So I am a freshman at Texas university and I am participating in sorority recruitment. I was dropped by some sororities that I really loved, and now i am left with a couple i hate and a couple i am on the fence about. Is it better to stick it out
with a sorority i only like, or would it be better to rush as a sophomore when i am more confident and prepared?
would i have a better/worse chance of getting in to one of my top sororities?
thanks in advance for the advice!!
Stick it out, your opinions can change at any time. Look at each group that wants you with fresh eyes and don’t listen to any stereotypes or gossip, most of it isn’t true. Stay all the way through preference, if after preference you would rather not be greek (and possibly never be) than join the chapters that pref you, then drop out without ranking. If you are still on the fence after preference, rank the chapters, accept the bid and try pledging for a few weeks. If after that you don’t make a connection, drop before initiation.
Many sororities have a "once cut, always cut" policy, and going through recruitment as a sophomore is much harder at competitive schools. Your freshmen year is the best (and depending on which Texas school) might be your only chance to join a sorority.
Every chapter has something to offer, remember that you are looking for a sisterhood for life, not just letters on your chest for 4 years. Keep in mind the size of the groups you are rushing, if there’s over 20 people there’s bound to be someone you can relate too even if you don’t meet them at recruitment. It might not seem like it now, but recruitment is really really good at placing girls in the chapters that best fit them as they are, not who they want to be. I didn’t get into my first or second choice chapter during recruitment but I ended up exactly where I was meant to be. Have some faith in the system.