“I know girls who dated guys outside of the Greek system, and they freak out because they think their girlfriends are going to be exposed to a lot of drinking and a lot of guys,” said Rachel Cornwall, a senior at UC Berkeley.
A sorority girl herself, Cornwall has been dating a fraternity brother for two years, and believes their relationship has been easier due to the fact that they are both involved in Greek life.
When people ask how Sam and I met, I almost never tell them the entire story – that I was Sam’s big sister in a sorority. Where we had mocktails and screenings of Charlie Kaufman films, I wanted red plastic cups and basement make-outs.
I still feel ashamed of that detail, as if I did something wrong by falling for her, or I took advantage of her in some way. In that first week, I was lonely and tired of sitting by myself in the dining hall. So when a girl from my dorm asked me to go to a sorority rush event, and I found myself in a roomful of girls who talked about parties and boys and looked so comfortable together, I desperately wanted to belong.
Due to this, before you become involved with a sorority girl, you better know what the pros and cons are. Girls do not become sorority sisters without committing themselves to their sorority.
Even after they move out, they are still connected, and all of this is very important.
I never thought I’d meet the girl I’m going to marry.
Before Emerson, my closest encounter with lesbians was kissing a friend on a drunken dare. My teenage years as an insecure and unsophisticated Long Island girl — who was not only a foot taller than most boys in school, but who spent much of my time listening to Enya and writing in my journal — didn’t prove to be particularly fruitful when it came to getting noticed or falling in love.Throughout college, it is incredibly easy for people to forget about taking care of themselves.At least, this is true for most everyone outside of a sorority.And the day I decided to go get an ink stain on my wrist and piercing through my lip, I walked out of the tattoo parlor with nothing more than a temporary tattoo on my elbow.6 years later, the only decision I made back then that has not fallen apart was when I decided to join a sorority.“He doesn’t get jealous when I’m at a social with another frat because he gets how the system works…When they’re in the same environment as you, they understand.” While dating Greek may help some find a future boyfriend or girlfriend, it can also get them stuck.