Going through sorority recruitment can be one of the best decisions you can make while at college, especially if you’re lucky enough to go through it with your best friend. You can talk about which house instantly felt like home and about the ones that you felt weren’t the right fit for you. Bid day will come faster than you know, and you’ll soon be rushing into the arms of your new sisters.
What if you both receive bids from different houses? Or maybe one of you decided Greek life wasn’t for you and joined another student club instead?
Fear not, vinas! We’ve got you covered with some sisterly advice:
FIRST, CONGRATULATE YOUR VINA
Whether it’s bids from different houses or a student group like the collegiate newspaper, this new change in life should be celebrated. You each found a group on campus, which means membership into a new community and home.
BE OPEN MINDED AND REALISTIC ABOUT MAKING PLANS
Speaking from experience, the process of becoming an active sorority member is a time consuming experience. It’s not as easy as accepting a bid. While becoming a member of another non-Greek organization on campus may not require a lengthier on-boarding process, it doesn’t mean it won’t be time consuming.
Whether you’re both in the new member education process for your respective sororities or one of you has student group events, keep in mind that your schedules may not always work for the other. Sometimes you might only be able to spend an hour with each other to catch up over lunch or coffee.
REMEMBER YOUR OG FRIENDS
As much as you will love your sorority or your student group, don’t isolate yourself to that one activity and ignore all the friends before you joined. Don’t alienate your friends who aren’t in the same sorority or club because you think that they won’t understand your POV.
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