Cultural Experience | New York

You know you’re a sorority girl when…

A humorous look at what it takes to be a sorority girl

By Ciarra Lee, Syracuse University

As my senior year starts coming to a draw, it’s become really evident that sorority and greek life had a HUGE impact on my life personally. I’m sure some of you out there can say the same things as I, but being in sorority has been one of the best experiences of my life. I am the Vice President of Communications on the executive board here at Syracuse University. Taking on that role has been absolutely influential part of my life, it’s taught me how to work for something greater than my own chapter. Living in and always having someone to hang out with is something that great for the college setting and I know I will really miss it next year. Despite graduating soon, I will always be a sorority girl at heart and adhere to some of the “sorority girl” things. For example, you know you’re a sorority girl when….

 1.) chapter swag becomes more than half your wardrobe

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2.) you own a glue gun and rhinestones and you find them everywhere you go Screen shot 2013-10-31 at 6.12.55 PM

3.) most costumes consist of booty shorts and some sort of bra top Screen shot 2013-10-31 at 5.18.37 PM

4.) you can’t wait to make baskets for your littles Screen shot 2013-10-31 at 6.04.26 PM

5.) you refer to all of your best friends as sisters

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6.) you start abbreviating words for no reason

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7.) you throw what you know whenever possible Screen shot 2013-10-15 at 7.55.29 PM

8.) you master the “skinny arm pose”

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9.) all you can think about are PNM’s (potential new members) and how to get them

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10.)  hashtags are more prevalent in your everyday writing


11.) your Facebook and Instagrams are “liked” by 40+ girls at a time Screen shot 2013-10-31 at 5.56.16 PM

12.) you replace clapping with snapping Screen shot 2013-10-31 at 6.14.15 PM

13.) you realize you have at least three tutu’s in your costume box

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14.) you have a box dedicated to costumes

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15.) you fake laugh in a photo with your friends Screen shot 2013-10-31 at 6.00.06 PM


Ciarra Lee

Syracuse University | 4 stories

My name is Ciarra Lee, I am a broadcast and digital journalism major with a minor in political science at Syracuse University. I am a serious foodie and travel junkie. I love exploring new places and finding out about local cultures!

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