I’m in a sorority. I’m blonde and skinny. So naturally that makes me a typical “sorostitute.” It means I love drinking and only joined a sorority for the frat boys and parties. I have no intentions of doing any kind of community service or helping others because, let’s face it, that cuts into my social time. I’m dumband don’t do well in school because I spend more time in the frat house than I do in class, if I even go to class. I’m only friends with my sisters so I can borrow their clothes on the weekends and so we can gossip and go shoppingtogether. I have no idea what my sorority’s ideals are about, nor do I care. I joined my sorority because they go to the best parties and all the girls werepretty. I only associate myself with people who look like me and act like me. People call me fake, dumb and a bitch, but their opinion doesn’t matter because I’m way hotter and more popular than they’ll ever be. I’m just having fun while I’m young. Right? Well you couldn’t be more wrong.
You’d be amazed how many people look down on me and judge me the second they see me wear letters, or hear me mention Kappa Delta. If you truly knew me, you’d know that I’m the farthest thing from a typical sorority girl. But you didn’t get a chance to learn that about me, because you were too busy staring at my blonde hair, small frame and “KD” written across my sweatshirt.
I didn’t join Kappa Delta for the stereotypical popularity and parties. And if you say otherwise, let me throw this right back at you: I don’t drink. And feel very strongly about drinking in general, whether you’re underage or not. I’m not looking to hook up with Frat guys. I have a boyfriend and have been with him for almost three years. I also have only been to a Frat once, and I hated it. I have a GPA over a 3.5 and get mostly “A”s in my classes. I take 5 classes a semester when most only take 4. When the rest of the student population is out partying on a Thursday night, I’m in my dorm doing homework with my roommate. So, why did I join a sorority? I joined because I wanted to be a better person. I wanted to help others. I wanted to make a difference. And I truly believe that in the year I’ve been a member of KD, I have done just that.
I didn’t join KD for the parties they go to, I joined because I instantly felt welcomed and apart of something. They loved me for who I already was, not who I would become. I fell in love with and believed in their ideals of promoting confidence, and loved that they support and work with kids through Girl Scouts and Prevent Child Abuse America. I could see myself fitting right in and making life long friends.Were all very different, but we all share the same ideals. And THAT’s why I joined Kappa Delta and a sorority, because I didn’t fit their mold, they fit mine.
I’ve never seen such determined, confident, hardworking and passionate young women than my sisters. Sure, maybe some of them initially joined for the parties, but I guarentee you that if you ask them now, thats not why they stayed. We ALL put eachother and Kappa Delta first and work so hard at everything we do. Being in a sorority is not a walk in the park, its a full time job. I’m VP-Standards on our chapter’s council, and I willingly spend just about as much time working on my position as I do on schoolwork. Yea KD is a lot of work, time and responsibilities, but the rewards are beyond worth it. I truly love my sisters and I can honestly say that I’d be lost without them. Kappa Delta has helped me be a leader. Its helped me become a hard worker. It’s allowed me to help others in so many ways, whether its community service or a sister in need. Its allowed me to step up and challenge myself in ways that I wouldn’t have been able to do if I hadn’t joined. Its made me a better person because of it, and it will only help in the future. Its made me strive to do better and be better, and hold myself to a higher standard. KD has given me so many amazing oppurtunities that I never would have been given in any other organization at my school, and I’ll always be grateful for that.
So, next time you see me wearing letters, stop for a minute before you judge me. Because I can guarentee you that I’m the farthest thing from the person you think I am. I’m proud to wear my letters, because they’ve made me an all around better person in an infite number of ways.
***I ask that you watch the video on my blog directly after this post and take both this post and the video into consideration. Stop judging Greeks, and stop stereotyping them.Society needs to rethink their idea of Greek Life into a more positive one. And if you are a Greek, stop giving society a reason to think like that.***