“Yes, you can be a full-time student, sorority member, involved in other organizations, and have a job. In fact, most sorority women that you will talk to on Troy’s campus do all of the above. Sorority is a time commitment, but it is completely doable and worth it. Your potential future sorority understands that you will have a life outside of sorority, but that does not mean that sorority cannot be a priority. Trust me when I say this, you will want it to be a priority. There are so many amazing benefits that you can get from being in a sorority, but you only get out of it what you put into it.
I am a Senior Human Services major and an American Sign Language minor, President of Alpha Delta Pi, Troy Health and Rehabilitation intern, as well as a member of different honor societies and organizations. Troy University has many wonderful opportunities for you, but for me and for others, Greek life has been the most helpful with me experiencing these opportunities.
Time commitment is a huge part of being involved in different clubs and organizations, but my sorority taught me how to stay organized. We have weekly chapter meetings where you learn about future events and what is going on that week within your sorority. From chapter, I make my schedule out with my planner. If there are any schedule conflicts, I prioritize which event needs my attendance more, and handle the other event or events accordingly. Class comes first, and my sorority understands this. Within being involved, that may mean studying at weird hours of the day, but it is always important to stay on top of your schoolwork. Sorority life encourages you to have great grades, and helps you along the way! Saying that you are involved in work, school, sorority may sound like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things, you may not have something mandatory to do everyday in each of those, and your events will not be happening all day. For example, on Tuesdays I go to class from 10:00 AM-12:45 PM, then to the library from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, work from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, and have a sorority meeting at 7:00 PM. On Wednesdays I only have class from 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM, and then I am done for the day to do anything I need to.
Alpha Delta Pi is where I learned how to prioritize, organize, and get involved on campus. Being in a sorority means you have 170 or more people to help you and encourage you with any decision. You also have a great chance of other sorority members being involved in organizations that you want to join; therefore they will be able to help you through it. Within Greek life, you will see that most of its members are not just Greeks. Being involved with your sorority and in other organizations are equally important. If many of us can do it and have time for it, you can too! ”