Better Late Than Never

Everyone comes into college with their own perception of what Greek life is. I came from a small high school and was your typical tomboy. My best friend, being the polar opposite of me in every way, especially because she’s a gator, knew that Greek life was for her. I thought being in a sorority meant that you liked to dance in slow motion as it rained glitter and have pillow fights in your mansion.

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Bela Grigsby
What I Wish I knew Before Going Through Recruitment

Making the decision to go through Panhellenic Recruitment was easy, but the hard part was not knowing what to expect. My understanding of a sorority and what it meant to be a Panhellenic woman was limited at best and I had little to no idea of what the recruitment process was like.  Besides a few friends of my mother’s, I knew two women in sororities at Florida State and my perception of their Panhellenic experience was solely based off of social media. To say that I was clueless about Recruitment or sorority life was an understatement, but that’s completely fine because I was not alone. The majority of women that go through this process have no idea what to expect, so here is some wisdom from a former lost and overwhelmed Potential New Member to another:

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Bela Grigsby
Q&A With Your Future Recruitment Counselors: Why are You Proud to be a Panhellenic Woman?

I am proud to be a Panhellenic woman because the experiences that I have had and the people that I have met through my sorority experience sincerely helped me grow into the best version of myself. These women have taught me how to conquer the world in times that I would’ve let it crush me. They have helped me set goals and aim higher for myself and for my future. They have helped me accept and love the person that I am. They have shown me how to, not only accept, but to LOVE the person that I am.

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Shannon McKenney
What Does Values Based Recruitment Mean?

Dear Potential New Members,

I’m so glad that you are considering or have already registered for Panhellenic Recruitment this year! Recruitment is a great way to learn about your self in the midst of learning about our Panhellenic community at FSU. So, I encourage you to take this time before recruitment begins to get a head start!

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Shannon McKenney
Reputation vs. Representation

Something that has crossed my mind a lot lately is the idea of reputation. What exactly does a reputation mean? The definition ofthe word reputation is " the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something". As I somewhat figured, reputation stands for how others see you. How others view sorority life and Greek life in general has become a huge problem. Reputation holds a sort of competitive aspect and has a more negative connotation. When trying to uphold a reputation, people are aiming to be better and to have a better outward image and name. As a Panhellenic community with over 2,000 women throughout 17 chapters here at Florida State University, shouldn't we be working to build each other up, rather than tear each other down?

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Brittany Molinari