You know it's Greek recruitment week when you see hundreds of girls standing in the Union atrium, cheering loudly as each organization welcomes a new addition to their family.
When you first walk into a room filled with girls wearing the same letters and cheering as you sit down, it may seem oddly intimidating. However, as you start talking, they no longer seem like strangers but rather best friends that you've known forever. Yes, it's cheesy. I rolled my eyes and said the same thing when I was going through recruitment. But at the end of the week, you will just know.
"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it."
When I was a freshman, I convinced myself that sororities were not for me. I definitely had the whole movie stereotype in my head and I even swore to my friends that I would never join one. Yet here I am, two years later, and I can sincerely say joining Greek life was the best decision I've made during my time at Wagner. Before the final night of recruitment I was still uncertain about becoming a Greek. However, as I walked into the room that night, I was home.
The feeling is hard to explain, but you just feel completely comfortable being you. I still remember sitting on the corner of the couch with two other sisters and just talking about the random-est things, being silly together, laughing about life, and feeling like we've been lifelong friends.
When you run up the Union steps on Bid Day and fall into the arms of your new home, you've joined the Greek family. Though each organization is different, we are all here to support each other — whether it's a fundraiser, philanthropic event, or a social, you can count on your extended Greek family to be there.