There comes a point in every sorority girls’ life when everything changes. Suddenly, you are just not worried about what you will wear for pin attire, or if you remember all the names of the women on grand council, or if (gasp) you get sent to standards. It happens to everyone, and it’s okay.
The following are eleven signs you’re a checked out senior:
1. You’re too preoccupied with your phone to notice what’s going on in chapter meeting. That’s what the weekly update is for.
2. You submit inside jokes to the suggestion box every week, just so they’ll be read aloud at the end of chapter.
3. You didn’t know there was a philanthropy event on Thursday night, and no one is going to call you out if you don’t attend it.
4. You can’t understand why the new pledge class is much more obvious about their classless moments than your pledge class was (hint: you were probably worse).
5. You take Adderall when you have work to do for your chapter, and you don’t even think twice about it.
6. You drink in the house openly, and don’t fear the consequences if you get caught.
7. You cried your eyes out when you realized this would be your last Greek week.
8. You know more than any officer ever will.
9. You bitch and moan when e-board doesn’t do something the way you would have.
10. You barely know your great grandlittle.
11. Your biggest problem is being at the top of the pyramid.
12. Your excuse for everything is “Fuck it. We’re seniors.
13. The only date on the calendar you remember, is the next social function.
14. You’ve started preaching about the importance of participation and ritual during chapter meetings, because you’re worried about what will happen after you’re gone.
15. You realized that no matter how much drama you’ve dealt with, your chapter brought you your best friends and bridesmaids, and that makes it all worth it.
In the end, your chapter will continue to exist without you. All you can hope is that the work you did before you were a checked out senior was enough, or you taught your little well enough to correct your mistakes. Even though your time as an active member is coming to an end, it will always be a part of who you are.