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10 Reasons to be in a Sorority

10 Reasons to be in a Sorority

With the school year quickly approaching, you probably have a ton of things on your mind- making sure you’ve packed everything, getting your books, figuring out the logistics of moving in- its definitely a hectic time. But this is also one of the most exciting […]

Embracing Rejection During Rush

Embracing Rejection During Rush

Here is the final installment in my 2017 Rush Series! This piece hits really close to home, which made it hard to write but I hope my experiences and advice can help girls going through rush this coming fall! Before I share my advice with […]

10 Things I Wish I Had Known: Rush Edition

10 Things I Wish I Had Known: Rush Edition

Looking back on Rush, there are a lot of things I wish I could tell my past self, and I'm sure girls who are in houses currently feel the same way. While the experience is different for everyone, here are a few pieces of advice from myself and my sorority sisters to help make your Rush experience a bit easier. Here is the second installment in my 2017 Rush Series, I hope you enjoy!

1. Go in with an open mind

There is a chance you could get cut from a house you want, but you should at least see the process through because you might end
up finding the house you were meant to be in.

2. Understand that the questions they ask you aren't random

They are to see if you are a good fit for the house. Answer honestly and authentically, but don't forget you are trying to show the best version of yourself.

3. Evaluate who you are, what you value in your friends, and where you want to go in life.

It might be a good idea to write this down and review it before going into each house.

4. Don't be afraid to reveal your true feelings and be honest

You don't need to seem perfect all of the time- you can talk about disappointments and struggles that you have faced. Remember, you want these conversations to be real and to make connections.

5. Don't get discouraged

Its easy to give up when you face rejection, but if you persevere you'll see that the process is worthwhile.

6. There will always be someone who is smarter, prettier, and more interesting than you

Don't compare yourself to them- focus on your strengths and being the best you possible.

7. Don't let what you've heard about houses influence your judgement

Good or bad. Instead, go in with no expectations and try to judge for yourself.

8. Don't judge a house on the one or two girls you talk to on the first day

They can't possibly represent how the entire house is so try not to disregard a house just because of one bad conversation.

9. Try not to get tripped up on the whole legacy thing

It doesn't matter if every girl in your family has been in that house, if it’s not a good fit for you, it’s not worth carrying on the tradition.

10. Just because all of your friends are in love with a house doesn't mean you have to be

You don't have to be in the same house to stay friends- after all, you'll still have Greek Life in common.

What is something you wish you had known about Rush?

Be sure to check out the other posts in my 2017 Rush Series: What To Bring In Your Bag For Rush

What To Bring In Your Bag For Rush

What To Bring In Your Bag For Rush

Starting Rush can be an intimidating process, which is why I am creating this series to help out girls wanting to rush in the Fall. An important aspect of Rush is being prepared, which is why I decided to start with this post. Bringing a […]