Sisterhood: The Word vs. The Feeling

March 7, 2013

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If you ask a woman why she joined a sorority, she will most likely reference sisterhood. But what is sisterhood? What does it really mean?

To each sorority woman it is slightly different, but the general concept is the same. Sisterhood is a bond that unites them together. They hold similar values, are guided by the same rituals, respect the same heritage that their founders created, and wear the same letters of their beloved sorority.

Sisterhood is common among all sororities, but it is also what makes each sorority different. It is the reason to join one vs. another. As you go through recruitment you will hear the word sisterhood mentioned a million times. Though every sorority says it – the word means nothing unless you actually “feel it.”

Sisters are there to support each other, no matter what. No, we are not going to tell you that all sisters are BFFs or that they are all the same – this is not The Stepford Wives – but regardless sisters should respect one another.

When you are talking to different sorority women these are a few signs that can help you tell if sisterhood is something these women feel or if it is just a word they say.

  • They talk negatively about their other sisters.
  • They don’t seem to enjoy being around each other.
  • They say the word without any emotion behind it.
  • They don’t know another sister’s name.
  • They don’t know another sister’s interests.

What are some examples of how you were able to tell a sorority actually had sisterhood?

Cheers!
Casey, Kate, and Rachel





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