Are Sororities In College Worth It?


Photos Provided by Rachel Lee and Kelly Lopez

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Engagement Editor

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The closer that we get to the end of the year, the more that our seniors begin to realize that they want to join a sorority once they graduate they get to their new alma mater. 

A sorority is seen as a way to meet new friends and branch out during your college years while also fundraising towards philanthropic causes. 

“I definitely believe that if you want to be involved and meet people a sorority would be perfect for you”  Kelly Lopez ’19, a Lambda Sigma Gamma member at Sonoma State University. 

“You’re able to network and interact with people who share a common interest with you and that you share a mutual major or ideologies with.

“Especially with distance learning, it seems to create a support system for people who are in the same situation as you.”

 “I mostly wanted to have a support system at a really big university,” said Rachel Lee ’20, an Alpha Chi Omega member at UCSD. Additionally, it’s harder to make friends in a pandemic so that motivated me to join one.” 

However, sororities do have some downsides which can make people turn away from them. 

For starters, there is a very dangerous hazing culture that has left people injured or even on the verge of death. While hazing is very hush hush it is still something that has been common in sororities. 

Plus, sororities take a lot of time from your day and cost money to be a part of, according to Lee.

“A con is that you have to pay to join a sorority or frat,” she said. “Depending on which chapter you end up on, it’ll be a different cost.”

From meeting people in your major to learning how to network with other sororities, sororities could be a great choice for you in college. 

Just always make sure to look at the pros and cons of the sorority you’re looking into because you want to make sure it’s something you want to do and are willing to put time into.