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If you are preparing for sorority recruitment, it's a good idea to learn the lingo of greek life. There's a different word for almost everything! You're now a PNM, you'll be speaking with Actives in each Chapter, Pref Night will be extra special and you hope to get a Bid on Bid Day. What does it all mean? Please use the sorority sugar Glossary before and after you Pledge to figure it all out.

And for beautiful sorority poise and polish, please scroll down to the Classy Greek Girl Etiquette Guide, which follows the Glossary, for top tips on being your best self at all times. Manners are not old fashioned if you want to impress sorority sisters during recruitment, represent your chapter to the highest standards and make a good impression in every aspect of life. Raise your standards and be classy in every way, every day.

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🎀 Ultimate Glossary of Sorority Terms 🎀

Active: A collegiate member who has completed her new member/pledge period and has been initiated into lifelong sorority membership. 

Advisor: An alumna member of a sorority that serves as a mentor to a collegiate chapter officer.

Alumna: A female college graduate. Some organizations confer this status after an initiate has been a member for four or more years.

Alumnae: The plural of alumna. Every sorority has alumnae chapters around the country for members to stay involved with post graduation.  

Alumnae Initiate: Several NPC sororities offer membership opportunities to post-graduate women who never attended college or did not have the chance to experience Greek life at their school. They may join the organization as alumnae initiates, support their alumnae chapters and assist collegiate chapters by becoming advisors and volunteers.

Babies: Term used by some sororities to refer to their new members. “Babies” is used instead of the word pledges. "Nugget" is another substitute word for pledge.

Badge: The pin of an initiated member. A sorority badge typically includes the organization's symbols, jewels and important insignia. 

Banner: Extra large fabric signs designed and painted by sororities for special occasions such as bid day, parent’s weekend or greek week. These banners are traditionally hung on the front of the sorority house.  

Bid: A formal invitation to join a particular sorority.

Bid Day: The final day of recruitment when bids are given out. Can also be called Bid Night. 

Bid Matching: The membership procedure used during sorority formal recruitment. Each potential new member (PNM) submits a prioritized choice of sororities she would like to join. Each sorority also submits a prioritized list of PNMs to whom they wish to extend a bid. A computerized process is used to match the priorities of both. Some PNMs may not receive their first choice, as there is a maximum number of bids allowed at each house.  

Big Sister: Each new member is given a “Big” who serves as a mentor, guide and closest friend throughout the new member period and initiation. This bond remains even after the new member has initiated. Also called “Biggie.” 

Candlelighting: A ceremony conducted by a sorority to celebrate the engagement of one of the sisters in the chapter. Members form a circle, hold hands and sing as they pass a candle around multiple times until the newly engaged sister blows out the candle. Each chapter has a special song for candlelighting ceremonies. 

Chant: Rhythmic sorority cheering accompanied by vigurous clapping. Chants are a catchy mix of song and poem, which prominently feature the name of the chapter. They are used during recruitment and other greek events. 

Chapter: An individual collegiate group of a larger national or international organization, designated by a specific Greek name. Some sororities refer to their weekly meeting as “chapter.” Other terms used include chapter house, chapter room and chapter chair. 

Chapter Advisor: An alumna of a sorority who establishes and maintains a close advisory relationship with a chapter. She assists members and officers in all areas of chapter operations.

Chapter Total: The allowable chapter size for Panhellenic sororities, as determined by the Panhellenic Council.

Charter: The document issued from a headquarters to a chapter that indicates the group is a full-fledged member of the national/international organization. 

Colony: A newly formed sorority organization on campus that has yet to receive their charter recognizing them as a chapter. Colonies have to fulfill requirements set by the college and their national organization before becoming a chapter.

Composite: Individual sorority portraits collected into an extra large group format row by row, nicely framed and hung in a prominent spot in the sorority house. A composite also includes the chapter name, crest and dates. It may also depict the house pet and chapter man.   

Continuous Open Bidding (COB): An informal process for sororities to accept new members throughout the year. Chapters which have not reached their quota may participate. COB is also useful for PNMs who did not receive a bid during formal rush.

Crafting: The primary pass time of sorority members who need gifts for their bigs and littles. Popular sorority crafts include plaques, picture frames, painted greek letters, badge boxes and canvases. Cooler painting is a crafting tradition for gifting to fraternity boyfriends on special occasions like Carolina Cup and for giving to sisters at big/little reveal.

Creed: Statement which expresses the primary beliefs of the sorority. It sums up everything the chapter stands for. The creed is established and endorsed by the national organization. A chapter may also have a shorter, more concise ”mission statement.”

Cut: During formal recruitment, chapters “cut” PNMs from their lists after each day of rounds. Cutting is the process of narrowing down the pool of applicants to the numbers needed for each pledge class. PNMs who are not compatible with the sisterhood are cut and not asked back for the next round. 

Dad’s Weekend: Annual tradition on many campuses, where father’s are welcomed for two days of chapter activities. Wearing custom father/daughter tee shirts is a highlight. Sororities also host sibling weekends, family weekends and mom’s days/weekends/teas. 

Dangle: An achievement ”charm” that is added to a sorority member’s badge and guard. Dangles represent things such as leadership positions held and academic achievements.

Date Party: Like a formal, but more casual. Some sororities host a themed date party one semester and a formal or semi-formal the other.

Deferred Recruitment: Some universities do not have Fall Formal Recruitment in August or September. Their Recruitment is ‘deferred’ until Spring semester and is held in January or February. It’s the same exact process, just held in colder weather.

De-Pledge: To terminate one’s sorority membership before initiation.

Disaffiliate: When a member temporarily removes her association from her chapter during recruitment. She does this to serve as a recruitment counselor. A sister may also disaffiliate permanently by terminating her membership. If she leaves a NPC chapter forever, she may not join another NPC sorority in the future.  

Door Decor: The tradition of decorating a new member’s dorm door with the chapter mascot, signs, streamers, and other embellishments to welcome her to the sisterhood. Doors are also decorated for big/little week, birthdays and during recruitment. 

Door Stack: The sorority house door swings open and the sisters inside are stacked from top to bottom. This recruitment formation is known as a door stack. Chapters also pose for photos in stair stacks. 

Dues: Fees paid to the sorority organization. Dues must be paid to remain in “good standing” with the chapter. Dues range from low to high depending on the sorority housing, meal plan, activities, education and national requirements. 

Early Alum: The process by which an sorority member leaves collegiate status prior to her actual college graduation. Reasons for going early alum include: graduating the upcoming semester, transferring to a campus where there is no chapter, transferring but not affiliating with a new chapter, leaving school completely, engagement, marriage or pregnancy. Early Alum allows a member to retain here membership when active participation is not an option.

E-Board: The sorority Executive Board or Executive Council which includes the elected executive officers of the chapter (i.e. President, Vice President, Secretary, Membership, Risk Management, Social, Recruitment, etc.)

Families: The extended family tree of bigs, littles, grand bigs, grand littles and twittles. Sorority families have unique names and they wear matching shirts, accessories or costumes at big/little reveal. 

Formal: A dressy themed dance held once a year. Each member brings a date and awards are sometimes given out during the evening. 

Formal Recruitment: Organized system of rounds during a 5-7 day period where sisters hold conversations with PNMs in timed sessions. The Panhellenic Council organizes and supervises the week. Each round is themed and concludes in a special bid day and celebration parties for each chapter. It is an organized process of mutual selection between PNMs and the NPC chapters. Typically, formal recruitment includes an orientation, a series of rounds, preference night and a final bid day.

Founders: The founding sisters of the national/international sorority. Many of the current 26 NPC fraternal organizations were founded in the 1800s. Founder’s Day is celebrated by the chapters in honor of their founding sisters. 

Fraternity/Sorority: The name that applies to Greek letter organizations characterized by a ritual, a badge, and a strong tie of friendship. Some women’s sororities are actually fraternal organizations for women. For example ~ Delta Gamma Fraternity, Chi Omega Fraternity and Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. While Sigma Kappa, Gamma Phi Beta and Delta Zeta refer to themselves as Sororities. 

Good Standing: A sorority sister who has fulfilled all of her membership obligations, such as paying dues, maintaining the required GPA and attending mandatory events.

Greek: Member of a sorority so called because the organization bears a Greek letter name.

Greek Week: A week where all of the greek organizations on campus come together for bonding activities and friendly competitions. Activities range from physical endurance tests, to chariot races, to dancing competitions.

Hand Signs: Throw what you know” is the phrase used for demonstrating your sorority hand signs. Each chapter has a unique finger formation that symbolizes their greek letters or sorority symbol. Some chapters have more than one hand gesture. Others perform full body signing. 

Hazing: Any action, or situation, created to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. NPC Sororities have strict anti-hazing policies.

Headquarters: The central building where the national or international organization operates. 

HouseMany universities have physical houses dedicated to each sorority. This is where all, or a portion of the sisters, live, take their meals and hold meetings. Greeks also refer to an entire organization as a “house.”

Informal Recruitment: A more relaxed method of recruitment held on the alternate semester from formal recruitment. Informal rush is an opportunity for PNMs who didn’t join before, transfer students and older girls to pledge a sorority. Typically, informal rush includes several rounds of conversation, activites, crafting and one 'invitation only' event before a modified bid day.

Infraction: When a sorority, or a sorority member, breaks a recruitment rule set forth by the Panhellenic Council.

Initiation: The formal ritual ceremony that marks the beginning of active membership. Each chapter has a different set of requirements in order to be initiated. The ritual of initiation is kept strictly confidential by each sorority.

Lavaliere: Necklace bearing the greek letters of a sorority. Usually the letters are stacked in a vertical design.

Lawn Letters: The oversized wooden letters that sororities design, paint and display at all their important Greek events. Posing with the giant lawn letters is a bid day tradition.  

Legacy: The daughter, granddaughter, or sister of an alumna or active sorority member. Some chapters extend legacy qualification to a stepmother, stepsisters, and aunts as well. Each chapter has its own policy regarding offering membership to legacies. Being a legacy does not mean automatic membership into a particular chapter. A legacy is pledged on her own merits. 

Letters: The greek letters of a sorority name. Wearing letters is an honor and comes with rules of conduct. A sorority member is “always wearing her letters.”  

Little: Each new member is called a little sister. She is given a “big” that serves as a mentor and guide throughout the new member period. The big/little relationship is primary within the chapter. There is a ceremonial reveal, gift giving, appreciation weeks and other bonding traditions. This relationship remains strong even after the new member has been initiated.  

Mascot: Along with the other sorority symbols, such as the chapter flower, colors, crest and jewels, the mascot symbolizes the heart and soul of the sorority. Mascots are usually animals. They are depicted in images, on products and costumes. 

Meet the Greeks: An organized event prior to recruitment where each sorority sets up a table display designed to promote their chapter and attract interest in membership. Members staff the table and speak to PNMs about the benefits of Greek life. 

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC): The umbrella organization of 26 inter/national women’s fraternities and sororities. “The National Panhellenic Conference will be the premier advocacy and support organization for its members, member groups, college and alumnae panhellenics and a proponent of women’s fraternity membership.” 

New Member: A member of a sorority who has not been initiated. Some organizations refer to new members as pledges, babies, nuggets, or the name of their sorority mascot. They are part of a new member or pledge class.

New Member Educator: An initiated member of the sorority who serves as the new member class “teacher.” She is their guide throughout the new member period.

New Member Period/Program: The time between pledging and initiation where the new member learns about the sorority before becoming initiated. The process, prescribed by the sorority headquarters, teaches the history, ideals, and values of chapter life. It is typically 8-10 weeks long.

Notifier: A cute name sign used on bid day to “identify” the new member by name. Notifiers are designed to match the bid day theme. They are either attached to a stick, hung around the neck or hand held.  

Open House: The first part of formal recruitment, during which the potential new members visit the sorority houses of chapter's participating in rush. Open houses can also be held during informal recruitment and on other special occasions. 

Paddle/Plaque: A traditional keepsake gift in the sorority world. Usually hand crafted and given between bigs and littles. Sometimes paddles are also given to a new member educator from the entire pledge class. Variations on the paddle/plaque exchange include pillows, memo boards, or blankets. 

Panhellenic Council (Panhel): Meaning “all Greek,” it is the governing council on each campus for the NPC sororities. The council oversees the chapters and coordinates sorority activities. Representatives from each sorority serve on the Council. 

Philanthropy: The non-profit organization supported by a chapter. Usually philanthropy affiliation is officially established by the national organization. Chapters may also partner with individual local charities. Members spend community service hours fundraising and volunteering for their philanthropy.

Pinning: There are two different kinds of pinning. First is the ceremony where new members receive their pledge pins. The second is when a fraternity man gives his pin to a sorority member and she becomes “pinned,” or pre-engaged to him. 

Pledging Ceremony: The ceremony to recognize the official commitment to become a new member of the sorority. New members receive their pledge pin at this time.

Pledge Pin: The pin of a new member, which indicates her commitment to the organization from the time of pledging until initiation. 

Points: The system of either adding or subtracting points in relation to attendance and participation. Points are calculated when a member misses a chapter meeting, study hours, recruitment, or initiation. The organization of points varies from chapter to chapter. A points system usually includes fines and/or rewards. 

Potential New Member (PNM): A female full time college student who is participating in Panhellenic formal, informal, or open membership recruitment. 

Preference Card: On the last night of recruitment each PNM will receive a card to write down her choices for which sorority she would like to join ~ in the order they should be considered. First choice, second choice, and sometimes a third choice. 

Preference Night (Pref): The final stage in the recruitment process in which the PNMs are invited to a formal evening event. Traditionally, PNMs visit two sorority houses for a special round of singing, ceremonies and candlelight. This is the last party before PNMs and chapters make their final decisions about membership.

Presents: An official ceremony in which a pledge class is formally presented as sorority members to their friends and families. Traditionally  members wear long white gowns for presents, or fancy short white dresses. 

Probation: A sorority member is put on probation if she has not fulfilled part of her membership requirements, or has violated social standards. 

Quota: The maximum number each sorority can pledge during formal recruitment. This number is determined by the Panhellenic council at each school and is based on many different factors. There is also influence from a sorority’s national headquarters in regards to chapter quotas.

Recommendation Letters (Rec Letters): A personal letter of reference provided by an sorority alumnae (or sometimes an active sister) to the local chapter. Letters of recommendation do not guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, but they are helpful during recruitment. They may be procured from family, friends, local alums, or other sorority women. On some campuses rec letters are vital to the recruitment processes and at other schools they are purely optional. 

Recruitment: Formally known as rush. Formal recruitment is the official structure for new members to join a sorority. It is a mutual selection process where the PNM’s and a chapter chose based on their perfect fit. Informal recruitment is also a means to acquire new members and is held during the alternate semester. Open recruitment is the on-going acceptance of new members. 

Retreat: A weekend getaway for the new member class or the entire chapter. Includes a series of games, education sessions, crafting and bonding activities. A sisterhood retreat is usually held at the beach, lake or mountains, but it can also be staged on campus or at the sorority house. 

Reveal: The event where bigs are revealed to their littles. Following a week of secret clues and mystery gift giving, the big sisters stage a surprise reveal to their littles by popping out of a decorated box, or standing behind a curtain with matching socks. More gifts are given at reveal and a celebration party is enjoyed by all the new big/little pairs.  

Rho Gamma: Also called Rho Chi, Gamma Chi, or Recruitment Counselor. A NPC member who temporarily disaffiliate from her sorority to assist PNMs in navigating formal recruitment. Rho Gammas serve as group guides and they are charged with providing impartial assistance to PNMs making sorority selections. 

Ritual: Secret ceremonies performed by sorority chapters, which are prescribed and endorsed by their headquarters. Rituals are the outward depiction of the sorority’s stated values, aims, and principles.

Rounds: The different timed periods of formal recruitment.  Each sorority house throws their own “sessions” organized into rounds for PNMs to attend during rush week. Daily rounds are supervised by the panhellenic council, with rules, themes and procedures set for each day. 

Rush Crush: A PNM who is a very desirable candidate for the sorority. Specifically a sister’s ‘crush’ who the chapter simply must have in their house.

Serenade: A singing performance by one Greek chapter to another. Fraternity serenades are a highlight of sorority life. 

Silence: This is a period when sorority members are not allowed to talk to PNMs. It usually starts when recruitment begins and lasts until bid day. Also, PNMs are urged not to discuss recruitment with family, friends, or fraternity men. Silence helps to prevent undue pressure on PNMs. 

Sister: A term used by sorority members to refer to one another. The entire chapter is called a Sisterhood.

Slogan: A succinct one sentence statement that summarizes the primary value held by the sorority. 

Snap Bid: During the bid matching process of formal recruitment, a chapter not reaching quota offers a bid to a PNM who was not matched with any of her choices. This opportunity occurs after preference night and before bid day. The sorority “snaps up” a PNM who may have otherwise gone bid-less. The PNM may accept or decline the offer. If she accepts, she then participates in bid day like everyone else. 

Social/Mixer: When two Greek organizations, usually a sorority and fraternity, (but can also be two sororities) get together to do a planned activity. Sisterhood Socials are parties held within the chapter. Socials and mixers frequently include a clever theme and fun costumes. 

Sorority Man: A male who is elected by the members of a sorority for his dedication and contributions to the success of the chapter. He is usually permitted to wear the sorority letters.

Stitched Letter: Greek letters that are actually sewn on a shirt or tote bag. Some chapters have rules about which point in their membership period you are allowed to wear stitched letters. In some chapters, you have to be an initiated member to wear the stitched letters, and in others you may wear them from bid day forward. 

Suiciding: When a PNM chooses only one sorority, to the exclusion of all others, on her preference card. Also known as Intentional Single Preference (ISP). More often than not, suiciding ends in heartbreak for the PNM and she will find herself with NO bid on bid day. Not recommended.

Symbols: Every sorority has their own collection of insignia which holds special significance. Each sorority has a crest, specific colors, a flower and a mascot or symbol. Many chapters also have a designated jewel and a slogan. 

Unaffiliated: A term used to describe students who are not members of a greek organization. The slang term is GDI. 

Tabling: The attractive table displays used by sororities to promote their chapter and advertise to PNMs. Elements of a tabling includes: large greek letters, photo boards, crafts, scrapbooks, mascots, paddles, tee shirts, banners and more. Often a sorority tent is also included. Sorority members staff the table and speak to PNMs about their chapter. 

Tee Shirt: The #1 accessory of every sorority member. Tee shirts are designed and worn for every single chapter event including recruitment, socials, mixers, formals, philanthropy, panhellenic events, etc... Other popular shirts include the spirit jersey and the frocket. After graduation, the shirts can be made into a keepsake tee shirt quilt. 

Tote Bag: No bid day is complete without the official sorority tote filled with welcome gifts for the new member. 

Twiddle: Twin littles. When a big has two littles, the two littles are often called twiddles.

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🎀 Classy Greek Girl Etiquette Guide 🎀

Joining a sorority doesn't automatically give you excellent manners. To be a modern sorority sister you need to be classy, poised and sparkling with inner character. Strive to become woman with high standards , kind to others and thoughtful at all times. Reflect the strong values of your chapter's creed and you will be a confident ambassador of your organization for life. Classy etiquette is also great for PNMs going through recruitment! 

  • If a classy sorority girl finds herself in a uncomfortable or risky situation, she asks to be taken home, calls a friend, or calls a cab/uber. 
  • If a classy sorority girl needs to leave a chapter meeting or dinner table, she simply says “excuse me.” No further explanation is necessary. 
  • A classy sorority girl returns borrowed items in a timely manner and in good condition. 
  • A classy sorority girl never "uses" people, or accepts a fraternity date with dishonest intentions. 
  • A classy sorority girl never drinks more than she can tolerate. If she doesn’t drink alcohol, she feels free to ask for a nonalcoholic beverage. 
  • A classy sorority girl never smokes inside. If she must have a cigarette, she always steps outside. {The classiest solution is to not smoke at all!}
  • A classy sorority girl never talks with her mouth full or burps out loud in social situations. 
  • A classy sorority girl does not debate politics, religion or other sensitive topics during recruitment or at a chapter social events such as an alumnae luncheon.  
  • A classy sorority girl tips graciously and is always polite to service staff. She does not put herself above others in an elite fashion. 
  • A classy sorority girl never blows her nose, picks her teeth, chews ice, or spits things out in public. 
  • A classy sorority girl knows that “please” and “thank you” are magic words. 
  • A classy sorority girl never applies lipstick, flosses, or performs other grooming tasks at the dinner table. She always goes to the powder room to freshen up.
  • A classy sorority girl never uses nasty language in front of others or online. She keeps it clean in all her communications and represents her chapter with dignity. She is always wearing her letters.
  • A classy sorority girl never trash talks individual sisters, her chapter, or her panhellenic council to others.
  • A classy sorority girl does not post photos of herself naked, guzzling booze, taking drugs, or in inappropriate sexual situations. 
  • A classy sorority girl does not whine or nag. She does not want to become the “Negative Nancy” at every chapter meeting.
  • A classy sorority girl knows how to give a compliment and passes them out frequently. Praising others costs nothing and brings joy to everyone. 
  • A classy sorority girl is not embarrassed by her religious beliefs and attends church if that is her tradition. If she doesn't have a religious faith, she doesn’t belittle those who do. 
  • A classy sorority girl lives within her means and doesn’t over extend herself financially. She manages her money properly, doesn’t put on airs, doesn’t brag about her family wealth, or whine about her lack of funds.   
  • If a classy sorority girl is in a bad mood, she doesn’t take it out on her sisters. She always keeps an even temper and doesn’t endlessly dump her bad moods on others. 
  • A classy sorority girl knows how to keep a secret. She keeps her chapter’s rituals close to her heart and does not publish them on the internet. 
  • A classy sorority girl never gossips!
  • A classy sorority girl knows how to accept and make an apology. She does not hold a grudge once sincere apologies have been made. 
  • A classy sorority girl always dresses to match the dress code. She wears the appropriate fashions for the event, from casual to formal. This shows respect for the organizers of the function she is attending. 
  • A classy sorority girl does not constantly text, talk on her phone, or type on her iPad during a social situation. She pays attention to the “live” people she's with. 
  • A classy sorority girl doesn’t complain publicly about her monthly period, cramps, STDs, or other female problems. This information is best discussed privately. 
  • A classy sorority girl never whispers in front of others. Whispering to one person while in a group, makes others feel uncomfortable and left out. 
  • A classy sorority girl offers to go the extra mile. She arrives early to set up for an event, she cleans up after a party and she attends sorority occasions that are not mandatory. She volunteers for the jobs no one else wants. 
  • A classy sorority girl knows how to RSVP. This means the world to any hostess or event planner.
  • A classy sorority girl does not turn down invitations as she waits for something better. She doesn’t cancel commitments just because something more attractive comes along. 
  • At a buffet or tailgate party, a classy sorority girl does not load up her plate with mounds of food she can't possibly eat. She avoids needless waste and she helps the chapter not run out of food.
  • If a classy sorority girl is on spring break, or a weekend road trip, she still behaves with dignity. Being out of town does not mean she leaves all her values and good behavior behind. 
  • A classy sorority girl wears her letters at all times. She knows how to represent her chapter day and night.
  • At a party, or recruitment event, a classy sorority girl does not spend all her time talking to just one person. She enjoys meeting lots of people and she actively socializes. 
  • If a classy sorority girl breaks or looses something that belongs to someone else ~ she replaces it promptly. 
  • A classy sorority girl is respectful of her roommates by being clean, quiet and generous. She doesn’t eat her roommate’s food, leave hair in the shower drain, or throw her junk all over the place. She always follows the house rules.
  • A classy sorority girl never does or says anything to make others feel small. She knows words can hurt. 
  • A classy sorority girl knows how to make an introduction. This is especially important during recruitment, during alum events and at national convention.  
  • A classy sorority girl tells her sister when her bra strap in showing, has food stuck in her teeth, or toilet paper stuck to her shoe. She would want others to do the same for her.
  • A classy sorority girl allows others to talk and finish their sentences.  
  • A classy sorority girl never allows herself to become a frat sex toy. Fun is fun, but being an easy frat hook-up is not classy. 
  • A classy sorority girl stands up for her sisters and fights false rumors about them. She has her sister’s back.
  • A classy sorority girl knows how to gracefully end a relationship without ruining lives. If a big/little partnership has gone wrong, she takes the kindest approach possible to deal with it. 
  • A classy sorority girl provides a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen in time of need. 
  • A classy sorority girl prefers breath mints to chewing gum, especially when talking with PNMs during recruitment, while attending formal dances, or giving a speech at the chapter awards luncheon.
  • A classy sorority girl never asks a sister in need what she can do ~ she just does it! 
  • A classy sorority girl never trash talks other greeks. Instead, she promotes all things panhellenic and actively supports greek life on campus. 
  • A classy sorority avoids costumes or language that could be interpreted as obviously racist.
  • A classy sorority girl writes thank you notes. If she can’t do that, then a thank you email is second best. 
  • A classy sorority girl does not lie on applications or resumes. 
  • A classy sorority girl does not miss deadlines or make excuses. She pays her dues on time, attends rehearsals, earns her points and does what her organization requires of her. 
  • Even if she dreads it, a classy sorority girl keeps her doctor and dental visits, exercises regularly and keeps herself physically healthy. Using the student health center and campus gym is an excellent idea.
  • When life hands her a setback, a classy sorority girl does not act like a victim. She rises above her bad breaks. 
  • A classy sorority girl never drives drunk or high. 
  • A classy sorority girl knows when to keep her mouth shut and when to stand up for herself. 

{Inspiration & reference: “How To Be A Lady” by Candice Simpson-Giles, Brooks Brothers.}

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