It's easy to make fun of sorority girls. I come from a long line of them myself, and as I grew up among them, I realized it was like shooting fish in a barrel. Collegiates love to pick at the stereotypes of sorority women — your typical boozehound sluts who jump around in naked pillow fights. At the same time, we rarely consider the positive things sororities represent, like friends for life, philanthropy, and AA meetings on Tuesday nights.
And while it's easy to mock, I admit that in the second semester of my freshman year, I did indeed join a sorority. Surprisingly, it's a decision I have never regretted. And within a year of my initiation, I rose to the position of chapter president (and by "rose" I mean "slept with the right people").
I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to meet sisters from across the continent. However, it's widely known the rift that exists between northern and southern Greek systems. Many southern Greek institutions abide by "old school" rules, and are taken much more seriously than we northerners take it. But after meeting several president from southern chapters, I have come to one conclusion:
Southern sorority girls are freaking insane.
Somewhere through the annals of time, southern sorority girls have lost their minds. The AquaNet may have pervaded their nasal cavities and rotted their brains, or the thick layers of makeup may have contained lead paint that seeped through their pores. At any rate, they are pure, 100% batshit.
Northern sorority girls during rush.
Some examples of these essential "differences" (and by "differences," I mean "ways that Southern girls are freaking crazy") include:
Intimate Relationships: Many Southern Greeks find it unfathomable that I as a sorority girl and more so, a president, would date a man who is not of equal Greek status.
Southern Sorority Girl: So what fraternity is your boyfriend in?
Me: He's not in a fraternity.
SSG: I don't understand.
Me: He just never joined a fraternity while he was in college.
SSG: So what fraternity is your boyfriend in?
Me: My boyfriend is not in a fraternity.
SSG: (Yelling like I am deaf or retarded) WHAT FRA-TERN-I-TEEEE IS YOUR BOOYYYFRIEND IN?
(continues until I walk away)