By Robin Macina
When I went though recruitment back in Fall 2017, I didn't think I would fit into a sorority. Everything I knew about sororities came from movies. In those, all the girls were white and looked alike. Being a woman of mixed race, I didn’t think I would fit in. I had some friends who insisted that it was different than I thought. Encouraged by my friends already in sororities, I signed up last minute on the Thursday before recruitment.
I went to the “Meet Your Rho Gamma” night and was surprised by the diversity I saw in the Rhos and thought I’d give it a shot. Those three days, I had an amazing time meeting new people and learning about what sororities were really like. The only time I ever felt like my race and skin tone mattered was when I’d get passed off to one of the black girls in the sorority hoping to show me how diverse they were despite having anything in common to talk about.
Sororities are still predominantly white but there are more and more girls with diverse backgrounds joining each year being welcomed with open arms just as I was three years ago. I am glad I took the chance and was open minded to the experience because I have met diverse, intelligent, amazing women within my own chapter and within all the other chapters too.