Sororities were created with the desire to bring women together in friendship to pursue leadership, scholarship and philanthropy opportunities. Sororities offer programs and leadership development while creating a bond between women with similar interests and goals. Membership in a sorority is a life-long support system that provides career opportunities and networking opportunities during college and in the real world. In addition, you will make amazing friends and enjoy formal dances, date parties and other fun social events.
Students who belong to a fraternity or sorority are more likely to stay in college than other students. A study by the Center for Advanced Social Research at the University of Missouri-Columbia found fraternity or sorority membership increased student retention by about 28%.
College graduates who belong to a fraternity or sorority tend to be more successful financially than other college graduates. After factoring out the effects of parents' education level, gender and year of graduation, the Center found fraternity or sorority membership correlated positively with higher income.
Student members tend to participate more fully in extracurricular campus activities -- including, of course, their membership in a fraternity or sorority -- than do other students.