Top 5 Questions About Joining a Sorority

Five questions about joining a sorority - Ask these on your campus visitDo you plan on joining a sorority in college?

Whether you’re a third generation legacy, or just wondering if joining a sorority will enhance your undergraduate years, here are five questions to help you get a feel for the Greek community at a university during your campus visit:

  1. What percentage of your students are in fraternities/sororities?
  2. Why would you recommend, or not recommend, joining a sorority at this university?
  3. Do sorority members have separate housing?
  4. What comes to mind when I say “Sororities at (This) University” with regard to campus involvement?
  5. Would you say that sorority members on this campus socialize only with other students involved in Greek life, or that there is a social mix campus-wide?

Further reading regarding joining a sorority and visiting colleges:

An average of 9.3 percent of female college students in fall 2012 were members of a sorority, according to U.S. News data. Here is the U.S. News & World Report list of the 10 Universities With the Most Students in Sororities.

Joining a sorority can be a good decision. Check out the findings of a new Gallup survey provided on the Gallup Blog in May 2014: Fraternity and Sorority Membership Linked to Higher Well-Being for College Grads.

Interested in reading a parent’s point of view on her daughter’s sorority experience? Suzanne Shaffer, Parents Countdown To College Coach, shares her thoughts in To Greek or not to Greek.

Asking the right questions can help you determine whether a college fits your needs and future goals. Our list of questions to ask on a college visit is a great place to start for general questions, and our Smart Digest has links to more targeted questions.

When you’re on your campus visit, be sure to avoid these College Visit Don’ts.

Author: Amy Widner

Amy is Vice President, Operations at Smart College Visit. She found her 20+ years of experience in corporate and higher education communication to be almost adequate preparation for her recent experience navigating the college search and admissions process with her oldest child. She finds joy in helping ease the process for all.

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