Have you recently sat back and realized you’re in two group chats full of Greeks and you’re the only one not in Greek Life? You find yourself stressing tf out about who is going to be your best friends big or what your roommate is going to wear to initiation. Yea, same, story of my life. My whole friend group is filled with sorority girls and my roommates are sorority girls too. Everyone decided to rush freshman year while I, on the other hand, decided to get a feel of college my first year. But, being the only non-Greek in a flock of Greeklings has its pros and its cons.
Let’s start with the cons so I don’t end this article on a sad note
- Two words. Eight letters. And you’re depressed. RUSH WEEK. Rush week is probably the most depressing day of a non-sorority girl’s life. All you do is sit in your apartment or dorm from 8am-10pm binge watching The Vampire Diaries or Gossip Girl waiting for your friends to come home.
- *Walks past hot guy* *Hot guy waves and says hi to your friend*
You: WHO IS THAT?! HE’S SOOOO CUTE! WUT HOW DO U KNOW HIM?! Y HAVE I NOT HEARD OF HIM
Your friend: He’s my pomping partner
(Ugh wish I had a cute pomping partner…)
- Talking to your friends sisters for the first time, the conversation always turns into,
“What sorority are you in?”
“Haha uh well… I’m not in one yet.”
Their response is always “Oh”
- Your roommates and friends unwillingly opened up their own clothing store. Their closets are now filled with all these cute rush week outfits, social costumes, formal dresses and BIG T-SHIRTS. You won’t ever have to go shopping again, I’m telling you.
- They are now forced to maintain an image at all times. So the friend you once “bummed it out with” is now leaving you looking like (what my roommate Erika would call) a sad thumb.
Now, looking on the positive side
- You don’t have to “pay for your friends” because your friends are paying for them for you. All your roommates and friends are all in different sororities so there is your access to all their friends as well. You go to every philanthropy event. You’re in the stands for Cheers 4 Children. And, you’re up close and personal when hearing all the inside sorority drama when they come over, so they trust you.
- You saves tons of money! You can spend the $3,000 you won’t be spending on a sorority every semester on more important things like shopping sprees, late night trips to Chick-Fil-A or Taco Bell, and most importantly you can save for SPRING BREAKKKKK.
- Having friends in sororities already kind of gives you a feel for the different sororities on campus. Even if you have only one sorority friend they know about all the other ones too, trust me. So, if you plan on rushing in the spring or maybe even next fall you can have more of an insight on the different chapters than you would if you rushed coming right out of high school.
- You can sit on the couch, put your feet up, shove down some Cheetos while watching Family Guy on your free time, while your sorority roommate stresses about her required sorority modules and quizzes.
- And, from my most recent experience, you can tailgate harder than the football players play, while your friend is canning during the Miami game.
These are all my thoughts that randomly came to my mind the other day and I was thinking that there HAS to be other people who can relate to this. If you plan on rushing in the fall, good luck and much love to you. And if you never plan on joining, just being that cool chick on the outside, continue to be the most infamous thumb you can be!