23 Things That Are Completely Normal In Sorority World But Weird AF In The Real World


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Greek life is like its own little world. One of the best things about going Greek is that it makes a big school seem smaller, and it’s true. Your sorority is your home and everyone else in fraternities and sororities are your neighbors and friends (okay, frenemies). It’s hard to notice when you’re a part of it, but there are certain things that happen in sorority and Greek life that just wouldn’t make sense to people outside of Greek row.

  1. Going away to college and living in a mansion.
    The only people who live in mansions and still complain about being broke are sorority girls. 
  2. Eating, sleeping, relaxing, working, and hanging out with the same group of people in the same place all day, every day.
    Sorority house or jail house?
  3. Making a glorified music video for your club.
    If your sorority doesn’t have a recruitment video, are you even in a real sorority?
  4. Spending hundreds of dollars and tens of hours on a craft for someone else, when it’s not even their birthday.
    So let me get this straight: I spend all this money and do all of this manual labor just so a guy will take me to his party? Not fair.
  5. Jumping into someone’s arms and hugging them the third or fourth time you meet.
    Bid Day is weird, you guys.
  6. Wearing clothes that are too big for you.
    I sincerely hope this trend dies out soon.
  7. Going out and not spending a dime.
    Why would you need to spend money when frat guys provide the rides and drinks?
  8. Walking into a dirty, smelly, frat house and it feeling like home. 
    The life of a frat rat.
  9. Dressing up for parties that don’t occur on the last day of October.
    Theme parties, mixers, philanthropies… we’ll find any and every excuse to wear a costume.
  10. Owning a hundred t-shirts from the same organization.
    You just know the chess club only has, like, one ugly t-shirt.
  11. Looking like shit during the day and putting on makeup at night.
    Unless there’s a darty, of course. But wearing makeup to class? Never.
  12. Becoming friends with over 100 girls in one day.
    No one wants to be your friend more than an active on bid day.
  13. Getting blackout drunk on Friday night and waking up early to do community service on Saturday morning.
    Sleeping in is not an option when you need to get those philanthropy points.
  14. Living with forty girls and still not being able to find anything to wear.
    Forty closets and not a single one of them has a white, flowy shirt that will go perfectly with your skirt.
  15. Hating another organization because they raised more money for cancer research than you.
    The competition is fierce when it comes to philanthropy.
  16. Sleeping with a guy and getting a t-shirt in return.
    I’d much rather get commitment in return for sex, but I could always use another t-shirt to add to my ever-growing collection.
  17. Having mandatory events that involve just hanging out with your best friends.
    Sisterhood event at the ice skating rink? No need to ask me twice.
  18. Intentionally matching with 100 other grown-ass women.
    Because that’s not weird or anything.
  19. Putting an 18-22-year-old in charge of 100 other 18-22-year-olds.
    It’s like putting the one quiet baby in charge of 100 other screaming babies — it’s not very effective.
  20. Dressing up to chug cheap liquor out of the bottle.
    Why buy cups when you can spend that money on more alcohol?
  21. Making art out of something used for punishment.
    In typical sorority fashion, we turned a symbol of corporal punishment into something we can craft and use as dorm decor. 
  22. Seeing the perfect picture opportunity, then literally turning your back on it.
    You know what would make this sunset picture even better? If I turned around and threw my hands up in the air!
  23. Stealing someone’s property for fun.
    The older the composite, the better.

I guess the old saying is true: “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.”

Cristina is a Grandex Writer and Content Manager. She was an intern for over two years before she graduated a semester early to write about college full time, which makes absolutely no sense. She regretfully considers herself a Carrie, but is first and foremost a Rory. She tends to draw strong reactions from people. They are occasionally positive. You can find her in a bar as you're bending down to tie your shoes, drinking Dos XX and drunk crying to Elton John. Email her: cristina@grandex.co (not .com).

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