There is such a stigma about sororities or Greek life in general but no one can really speak on it unless they’ve been in one. Joining my sorority, Phi Mu, as cheesy as it sounds, has been one of the best things to happen to me. I joined three years ago and if you knew me my freshman year of college (fresh out of high school) you can see the growth I’ve encountered and confidence I’ve gained. I truly believe that this is thanks to Phi Mu and the great women who have helped me along the way.
There is a stigma about women tearing one another down or competing against each other (which can be the case) but my sisters have been one of my biggest support systems the past three years. Phi Mu has given me the best friends I could ever ask for and I know I would not have grown as much as I have without them. I’ve gained immense organization skills, time management skills, leadership and most of all- confidence. My first year of college I was battling with low self esteem and got anxious when talking to people. Now, though, I can’t stop talking and am one of the most talkative and louder women in the chapter.
I never envisioned myself talking on an executive board position either and am now the Membership Director. This position requires me to recruit and talk to women about how amazing Phi Mu is. Literally one of my responsibilities is to talk to women and that would have FREAKED me out a couple years ago, but I absolutely love it and am good at it. I recently traveled to Orlando for our Officer Academy training and was surrounded by 900 other Phi Mu’s. I met more amazing women there and got insight on how other chapters operate. I would never have had an opportunity to be surrounded by this many amazing and powerful women without Phi Mu.
I just truly cannot explain how much I love this group of women and consider them family. If you are on the fence about joining a sorority, I think it’s 100% worth it and you should just go for it. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will respond!