and values they are founded upon. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated consists of ladies of distinction and exemplary character who excel in scholarship, leadership, and service, which are qualities I have chosen to uphold. From my perspective, I encourage myself to maintain a respectable appearance and reputation which doing so inspires me to embrace my self-concept; which helps me confidently excel academically and professionally as a “lady of distinction” and “exemplary character.” Most importantly, I continuously remain involved in community service, being involved allows me the opportunity to learn and understand the lives and circumstances of others by opening my mind, heart, and soul. Overall these qualities strengthen my passion to be a member of the prestigious Alp...
As the end of spring semester of my freshman year approached, I was overcome with both joy and relief knowing that soon I would be done with finals and, more importantly, I would soon be completing my slightly long and extremely dry initiation process and finally be allowed to called myself a sister of Sigma Delta Tau. Even though I was beyond excited to become a sister, I couldn’t help but feel weird about the entire situation. Up until the day I decided to rush, I never in a million years would’ve thought that I, of all people, would join a sorority. Even though I had come to terms with the fact that I was in fact meant to be a sorority girl, I was still unsure of how to tell my friends and family back home that I was a sister. In high school, I’d always
A Dynamic Individual with Vitality and Attitude…these are the characteristics of a true DIVA. I never knew the real meaning of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated until I attended college. While I was a student in middle and high school, the lovely women of Delta Sigma Theta seemed intangible to me. I admired them and wanted to one day follow in their footsteps. The way they spoke, how they carried themselves, the respect they demanded and the attention they received just by walking into a room was mind boggling to me. And from those short encounters I knew I wanted to be apart of this prestigious sorority, but now I know why I need to be apart of this extraordinary organization.
If I am chosen as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I will work hard to uphold the reputation and exceed the standards that those before me have set. I believe becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. means joining a group of highly educated women that together I believe are capable of facilitating the type of change that is imperative in today’s society. It is my hope that I will be accepted as a member and be afforded the opportunity to take part in that change. I look forward to hearing from you regarding my request to join your
“Sisterhood is the essence of all the wisdom of ages, distilled into a single word. You cannot see sisterhood, neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is a pat on the back, a smile of encouragement. It’s someone to share with, to celebrate your achievements” – Anonymous (Sorority Quotes). Joining a sorority is a life-changing experience during college. When going to college, there are many clubs and organizations that a student can join. Despite popular belief, a sorority is much more than paying for friends and partying. A sorority is a good way to make friends, give back to others, and join something that is bigger than you. Sororities have a rich history
We identified our social group by recognizing the SDT symbols worn around campus and noticing members promoting different events on campus. Also, a few individuals in our group live in Newing and Dickinson (communities of dorms in Binghamton University), which are known for housing many students involved in Greek life. This provided us with the opportunity to observe how girls in sororities interact on a daily basis, specifically members of SDT. We initially recruited our informants in the dining hall by approaching a group of girls in SDT that we had previously met in classes, and explaining our project to them. Ultimately, we felt they would be good informants for our project and we asked if we would be able to study their subculture for
In society today, Going Greek is a controversial topic. One of the main questions on every freshman's mind when he or she first arrives at school is "Should I rush a fraternity or a sorority?” This is a particularly tough decision for most people, and there are many determining factors to consider. While evaluating the Greek system as a whole, one must consider the reasons that make becoming part of the Greek system so worthwhile. Joining the Greek system is a unparalleled experience because it gives individuals a second family that helps to make a home away from home, it gives students an easy way to become a major part of campus life, and it provides young adults with a a good foundation as an individuals entering alumni status.
When a student graduates high school, most of them go off to somewhat of a larger college rather then a community one. Going to college means a variety of things: it can mean starting a new life social emotionally and physically, it can mean independence and freedom from close ones, or it can mean totally something indefinable. One of the aspects of all colleges is the social life and the networks all the students make to be successful in the future. Starting a social life is pretty easy but maintaining it along with studies can be quite a handful. Greek life in college is one sect of socializing. Many students get involved in Greek life looking to make networks, friends, or just for enjoyment. The question to ask is that how Greek life differs from college to college? What different Fraternities turn out to be the most productive members of the society compared to different Sororities?
The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha is to promote sisterhood in colleges to assure a bond between college women, and the sorority leads by being an example for other college women to follow. Alpha Kappa Alpha also promotes higher education and positive self-esteem to younger women. Alpha Kappa Alpha also gives back to the community in community service that could range from educating our women on relevant topics to just lending a hand in the community. I want to contribute to this purpose at Mississippi State University and back in my hometown.
The main reason that people join a fraternity is for brotherhood. A special bond is formed between fraternity brothers. They will be there and will do almost anything for each other. They are friends for life. Most fraternities are like this but there are exceptions, such as bad chapters at a school that don't have good ideals and don't concentrate on school and brotherhood.
I realized that he had some of the same concerns I have about pledging, the demand of the organization. He had to stop his process in undergraduate because he couldn't balance his academics with his pledging process. That's something that I wounded about now. I'm hoping that I can maintain my GPA while going through the process because I would not want to withdraw myself. From hearing about my father's experience I've learned that a sorority or a fraternity can help better you as an individual and push you to become yourself. My father's chapter challenge his in ways which made him have to evaluate himself as a person. I like that aspect of his chapter because everyone needs to find out who they are and to have a support system push you to better yourself is a great thing to have. Having a bond with an organization is something I look forward too. I want to choose an organization that concise with morals and beliefs just like my father did. My father interview got me to see that Greek-Life is more than just partying and stepping. It has other aspects such as networking, community service, brother/sisterhood, academics, and life learn lessons. My view on Greek-Life has changed from taking this class and hearing about my fathers process. I use to have a negative connotation about Greek-Life because I believe that all they did was step and party. Now finding out more information about these organizations I'm starting to see that the
Fraternities are places where brotherhoods are made and friends last a lifetime. When People join a fraternity you're making a lifetime commitment to a brotherhood. Most people that join a fraternity as a freshman in college are looking somewhere to fit in and be accepted by people so they can take their minds about other problems in their life. However fraternities have bad reps mainly against women. Fraternities are misogynistic, because they are always doing cruel acts against women like rape , being disrespectful, shouting out obscene chants that can be taken to personal level, and a wide variety of things that is to long to be listed in which it all promotes misogyny in which we need to stand up for and come together to stop it.