May 5, 2016
For many women, the sorority tradition is deeply meaningful far beyond the college years. And when the time comes for daughters and nieces to consider sorority, attempting to convey the value of sorority reveals the depth long-term impact of the experience. In this love letter from a Panhellenic sorority alumna to her teen daughter, Amy […]
February 17, 2016
Syracuse University student Alex Purdy quit her sorority. And then she exposed it in a passionate video, detailing real-world examples of “mean-girl” behavior inside a private, secretive, sisterhood. As a proud sorority alumna and sorority membership advocate for more than two decades, I have to applaud her. And here is why. Purdy successfully accomplished what few others have. You see, […]
April 19, 2015
If you are a first generation college student or if your parents were not in a sorority or fraternity, they may be wondering how the sorority recruitment process works. Even if a parent was in a sorority or fraternity, he or she may be wondering how “rush” has changed – besides just the name. These tips will help you talk with your parents about the idea of recruitment and sorority life.
April 18, 2015
One of your jobs during sorority recruitment is to look for women who will inspire you, lift you up, help you grow into the woman you are meant to be. However, you often have just a few minutes to determine if the woman before you will be friend or foe. How do you quickly determine […]
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December 6, 2011
Our Ambassador Mary Kate Lobough recently attended the Annual Meeting of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA). Although SureSister staff members did not deliver an educational session this year, we are happy to provide you with this update written by Mary Kate. Technorati Tags: AFA, Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors, college orientation, freshman advice, gamma […]
May 31, 2011
Here are five day-to-day examples of ways you can practice your conversation skills before sorority recruitment without taking away from your jam packed summer schedule.
May 23, 2011
As you plan for your arrival on campus, who can you befriend to help you plan? Alumnae are women who are no longer active collegiate sorority members, and you can bet they will become life-changing mentors and friends for you. This article explains what Panhellenic alumnae are, both in terms of individuals and organizations, and how they can help you.
April 25, 2011
Your campus may have one sorority or it may have twenty-something. Fraternities? Now you can double the number of Greek-letter groups. Starting to feel Greek-letter overload? Add the professional, ethnic, religious, service and academic groups with Greek-letter names and keeping them all straight can be a challenge. But there are auxiliary groups you may join […]
March 28, 2011
Admittedly, many of the emails we receive are from prospective sorority members seeking advice on preparation for recruitment. However, the majorityof our emails are from women who went into recruitment with the highest hopes… and were left heartbroken after being dismissed by all chapters. While “dismissed” is not the approved or technically correct term for […]
February 14, 2011
Like most college women, I joined a sorority for the new friends I would meet and the lifelong relationships I would form. But my experience with my sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, was different from that of many sorority women. When I attended SDT’s National Convention in Chicago in 2010, I wondered if my experience would single me out and whether people would understand my unique background.