Why I Went Greek
New Member Class '15
As a senior looking back on my past years at GW, I cannot image what my experience would have been like had I not joined Sigma Kappa. Living in the skouse sophomore year gave me the best friend group I could have every hoped to find. There wasn't ever a dull moment: dance parties/ movie nights in the living room, crafts for recruitment in the basement, congregating in someone’s room for a morning debrief of the prior night, coming home to everyone baking brownies during finals, etc. etc. It sounds like your typical girly sorority stuff, but it has been so much more. Not only have I had the most laughs with these women, but they have been the ones who have given me the most unconditional love. They have guided me through every professional, academic, and personal dilemma I have faced over the years and I don’t know where I would be without all their support. I have found friends I will have for life, go greek and find yours!
New Member Class '16
Being from Texas, I had a very stereotypical idea of Greek Life that turned me off from wanting to go through the recruitment process. The week before the start of my freshman year at GW, I went on an Adventure Bound trip with GW Trails and two of my guides were in Panhellenic chapters. They were involved in a lot of different organizations on campus, had different internships, and were all around amazing women. They really shed light on what Greek Life was like at GW: an inclusive community who wants to help you achieve the best version of yourself. I decided to go through with recruitment and was so happy to find a home in Sigma Kappa. I met my amazing SK family, best friends, and roommate. I was also able to be part of the GW Panhellenic Association's executive board. In my time serving on Panhel, I have been able to gain leadership experience, meet lots of other amazing Panhellenic women, and discover the future career path I hope to pursue! I love the Greek community at GW and would highly recommend to everyone to give recruitment a shot. My experience at GW wouldn't be the same without it.
New Member Class 15
I originally went Greek because moving to a new city and not knowing anyone was incredibly intimidating. Joining the Greek community made GW a slightly more approachable community that was manageable for someone coming from a small city. I can truly say that all of the women in Sigma Kappa are inspiring, strong, and bright. Everyone in the organization has a passion, and invests just as much time into SK as they do their individual interests. One of my favorite SK chapter events was the LinkedIn workshop, after spending the last four years in D.C. I can confidently say the skills SK has given me have helped me grow professionally and socially.
New Member Class '18
I joined the Greek community at GW to make this big school seems a little more like home. I found so many passionate and inspiring women who I am proud to call my sisters, which continues to make Sigma Kappa feel like my family. I had gone to an all-girls private school since pre-K so coming to a large co-ed university was a big transition for me and I knew I needed a group of women to support me at the end of the day. Now I know I can call any of my sisters for help or comfort regardless of the situation. Even just going through recruitment allowed me to make friends in all of Greek life, in addition to the wonderful girls in my sorority. Participating in our Alzheimer’s philanthropy that is very much personal and dear to my heart has been one of the most rewarding experiences that I am proud to say I am part of. Greek life is a safe environment that has introduced me to life-long friends, built my resume, opened endless philanthropic and networking opportunities, and so much more… so I encourage all freshman to go Greek!
New Member Class '16
I grew up in a very insular small town just north of New York City. The people that I graduated high school with were nearly the same as those with whom I started pre-K. By the end of my last year at home, I was unbelievably excited to come to college to meet exciting, fascinating, new people. When I went through recruitment as a freshman, I wasn't sure that I would end up committing to any chapter. I was more in the mentality of, "Well, let's just see what happens." Fortunately, I made it through all four rounds of recruitment and ended up accepting my bid from Sigma Kappa. Though it may sound like a cliche, joining SK was one of the best decisions that I could have made for myself as a young'un. I met an incredible group of women who are now some of my best friends in the world, have a Greek family full of smart, passionate women, and am able to participate in philanthropic activity that truly matters. To all incoming freshmen, I urge you to consider going Greek!
New Member Class '18
I went to an all-girls high school in New York City where my grade consisted of 55 amazing ladies that created a very special sense of community. When I was touring colleges, I really wanted to find that same sense of belonging that I had throughout my whole high school career. Being the first member of my family to go to college in the US, at first, I was skeptical about going through recruitment because of what I had heard and seen in movies, but in the end, I decided to give it a shot. Also, since GW is such a large university, I decided to go Greek in hopes to join a sorority in which I would find an inspiring and welcoming group of ladies that would support me the same way I was supported during my four previous years. As soon as I joined SK, I quickly got to know all of the incredibly talented, smart, and inspirational young women of the chapter that I know have got my back. To all those still not sure if Greek life is for them, I urge you to give it a shot and you might end up as pleasantly surprised as I was, and I sincerely hope you find the Greek fam that is right for you!
New Member Class '16
When I first came to GW, I was not at all set on going through recruitment as I had had friends who had gone through the process at big southern state schools and the whole idea of it seemed like a lot for me. Also, I felt like I had met a good group of friends before recruitment, so why should I go through the process? However, on a whim, a registered for recruitment because what else was I going to do that weekend, and worse case I would gain a couple of friends through the process. I, like many people at GW, did not have an easy time adjusting college. So as I went through recruitment, I was uncertain about a lot of my life. Yet, since the moment I joined SK, and met my best friend to this day on bid day and many more on the years that have followed, I couldn't imagine not being at GW. Joining Greek Life gave me a much larger sense of community by making my community at GW a little smaller, and a lot friendlier. I will always be thankful to SK and all of Greek life for giving me that community. Go Greek! I promise!
New Member Class 18
I never thought I would be a part of Greek life at GW. I was very skeptical about Greek life and sororities in general, but I decided to rush to meet new people and make new friends. I knew immediately that SK was the perfect place for me and I will never regret becoming a part of such a great group of inspiring women. Joining a sorority and becoming a part of Greek life opened my eyes to new opportunities, friends, and experiences. Not only do I have a supportive group of friends, but SK provides amazing business and internship opportunities along with so many enjoyable moments. I know that involving myself in Greek life was one of the most life-changing and beneficial choices of my life that will last forever. I love knowing there are always more girls in my sorority to get closer with and a group of new great girls who are joining. I can't wait to make more memories with such great people in greek life. Every freshman should become a part of this amazing and life-changing community of women.
New Member Class '18
I decided to go through recruitment because I wanted to widen my social circle and I'm so glad I did! It has given me so much more than I originally thought it would. Aside from amazing friends who share similar values, it has given me career opportunities and a place to call home here at GW. Becoming part of Sigma Kappa has truly changed my college experience for the better and I cannot imagine my life without it. I'm so excited for new members to join our chapter and the greek community as a whole!