With so many national sororities to choose from, it's hard to narrow them down! It is helpful to see which sororities your own campus has, so you don’t look forward to one and then later be disappointed that it doesn’t exist at your school. Here are a few of the top national sororities that you should definitely check out.
Gotto go Chi O! Chi O is the largest member of the National Panhellenic Conference for a reason. Chi Omega is one of my all-time favorite national sororities, even though it’s not my own. I know so many wonderful ladies in this sorority. Chi Omega’s philanthropy is Make-A-Wish Foundation, it’s mascot is an owl, the symbol is a skull and crossbones, the colors are cardinal and straw, and their motto is "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
I was set on rushing Alpha Chi Omega, but was really upset when my school didn’t have a chapter. But that led on to better things: me finding out about Alpha Phi, and eventually becoming a sister. Alpha Chi Omega is also one of the biggest sororities in the nation, and for a good reason: its philanthropy is domestic violence awareness. How awesome is that! A Chi O’s symbol is a golden lyre and its motto: "Together Let Us Seek New Heights."
Good ol’ Alpha Phi didn’t make it onto this list because it’s near and dear to my heart; Alpha Phi consistently ranks in the top national sororities. Alpha Phi’s philanthropy is cardiac care, so all philanthropy events raise money for that. One of the most popular events is the Red Dress Gala, which is usually a success. The mascot is the Phi bear, the symbol is the ivy leaf, the colors are silver and Bordeaux, and the motto is "Union Hand In Hand."
ADPi is another wonderful sorority! Alpha Delta Pi’s mascot is the lion, and its jewel is the diamond. There are so many ADPis nationwide, including Luke Bryan’s beautiful wife. ADPi’s philanthropy is the Ronald McDonald House. Fun fact: ADPi was the first secret society for women at a university in the U.S.!
Delta Zeta was another sorority that I really wanted to rush, but my school didn’t have this sorority either. Delta Zeta supports hearing and speech impaired programs. Delta Zeta’s colors are rose and green (how pretty!) and its symbol is the Roman Lamp.
Kappa Delta is another gigantic sorority. I have so many friends in this sorority, and I absolutely love KD sisters! Kappa Delta’s philanthropy is adorable: Girl Scouts! But it doesn’t stop there! Kappa Delta also supports other philanthropies, such as Prevent Child Abuse America and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia. Its motto is "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest."
Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded at the same college as Pi Beta Phi! KKG’s philanthropy is Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. Sisters help young people discover reading and what reading brings. How cute!
Calling all angels! Pi Phi’s symbol is an arrow and its philanthropy is literacy, too. Pi Phi’s mascot is an angel. Pi Phi chapters usually host a variety of fun events, such as "Pie a Pi Phi."
Also known as Tri Delta, this sorority has over 200,000 members nationwide! Sisters live by the motto "Let us steadfastly love one another." How precious! Its mascot is a dolphin, and Tri Delta’s philanthropy is Children’s Cancer Research.
Another one of my favorites, Phi Mu is a fabulous sorority! Phi Mu’s philanthropy is the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Its symbol is the quatrefoil and its mascot is the lion. I also know a few Phi Mu sisters, and they are all very driven and active in their philanthropy. It seems to be something that they care about, which is great!
Kappa Alpha Theta focuses not only on the social aspect, but also on leadership, scholarship, and philanthropic aspects. Kappa Alpha Theta’s symbol is the kite and its philanthropy is really neat. Sisters help abused and neglected children in court to really make sure the children’s voices are heard.
But keep this in mind, ladies - together Greek, individually unique. So whichever sorority you end up rushing, you’re still part of the greater Greek community! Were you involved in Greek life or are you planning on going Greek? Which sorority do you have in mind?
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